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How to Attract Stellar Employees for Your Small Business

By |2019-08-13T16:55:04-07:00August 13th, 2019|Business Planning, Employment|

The economy is booming, which is excellent news for small businesses, right? In general, it is great news for all businesses. However, it also presents some challenges, particularly for small businesses. According to the June 2019 National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Jobs Report, small business owners identified the difficulty of finding qualified employees [...]

Can Your Small Business Write Off Bad Debts?

By |2019-08-06T16:46:19-07:00August 9th, 2019|Business Planning, Financial, Taxes|

Despite your best efforts to work only with customers or clients you believe will pay for the goods or services your business provides and to diligently collect delinquent amounts owed, you will almost inevitably have to deal with bad debts occasionally. Sometimes, the IRS allows you to take a bad debt deduction. What Is [...]

Summer is Here: Should Your Small Business Have a Vacation Policy?

By |2019-08-06T16:51:33-07:00August 7th, 2019|Business Planning, Employment|

There is no legal requirement for businesses to offer paid or unpaid vacation time to employees, but it is common knowledge (and common sense) that employees who occasionally take time off are more productive and engaged when they return to work. If you offer vacation time to your employees, a well-drafted vacation policy will [...]

Legally Terminating Employees

By |2019-06-17T22:14:48-07:00June 18th, 2019|Business Planning, Employment|

Most small business owners will occasionally have to face the unpleasant task of firing an employee. Small businesses rely heavily on each employee. An underperforming employee may not only lower the morale of other employees who have to pick up the slack, but may also jeopardize the success of the business.  When an employee [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Social Media Policy?

By |2019-06-17T21:33:10-07:00June 18th, 2019|Business Planning, Contracts, Employment|

According to 2018 data provided by SCORE, the largest provider of volunteer business mentors in the United States, 77% of U.S. small businesses use social media for their sales, marketing, and customer service. If you plan to usesocial media to promote your business, a social media policy is essential to protect your business’s reputation [...]

I Need to Hire Someone for My Business; What Do I Need To Know?

By |2019-02-15T17:35:28-08:00February 16th, 2019|Business Planning, Financial, Taxes|

Most businesses try to grow – at least somewhat.  However, to grow or to step away from the business for a personal life, vacation, or other ventures, you’ll need help with day-to-day operations.  If you’ve never hired someone before - or it’s been a long time - don’t worry – here’s the information you [...]