June 23, 2023

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Data download: New businesses offer 3 key benefits

Benefits are essential to employee happiness and retention. Gusto’s new business survey found that businesses formed in 2022 are offering their employees three key benefits: health insurance, retirement plans, and flexible schedules. 

Interestingly, though more new businesses offered health insurance and retirement benefits in 2022 than in 2021, fewer businesses offered flexible schedules in 2022 than in 2021. See more of Gusto’s survey findings here or check out the 18 employee benefits businesses are offering in 2023.

7 tips for your first year as a business owner

Starting a business is an exciting endeavor, but entrepreneurship can be an uphill battle. If you’re in the thick of your first year as a business owner—or if you’re gearing up to start a business—there’s a lot you need to know and prepare for. 

On top of startup costs and writing a business plan, there’s also money and time management, customer acquisition, hiring, and growth strategizing, to name a few other things to consider. The best way to set yourself up for success: get informed and organized. 

In one of our latest blog posts, Ben Richmond, an accountant and U.S. country manager at Xero, shares seven tips for navigating your first year in business. See the full article here.

Meet your July compliance deadlines

July is officially summertime, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook with business deadlines. In addition to being the start of Q3, July is also the month many states require estimated taxes. Plus, key forms for your employee benefit plans are due. 

For the full list of deadlines for taxes, payroll, and HR, read our July compliance calendar here.

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Hiya, Talk Shop readers. Caleb here. Sometimes you just have to phone it in. Is that what I’m doing this week? Maybe. Or maybe I’m just doing. There’s a thunderstorm rolling in, threats of giant hail, and I’m running around like an escaped convict. I’m putting words down that a few of you will read and say, “Yes. Less think. More do.” Don’t worry, I’m not high. But more people are! Man, it’s a weird time. How’s work been for you? Email me and let me know.  

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ON-DEMAND: Understanding How Managers Build Resilience on Teams

Resilient workplaces have a lot of benefits. Fostering resilience in the workforce can lead to lower employee stress levels, greater employee happiness at work, and higher employee engagement on the job. But how do you do it? Bonusly’s webinar digs into what resilience at work actually means, why it’s crucial to your business’s bottom line, and how you can promote resilience in your organization. Watch it now.

ON-DEMAND: Breaking Down Barriers: How Integrating Physical and Mental Healthcare Can Improve Employee OutcomesHealthcare is a crucial benefit to offer your employees, but not every healthcare plan addresses both physical and mental well-being. In this webinar by Accolade, experts discuss the importance of integrating physical and mental healthcare for your employees, how to reduce the stigma around mental health, and how to create a culture that prioritizes holistic employee well-being above all else. Watch it now.

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Mohini Kundu Mohini Kundu is a freelance writer and editor. She studied journalism at Northwestern University and started her career at The Huffington Post before moving into tech where she worked as a content marketer for 7 years. She writes about several topics including psychology, business, finance, and environmental issues.
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