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Brand Your Small Business for Success

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Apr 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

80% of small businesses fail. Avoid being another statistic by creating a great brand for your company.

Developing a great product or service is important, however without a strong brand it can get lost in the shuffle.  Your brand is essential in helping your small business stand out and be perceived as a serious player.

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Topics: small business owners, small business marketing, marketing, Small Business Marketing Tips, business growth,, business plan,, business success,

Sustainable Business Growth: Step 9 – Becoming a Continuous Leader

Posted by Jeff Price

Apr 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Last Friday, we discussed sustainable business growth step 8: establishing your company support network. Today we’re on the final step in our journey, how to become a continuous leader.

If you’d like to refresh your memory, and revisit any of the previous posts, feel free to do so by clicking here. Let's get started and complete your lesson on sustainable business growth.

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Topics: successful business growth,, growing your business,, business success,

3 Ways The ACA Employer Mandate Changes The Employer-Employee Relationship

Posted by Jeff Price

Apr 16, 2014 9:00:00 AM

There's no doubt that the Affordable Care Act is changing the face of health insurance coverage. But what gets less attention is how health care reform, especially the ACA employer mandate, and the specific health care solutions you choose are revolutionizing the employer-employee relationship.

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Topics: aca, health insurance, affordable care act, employee health care notifications, healthcare exchanges

IRS Rule Change: Automatic Gratuities Now Subject To Payroll Tax

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Apr 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM

An updated tax rule is causing restaurants to rethink the practice of adding automatic tips to the tabs of large parties.

In January, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) re-classified automatic gratuities from tips to regular wages, making them subject to payroll tax withholding. 

Though the policy isn’t a new one, having been issued in June 2012, the implementation was delayed until 2014 to give restaurants time to comply. For restaurants, the change has meant increased costs, paperwork, and complication of the payroll accounting process. 

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Topics: tipped employees, restaurant payroll, payroll tax filing, IRS tax tips & announcements

Sustainable Business Growth: Step 8 – Your Business Support Network

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Apr 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We’ve reached Step 8 (the second-to-last one!) of growing your business the smart and sustainable way. Step 7 was all about social media strategy. This week, we’re talking about the fuel for growth and innovation: your business support network.

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

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Topics: business mentors,, business growth,

Businesses Owe $4.5 Billion In Payroll Tax Penalties

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Apr 10, 2014 1:05:00 PM

Recent tax data shows that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed 6.8 million penalties for businesses across the United States.  This added up to $4.5 billion owed in penalties related to employment taxes for the year (as of September 2013).

It's said that close to 50% of small businesses are still doing their taxes by hand! As a business changes and evolves, new tax rules must be adapted to as well. Many companies, large and small, can avert the headache of a tax penalty by outsourcing the responsibilities to a payroll service provider.

In hiring the right provider, your small business will benefit from all the company has to offer.

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Topics: payroll calculator, payroll tax filing, payroll best practices, payroll tax, payroll taxes

Avoid Online Crises By Effectively Managing Your Reputation

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Apr 9, 2014 9:06:40 AM

Many executives are unaware of how negative online reviews can damage a company’s sales.  With all the other things business owners are busy managing, it’s easy to lose track of everything posted on social media and review sites. 

Even if with a dedicated marketing department or social media team monitoring your online brand, it takes just one viral negative comment to diminish your credibility. 

In today’s online-focused world, any online negativity could quickly hurt your online rapport due to the Internet's real-time nature. Creating and maintaining a positive online reputation is an ongoing process.

Here are some ways to protect your company’s good image online:

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ERISA Attorney Mitch Geiger to Help Clients Ensure ACA Compliance

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Apr 8, 2014 11:14:00 AM

We are happy to announce a new addition to the PrimePay team! 

Help us welcome Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) attorney Mitchell “Mitch” Geiger to the company as Director, Regulatory Compliance, Benefits!

Mitch will provide support for the entire team, advising on complex issues surrounding ACA compliance and administration of employee benefit plans.  He will help to make sure our clients are ACA compliant.

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Topics: aca, healthcare exchange, Small Business Healthcare Exchange

Protect Your Business from Fraud & Scams

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Apr 7, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Small businesses tend to be susceptible to fraud and scams. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, small businesses are the most common victims with the highest rate of fraud at nearly 32%. 

Don’t fall prey to any of these common scams that frequently target small businesses:

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Topics: small business owners, small business, small business management, small business organization,, fraud, scams

Sustainable Business Growth: Step 7 – Social Media Strategy

Posted by Jeff Price

Apr 4, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Last week we talked about establishing your business methodology, and how a succinct, sustainable sales process is your key to sustainable business growth. This week, we’re on to step 7 in sustainable business growth: creating a detailed social media strategy. 

The Impacts Of Social Media

“Increasingly, consumers don’t search for products and services. Rather, services come to their attention via social media.” - Erik Qualman

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Topics: social media, successful business growth,, business growth,, growing your business,, sustainable business growth,, social media strategy, social media marketing

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