The Small Business Cents blog recently featured payment options for small businesses. Another alternative to traditional card or cash payments is a layaway plan. Layaway plans typically require customers to pay a deposit, generally a percentage of the total price for an item, and make additional...
Archive - December 28, 2009 - 0 comments
If you are a fitness aficionado (or if you aren’t but wish you
were), then perhaps you have noticed the way that doing exercises
changes the way you move.
Dancing does the same thing but I figure there are probably fewer
ballerinas out there than there are microbusiness owners trying to...
Industry Word - December 24, 2009 - 1 comments
In the past
few years 'business turnaround' and 'entrepreneurial' reality TV shows have
become compelling viewing - opening our eyes to the successes and challenges inherent
in being an entrepreneur or small business owner.
imports, such as Shark Tank, Ramsay's Kitchen...
Archive - December 24, 2009 - 1 comments
Tax season may
not be upon us yet, but it's certainly around the corner. And, as every good
accountant worth their salt will tell you, getting ahead of your obligations
and doing some early tax planning and preparation will stand you in good stead
once reporting time comes around...
Archive - December 22, 2009 - 0 comments
Remember the days of going to your state’s government
building and waiting in line to apply for a business license? That was not too long ago, but now business owners can find most, if not all,
of the information they need online - from complying with laws and regulations
Archive - December 17, 2009 - 0 comments
Back in October 2009, *Duct Tape Marketing, a small business marketing site, published a survey that suggests that more and more small businesses are starting to adopt social media as a means to promote their business. Despite apparent initial skepticism, 45% of the 2,000 surveyed small businesses...
Archive - December 17, 2009 - 3 comments
No one says that doing your taxes is easy, but being prepared when tax season comes can make the process less painful. When filing your business income taxes, you must report all income - not just income from the sale of goods, services, or property. For small business owners, taxable income falls...
Archive - December 16, 2009 - 2 comments
Do you remember the last time you made a major purchase? Whether that purchase was a house or a car, you attempted to gather as much information as possible in order to make sure you were doing the right thing. Well, investing in a franchise business of your own is major. Here's how to...
Industry Word - December 15, 2009 - 2 comments
Most private employers have rights when it comes to testing for illegal substances in the workplace.
Although employee drug testing is generally not required by law, if you choose to exercise your testing rights, you must comply with federal and state regulations that outline your responsibilities...
Archive - December 14, 2009 - 0 comments
The Department of Labor (DOL) is making it easier for
employers to understand and comply with U.S. labor and
employment laws. The agency's newly updated Employment Law Guide addresses
the new changes in labor policy, including:
Increase in the federal minimum wage
Expansion of the...
Archive - December 10, 2009 - 0 comments