Business Success Strategies

May 30th, 2016 by

  By Barbara Weltman- If your business is incorporated, when you sell your stock, the gain usually is taxed at 15% or 20%, depending on your tax bracket (which is based in part on the gain from the stock). However, if the stock is “qualified small business stock,” you may pay zero tax, regardless of […]

May 29th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- No joke. The Onion’s CCO share some great insights on native advertising. You’ll also find an extra dose of information on branding your small business among the top articles presented here. Leadership, management and productivity We’ve all dealt with “tough customers.” Here’s how to turn them into loyal brand advocates. Customers are […]

May 21st, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- Remember Billy Crystal’s old character on SNL, Fernando, and the catchphrase he made famous (You look mahvelous!)? This week’s curated content asks that question about your sales and marketing materials…and offers some advice. Marketing and sales If you’ve been concentrating on copywriting for your advertising and marketing materials, you may have overlooked […]

May 15th, 2016 by

By Barbara Weltman- If you’re in the market for a new truck for your business this year, tax rules may impact your buying decision. This is because of the convoluted depreciation rules for these vehicles. Size matters! Big There are dollar limits that apply for light trucks and vans placed in service in 2016. A […]

May 15th, 2016 by

by Barbara Weltman- On April 25, 2016, a new controversial rule from the Department of Labor went into effect. The rule is designed to create transparency for workers from employer actions with respect to union activities. The intent is one thing; the implications are quite another. What the Rule Says The rule is the DOL’s […]

May 8th, 2016 by

By Susan Solovic- A lot of advice this week is directed toward helping you tune up your website. So as we enter racing season – the Indy 500 and Triple Crown events – get your web presence running efficiently at full speed and stretch out your lead over the competition! Leadership, Management and Productivity One […]

May 1st, 2016 by

  By Barbara Weltman- As you get ready to engage eager college students to work for you this summer, don’t run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many companies view summer interns as free labor to fill in when regular employees are on vacation. Be sure to understand whether you can treat these […]

April 25th, 2016 by

Cloud apps to boost your small biz and a cloudy economic crystal ball… Get your head – or at least your small business – in the clouds, get a better understanding of virtual teams, and decide if the U.S. economy is a basket case or Mr. Reliable. All of these topics, and much more, are […]

April 22nd, 2016 by

Q&A with Sherwood Neiss Entrepreneur, Crowdfunding Expert & Advocate On May 16, equity crowdfunding enters a new phase. Title III of the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act) takes effect. It took four long years following President Obama’s signing of the JOBS Act, but now that Title III is fully implemented, ordinary people can […]

April 19th, 2016 by


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