“But Kira, aren’t employees more expensive than contractors?! I can’t afford to be compliant!” We’ve heard it a million times, and we know why. There’s a lot of misinformation out there. So we’re putting this fallacy to rest once and for all.  We’re diving into the 3 actual costs of hiring an employee versus a […]

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we? The past few weeks we’ve been painting with broad strokes about the DOL’s Final Ruling on the whole contractor vs. employee saga. If you’ve been following along, you’ve def heard us say that there are now 6 factors to consider for classifying your workers.  But we haven’t […]

POV: You’re totally overwhelmed by the DOL’s Final Ruling on independent contractors. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of info on this game-changing update from the DOL, and lots of businesses are scrambling to find their footing in this new terrain. So we’re taking a few steps back to come at this whole […]

Clock’s ticking!! The DOL’s new ruling on independent contractor misclassification goes into effect in less!than!a!week!  What does this mean for you??  Well, if you’re a business owner who nods your head “yes” after reading reading these two statements: Then the time is NOW to sit down and talk to your team about proposed changes to […]

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s bring it in for a quick heart to heart about your team’s internal communication strategy. Be honest…is it working well for everyone? Or is your leadership love language getting lost in a sea of Slacks, Zooms, Voxers, emails, texts, carrier pigeons…? We get it, team communication is a journey […]

As business owners, people managers, and CEOs, we often overlook the significant impact company culture has on our leadership experience. It’s important to realize that culture is not just about creating a fun workplace (though we’re all about making work fun if that’s your vibe!); it’s crucial in fostering productivity and ensuring the collective success […]

This week, we’re excited to have Meg Evans from Born To Roam Bookkeeping on the podcast to chat all about making that first hire for your business.  Meg is a licensed CPA, numbers nerd, and small business bookkeeper. She is the founder and CEO of Born to Roam Bookkeeping LLC, a virtual boutique bookkeeping agency […]

When you’re thinking about building and shaping your company culture, you might be tempted to go along with the trends of online business and offer your team allll the flexibility they “want.” But what we’re actually seeing is that too much flexibility isn’t actually as rewarding for people to work within as we may think. […]

Happy New Year! Let’s start 2024 fresh by getting back to basics.  Like, realllly basic. In this episode, I’m talking about what we actually mean when we say “HR compliance” and exploring its significance for all businesses regardless of location, size, or industry. HR compliance isn’t JUST about adhering to laws and regulations related to […]

Let’s chat about those nail-biting, sweat-inducing ‘tough conversations’ with employees. You know, the ones — where your heart races faster than a caffeinated Yorkie?  Tackling these chats head-on is not just brave; it’s essential for a thriving workplace and a productive company culture. Avoiding them is like ignoring a squeaky wheel — eventually, the whole […]






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