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Let’s be honest, if you’re like most small to midsize business owners, you’re primarily focused on your customers and providing state-of-the-art service… Not keeping up with the latest laws and regulations impacting worker relations or updating your employee policies and documents. However, what you may find of lesser importance now may come back to haunt...

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We hear this question on a regular basis; “Which is better, Netsuite or Quickbooks?” You may be hoping to see a straightforward answer, but the truth is that this question is riddled with complexities, therefore it’s important to first understand how these systems differ.   In any critical decision-making process, you:  Identify your needs and wants...

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Employees leaving their bosses- not companies is not a new concept – it’s just recently gaining traction. The trending Great Resignation movement narrows in on quitting employees, as opposed to the root of the cause: bad leaders.  For example, have you ever worked in a position where you considered it to be “just a job”?...

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By now, we are sure that you have heard about it on the news, or maybe have seen it during your weekly grocery run, empty shelves in supermarkets across the country. The omicron wave, supply chain issues, and extreme weather conditions have strained several major grocers, and this crisis is starting to hit businesses everywhere...

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Invasion of employee privacy, Covid paid time off, marijuana in the workplace… The past few years have been full of phenomenal events that continue to impact and further reshape the structure of our businesses.  Rapid technological advancements, social movements, and a pandemic have created uncertainty in companies – especially surrounding compliance. What’s more – keeping...

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Tell us if this doesn’t feel familiar…. Frequently, it feels as though everyone in their field of profession is berating you for doing something the “wrong way”. The “wrong way” – according to them. You’re “wrong” because you don’t utilize a specific type of accounting software, you’re “wrong” because you do your own bookeeping, etc....

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Take a moment and briefly visualize that you are back in your last season of high school frantically preparing for college.  Where this ‘new’ and ‘exciting’ phase of your life curbs your enthusiasm and instead blinds you with it’s high price tag. As I recall back to this point of my life, I distinctly remember...

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What are your long-term reasons for doing everything that you do? What are you hoping to accomplish? In a professional and career sense, we are all generally looking for new ways to expand our knowledge, sharpen our skill sets, and establish financial stability. But have you given much thought to your legacy? While you may...

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As an employer, you face significant responsibilities when it comes to those who work for you; and doing your best to not only adapt, but support your team, through constantly changing work environments doesn’t make it that much easier. The truth is, you’re not alone in carrying this heavy weight – we’re all still trying...

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With 2021 behind us and tax season right around the corner, now is the time business owners start booking their appointments to meet with CPA’s to work on and submit their tax returns. The natural expectation here is that your accountant files on time and works diligently to lower their clients tax exposure and avoid...

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Resumes have been around for a long time – centuries actually – and were created to provide a quick and efficient method for hiring managers to estimate whether a specific individual might be a good fit for a position. However, judging the value of an individual based on a one-sided document provides limited perspective and...

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As technology continues to evolve and become more and more accessible, it has become a vital element of business management. In fact, at least some type of accounting software can be found in organizations of various sizes.   However, as your business continues to grow, you may face a situation where your accounting software is no...

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After the end of each year, business owners are required to prepare 1099 forms to report payments to non-employees and others. While it’s normal to make a mistake on a 1099 form, it’s imperative to correct it for both the Internal Revenue Service and the payee.  Today, we’re going to give an overview of 1099...

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Most people associate the start of a new year with inspired resolutions and improved goals; to business owners, the new year welcomes the first quarter, new opportunity, and most importantly: tax filing deadlines.  The IRS requires different forms, rates, and filing dates depending on the official business entity of your company; furthermore, if you fail...

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Those who are self employed usually face specific challenges when trying to secure funding for their personal endeavors. Due to a lack of a steady paycheck and/or inconsistent income, lenders may feel more resistant to loaning the necessary funds. For this reason, lenders will typically ask for a greater amount of documentation to determine whether...

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An emergency can happen when you least expect it, and in business, the right insurance can help save the owner from significant financial loss. This is why it’s imperative that startups have a business insurance plan to help them make payments against legal liabilities and any claims against the company.  However, a majority of small...