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September 18, 2013
Millennials are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the workplace, due in part to the group’s population -- there are 80 million in the U.S. alone. While demographic studies vary somewhat, the general consensus is that millennials (individuals born between 1980 and 2000) will make up at least half of the U.

September 11, 2013
How can you increase revenue without having to increase volume sales?Raise your prices.Many businesses spend considerable amounts of energy trying to gain additional sales volume as compared to obtaining a higher price for their product or service. The rule of thumb is that for every 1 percent price increase, you should expect at least a 5 to 7 percent increase in EBITDA.

September 5, 2013
Returning to positive territory for the first time since May, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a hiring increase for the month of August. Up 1.23 percent, the SBEI sheds positive light on small business hiring. However, it is evident that the majority of filled positions that created this hiring increase were part-time.

August 27, 2013
There seems to be some discrepancy surrounding what constitutes high-quality health plan management and what crosses the line as an invasion of privacy. As health plans develop and evolve, it has become increasingly more important for companies to distinguish between the two.

August 26, 2013
Looking to brush up on the latest trends and news coming out of the benefits, insurance, and wellness industries to help strengthen your business? You’re in luck -- CBIZ has several upcoming webinars on those very topics!Check out these upcoming webinars and be sure to sign up in advance.

August 21, 2013
Since my last post on resume fraud, several people have asked about ways to spot it. Accordingly, in this post, I would like to offer a few tricks of the trade to uncover signs of over-embellishment or untruths. From our experience with vetting job candidates, resume fraud is more likely than many would believe.

August 15, 2013
Today’s post is from Bob Gellman, Managing Director at CBIZ MHM in San Diego and author of Seven Keys to Unlocking the Door to Your Dreams: Exit Strategies for Business Owners. Contact him at RGellman@CBIZ.com.Here’s a riddle for all the business owners out there: When should you start thinking about your exit strategy and succession planning?The answer: The day your business opens its doors!Chances are, that milestone occurred quite some time in the past.

August 9, 2013
Karen McLeese of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services discusses how health reform changes will impact employers.

August 6, 2013
Last week, the CBIZ July Small Business Employment Index for July was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Crain's Cleveland Business, and Bloomberg Businessweek, as the SBEI continues to grow to be an essential part of the country's employment discussion.

August 1, 2013
Our July Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight decrease of .57 percent during the month, following a similar downward movement of .21 percent in small business hiring in June. In contrast, ADP’s July jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added more workers than initially anticipated with a total of 200,000 jobs, topping analysts’ estimates of 180,000 jobs.

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