Many employers are learning the hard way that mistakes made during the hiring process can result in costly and time-consuming discrimination claims. Read these real-life cases which highlight some employment-law blunders and their high cost to companies.
When you’re starting a small business—or running a growing one—there are so many expenses competing for your limited dollars that it’s easy to ignore business insurance. Spending money to protect against possible risks in the far-off future seems like a waste of your precious capital.
Congress recently passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” which impacts both individuals and businesses. Learn what are the two important changes in 2018 that will affect every business owner in the United States.
You’re not alone if you inherited the family business with no formal succession plan in place. About 64 percent of family companies don’t have a written succession plan, while another 19 percent have one “in progress.” Use these tips to find your footing after you’ve suddenly inherited the family business.
For many entrepreneurs, travel and entertainment (T&E) tax deductions can be a minefield. Certain expenses for business travel are deductible as long as they meet two criteria: They must be “ordinary and necessary” in the course of doing business, and they must be documented.
Do you ever hit snags when handling time off for salaried employees? There are specific guidelines surrounding pay deductions for salaried, exempt employees. Read the more common situations — and what you should do to stay on the right side of the law.
Small business owners heading into 2018 have a lot to be happy about — but they've also got some major concerns about the continued success of their businesses, including taxes, cash flow, and technology.
What’s the most effective digital marketing channel for small businesses? It’s not social media. It’s not advertising. It’s a website. Small business owners get this. It’s why websites are the most-used tool by small businesses.
Back taxes can have serious consequences for a small business. They accrue interest and penalties, so your tax debt can quickly snowball. The IRS will hold any tax refund your business is entitled to until the past-due taxes are paid.
Although the ongoing efforts of Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has cast doubt on the controversial law’s future, the IRS’ stance is clear. At the close of 2017, the Affordable Care Act still stands – and the IRS has sophisticated support systems in place to fully enforce it.
Last year, businesses of all sizes were constantly hearing about artificial intelligence (AI) and business disruption. Will we still be talking about them in 2018? Will they matter to your small business?