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  • 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 Amazon.com, 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.

  • 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.

  • 9 Things to Buy for Your Business on Cyber Monday

    November 26

    As the holiday season approaches, retail deals abound, including deals for SBOs.  But how do you find the time to scour the internet and store mailings for the best deals to actually make it worth your while?  First, know that the game has changed.  Second, preparation is key.  And third, we’ll offer some advice on perennial discounts on items if you need them.

  • Generation Z Represents Entrepreneurial Trend

    November 24

    There has been a lot of talk about millennials over the past couple years. But remember this: there is another generation coming down the pipeline in a hurry. The first members of Generation Z, defined by anyone born after 1995, are graduating college and making their way into the professional world.

  • 9 Tax Credits Extended for Business Owners

    November 23

    As any business owner would tell you, owning a business is not easy. Especially when it comes to taxes. 

  • 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?

  • Nanny Payroll Part 3: Unemployment Taxes

    November 19

    Good news: If you’ve figured out that you owe nanny taxes and you have your Social Security and Medicare nanny taxes squared away, you’re almost done collecting the nanny taxes you need to send off to Uncle Sam.

  • Unique and Affordable Gifts for Your Clients

    November 19

    Telling clients you appreciate them goes a long way in building loyalty.  For less than $2 per client you can also give a unique and affordable gift. Follow these tips during busy season and make all of your client meetings a little more rewarding.