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  • 5 Top Security Tips for Small Businesses in 2017

    January 25

    Did your small business face any security related challenges in 2016? Were you able to avoid a major disaster that cost your company both time and money?

  • Optimistic Ownership: Small Business Owners are Confident in Outlook for 2017

    January 17

    Small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, however, they're an independent lot and are not willing to shift responsibility for growing their profits to the economy or changing political spectrum.

  • 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Tax Preparer

    January 11

    As an individual or small business owner, tax season is never fun. From collecting receipts to preparing for the months to come, there is a lot on your plate.

  • Peer into Periscope: How Periscope Can Help Your Business

    January 3

    You've likely heard of Periscope, the app owned by Twitter that lets users share and see live video streams on their mobile devices. Every day, 350,000 hours of video is streamed, and Periscope alone has 1.9 million daily active users. This app and others like it have transformed social media sharing.

  • 16 Motivational, Inspirational Videos for Entrepreneurs

    December 30

    Looking for inspiration as you make your way in the world of business? These 16 videos are sure to pick you up. 

  • The 10 Most Profitable Industries

    December 29

    Have you decided that 2016 will be the year you branch out on your own? Starting a business is a big undertaking, but there is no better time than the new year to take the leap.

  • 10 iPhone Apps That Small Business Owners Need

    December 29

    Small business owners must constantly be working on building their business, utilizing every tool within their reach to make the best use of their time.  The iPhone has become one such tool that allows you to run your business on the go.  The advent of the App Store has made it possible to access hundreds of applications designed especially for small business owners so that they can connect with clients, view and edit documents, and even manage their payroll…all directly from their cell phone.  Some of these apps stand out above the rest and fall onto the “must-have” list for small businesses.

  • Top 10 Ways to Take a Consultative Approach to Client Meetings

    December 23

    When meeting with clients, accountants may be most comfortable getting down to business by crunching numbers and going through reports. This approach may seem logical, but it’s not always the best approach for relationship-building.

  • Don't Get Into Nanny Tax Trouble [Infographic]

    December 20

    The nanny has come to play an increasingly important role in the lives of working professionals and business owners with children. Parents often have to run themselves ragged to keep up with the rigorous schedule of activities their children are involved in, not to mention balancing demanding careers. Finding the right nanny can be a huge help.

  • Last Minute Gifts for Busy Women

    December 19

    Does your wife, mother, sister, girlfriend or daughter own her own business? For the woman entrepreneur who tries to do it all, here’s a gift list to make her life a bit easier.

  • 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.

  • Enrolling with a Payroll Service? Have These Items Ready

    December 17

    Starting with a new payroll service can be a bit unnerving. You may have several questions such as, “What information will they ask for? And are there documents they’ll need to see?” Being prepared will go a long way in simplifying the process.

  • Breaking Down the Schedule H Form

    December 17

    Are you familiar with the Schedule H form? You may have had no use for this form in the past, but it doesn’t mean this will remain true in the future.

  • 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.

  • The Most Valuable NHL Teams

    December 16

    Forbes recently published its list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. Before we examine the value of each franchise, there are a few nuggets of information worth noting.

  • Business Tax Credits: Do You Qualify?

    December 14

    Business owners are always looking for ways to save money. One such strategy is to consider the many ways to lessen your tax liability.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.