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    6 Business Policies You Should Put in Writing (and Why)

    by on June 26, 2015

    One way to keep your business financially sound is to do all you can to mitigate risks. You can protect your business by putting certain policies in writing. Here are six policies that every small-business owner should have in written form.
    1. Returns Policy

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    The True Cost of Paying an Employee

    by on June 22, 2015

    The true cost of paying each of your employees is significantly higher than their hourly rate. Even if you don’t offer benefits or paid vacation, there are some unavoidable taxes and expenses you’ll incur having employees on your payroll.
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    The Tax Implications of Hiring Your Children

    by on June 11, 2015

    If your kids want to earn some extra cash this summer, and you need extra help for your business, you might want to hire them. Under the right circumstances, it can be a great tax-saving strategy for the whole family. Here are the tax issues to keep in mind if…

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    Don’t Make These Small Business Wage Garnishment Mistakes

    by on June 10, 2015

    One of the less savory aspects of running a small business is interacting with creditors, especially if you or someone you employ defaults on a debt. Wage garnishment is a subject no one wants to deal with, but failing to understand how your — or your employ…

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    5 Payroll Mistakes You Might Be Making (and Should Fix)

    by on May 26, 2015

    Payroll is about more than getting the numbers right. Implement good payroll practices now and you can save yourself from back taxes, IRS penalties, and even lawsuits. Even if you use a third-party payroll service, you’re still the one responsible for follow…

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    6 Reasons to Consult an Attorney for Your Small Business

    by on May 4, 2015

    If you own a small business, chances are you have an accountant, insurance agent, and maybe even a business mentor to advise you. But what about a business attorney? Granted, you probably won’t need one on a day-to-day basis, but there are times when should co…

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    3 Ways for Small Businesses to Prepare for Minimum Wage Hikes

    by on April 3, 2015

    This spring, Seattle will institute a minimum wage increase that will require all employees to be paid $15 an hour by 2021. Voters in San Francisco approved a similar measure recently, bringing the minimum wage in that city to $15 an hour by 2018. States inc…

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    In the Trenches: Letting Someone Go

    by on March 4, 2015

    I haven’t had to do this often in my life, but last week I found myself letting someone go from Cranky Concierge. The whole experience is just awful, and it’s incredible how much work is involved. I would recommend an attorney for anyone who needs to go throug…

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