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Small Business Link Roundup For December​, 2018

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Here are some of the best articles we found for our link roundup this month:

4 Workplace Trends Every Small Business Should Know About for 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, many small-business owners are likely wondering what to expect in 2019. After all, spotting or failing to recognize an important trend can be the difference between a banner year and one we’d rather forget.

Many of us are wondering, for example, how the U.S. economy will impact business. Will hiring finally ease up? How will younger generations change our workforce?

Without a crystal ball, it’s tough to answer every question. But, given trends we saw this year, it is possible to make a few educated predictions about what small businesses should prepare for as 2019 approaches. Here are my top four. Read more here.

6 Tips to End the Year Strong for Your Small Business

The end of the year is a great time to organize your thoughts and think about what you need to improve for the following year. Think about adjustments you need to make. What could you do to improve yourself and your business? 

What goals could you complete in these last couple of weeks?  Some goals can be carried over if you missed them. Don’t focus so much on missed opportunities.  Think about what you want to do for this next year and finish up some things for this year. 

It is time to celebrate those things which you did complete and learn from the mistakes you may have made. 

Here are some suggestions to end your year strong for your small business, read more here.

How to Stay Productive during the Holiday Season

Staying productive during the holidays can be difficult when you and your employees have so much to do. Stressors such as shopping, money worries, family, travel, etc. can make it difficult for you to keep your concentration. 

Workplace stress can easily overwhelm employees with worry about promotions, business changes, or work problems. With stress your body reacts, and you may experience health problems, burnout, and depression as a result. If you add the additional holiday stress to the regular workplace stress, your business is affected. 

These things can easily impact productivity, which affects your business.

What can you do to ensure productivity occurs in your office during the holidays? read more here.

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses

Do you know what is the average cost of losing an employee to turnover? The latest figure, which should make your CFO sweat beads on his forehead, is 33 percent of an employee’s salary.

That said, to help companies address the problem of bleeding money due to attrition, TinyPulse, a leader in employee-engagement pulse surveys, recently put out a report that shines the light on what drives employees to exit.

After analyzing data from over 25,000 employees across the world from January to October 2018, ​their research boils it down to five reasons. Do any of these look familiar? They should. Drum roll, please. Read more here.

Best Mobile Time Clock Apps for Small Business in 2018

There are many benefits of keeping track of your employee’s hours like accountability and saving money but finding the best time clock app can be a challenge. When evaluating your options, be sure to look at the app’s pricing as well as its features. You may not need all the fancy options that an app is advertising and instead decide to go with a simpler, more affordable solution. You might also find that your employees own a smartphone (iPhone or Android) but they’re not tech-savvy, so the time it takes to get them on board and familiarized with the system might be a factor in deciding which app to use.

To help you with this task, we compiled a list of best time tracking apps to choose from, as a disclaimer, we included ezClocker our software in the list but gave many other options based on what they have to offer so you can choose the app that best fits your needs. Read more here.

If you missed last month’s roundup, we had some great articles featured:

[Small Business Link Roundup for November]

Author: Raya Khashab

Raya is the CEO and co-founder of ezClocker. She is passionate about customers and building products that change the way people run their business. She is also a big supporter of the startup community and helping people achieve their dreams.

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