Independent Contractors

Posted on 19. Mar, 2020 by in Independent Contractor, Small Business Tips

Are you one of the now 33% of Americans who work as either an independent contractor or freelancer? If you answer yes, you are now a participant in the gig economy, a modern term for an economy characterized by workers who earn money through short-term contracts or freelance work. Succeeding as an independent contractor can […]

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Planning for a Fabulous 2020

Posted on 30. Dec, 2019 by in Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips

The holiday month of December brings celebration as well as reflection for all the events that occurred in 2019.  It also gives us great hope for a new fabulous start in 2020.  Here are three ideas to start 2020 with a bang. 1. Find a focus for the year. Instead of getting into the rut […]

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Create a Theme for a Prosperous and Meaningful New Year

Posted on 09. Dec, 2019 by in Customers, Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips

It’s almost 2020, and at this time of year, it’s natural for us to pause and reflect on where we’ve been and where we want to go.  For business owners, it’s especially important to raise our minds above the daily fires for a moment, take in some fresh air, and elevate our perspective.  Creating an […]

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Do you need to re-energize the drive you have for your business?

Posted on 12. Sep, 2019 by in Small Business Tips

As business owners, we are a highly self-motivated bunch of people. We love our businesses, we love helping our customers, and we work very hard at what we do. Sometimes we work so hard, we get disconnected from our passion. Occasionally, it’s a good idea to step out of the daily details of business and […]

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Ghosting Identity Theft

Posted on 27. Jun, 2016 by in Small Business Tips

What everyone should know To most people “ghosting” is the act of breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend by breaking off all contact. Now there is a new ghosting phenomena; stealing the identity of a recently deceased loved one. Ghosting Protocol Would-be identity thieves scour obituaries to find as much personal information as possible […]

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Cool Tech Tools: Cloud Storage

Posted on 20. Jun, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

Have you ever wished you didn’t have to buy yet another server?  Do you have to delete old files on your hard drive to make room for new ones?  If disk space is an issue in your company, the good news is there may be a better and cheaper way:  cloud storage. You might think […]

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Separating Business from Personal in Facebook

Posted on 13. Jun, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

Do you love using Facebook with your friends but know you’re missing out by not using it in business?  Do you feel guilty when you post a business promotion and would prefer not to bug your friends? The good news is there’s an easy way to separate Facebook personal use from business within your personal […]

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What You Need to Know About the Updated FLSA Overtime Rule

Posted on 02. Jun, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

On May 18th, President Obama announced the Department of Labor’s updated overtime regulations taking effect on December 1, 2016.  The Department is proposing updating current regulations governing executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay. The regulations were last updated in 2004 with […]

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Have Your Layer Cake and Eat It Too

Posted on 30. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized

The best cakes have layers and layers of different delicious flavors to enjoy. Stacked on top of one another, each layer is baked separately and becomes part of the whole. Like a layer cake, your business expenses have layers of meaning to them. When you can understand how expenses play a part in profit, you […]

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Ideas to Manage the Burden of Student Debt

Posted on 25. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services

Each year a new crop of graduating high school seniors begin their collegiate careers while college graduates consider the opportunities that graduate school provides. As a result, the mountain of student debt continues to build. While this debt is unavoidable, here are some ideas to help make that mountain a little less insurmountable. 1. Know […]

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