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The Top HR Issues Business Owners Face — and How to Solve Them

Human resources is serious business. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the top common HR issues and what you can do to address them. Read more

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Infographic: How Do Small Business Owners Feel About Minimum Wage Increases?

SCORE and OnDeck surveyed small business owners across America on their thoughts about minimum wage changes. Read more

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Building a Business That Works

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December 5, 2022, 1:00pm PST
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Sign up for this free webinar to learn how to run your business efficiently and stop headaches before they happen! This class will describe the pathway to building a business... Read more

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7 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU HIRE AN ACCOUNTANT

Article Language: English

In today's complex business climate, a good accountant can make a big difference to your bottom line. While it might be tempting to cut costs and handle things yourself,... Read more

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WORKERS COMPENSATION INFORMATION

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Employers: Make sure your workers' compensation coverage is legitimate. State investigators recently have noted that some employers who purchase workers' compensation coverage as... Read more

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Audio Archive

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For 10 minutes, on one Tuesday each month, at 7:45 AM on KSCO 1080, SCORE members, sometimes with a guest, discuss ideas and answer questions. Read more

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Don’t Let Funk Run Your Business

Article Language: English
September 20, 2016

To help morale, you must change your leadership focus from numbers to culture, a focus on purpose, morale, and loyalty. That boils down to engaged relationships. Three rules can help you get there.

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Home Office Deduction For Employees Who Work from Home

Article Language: English
July 19, 2016

Do you have any employees who work from home? If you understand the tax rules they face for claiming a home office deduction, you can help them.

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Preventing Employee Theft

Article Language: English
June 12, 2016

Some questions can be unpleasant. One issue some business owners must face even though it is painful is employee theft. Every business, whether small or large, can take steps to minimize (or, with luck, eliminate) this aggravating problem.

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Remember You’re the Boss

Article Language: English
May 24, 2016

You can share a laugh with your employees when it is appropriate, but you must keep yourself on a higher (though not aloof) level to ensure that the business runs smoothly despite all its (sometimes confrontational) personnel interfaces.

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Three Employee Qualities That Could Jeopardize Your Business

Article Language: English
January 19, 2016

Just as a bad manager can destroy the best team working under him, a bad employee can create tensions among his fellow workers and ultimately affect your business in a negative way. Such tensions can tarnish the quality of other employees’ work and ultimately the image and success of the company.

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Local SCORE volunteers honored for helping to create new businesses and jobs

Article Language: English
October 20, 2015

Through the Client Engagement survey, SCORE tracks the successful client outcomes back to the volunteer of that client.

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Al Carman honored by Santa Cruz County Volunteer Center with 2015 Be the Difference Award

Article Language: English
October 20, 2015

Over the past 10 years, Al has been a volunteer for Santa Cruz County Score serving as marketing chair and chapter chair among other roles. Under the leadership of people like Al, SCORE continues to be a valued resource for educating and mentoring small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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They’re Your Employees — Make Them Want to Stay

Article Language: English
August 23, 2015

The Wall Street Journal recently noted that a surprising number of new grads accepted positions and then declined them before their planned reporting day arrived. I have had several SCORE clients comment that the competition for employees is fierce in all parts of the job market.

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