“Want to Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer”

I recently read an article by Dave Kerpen called, “Want to Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer”. I don’t know what exactly the main culprit is, but over the last few years I have noticed that the quality of writing seems to have taken a severe nosedive. Even professional news organizations like CNN have posted articles that make me …

Emergency Service Volunteers

If you are an employer in Colorado, ask yourself: have you heard of House Bill 08-1097 – Colorado Revised Statutes §24-32-2202 et seq.? If not, you may want to consider brushing up on the subject, especially if you have any employees who volunteer as emergency service workers (with the Red Cross, local fire department, etc.). The bill, passed in 2008, …

Flu Season and Productivity

It’s no secret that this year’s flu season started earlier and has been more severe than in years past.  Companies with full-time, salaried employees typically offer some form of paid sick leave and can usually attest to the benefits of having such a policy in place.  But a lot of small business owners, and companies in service industries (restaurants, salons, …