Virtual offices: a case study

Virtual offices: a case study

North Star NP and Free Arts Minnesota work together to implement a radical solution. Free Arts Minnesota works with youth in challenging circumstances to support artistic and personal development through mentorship and arts learning. “Our rent in downtown Minneapolis was unsustainable,” said Executive Director Sara Sternberger. “So we asked a hard and serious question: Do […]

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What does staff turnover cost?

Losing a good employee may be more expensive than you realize.  Consider some of these costs before you hesitate to spend money on retention or “culture” items. Some expenses are very quantifiable: Separation pay Employment ads Temporary workers Background checks Some expenses are somewhat hidden within your budget: Time spent on exit tasks. Time spent […]

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Contracting by the hour or by the task

Hiring a contractor gives a person or an organization the ability to get work done by an expert without doing it by themselves.  A homeowner can have a plumber install a hot water heater, or a small company can get a marketing video. For the homeowner, the advantage is expertise. For the business, additional advantages […]

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