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So it's that time of the year where PC meets not-so-PC and everyone is stressed.  This time is otherwise know as the holidays. Winter Solstice, Hanukkah,Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus...whichever is your pleasure, now is the time.  The time, for parties, gifts, obligations, lack of sleep, and ....
  Just a quick note on the Small Business Jobs Act.  Looking to add staff to meet the growing needs of your company, this Act is designed with you in mind. At least that is how it is being presented.  This act
As a small business owner, spending time on paperwork is not where you'd want to send your energy.  I told you about the legislative changes being discussed that would mean just that - more paperwork.  Let me back up a sec.  As we know when using 1099 workers anytime the amount paid is more than $600 a 1099 is to be issued.  The new legislation added issuing a 1099 when
I am always amazed when a company's customer service staff is ... helpful.  Sorry to say, but the occurrence is so few and far between, I no longer have the expectation that asking for help will result, in well, help.  Today, my faith was restored. Here's what happened.
It is the fourth quarter and for many it is time to for strategic planning for the coming fiscal year.  Like your business plan, your strategic plan should not be written and placed on the shelf.  For that reason, the strategic plan should
It's that time of the year where marketing campaigns are reviewed, revised and revamped.  With the emphasis on healthy living, some companies consider water bottles as promotional items.  Check out this article by contributing writing Kat, Plastic Water Bottles... Are they worth the risk?
Sometimes it seems that the little guy, in this case small business gets the raw end of the deal with each new policy change.  This time it is hard to argue that we are not.  CNNMoney reported on the latest policy change regarding the issuance of 1099s.  The policy today is any worker that is paid $600 or more is issued a 1099.  A worker is in person typically not apart of company (think independent consultant) that is not an employee for which withholding tax is held.  The new rule slated to go in 2012, requires
Often I hear about work-life balance in terms of parents, most often MOMS. As Father's Day has just passed there are a number of posts about work-life balance in terms on DADS.  It is not hard to see why, the "traditional" roles are not the norm.  Internet search on "work-life balance dads" and you will see what I mean.  Here are a couple that I en