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April Fools Day Prank

Here is a simple yet effective prank that you can pull on a co-worker or friend today.


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Small Bizs Grapple With New Health Care Law

For small businesses, it may be a case of the best of times and the worst of times.


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Play Games With Your Employees

Nick Friedman had an idea.


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Rounding Up Staff Ideas

That’s the predicament in which Mike Hall found himself.


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Crack Down On Independent Worker Status

Associated Press’ Dave Gram is reporting that the Internal Revenue Service and 37 states are cracking down on companies that illegally try to trim payroll costs by changing employees’ status to independent contractors.


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Frisbee Production Returns To U.S.

Kids in China may someday turn over their Frisbee and find “Made in America” on it.


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Entrepreneurs Seek Ways To Draw Out Workers’ Ideas

It was an “aha” moment, he says.


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The Right Way To Let An Employee Go

At one time or another, as a business owner you’ll probably have to deal with a problem employee who under performs or violates one of the rules you’ve outlined in your employee handbook.


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Alternatives To Holiday Perks

According to American Express OPEN’s survey of 500 entrepreneurs, only 31 percent are giving year-end bonuses (down from 44 percent last year), only 16 percent are giving raises (down from 30 percent in 2008), and nearly 1 in 4 have opted not to give gifts to employees or customers.


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Small Bizs Party Simply: No DJs, iPods OK

Even owners whose businesses are doing better say they’re sticking to simpler events this year.


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