Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.
With SCORE, you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Your Portland SCORE mentor can assist in putting your ideas into action.
Feeling overwhelmed by labor law posting compliance? Not sure what’s necessary for your business right now? You’re not alone. Read more
Finding qualified candidates who are a good fit for your company is crucial. Read more
Many employers are learning the hard way that mistakes made during the hiring process can result in costly and time-consuming discrimination claims. Read these real-life cases which highlight some employment-law blunders and their high cost to companies.
Do you ever hit snags when handling time off for salaried employees? There are specific guidelines surrounding pay deductions for salaried, exempt employees. Read the more common situations — and what you should do to stay on the right side of the law.
Although the ongoing efforts of Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has cast doubt on the controversial law’s future, the IRS’ stance is clear. At the close of 2017, the Affordable Care Act still stands – and the IRS has sophisticated support systems in place to fully enforce it.
Staying on top of complex and continual changing HR regulations is challenging, but a self-audit can help you avoid costly lawsuits or penalties due to non-compliance or misconduct. Here are three specific HR areas you should include in your audit based on recent trends.
Are you completely confident you're correctly classifying workers as independent contractors? Read more
As one of the most desirable employee benefits, a retirement plan can help you attract and retain a higher caliber of employees. Read more
SCORE latest infographic, on part 3 of The Megaphone of Main Street Small Business Jobs Report, examines small business owner sentiments about the future. Read more