Considerations To Make Before Hiring A Family Member

Hiring a Family Member

When your business needs help, it is very common to turn to family members or close friends. Usually, they are willing to help out, and they are people you already know and trust. That is a unique advantage professionally, right? …

How to Calculate Paid Vacation for Hourly Employees

Paid Vacation

As a business owner, you are not legally required to provide paid time off to your employees, but paid vacation boosts employee morale and satisfaction with the company. Happy employees tend to be the best employees. Calculating PTO (Paid Time …

Outsourcing Payroll: Why You Should Do It

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Some small business owners prefer to handle payroll processing in-house through accounting software or manual bookkeeping. However, most business consultants recommend outsourcing payroll. According to a recent survey, 39% of U.S. businesses choose to outsource their payroll processing. Could outsourcing …

How to Accurately Calculate Overtime

Calculate Overtime

As you likely know, all of your non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime if they work over 40 hours per week in the United States. However, there are some mistakes that employers make when calculating overtime pay. With the Department …

How To Choose Between Several Job Offers

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So you have found yourself in a position where you have to choose from several different job offers. Of course, you are feeling all the emotions that come with being wanted by multiple different companies. However, you also feel the …

Podcasts to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Podcasts to Take Your Business to the Next Level

There is a slim chance that you will end up knowing everything there is to know about business – from start-ups to PR and everything in between.  In order to have a thriving business, you must be willing to think …

5 Reasons You Need an Employee Time Clock

A majority of small business owners initially take care of all the executive responsibilities for their business on their own. This can consist of accounting, payroll, scheduling, inventory control, and customer service.  This is a lot for one person to …

11 Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work

11 Ways to keep a positive attitude

Every person, no matter where they work or how much they love their job, is going to have days where it just seems impossible to keep a positive attitude. On days such as these, it is especially important to know …

How to Manage Your Finances When You Are Self-Employed

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So you have made the big decision to start a home-based business and officially become “self-employed.” The next step is coming up with a financial strategy. Sadly, figures show that most home-based businesses fail because of insufficient financial planning.  Be …