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  • 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.

  • How Did Amazon Get Its Start?

    November 13

    Most people know Amazon.com as the world’s largest online retailer. While this is where the company stands in today’s day and age, it is important to note that its history dates back to when it was founded in 1994.

  • How Much is Fantasy Football Costing Your Business?

    November 12

    As a $1.5 billion industry, fantasy football continues to defy all odds. Year in and year out, its growth is astonishing. The emergence of sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel have seemingly made it even more popular.

  • 3 Business Lessons from Jeff Bezos

    November 12

    Jeff Bezos is more than the founder and CEO of Amazon and new owner of The Washington Post. He is also one of the brightest businessmen in the entire world.

  • Client Retention: Are you Making the Grade?

    November 12

    After putting so much time, money, and energy into securing a new client, it would be a shame to take a step back and watch all your hard work go to waste.

  • What is Customer Attrition and Why Does it Matter?

    November 11

    As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. For this reason, customer attrition rate may be something you are overlooking.

  • Are You Your Biggest Obstacle?

    November 11

    An Interview with Entrepreneur Jeff Young

  • How to Take a Holiday Break as a Small Business Owner

    November 11

    The holiday season is a time to enjoy yourself. It is also a time for showing loved ones just how much you care about them.

  • 3 Reasons to Change your Perception of Outsourcing

    November 10

    Go back in time 20 years or so and outsourcing was considered a “dirty” word by many people.

  • 3 Tips for Facing a Small Business Tax Audit

    November 9

    There is nothing worse than receiving that dreaded letter in the mail. You know which one. The one from the IRS explaining they need more information from you.

  • How Does Paid Sick Leave Work in California?

    November 9

    As an employer or employee in the state of California, it's important to understand the finer details associated with the applicable paid sick leave laws.