H2B Workers: Please Practice Lawful Hiring Procedures
Published May 19, 2023, 10:47 am Recently one of our member businesses had two applicants that were H2B workers at the Chatham Bars Inn. As you know H2B workers are not allowed to work for another employer other than their designated sponsor(s). Hiring another employer’s H2B worker without having filed for that particular worker on […]
BizTips SCORE – Employee Loyalty Begins with Recognition
Employee Loyalty Begins with Recognition Aside from financial reward, there are a number of ways small business owners can engender employee loyalty and long-term commitment. Recent Gallop surveys show that 65% of Americans received no praise or recognition in the past year. It is even more important now, in this post pandemic period where employment […]
THE AQUA ECONOMY?
Mar 29, 2023 | Over the Bar Christopher Seufert photo By John Pappalardo | Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance The term “green economy” has been in play for a while now, and we have a pretty good idea what it means at least in the abstract; an economy that builds jobs and prosperity while keeping environmental impact […]
BizTips from SCORE- Creating Lifelong Customers
Creating Lifelong Customers Customer acquisition is a very expensive part of the small business equation. It doesn’t make sense to close a sale, service a customer, lose the customer, and then start over again with another prospect. Carl Sewell, an incredibly successful automobile dealer in Dallas, Texas, learned about hospitality from the Japanese culture, cleanliness […]
Little-Known Programs Help Seasonal Employers
Little-Known Programs Help Seasonal Employers It is not too soon for employers with seasonal employees to prepare for the summer. Massachusetts offers two programs that may help seasonal employers – the seasonal employment certification program administered by the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and an overtime-waiver program administered by the Department of Labor Standards […]
6 Ways Seniors Can Use Their Knowledge and Skills to Help Business Owners
From mentorship to leadership, seniors and retirees can be an important part of helping business owners navigate the challenges of running a business.
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Love Live Local | LOCAL MATTERS: Spotlight on Service Providers
The following report is the result of a months-long research and analysis commissioned by Love Live Local from consulting firm Civic Economics that quantifies and assesses the impact of Cape Cod’s locally owned businesses in the personal and professional services sector on our local economy, as compared to national chains and online corporations – Local […]
BizTips from SCORE – Be Intentional about Time Management
BizTips from SCORE – Be Intentional about Time Management The key to managing your time is separating what is Urgent from what is just Important and casting aside or delegating anything that doesn’t fit into either of those categories. It is all about “concentration where it counts” and what counts is what is Urgent. Being […]
Cape Cod’s Wastewater Dilemma: What Will it Cost?
Cape Cod’s Wastewater Dilemma: What Will it Cost? The issue of how Cape Cod will address growing wastewater and nitrogen loading concerns continues to grow, with many towns in different stages of planning and implementation. Adding a new wrinkle to the debate is a draft regulation being floated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection […]