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Taxes, (Un)Explained: The Best Things in Life Are Tax-Free

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If there’s one thing even most Republicans and Democrats agree on, it’s that the tax system should be “fair,” if for no other reason than people then feel better about paying their due, and theoretically, at least, cheat less. Unfortunately that taxes should be “fair” is one of those inch-deep accords, since as soon as…
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Simple Workplace Solutions to Make Your Employees Happy

Communication is key to any relationship, even ones at work. One of the simplest ways to bridge the gap in communication between employee and employer is through your very own human resources (HR) department. A 2013 survey titled Human Capital Management’s Employee Disconnect: A Global Snapshot, conducted by ADP Research Institute, revealed an extreme disparity…
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Lawyers vs. Accountants: Round 1

It seems you can’t go a day without reading about how law school enrollment is plummeting, big law firms are imploding, lawyers are flaming out faster than 4th of July fireworks, and the profession, once regarded as something to aspire to, now ranks, in the public’s imagination, somewhere between human bug-eater and professional sociopath in…
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Infographic: The 2015 State of Small & Medium Businesses

On January 20th, President Barack Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address to a joint session in Congress as well as to millions of Americans gathered around the television—all in anticipation to hear our country’s top concerns, national priorities, and future plans. Taking note from the White House itself, twice a year, we…
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4 Legal Changes Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

It’s that time of year again! You’ve reviewed last year’s performance and now, it’s time to use all that you’ve learned, move forward, and implement all those big plans you have lined up for 2015. But as important as tweeting your daily deals can be, there are other necessary steps to take before you go…
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4 Ways Your Business Can Bridge the Generation Gap

Take a look around your office. There’s a high probability that you’re working with people of every age range. With advanced technology and medical breakthroughs, people are living longer, which means retirement is being delayed more and more every year. Consequently, people are working until a later age to save up for a longer and…
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New Year, New Employees: Three Steps to Hiring Non-Traditional Workers

As we reported last week, the majority (61 percent) of small businesses reported growth throughout 2014. The best part? An impressive 80 percent are optimistic that their business will fare even better in the New Year. With this optimistic outlook and strong fiscal 2014, small business owners will be reinvesting in their businesses by hiring…
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Ringing in the New Year: 4 Optimistic Predictions for Small Biz

It’s been a whirlwind year for small businesses. From welcomed economic recovery to immigration reform to further implementation of the Affordable Care Act, there was hardly a dull moment. Amidst the chaos, however, a majority of small business owners report they experienced growth that met or exceeded their expectations in 2014, and 80 percent are…
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your HR Team

Nearly 56 percent of new hires leave their jobs in their first year, according to Equifax. What does this say about the state of human resources these days? Well, if you’re a small business, you may think this doesn’t apply to you. In fact, hiring an HR team may be the last thing on your…
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#LocalLiftTour Lessons: Take Your Small Business To The Next Level

The #LocalLiftTour has come to end, but the lessons we learned from each other will carry on! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend the last few months than teaming up with Yelp and Main Street Hub to provide free, personalized advice on marketing and legal services to help you take your local…
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