How to establish a ‘No hate’ policy for your small businesses

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updated July 19, 2017 We’ve reached a point in our national discourse when it has become clear that even small business owners may need to establish clear anti-hate policies for employees, customers and visitors. While there are no standardized procedures for this process, this blog post suggests a few points to get started.   Action […]

Summary: where do we stand with 2018 health plans?

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UPDATE 8/17/2017: Yesterday the Trump administration announced that it would not follow through with the president’s political threat to cancel insurance company subsidy payments. That appears to add stability to the markets and allows small businesses and self-employed individuals to be more confident in health care planning for 2018. With all the recent political posturing, it […]

Make small business payroll service pay for itself

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Recently I published a series of short blog posts on the topic of payroll processing for small businesses. In summary, I’ve suggested that today’s automated payroll services are a fantastic value but that coördination and oversight by a small business compensation professional helps avoid problems and penalties that stem from miscommunication. I’ve suggested that the […]

How to cope with threatened sabotage of health care financing

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Three strategies for small business health plans On Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29 president Trump and his press spokesperson made a series of statements indicating that he planned to sabotage a financial pillar health care system by revoking government funding for the insurance premiums working class people. The president’s actions are admittedly motivated by politics. […]

AICPA praises small accounting firms

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The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants published an article praising small CPA firms: “small firms serve their clients in ways that often go beyond the books. Small firm practitioners act as the volunteer treasurers of thousands of nonprofits, and lend a hand to a variety of religious organizations, community teams and clubs. Their practices […]

Small business online security update

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I attended another online security program last week at the New Jersey CPA convention. This remains a topic of major concern for all types of technology users. My focus is on practical solutions for small business user issues. Yesterday an alarming show on National Public Radio reinforced the conclusion that these online security problem issues […]