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Katherine McBeth|March 23, 2020

6 principles of a growth mindset for professional development

March 8 marked the global celebration of International Women’s Day. At Intuit’s Boise site, we celebrated with an inspiring fireside chat with Dr. Marlene Tromp, Boise State University’s first female president. Dr. Tromp’s presentation first focused on women in leadership roles. As of 2016, only 30% of university and college presidents were female. And in […]

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Katherine McBeth|March 10, 2020

12 things you could do with the 3 hours you’ll save with TSheets

Automated time tracking and automated payroll are a match made in heaven. Business owners who use TSheets for time tracking report saving 3 hours, on average, every time they run payroll.* When they don’t have to chase down timesheets or fumble with manual time entries, business owners can spend more time growing their businesses. And when […]

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Joseph Patterson|March 3, 2020

3 ways small business owners go above and beyond for their employees

It’s a common sentiment: “My boss doesn’t care about me.” And it’s true that many small business owners view their employees as expendable. When confronted with an employee who is sick or struggling, some might prefer to cut ties than make accommodations. But that’s not the case for all, according to recent QuickBooks Payroll survey findings.* In […]

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Joseph Patterson|February 27, 2020

How one Idaho nonprofit is nurturing girls’ interest in STEM

From science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) come some of the most revered jobs in the world. They’re the overarching industries of doctors and programmers, of architects and astronauts. They’re also fields that have been historically dominated by men. Although the number of women in STEM is growing, statistics show unequal numbers of men to women […]

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Katherine McBeth|February 21, 2020

From 1920 to 2020: How labor laws have changed in the last 100 years

A lot can change in a century. Cars have gone from the Ford Model T to Tesla Model 3. The U.S. population has tripled in size from 106.5 million to over 327 million. In addition to changes in population and technology, changing labor laws have helped create better working conditions for employees across the country. So […]

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Myranda Mondry|February 12, 2020

3 ways construction accounting helps contractors avoid wasting money

Construction accountants dedicate themselves to taking care of the financial side of your business. When they do their jobs, you can focus on doing good work that delights your clients and attracts new ones. More importantly, construction accountants help you avoid wasting money. Here are three key ways that contractors can use basic construction accounting […]

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Melissa Phy|February 7, 2020

5 ways to keep your scheduled employees happy

Schedules are a part of life. They keep your plans organized, prevent you from double-booking appointments, and help you create a routine. But for many people, their day-to-day schedules are out of their hands. Employers are often tasked with planning out their team’s work schedules, essentially dictating how their employees live their lives. Without realizing it, […]

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Dorothy Chong|January 31, 2020

3 lessons from ‘Groundhog Day’ to help you manage your business

This year, Harold Ramis’s “Groundhog Day” turns 27 years young. In the almost three decades since its release, the movie has garnered a dedicated following. It’s even transcended genres. Entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, and religious leaders have shared their takeaways on the experience of protagonist Phil Connor, played by Bill Murray. If you’re looking to spark some […]

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Katherine McBeth|January 29, 2020

20 business, tech, and science podcast picks for 2020

If you’re hoping to expand your knowledge in 2020, there’s a podcast out there for you. Podcasters do all the research for you and deliver the must-know details in digestible episodes. You can learn about everything from the fall of the Mayan empire to the life hacks of people like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Here at […]

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Myranda Mondry|January 24, 2020

How a higher minimum wage can benefit workers and employers in 2020

“Back to the Future Part II” predicted hoverboards, flying cars, and self-tying shoes by 2015. Today, we’re a little bit closer to producing (granted, less awesome) versions of that tech. But we’re not quite where Doc Brown and Marty McFly predicted we would be. And while they never discussed pay stubs, we wonder what Doc and […]

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