Exempt Employees: Starting January 1, 2020, most employees who are classified as exempt under the executive, administrative, professional, and computer employee exemptions will need to be paid at least $684 per week or $35,568 per year. Minimum Wage’s for Federal Contractors: January 1, 2020, the minimum wage for employees doing work on or in connection…

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By Rieva Lesonsky, Guest Blogger Published: April 4, 2019 www.sba.gov                            From Glossier to Quip, a variety of hip new companies is targeting millennials with…mailers? From postcards to catalogs, “hot, digitally savvy, direct-to-consumer” brands including Casper, Harry’s, Wayfair, Rover, Quip, Away, Handy, and…

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Perhaps the question rephrased best portrays the true objective; could my company be dynamically leveraged to ensure profitability in any socioeconomic climate? What does this all mean, all I want to be is profitable… Well it is so complicated! Wrong! It is easy, with the correct tools and mechanisms in place, any one can navigate…

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August 12, 2013 Bill Gates  stated…”The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” Ask yourself the following questions; How automated are your systems? How quickly and accurately…

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January 31, 2016 Tax Day is April 18. – The Washington, D.C., holiday of Emancipation Day is on Friday, April 15, 2016. Under federal law, the tax deadline gets extended when it falls on a holiday or weekend, and so the tax deadline for most taxpayers will be the following Monday, April 18. Tax penalties…

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February 18, 2016 Big companies Small Companies, it makes no difference we are all susceptible to the same criminal elements when it comes to Ransonware. Ransomware is a new form of malware that comes in a variety of flavors that keep changing. Currently, there are two types out there – (1) where the malware locks…

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December 2, 2016 Here is a dilemma we all face; Do we need Business Interruption insurance (BI)? I have a friend that sells it While these are two very separate topics of discussions, they are interrelated. One without the other does no one any good. As your business grows, so does your exposure. One should…

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May 24, 2017 We all want to live a meaningful and enjoyable life, correct? Your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index numbers are key indicators of your risk for serious illness. If you know these important numbers, you can make changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing heart…

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July 20, 2017 Recently, I read an article titled “A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience” which depicts the determination and skill that every true Entrepreneur needs to have to succeed. All entrepreneur regardless of entity size or industry, experience challenging times. Some are self-inflicted, some are symmetric of the life cycle,…

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