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  • Two Benefits, Drawbacks of Working on Weekends

    October 10

    Business owners are known for working long hours. While you may be able to cut back on your hours as your business becomes established and you hire reliable help, it does not mean you should completely remove yourself from day to day operations.

  • 5 ACA Tips for Businesses with 25 Employees or Less

    October 10

    Small businesses have expressed concerns about the impacts of new reforms and requirementstaking effect in 2013 and 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. Is your small business ready for potential changes to your benefits? Employers with fewer than 25 employees will want to familiarize themselves with a few changes:

  • How Much Does Congress and the President Get Paid?

    October 9

    Especially after a heated election, you may be wondering, just how much does the president and the Congress get paid? Take a look at their yearly salaries. 

  • 3 Important Leadership Qualities for Business Owners

    October 9

    There are those who lead and those who follow. If you want to be a successful business owner, it is imperative that you are driven by the goal of becoming the best leader possible. Not only will this do wonders for your mindset, but it will also go a long way in helping your employees succeed.

  • Does Every Company Need a Cafeteria? Probably

    October 8

    Get this: a recent study by Right Management shows that only 20% of people take an actual lunch break. Even though this may sound like a good thing, as it may mean these people are getting more work done, it is actually a big problem.

  • [Infographic] A Look into the Venture Capital Industry

    October 7

    Venture Capital is one of those things that’s often discussed, but maybe not completely understood. You’ll often hear about a company being “venture backed” or famous venture capital firms that make hugely profitable investments in things like Facebook.

  • Better Late Than Never: The Success of Older Entrepreneurs

    October 6

    For anyone who thinks startups are just for younger entrepreneurs, they should consider the success of companies like Starbucks, IBM and GEICO. These companies, and many other huge successes, were started by entrepreneurs over 40.

  • 4 Steps to Creating a Communication Plan for Customers

    October 6

    Think of a communication plan like a map you prepare that will route and show the delivery for many messages. Good communication plans keep customers in the loop. There are many annually recurring events where communication to customers can be mapped out or planned; there may also be uncommon or non-planned events such as new tax laws going into effect or changes to payroll tax withholdings.

  • The Worst Thing About Owning a Business

    October 5

    Owning a business can have many rewards. They don't, however, always come easy.

  • Top 5 Hidden Costs of Running Your Own Business

    October 4

    As a small business owner you know you have big responsibilities. While serving your customer base is most important, it's essential to keep a solid grasp on your company's financial situation.

  • 5 Common Reasons You Can't Get Anything Done

    October 3

    Time is money, and for this reason you want to stay on schedule day in and day out. If you find yourself wasting time, regardless of the reason, you need to make the necessary changes without delay.

  • 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

    October 2

    When starting a business, there are steps you should take as well as mistakes you should avoid. With the right approach, you will find yourself in better position to achieve long term success.

  • How Do I Get an EIN Number?

    October 1

    A Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), is used to identify a business entity. While not always the case, most companies need an FEIN to conduct business.

  • Small Business Owners Embrace Mobile Technology

    October 1

    People are finding new ways to take advantage of mobile technology seemingly every day – whether that’s through their phones, tablet and now watches. You can even adjust the heat or air conditioning of your home using a mobile device at this point.

  • How to Network Like a Star

    September 29

    There is a big difference between networking and networking like a star. If you take the right approach, you will soon find that your strategy is paying off and that you are making major gains.

  • You Can Be Rich At Any Age

    September 28

    Whether you're 93 or 25, you can make it big in business. Our list and infographic highlights some of the most successful entrepreneurs in every age category. 

  • How to Fill Out the W-4

    September 27

    As an employee, there is no tax form more important than your W-4. Also known as an Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, this form is one that every employee needs to complete before his or her first day on the job.

  • 8 Reasons Your Small Business Is Failing

    September 26

    Owning a business can seem like the ultimate American dream realized. With abounding stories of entrepreneurs who strike rich before the age of thirty, it’s easy to understand the appeal of owning your own business. But what happens when your business starts to fail? ​

  • Can I Pay My Nanny as a 1099?

    September 25

    Many people have the desire to hire a nanny. That is until they learn more about what this means from a tax perspective. Not only do you have to withhold FICA from your nanny’s paychecks, but you are responsible for paying 7.65% (6.2% for Social Security tax and 1.45% for Medicare tax) as an employer.

  • Advantages of Weekly Payroll vs. Monthly Payroll

    September 24

    From the moment a company starts hiring employees, it must decide what payroll schedule to follow. While this may sound like an easy decision, there are many options to consider.