Ahhh, spring is here! The days are longer and everyone is in a good mood, right? Well, maybe. For many small business owners this time of year is very stressful. That’s because they are trying to get their business books in order to complete their tax returns. These are the weeks, almost as much as the first month of the year, is when we hear, “I’m not doing this again. Next year I’m going to …” as they fret over missing receipts, confusing records, and fear about the upcoming tax bill.
Every business, organization, and household needs a certain amount of money to keep things working. Small businesses sell their services and products for it. Charities fundraise for it. Individuals work for it. But what about governments? They can’t work, don’t have anything to sell, and have a hard time inspiring people to give to them. (more…)
You never know when new legislation might be passed, turning your small business’s life upside down. Just when you think you have things figured out and your business is on the right track, the government can decide that you need to change the way you operate. Small business owners in New York are currently facing a scenario in which proposed legislation threatens to change the way they will be allowed to pay their employees. (more…)
President Obama recently made news in the business world by announcing an executive change to the rules governing overtime pay. This change will result in a greater number of workers who will be eligible for overtime pay. Because this change has the potential to affect the size of workers’ paychecks, it is sure to capture the attention of employees and employers alike. (more…)