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Business Success Strategies

What to Know about Permatemps

By at 24 July, 2015, 3:18 pm

By Barbara Weltman- Temporary workers can be a great way for companies to fill a staffing need without taking on new employees or using independent contractors. (My first job out of college was as a placement counselor for temp agency where I placed temporary clerical workers at some of the biggest companies in New York […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 24 July, 2015, 3:06 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan. ACCESS TO CAPITAL AltLend Summit 2015: Big Changes Benefiting the Small Business Owner, Lendio. As a small business owner, the world of lending may seem complicated and frustrating. At the AltLend Summit 2015, […]

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Reimbursing Employees for their Health Insurance May Trigger Penalties

By at 17 July, 2015, 7:34 am

By: Barbara Weltman Small employers who are not required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide health coverage to their employees nonetheless seek to do so for important reasons: they want their staff to be healthy, and they need to be competitive with larger firms when it comes to talent. For years, one of […]

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Higher Penalties for IRS Information Return Failures

By at 16 July, 2015, 2:49 pm

By: Barbara Weltman “We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming,” said Wernher von Braun (father of the U.S. space program). That’s how small business owners feel; they innovate and make things and service customers. But their paperwork is time consuming and, if wrong, subject to penalty. And the penalty related to tax […]

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#SmallBizHillUpdate: A Summary of SBE Council’s July 9 Twitter Chat

By at 13 July, 2015, 3:29 pm

  By Susan Solovic- Were you able to participate in our Twitter chat with House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot and Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council?   #SmallBizHillUpdate If you participated in or watched the chat session unfold, thank you. The more people we get involved in our […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 11 July, 2015, 3:58 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. NETWORKING Become a Networking Beast by Following This 5-Step Plan, Entrepreneur.  “Networking is a major part of being a successful entrepreneur, so it’s in your best interest to get good at it […]

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5 Tips for Succeeding in a Family Business

By at 6 July, 2015, 11:51 am

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Mom and pop shops are a big part of our American culture.  It’s the picture many of us conjure up when we visualize a small business — very Normal Rockwell.  But technology has dramatically changed the small business landscape to the point where you might think the family-owned […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 3 July, 2015, 12:58 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources, and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. INSPIRATION & SUCCESS Startups on a Shoestring: 5 Successful Tech Companies that were Started for Under $10,000, Forbes. “There’s good news if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a future technology entrepreneur. You […]

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Business Tips & Trends News Highlights

By at 26 June, 2015, 4:50 pm

The past week’s “How To” articles, educational resources and business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. INSPIRATION & START UP How 3 Entrepreneurs Went from Welfare to Multi-Million Businesses in Five Years, Entrepreneur. “With no formal business background and no college degree, [Zaycon Fresh CEO Mike] Conrad talks […]

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How Many Employees Do You Have?

By at 22 June, 2015, 7:19 am

For Affordable Care Act purposes, get out the calculator. by Barbara Weltman- Under the Affordable Care Act, you can’t rely on a head count. You need to determine an average each month throughout the year for purposes to know whether you’re subject to the employer mandate. This means counting full-time employees and figuring the number […]

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