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Finance & Accounting, HR, Retail & Inventory, Taxes

Is My Business Eligible for a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

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One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) was to make it easier for small businesses to afford health insurance coverage, and also to reward and support small businesses that were already offering health insurance to their employees. As part of this overall system of incentives and rewards, small businesses that meet… Read more

Employee Management, HR, Retail & Inventory

Obama Proposes New Rules for 401(k)

Obama Proposes New Rules for 401(k)

Once you’ve hired great employees, how can you be sure they won’t jump ship for another opportunity? The answer: Create an environment that’s conducive to productive and happy work. This starts by fostering a stable foundation, by offering your employees benefits like retirement plans and robust health insurance. Crafting a retirement savings plan is easier… Read more

Employee Management, HR, Retail & Inventory

Employee Benefits 101

Employee Benefits 101

As we enter a new year and the window to sign up for health insurance is closing, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about employee benefits. There are many publicly available resources to ensure that you offer your employees the optimal benefits package. Many small businesses believe they can’t afford to offer great benefits…. Read more

Hiring & Firing, HR, Marketing, Retail & Inventory, Social Media

LinkedIn Boosts Recruiting Platform To Help Businesses Hire The Best Talent

LinkedIn Boosts Recruiting Platform To Help Businesses Hire The Best Talent

  LinkedIn debuted their new tools to help recruiters source and hire employees at Talent Connect, the company’s first talent acquisition conference. What is LinkedIn Recruiter? LinkedIn recruitment tools are especially useful for small businesses, since these companies usually don’t have name recognition or large recruiting budgets. Their platform boasts 300 million members and offerings… Read more

HR, Retail & Inventory, Technology

Zenefits & ZenPayroll Release Massive Updates To Help Small Businesses Secure Health Insurance

Zenefits & ZenPayroll Release Massive Updates To Help Small Businesses Secure Health Insurance

What is Zenefits? Zenefits is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States and they offer free human resources software to small businesses. They service over 10,000 small businesses and 100,000 employees across 48 states. Now the company is making it even easier for small businesses to access insurance that complies with healthcare… Read more

HR, Productivity, Retail & Inventory

Five Critical Questions Small-Business Owners Must Ask Before Retirement

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The number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49% since 1982, and the 23 million small businesses in America today account for 54%of all U.S. sales1. If you’re a small business owner, you know it’s taken long hours and dedication to succeed. And when you retire you want to make sure you… Read more

Hiring & Firing, HR, Retail & Inventory

Should You Counteroffer an Employee Who is Quitting?

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According to a recent study from LinkedIn, up to 80 percent of the workforce are considering their career options and actively or passively job searching. Workers are leaving for higher compensation and benefits, greater opportunities for advancement, better work/life balance and even higher quality senior leadership within the new firm. This reality creates a challenge… Read more

HR, Retail & Inventory

Simplifying SHOP: Small Business Health Options Program

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By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the Affordable Care Act, which was signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance reforms are intended to make health care more affordable and accessible for families, seniors, businesses and taxpayers, but for many small business owners, this change seems daunting and… Read more

HR, Retail & Inventory

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Small Business if You Get Seriously Sick or Injured

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Leaving a corporate job to launch your business often means giving up benefits including disability insurance, a safety net which provides regular income if you are unable to work because of illness or injury. If you’re self-employed, it’s critical to protect your business to make sure it stays healthy, even when you are not. When… Read more