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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3 Quotes, 3 Lessons From Warren Buffett

    November 18

    Most people know Warren Buffett as one of the most successful and accomplished investors of all time. No matter if you are in the financial industry or simply enjoy investing your money with hopes of big growth, it is safe to say that you can learn a lot from him.

  • These Business Tax Deductions Require Special Attention

    November 16

    As a business owner, it is good practice to take advantage of as many tax deductions as possible. By doing so, you lower your taxable income and are able to keep more money in the business.

  • How to Get More Referrals for Your Business

    November 14

    If you rely heavily on referrals to grow your business, don't hesitate to devote more time and energy to this aspect of your sales and marketing strategy.

  • Busy Season Roundtable: Part 1 of 2

    November 14

    What are your peers doing to prepare for busy season?

  • What States Have the Best Tax Rates for Small Businesses?

    November 14

    As we all become more mobile, so do our small businesses. More business owners than ever are shopping around for a better state to conduct their commerce.

  • Do You Hate Your Job? You're Not Alone.

    November 14

    Hating your job is a terribly feeling. It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning and you don’t want to go to sleep at night, because you don’t want to face the next day. Your stomach is in a constant knot and every day is an unfulfilling struggle. Unfortunately, according to a survey from Salary.com, only 39 percent of workers are finding that fulfillment, down from 59 percent a year ago.

  • [Updated] Nanny Payroll: Be in the Know

    November 13

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1.3 million people work as nannies or child caregivers in the United States today. The Bureau also states that the median pay for these in-house employees comes to an estimated $9.28 per hour or $19,300 per year.