As a small business owner, there’s no better way to understand the health of your business than through your cash flow. But, what is cash flow? Cash flow is the money that moves in and out of your business. Your cash flow either keeps your business afloat or can cause it to sink. Read on […]Read More Following the Money: What Is Cash Flow?
Employees have a window of time each year to sign up for certain types of employer-sponsored insurance. Although this open enrollment period takes place at the end of each year for all employees, an employee can add or remove coverage at any time of the year if they have a qualifying life event.Read More What You Need to Know About a Qualifying Life Event
For many employers, nothing’s more confusing than employee benefits and payroll taxes. Are there any fringe benefits that are exempt from all payroll taxes? Yes, there are, and the working condition fringe benefit (spoiler!) is one of them.Read More The Working Condition Fringe Benefit Is Tax-free. Who Knew?
As a small business owner, it’s your responsibility to know who’s the best person to hire for a job. Sometimes that means adding an employee to your roster. Other times, it means hiring a contractor. Hiring a contractor can help fill temporary or project-oriented positions. Read on to get the scoop on hiring independent contractors […]Read More Build It and They Will Come: Hiring a Contractor
When it comes to business, things don’t always go according to plan. At some point, you may find your company struggling to stay afloat financially. And if that time comes, you may need to furlough some workers to avoid drowning. So, what is furlough? Keep reading to learn the definition of furlough, examples, and how […]Read More What Is a Furlough?
Like any business, you need up-to-date accounting records if you run a farm, ranch, or related operation. But, some aspects of agricultural accounting—like livestock and land—are specific to farming businesses.Read More The Farming Business’s Guide to Agricultural Accounting
Are you planning to offer your employees a retirement plan for the first time? Or, are you considering switching from a SIMPLE IRA to 401(k)? Whatever the case, you might have questions about the difference between a 401(k) vs. SIMPLE IRA plan. After all, you want to choose the best plan for your business.Read More What’s the Difference Between a 401(k) vs. SIMPLE IRA?
As a small business owner, you know things don’t always go according to plan when it comes to payroll. Mistakes happen, and even common payroll tasks can leave you scratching your head. And with mistakes and confusion, time can quickly add up. Have you ever found yourself wondering Why does payroll take so long? Keep […]Read More Why Does Payroll Take So Long? 5 Reasons Why (and What You Can Do)
You’ve worked hard to build your business. Although you might not want to share your business secrets, you probably need to when you hire employees. To prevent employees from revealing sensitive information that could jeopardize your business, you might have them sign an employee confidentiality agreement.Read More Safeguard Your Business’s Sensitive Information With an Employee Confidentiality Agreement
Managing employee hours worked comes with the territory of running payroll. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you must use a timekeeping method and retain records for your nonexempt employees. An employee time clock is one type of timekeeping system you can use.Read More Should You Use an Employee Time Clock?