How to Avoid Hiring Bad Employees [infographic]

Have you ever considered whether an employee seems too good to be true? Over half of all job applications contain false information. How is an employer supposed to know about these discrepancies when they have what they think is a great match for the position and their company? Take this scenario for example: You’re a small retail…

3 Common Time and Labor Employee Errors

Consider this: An employee comes into work ten minutes late a few days a week, occasionally exceeds his/her given lunch break, and leaves the office a couple minutes early every other day. Over the course of the year, these additional (unworked) minutes add up to an entire week’s worth of pay. Now, let’s say they get paid…

Seasonal Workers’ Effect on the Affordable Care Act

Many businesses have hired seasonal employees to help balance out their busy summer season. Business owners need to be aware of how the seasonal help can affect their employment numbers for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Basic Requirements of the Affordable Care Act As a refresher, an applicable large employer is defined by the ACA as…

Summertime savings with a Dependent Care FSA

It’s summertime! Children are out of school and ready to go to camp. Want to know an easy way to save some money? A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a great way to lower taxable income and pay for childcare or day camp during the summer. If you are paying for childcare and not enrolled…

9 Signs It’s Time For A Website Redesign

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a website worth? 1,000 visits a day? If you haven’t updated your website in a while, it may not be. Your website is often the first point of reference for new clients to discover and research your business. It is up to you to make sure…

Beware: Tax Penalties & Fees

Let’s face it, companies can get overwhelmed with the day-to-day business functions and forget to complete tasks such as remitting payment for payroll taxes. These things happen and payments can be made late, but it is important to stay on top of your company’s taxes to ensure larger consequences do not arise. A recent article published…

Prepared for a disaster? Hurricane season is here.

Hurricane season has officially begun. The hazardous weather conditions will remain prevalent until November 30th. According to an interview with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “Small businesses that don’t have a plan in place generally don’t survive after a disaster, whether it’s a flood or a tornado. We see that anywhere from 40-60 percent of those…

How to keep employees motivated during the summer

Do you find that as the weather gets warmer and the days last longer, it’s hard to keep employees motivated or productive? Between planning vacations, balancing kids’ schedules during summer break and much more, many employees have a lot on their mind when they come to work. Here are a few ways to help increase…

Immigration Reform: Will it Affect YOU?

President Barack Obama has stated that America’s immigration system is broken. His plan is to build a smart, effective immigration system that continues efforts to secure our borders and cracks down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants. That’s right, employers, you heard your name. Cracking Down on Employers One of the four principles behind the…

Tips for Hiring an Intern (in less than 5 mins)

 Today, almost all students are looking for ways to get their foot in the door by working for a company as an intern. Internships not only help students gain the experience they need, but business owners benefit from an extra set of hands around the office. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, “85 percent of…