How to find a great bookkeeper for a small business​So you made the decisions to step out into the marketplace and put up a sign that reads “Open for Business!” Building a successful business is an incredibly rewarding experience. But there’s a lot to do and there’s a ...

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How often should I pay my employees?How often should I pay my employees? What kind of schedule is easy and convenient for my employees and myself the employer?There's a big secret you might be missing out on. Ready to hear it? You're probably over paying when it comes to payroll processing costs.How? You ...

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Five reasons to contribute to an IRA todayThe clock is ticking. Every year, you have until the tax filing deadline to take contribute to an IRA. Individual retirement accounts have tax planning benefits, and they quietly grow in the background to fund your retirement.Here are the five reasons ...

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Work Life Balance: A New PerspectiveReading the comments in the business press, finding the elusive Work Life Balance seems less likely than catching Bigfoot singing Elvis Presley songs at karaoke.​But is it really that far-fetched? Taking a closer look sheds some light on what work-life balance really is, ...

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Five Estate Planning must havesNo one likes to think about death. Why spend time preparing for something you have no control over, right?Not so fast.Sure, we're powerless to control when our time comes.But we can effect what happens to our assets after we’re gone.Remember, death doesn’t just have an emotional toll ...

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Best method to pay employeesHave you ever wondered which is the best method to pay employees? Well, it’s a typical Thursday afternoon at the office.You’ve reached the last leg of the day, and the weekend is just around the corner. One. More. Day.Glancing through the window of your ...

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Nonprofit payroll requirements: Best PracticesEasily the biggest challenge of running a nonprofit is trying to do more with less, to make limited resources stretch further. Following all the nonprofit payroll requirements, laws and regulations is challenging. This is no different for companies with dedicated payroll and HR staff.Most ...

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Can I take a loan from my 401k?Feel like you’re at the corner of “can I take a loan from my 401k?” and “will I hurt my retirement savings if I do?”Well, you’re not alone. Each year many hard working Americans wonder the same thing.In fact, during the ...

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How to Terminate an Employee ProperlyHave you ever wondered what the best practices to terminate an employee properly are? Well, having to terminate an employee is the lowest of the low psychologically; but doing it properly is a challenge in itself.Some managers would choose to go through an ...

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How to Hire the Right EmployeeThe Proven Hiring Guide to Achieve the Highest ROI. Please share with all small business owners in your circleRunning a small business independently is never easy! You need to  hire the right employee to join your team to make flexible, passionate and skilled ...

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Retirement Plans: Best Alternatives to a 401(k)In most companies, the standard and most common of all retirement plans is the 401(k) Plan. But not every company, especially small companies, freelancers and self employed persons have access or the resources to offer a 401(k) plan.In fact, statistics show that ...

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​HOW TO REPORT WAGES FOR A DECEASED EMPLOYEEIf an employee dies during the year, you must report the accrued wages, vacation pay, and other compensation paid after the date of death.Also report wages that were available to the employee while he or she was alive, regardless of whether ...

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