Business Principles Operations

Operations explains the value of production. Many of the business principles address how to maximize production for the least cost which in turn provides the best opportunity to generate a profit in business.

Subcontractor Documentation

Subcontractor Documentation

Similar to documentation required for hiring an employee, companies must acquire certain documentation from their subcontractors.   Without this documentation, most likely the hiring business entity will face stiff penalties and expose their company to unnecessary risk.

Job Descriptions

Item Tracking

Job descriptions act as the framework for the relationship between the employer and employee.  It is the starting point for the human resources officer in addressing proper matching of needs and resources.  If properly written the description acts as reference material for recruiting the best candidate, gauges job performance, identifies the career path and reduces risk of discrimination and unfair labor practices.

Front and Back Offices -Differences

Front and Back Offices

The terms ‘Front’ and ‘Back Office’ are used in business to refer to the form of office work conducted.  In general the front office interacts with customers/clients and handles the day-to-day activity. The back office is where management leads the organization and handles the underlying financial affairs.

Office Management- Introduction

Office Management

Every small business has a physical spot to process paperwork, whether it’s a notebook in a truck for a contractor or a large building complex with tens of employees for a multi-million dollar operation, the paperwork has to get processed somewhere.  But there is more to this than the physical facility, it is more about the people and process involved that define the office.

I-9 Compliance

I-9

To ensure that only individuals that are legally allowed to work get to work, the federal government mandates completing a Form I-9 for every new hire.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify that the potential hire is allowed to work in the United States.

Project Reports – Introduction

Project Reports

There are basically three groups of financial based project reports.  Each set has its own priorities and purposes.  Project reports are a function of production reporting with the exception of the balance sheet set (commonly used for cash flow purposes). 

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