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Company Culture, Hiring & Payroll

3 Businesses That Prioritize Corporate Giving

Prioritizing corporate giving isn’t just a good thing to do; it can also be a very good thing for a business. That is why many successful companies have added charitable giving as a business goal that’s just as important as increasing profits or growing their company. In fact, charitable giving can even help support other business goals. Some… Read more

Hiring & Payroll, Payroll

New Overtime Rules: How Do They Affect Your Business?

Many people are familiar with the concept of overtime pay. Also known as “time-and-a-half,” this is a practice where employers have to pay their employees an extra bonus wage for any hours worked above the limit of 40 hours per week. However, in recent years there has been some uncertainty and activism related to which… Read more

Hiring & Payroll, Payroll, Tools

How to Choose Payroll Software for Small Businesses

You have employees that you need to pay, but you don’t like to run payroll. So, you decide that you want to find a fast and inexpensive way to do it. You determine that payroll software is the best fit for you. There are many payroll programs from which you can choose, and many require… Read more

Company Culture, Retail & Inventory

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Really Work?

Is a healthier workforce more productive? The answer is yes, according to three new peer-reviewed studies in the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine. The studies looked at how 45 companies’ stock prices fared after they won awards for their workplace wellness programs. The winners ended up outperforming the S&P 500 by between 7 percent and… Read more

Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory

The Best Hiring Practices for HR Positions

Are you on the fence about whether you need help with your business’ human resources duties? Many business owners wear a multitude of hats, including that of HR manager, but there comes a point when handling the wide-range of HR tasks may hold you back from growing your company and other major profit-generating goals because… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory

The Best Small Business Resources: Hiring and Financial Management Tools

In this series about the best small business resources, we will share how the great tools of today make it easier to grow your business and stay productive, organized and efficient. Check out this list of 6 hiring and financial management tools for small businesses. The Top Hiring Tools Bullhorn Reach What it does: Bullhorn… Read more

Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

The Best Small Business Resources: Collaboration and Communication Tools

In this series about the best small business resources, we will share how the great tools of today make it easier to grow your business and stay productive, organized and efficient. Check out this list of 4 collaboration and communication tools for small businesses. Collaboration and Communication Tools Skype What it does: You’ve heard of… Read more

Employee Management, Retail & Inventory

5 Key Tools to Coordinate Your Startup Team

5 Key Tools to Coordinate Your Startup Team

When you run a dynamic and growing startup, finding flexible tools to coordinate your startup team is essential. Most startups have limited funds available to invest in software and other productivity tools. Fortunately, there’s a broad and diverse range of tools available to keep teams running smoothly and connect with your clients no matter where… Read more

Employee Management, Finance & Accounting, Retail & Inventory, Taxes

How to Save on Health Insurance

This year the government has implemented health insurance premium tax credits to make health plans more affordable for a wider swath of Americans. With tax season fast approaching, we’re examining whether health insurance can be applied as a tax write off and how to save on health insurance. Health Insurance as a Tax Deduction for… Read more

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