Weave Payments Untangles Payment Processing for Small Businesses

Weave Payments Untangles Payment Processing for Small Business

Weave has announced the launch of Weave Payments. It’s a full-scale payments platform that caters to small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The platform looks to help owners reduce the time spent on back-end functions. These include processing paperwork so they can instead focus on growing and running successful businesses.

This is good news for the estimated 30+ million businesses across America. The platform comes with complete merchant services working in tandem with Weave’s communication suite to make processing payments simple for SMBs.

Launch of Weave Payments

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What is Holiday Pay and Should You Offer It?

What is Holiday Pay and Should You Offer It?

Holiday pay is paid time off.

Government statistics report that small businesses paid $0.78 for holiday pay per hour in 2019. As the festive season approaches, it’s important to understand the benefits to offering this extra pay to employees.

There are no hard and fast holiday pay laws.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn’t make holiday pay a legal requirement.  It’s a separate deal that employers and employees work out. Still, it’s generally accepted days like Christmas Day and Easter are paid holidays. American workers get an average of 7.6 paid days off regardless.

Rebecca Mazin from Recruit Right outlined what needs to be considered to hammer out a plan that works. It’s important when you’re wondering how does holiday pay work to get this right and to include it  in your employee handbook so it’s clear to all staff what your policy is.

Holiday Pay

First figure out how many holidays your small businesses will pay for.

“Some employers set a schedule every year, others observe the same holidays each year,” she writes. “I recommend setting a sc

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Lies about Running Your Business You Should Not Believe

Lies About Work

Try for a minute to forget everything you think is true about the world of work. For example, here are some things you may hear often that are simply not true:

Giving and getting feedback is important. Effective leadership is critical to your company. Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your weaknesses need to be improved.

These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. However, on The Small Business Radio Show this week, Ashley Goodall, the author, of “Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World” with Marcus Buckingham, sets the record straight through lessons from the real world that help teams thrive and that make work a more human place.

Lies About Work

Ashley disagrees with many of principles in business that we accept as true and gives an alternative call to action:

1. People really don’t need feedback to thrive. Ashley says people react badly to the expression “I have some feedback for you.” As a result, it seems very threatening and their brains go into fright and flight mode. He believes we really learn by making our own connections on what works for us. Ashley continues by a

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14 Google Products that Failed – and What Your Business Can Learn

14 Product Release and Failure's in Google's Operating History

Google is one of the biggest companies in the world.

And that’s no fluke; this unicorn company has put out product after product that has taken the world by storm.

But not every launch is a rocket.

Google has released a few flops — even when we all really think that the products will soar.

Here’s a list of Google products that have failed, to remind us as entrepreneurs that not everything goes exactly as planned.

Google+

Google+ was Google’s answer to — well — everything.

And that might just be why it failed.

It featured video conferencing, address books, commenting plugins, authentication; you name it, Google+ probably had it.

Google+ was an attempt at a social media platform, but with all of the other platforms that were already running the s

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