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  • The 2017 Small Business Tax Changes Guide

    December 13

    In a perfect world, the tax system would remain the same from year to year. For individuals and small business owners, this would make life much easier. Unfortunately, this isn't reality.

  • Year-end Tax Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

    December 12

    As you plan for 2017, you don't want to lose sight of what's required of you (and your company) to finish up the current year in the appropriate manner.

  • How to Build an Effective Shopping Cart for Your eCommerce Site

    December 12

    Nearly seven in 10 people abandon their shopping carts. That leaves billions of dollars in potential revenue to collect dust while customers search elsewhere, think about their purchasing decision before they pull the trigger, or ultimately forget about items completely. 

  • Great Gift Ideas for Your Household Employees

    December 12

    Gift for Mom?  Check.  Gift for sister?  Check.  Gift for employees?  Just cut some checks.  Gift for the nanny, dog walker and housekeeper?  Hmmm…that can be trickier.

  • How Much Money Do Star Wars Actors Make?

    December 11

    The actors in Star Wars: The Force Awakens may not make nearly as much money as you think they would for being in a movie with a $200 million budget.

  • How to Pay a Nanny Over the Holidays

    December 11

    Do you have a nanny who handles a variety of tasks around your home, with the primary responsibility of caring for your child? If so, it is important to become familiar with the many laws associated with how this person is paid.

  • Bi-Weekly vs. Monthly Payroll: What You Need to Know

    December 11

    Setting up payroll for your company is easier today than ever before. All you have to do iscompare providers and make a decision based on your findings. Of course, there are important questions to answer along the way. Here is one that requires your full and undivided attention: how often will you pay employees?

  • 5 Accounting Tasks to Complete Before the End of the Year

    December 9

    As the year comes to an end, it is time to review the past 12 months while also looking towards the future.

  • How to Drive Traffic with Twitter Cards in Four Easy Steps

    December 9

    Since it’s conception, Twitter has always been a hub for short, concise bits of information. With the advent of Twitter cards, individuals and brands can add greater context to a tweet with rich media, expanded messaging, and enhanced branding. Photos, article summaries, direct downloads, audio clips, and more can complement a tweet right in a follower’s twitter feed (that means there’s no need to click a link to garner all of the important information about a product, service, or announcement).

  • 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.

  • Tax Laws Every New Small Business Owner Should Know

    December 8

    If you want to be a successful business owner, you have to know some things about tax laws to succeed. Even if you hire an accountant, you have to know some things for yourself. Today, I will share some tips about various tax laws which every new small business owner should know about. These insights are derived from my experience working with clients through my own accounting firm.

  • When is the Best Time to Switch Your Payroll Service?

    December 7

    As a small business owner, quarterly tax filings give you a chance to assess your current payroll provider to make sure you’re getting everything you need out of the relationship. And, if you’ve already been toying with the idea of finding someone new . . . then maybe it’s time to switch. 

  • Holiday Party Ideas for Your Small Business

    December 5

    How are you going to show your employees your appreciation this holiday season? If you are the person in charge of organizing the holiday party, you will have a lot on your plate – and we don’t mean cookies!

  • 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. 

  • From DJ to Accountant: What I've Learned

    December 4

    CPA James Heyward tells the story of how his experience as a DJ running a vinyl record store taught him to take a more personal, holistic approach to being an accountant for small businesses. 

  • The Quick Start Guide to the Best Payroll Service

    December 3

    The importance of payroll to small businesses stands out more today than perhaps it has in previous years. Not only are small businesses paying billions in payroll tax penalties, we're also seeing a record number of wage theft cases.

  • Alternative Lending Increases, Bank Lending Slows Down

    December 2

    With the biggest banks in the United States cutting back on small business lending, alternative lenders are attracting more borrowers than ever before.

  • Why Do Online Shoppers Leave Without Paying?

    December 2

    The joy of shopping online for many people is just how easy it is to complete your order. On sites like, you can checkout with one click. When you can quickly look over what you’ve selected, see the total and make your purchase happen instantaneously it can make you more likely to buy from an e-commerce site. Just because the experience is so pleasant.

  • The Bonus is Back

    November 30

    Small business owners are giving out more year-end bonuses than two years ago as their outlook on the economy improves. 

  • Most Common Payroll Mistakes Among New Companies

    November 30

    There are payroll mistakes that benefit employees, as well as those that benefit employers. But either way, a mistake is a mistake.