The boom in freelancers, virtual assistants, micro-and-mom-preneurs, fully online businesses and other new strategies for working and being a small business owner has cause an equally large boom in home offices.
Over the last couple of years the Department of Labor has become fairly aggressive in its enforcement of wage and hours laws. It has been targeting industries suspected of being the most egregious offenders and it is going at enforcement in such a public way as to create a “ripple effect.”
We can all expect to get bad news occasionally throughout our lives and for most of us, the good news outnumbers the bad, so we shouldn’t complain too much. However, that’s hard to remember when you receive a letter from the IRS notifying you of an audit; an experience I was treated to not long ago.
Think about merit increases, cost of living increases, bonuses, added time off and other perks, such as health club memberships, when you decide how to reward and motivate your employees and do what is best for your business.
In many ways, culture is when a group of people share the same habits. When you are raised within a certain culture, you don’t recognize those habits until you’re dumped into a culture that practices a different set of habits.
Sometimes old good ideas make the best new ideas and that’s what we are currently witnessing with the resurgence of mobile businesses. Today, what started as a food truck renaissance has now spread to a wide range of commercial activities.
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