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Professor discusses tax reform for small businesses

One of the most-talked about subjects in national discourse today is tax reform. Small businesses are often brought up as part of the discussion, but many details can be lost in the shuffle as lawmakers try to decide what's best for the economy. Read Article »

Electronic Posting

Many companies advertise their jobs on the Internet by posting jobs electronically. Some businesses use their home page to notify people of any employment opportunities that may be available.

Use Electronic Bulletin Boards

The Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as various other Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and agencies, use electronic bulletin boards (EBBs) to inform the public about contracting opportunities, provide details of government solicitations, and respond to questions about solicitations. EBBs also permit electronic submission of bids and proposals.

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Posting Forms

Your business is subject to different posting requirements under OSHA rules:

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Time Limits for Claiming Property

Timing, as they say, is everything. This section contains important information relating to the dormancy periods for various types of property. Knowing what you have and how long you have to claim it are key factors in the unclaimed property process.

Idaho Minimum Wage Posting Requirements

Each employer in Idaho must keep a summary of the wage laws posted in a conspicuous place, in or about the premises where employees are employed, or in a place accessible to its employees.

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Small business confidence rises

A new report conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has found that confidence among small business owners has risen to its highest point in three years.

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Small firms jumping on social networking bandwagon

A 2010 survey conducted by the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business found that small business owners are embracing social networking to grow their businesses.

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The next generation of entrepreneurs

A new study done by the Kauffman Foundation has found that students with an entrepreneurial spirit aren't discouraged by the economy.

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Case Study: Simple Job Description

Mr. McCay runs an automobile repair business. Business is brisk and he has more customers than he can accommodate on his own. He needs to hire his first employee to help out.

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Profit Mastery: Is Your Business a Road Warrior or Road Kill?

Learn how a Profit Mastery assessment can help take your business to the next level.

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The next generation of entrepreneurs

A new study done by the Kauffman Foundation has found that students with an entrepreneurial spirit aren't discouraged by the economy.

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Unique ways small businesses retain employees

While paid time off and health insurance are often expected benefits with many jobs, some small business owners are going the extra mile by offering their employees some unusual perks.

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Basic Rules for Financials

Before we launch into a discussion of the nuances of financial statements, you need to accept the fact that there are rules to putting these statements together. How much you need to worry about the rules, however, depends on what you want to do with the statements. If you are intending to show them to third parties such as lenders, creditors, or investors, you need to be more careful than if they are intended for your eyes only.

Preventing Turnover

If a business wants to ensure that employees remain with the business, it has to:

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Disability Benefits

Disability benefits are payments that guarantee income when an employee cannot work because of sickness (physical or mental) or accident. The length of the disability and its cause are two key factors in determining the form of disability benefit that may apply. Disability periods may be temporary or permanent and may result from an on-the-job accident or illness or may be totally unrelated to work.

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