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The 75+ Best Apps for Small Business: The Ultimate List (Updated for 2018)

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There are a ton of great apps out there that can help your business hire faster, communicate with your employees easier, and even generate more revenue for your business. But within this enormous sea of apps, as a small business, how do you even know where to start?

Luck Reunion: Growing from a Party at Willie Nelson’s Ranch to a New Kind of Music and Content Company in Luck, Texas | Matt Bizer and Ellee Fletcher

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Did Bill Murray really climb through the window of Willie Nelson’s chapel during Luck Reunion? This is the 100th episode of Small Business War Stories, and this is the perfect way to celebrate, with an episode recorded at Willie Nelson’s ranch.

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Jester King Brewery: Making Farmhouse Ales in the Heart of the Hill Country near Austin, Texas | Jeffrey Stuffings

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Jeffrey Stuffings left his job as an attorney to make farmhouse ales, a specialty form of beer in the Texas Hill Country right outside of Austin.

100+ Job Boards For Job Seekers and Recruiters (Updated for 2018)

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Welcome! We did a lot of work to find you the best job boards, and this is a long post. If you want the quick and dirty, here are our Top 10.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Coco Coquette: More than a Wig Shop in Austin, Texas | Allyson Garro

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Today on Small Business War Stories we are joined by Allyson Garro of Coco Coquette, a wig and makeup shop in Austin, Texas. In 1999, Allyson lived in New Orleans, working at a wig shop and as a burlesque dancer.

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Merlin’s Hide Out: Sharing the Spirit of the Wild West Through Buffalo Hide in Thermopolis, Wyoming | Barb Heinze

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On today’s episode we are joined by Barb Heinze of Merlin’s Hide Out, a shop that specializes in customized, handmade, real buffalo hide products. Barb and her husband Merlin have been in this business for 17 years.

Action Advertising Agency: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Small Business Facebook Advertising | Casey Carroll

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Casey Carroll is really, really good at Facebook ads. And it can be a complicated, overwhelming world. In this episode, we dissect how to figure out what is important for you to get started with Facebook ads for your small business.

DIY Pete: Inspiring Others Through Do-It-Yourself Projects in Bozeman, Montana | Peter Sveen

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On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Peter Sveen, founder of DIY Pete. His company creates content that helps others get inspired and learn to build projects.

Santa Fe Stoneworks: Making Stone Inlay Knives as a Family Business in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Bill, Anna, & Miles Wirtel

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On today’s episode we are joined by Bill, Anna & Miles Wirtel of Santa Fe Stoneworks , a company that creates fine handcrafted stone inlay knives. Bill began working in this industry 40 years ago and over time Anna and Miles eventually found themselves working at their father’s business.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Durango Soda Company: Making an Impact with Craft Soda in Durango, Colorado | Dan Aggeler

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Today we are joined by Dan Aggeler, co-founder of Durango Soda Company, the makers of Zuberfizz. Dan Aggeler and Banden Zuber began home brewing in college and eventually became commercial brew masters.

How to Stay Awake at Work: 45+ Ways to Stay Alert All Day

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It’s 2:30pm and your eyelids are very, very heavy. You swore hours passed since the last time you glanced at the clock at 2:15pm. How are you ever going to stay awake at work?

40+ Companies Share Their Secrets to Remote Work Success

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Remote work has many advantages over a traditional office-work environment. There’s less distractions, everyone can setup their work environment to suit their needs, and for young companies, it’s a great way to keep operating costs low.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Business UNStuck | Barry Moltz

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Barry Moltz has started three companies, written six books, and done innumerable articles and radio shows on small business. It’s fair to say he has learned a thing or two about how to help small businesses!

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Digital Marketer + Wizard Academy: Building Your Brand’s Character and Using Cutting Edge Small Business Digital Marketing Tactics | Ryan Deiss

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Today we are joined by Ryan Deiss of of Digital Marketer in Austin, Texas. Wow…I got to sit down with Ryan Deiss! Ryan is one of my personal influences and one of the foremost digital marketing experts in the world.

GoRuck: Building an Iconic Brand Based on Community | Jason McCarthy

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On today’s episode we are joined by Jason McCarthy of GoRuck , an American brand with Special Forces roots that is aiming to change the world. As a former Special Forces Operator, Jason originally began GoRuck to create go bags, bags prepped with essential items to prepare for emergencies.

Legal Job Boards: The 7 Flat Out Best Places to Hire Legal Talent

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Everyone knows about the bog job boards like Monster, LinkedIn, and Craigslist, but there are lots of alternatives to find and hire great talent.

Meow Wolf: Creating an Immersive Art Experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico | John Feins

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Today we are joined by John Feins of Meow Wolf , a New Mexico based arts and entertainment group that established in 2008 as an art collective. In 2011, they put together a larger installation at the Center for Contemporary Arts that gained much more attention than expected.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

The Very Best 75+ HR Blogs To Follow in 2018

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Download the FREE PDF of all 75+ HR Blogs No, I’m ok for now, thanks. Often misunderstood as meddlers or curmudgeons (see poor Toby from The Office), HR professionals are an essential part of a business.

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Two Hives Honey: Bees and The Business of Honey in Austin, Texas | Tara Dawn Chapman

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Tara Dawn Chapman went from being a CIA agent to cold-emailing a bee farm. The email included her squat and deadlift numbers (beekeeping is hard work!). The rest, as they say, is history. Tara launched Two Hives Honey by putting hives in people’s backyards. She then partnered with the hosts by harvesting the honey while teaching them beekeeping. Always wanted to know about bees? Are you interested in a badass female entrepreneur making her vision happen? Tune in!

18 Ways to Make Your Company The Best Place to Work

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We have all seen articles on the best places to work. What makes these the best places to work ? A common misconception is that the companies that offer the most money are the best places to work.

How Much It Costs to Post a Job Online (The Dirty Truth)

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There are plenty of excellent online job boards out there. Some of them boast millions and millions of job seekers searching for the perfect opportunity. While this is great news for an employer looking to hire, it can be just a little overwhelming and costly.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Posting Jobs on Craigslist (The Full Job Post Pricing Guide)

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Is posting a job on Craigslist free? Sorry, but the answer is no. Craigslist has long been known for its ease of use, universality, and its unchanging interface. And, up until recently, Craigslist only charged job posters in a few dozen geographic locations. Times have changed.

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The Small Business War Stories Podcast

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Subscribe to Small Business War Stories iTunes Stitcher YouTube RSS Feed Small businesses are the soul of America. This is where they tell their stories. We want to showcase how our stories bind us; how America is more united than it sometimes feels.

Recspec: Running a Design Studio and Art Gallery in Austin, TX | Laurel Barickman

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Today we are joined by Laurel Barickman of Recspec , a design studio and art gallery in Austin, Texas. Laurel began teaching herself Photoshop and editing techniques when she was fourteen years old. By the time she went to college, she felt she knew enough about design and decided to major in film.

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Shinesty: Building a Company on Outrageous Fashion in Boulder, Colorado | Chris White

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Today we are joined Chris White, CEO and Co-founder of Shinesty , a company that creates outrageous clothing for theme parties, costume parties, and general ridiculousness.

Applied AI in Talent

AI is both disrupting and transforming everything about workforce management. For HR leaders, that means changing the types of skills and competencies companies need, changing the way existing employees do their jobs, and altering the recruiting landscape. This handbook looks at how AI is shaping the way we think about workforce planning and development at the highest levels.

Colorado Highland Helicopters: Mountain Flight Education and High Altitude Rescue in Durango, Colorado | Brandon Laird and Dayle Morningstar

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This week we are joined by Dayle Morningstar and Brandon Laird of Colorado Highland Helicopters , a family owned and operated business that provides flight instruction, search and rescue, photography and reconnaissance.

Tibeb Leatherworks: Leather Goods with a Soul, from Ethiopia to Santa Fe, New Mexico | Joshua Gebreyes

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On today’s episode we are joined by Joshua Gebreyes of Tibeb Leatherworks. Joshua is an architecture student interning from Ethiopia, who is crafting beautiful leather-bound journals and wallets using Ethiopian fabrics and prints.

MeasurementMarketing.io: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Digital Marketing for Small Businesses | Chris Mercer

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Mercer is the man! You’ll be really impressed by his story of constant reinvention and learning, but that’s not all. Mercer will help you understand how to start demystifying online marketing, so you can start really making your marketing work for you. We had a fun talk, but more importantly, I learned a lot, and so will you. Listen to the podcast: Subscribe to Small Business War Stories. iTunes. Stitcher. RSS Feed.

The Top 25 Best Applicant Tracking Systems (Updated for 2018)

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Hiring can seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be! Ideally, your company’s hiring process should be as efficient and effective as possible – and an applicant tracking system can make that happen.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Are You Checking References? (15 Critical Questions to Ask)

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Do you check references before making a hiring decision on a candidate? If the answer to this question is “no”, then you need to stop what you’re doing and read this post.

The Perfect Laundry Attendant Job Description

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A Laundry Attendant is responsible for providing a constant supply of clean linens for the entire hotel. Laundry attendants also may be responsible for cleaning guests’ personal items if the hotel offers a cleaning service.

How to Write Effective Job Posts (27 FREE Awesome Tricks That Work)

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Spending time and money on writing job posts can be a drag. Many employers set out to write a job post only to find out they are using the same boring job ads over and over. Unsurprisingly, they get the same low number of lackluster job applicants responding to theses job ads.

Tres Cuervos Leatherworks: Leather Goods Authentically Hand Crafted in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Aaron Boyd

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Today we are joined by Aaron Boyd of Tres Cuervos Leatherworks , a company that creates hand crafted practical goods using American leather, brass, and wood.

A Recruiter’s Survival Guide – Breaking the Candidate Silence

Ever reach out to ideal candidates and then never hear back? We thought so. The majority, if not all, of your candidates are gainfully employed and have multiple job options coming their way. What’s the best way to connect with them in order to not only get a response, but cultivate a relationship? BountyJobs spoke with a top sourcing pro to get her top 5 tips for breaking candidate silence.