January 17, 2019
Not only does getting involved help you develop relationships but stepping up gives you authority. Your customers look at you differently when you can say you are on a board, on a committee, or in some other leadership role.
January 11, 2019
There is no better time for a fresh start than a new year. So before you start doing things the way you’ve always done them, a great question to ask yourself is: are you truly being productive? Sounds backwards, doesn’t it? Do less, get more done. It is quite powerful – IF you do it right.
January 3, 2019
The biggest misunderstanding is what makes a website secure versus not secure. For example, with the introduction of version 68 of Google Chrome browser, websites that do not use SSL certificates are marked “Not Secure” in the address bar. However, a website with an SSL certificate is not necessarily a “secure” website either. SSL encrypts the data sent between the visitor and web server but does not actually protect the website itself from hackers. There is more to it and website owners need to understand this if they want a truly secure website.
December 14, 2018
When I opened my business I quickly realized how many things I didn't know about being an entrepreneur. The Rutgers Business School Center for Urban Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (CUEED), and its Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative (EPI) gave me the tools to sustain and grow my business.
December 7, 2018
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back to look forward and set goals. Goals will become your roadmap to success. Follow these steps to develop your roadmap and deliver an a-mazing 2019.
November 29, 2018
Don’t assume because you are small that you aren’t a target like Amazon or Target. Rethink that. 95,000 new malware threats are being released every day and about half of them are aimed at small businesses. Most people don’t hear about it because it’s kept squashed for fear of attracting lawsuits, data-breach fines, bad press, and even out of embarrassment. It’s crucial that you protect your business from these Top 10 ways hackers can compromise your systems!
November 25, 2018
If your total itemized deductions for 2018 will exceed your standard deduction, bunching nonurgent medical procedures and other controllable expenses into 2018 may allow you to exceed the applicable floor and benefit from the medical expense deduction. Controllable expenses might include prescription drugs, eyeglasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, dental work, and elective surgery.
November 16, 2018
Many people choose to pass assets to the next generation during life, whether to reduce the size of their taxable estate, to help out family members or simply to see their loved ones enjoy the gifts. If you’re considering lifetime gifts, be aware that which assets you give can produce substantially different tax consequences.
November 10, 2018
I learned early on that it takes time and patience to build a business. What I’ve also learned is that being a small business owner is a juggling act. I use several tactics to manage all these roles.
November 1, 2018
In today’s tightening job market, to attract and retain the best employees, small businesses need to offer not only competitive pay, but also appealing fringe benefits. Benefits that are tax-free are especially attractive to employees. We take a quick look at some popular options.
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