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  • New York

    May 30

    As a small business owner, processing payroll is just one item on your to-do list, but ever-changing regulations and tax code updates can make it the most time-consuming task in a given week. These tax updates occur at the federal, state, and local levels, and depending on where your business is based and where your employees live, some small businesses have it tougher than others. We’re starting this monthly series to focus on state-specific tax considerations, to help you keep up with what’s changing around you.

  • Updated: 4 Things to Know About W-4s

    March 5

    2018 Taxes. Your favorite subject right? 

  • Is “Home Office” an Oxymoron? Tips on Being Productive Working from Home

    October 18

    Working from home certainly has its  benefits – flexibility, saving time by not commuting, and increased work / life balance, to name a few. However, achieving that work/life balance, particularly when working from home, is often easier said than done. Things can get complicated when you are trying to manage your small business from your home and still be present for your family and friends. 

  • Small Business Owners Guide to 401K

    March 14

    As a small business owner, you might be thinking about the best way to save for your retirement, as well as your employees. Only half of all Americans are set to meet their retirement saving goals—the earlier you start planning, the better.

  • How Do You Fire Someone Before the Holidays?

    December 19

    Do you have an employee that you simply cannot afford any longer? Or a staff member with a performance issue that has been addressed several times and has not improved? Perhaps he or she cost your firm a large account and morale at the office is waning.  In other words, the person may have to be let go sooner rather than later.

  • Will 2016 be the Year of the Pay Raise?

    December 16

    As an employee, there are not many things more exciting than a pay raise. With 2016 on its way, many workers are looking forward to the next 12 months.

  • Gifts for Employees: Good Ideas and Bad

    December 9

    Are you in the process of shopping for holiday gifts for your employees? No matter if you have to purchase one gift or several, you know just how challenging it can be to buy the right thing.

  • Indispensable Time Management Hacks to Get More Out of Your Work Day

    December 5

    Do you create daily goals? When you start each day with a goal in mind, you can more effectively manage your time. Break your goals down into tasks, then prioritize them and set a maximum of three priority tasks each day. 

  • The Unnerving Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation

    November 28

    Americans need more sleep. While most people get roughly eight hours of sleep every night, 35 percent report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair,” and say that sleep deprivation affects their daily activities at least once a week. 

  • 3 Simple Ways to Say Thank You to Employees

    November 27

    The holiday season is a time for giving. It is a time for showing those in your life how much you care about them. While many people think about friends and family at this time, don’t overlook theimportance of your employees. These are the people who keep your company ticking, day in and day out, throughout the year.

  • Do Employees Get Paid for Jury Duty?

    November 19

    It won’t take long for a new business to confront a situation where an employee is required to serve on a jury. Then what happens?

  • How to Keep Your Office Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

    November 18

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season typically occurs between the months of October and May. In other words, it is coming soon.

  • Should You Monitor Your Employees Computer Use?

    November 7

    Big brother not only is here, he is right on our work computers. At least that’s what it might feel like for employees who work for a company that buys and uses employee monitoring software.

  • 5 Questions to Address in an End of Year Performance Review

    November 4

    With the end of the year closing in, it’s time to tie up a variety of loose ends. For many companies, this means an end of year performance review with each employee.

  • Your Business Needs You to Stay Healthy This Winter

    October 31

    As a small business owner, you have likely found the following statement to be true: there is no time for sick days.

  • Is An Open-Office Plan Good For Your Business? #Business #OfficeDesign

    October 28

    Open-office plans can be very attractive. Rather than having everyone stuff in cubicles, open offices seem to let the light in and create an environment ripe for collaboration and a free exchange of ideas.

  • Halloween Costumes Not to Wear at the Office

    October 26

    It’s easy to get excited about a great Halloween costume. But what works for your friends may not be quite what you want to show up at the office in, hoping to win the Halloween costume contest. The sexy nurse or the Olympic swimmer might not leave enough to the imagination for your coworkers.

  • The How to Get More Stuff Done Guide

    October 24

    When it comes to productivity, especially in the workplace, you never want to slack off. Instead, you should strive to reach peak performance on a daily basis.

  • Cut Yourself Some Slack: The Fastest Growing Business App of All Time

    October 18

    When it comes to communicating with coworkers, email just doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s where Slack comes in. 

  • Bosses Day: A Gift for You and Your Employees

    October 16

    Most of us have to spend a lot of time at work and the majority of us have had one bad boss. There’s few things worse than dreading going into work each day because you have a terrible boss who makes your life miserable. In fact, it’s such a relatable subject that the Hollywood blockbuster movie Horrible Bosses is expanding its franchise with Horrible Bosses 2 set to release November 26. Perhaps one of these bad bosses actually inspired you to start your own business – as terrible leadership rarely inspires anything else that is remotely productive.