Posts Tagged business

Small Business Leadership is Better with Breaks

A very well-known pastor had many great saying that he would use to drive a thought home with the audience. Years ago I heard one that has really stuck with me. He said, “Come apart or you’ll come apart.” Generally he was talking about couples and marriage, but I know that the same applies to small business as well. (more…)

Posted in: Operating a Small Business

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Business Credit Card Use Makes Recordkeeping Easier

If you have a small business, you may be wondering if you should have a credit card for your business. The answer to that is “Yes!”

A credit card can be a great benefit for entreprenuers. It can enable your business to build its credit standing, which can be useful when obtaining loans for future expansion and growth. Also, it provides a source of quick capital and makes it easier to manage business transactions.

Let’s say you’re at work running your business and the need for a calculator comes up. You run to the store to purchase it. What are you going to use to purchase it? Cash? A credit card? (more…)

Posted in: Bookkeeping and Accounting, Operating a Small Business, Payroll

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The Goal of Networking – Meeting New People

If you want to run a successful small business, networking is an essential part of the process. However, many people dread walking into a room and introducing themselves to total strangers.

Most people attend business networking events and only talk to the people they already know. If this is what you do, then what’s the point of attending networking events? If you’re not actively seeking new people to meet and discuss business with them, why go? (more…)

Posted in: Operating a Small Business, Payroll Processing

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Employees’ Classification in the Workplace Defines Benefits and Health Care Requirements under Affordable Care Act

The times they are a-changin’ and that is no more evident than with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The leadership of every small business and workplace has to consider the reforms and new requirements taking effect. Needless to say, small business owners with employees have a lot to think about. (more…)

Posted in: Benefits and Health Care, Operating a Small Business, Payroll, Payroll Processing, Rules, Regulations and Laws

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Announcement from US Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that employers should continue using the current version of Form I-9 even after the expiration date on the form of August 31, 2012 has passed. The agency recently proposed several revisions to Form I-9 and stated it will provide updated information about the new version of the Form I-9 as it becomes available. With the I-9 back in the news again, now is the perfect time to go over some tips and best practices to keep your business I-9 compliant should the government surprise you with an audit. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported five times as many audits in the last three years compared to 2008 and more than $9 million in fines for I-9 violations. (more…)

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