New State Wage Rates in 2017

The minimum wage saw an increase in a number of states at the start of 2017. Unless otherwise noted, the following minimum wage rates (per hour) went into effect on January 1, 2017: Alaska: $9.80 Arizona: $10.00 Arkansas: $8.50 for employers with 4 or more employees California: $10.50 for employers with 26 or more employees (for smaller employers, [...]

2016 Is Almost Here – Payroll Year-End Preparation and Planning for a New Tax Year

With 2015 year-end tax activities under way, it's time to start gearing up for 2016. Save yourself valuable time and considerable headaches by leaving your payroll challenges to Newtek. Newtek Payroll offers guaranteed savings of 20% compared to ADP or PayChex. Newtek delivers you savings, security, and concierge service with our online payroll solution hosted [...]

4 Payroll Tips from a Tax Professional

No matter which industry you belong to, there is a common source of frustration for all members of the small business community: payroll. Payroll is a highly regulated business obligation involving everything from employee personal information to federal governmental legal requirements that, if not done properly, can reap harsh consequences. Daniel Petri, an associate licensed [...]

Outsource Your Payroll, You’ve Got Enough To Worry About

Let’s shoot straight: managing payroll is an annoying obligation; an especially time consuming and detail-oriented task that can quickly consume even the sharpest business owner. Add to that the stiff penalties for a tax filing omission or a mistake on an employee paycheck and now we’re talking a full-blown pain in the rear. Outsourcing payroll [...]

7 Reasons Why Your Website Doesn’t Deliver

Your website is the face of your small business. For the vast majority of consumers, that’s all they know about your business – and what they see and experience there directly influences the ultimate decision about whether or not to purchase your products or services. As a result,  every effort should be made to design [...]

Reaching Y: 3 Millennial Marketing Musts

Generation Y, also known as Millennials, are starting to take over the business world. They are easily identified by latest edition smartphones and ongoing social media interaction. They have even established new protocols for earning a living and even gaining "online celebrity status" through blogging, Youtube videos, zany pet pictures, and "selfies."  They get their news [...]

How to Avoid “Black Hole” Meetings

We attend meetings in the hopes of exchanging information and generating fresh ideas. But all too often, we emerge from such meetings dazed by the weight of useless data and demoralized by the waste of our time. How can you avoid getting sucked into the black hole of useless meetings? Here are tips for planning [...]

Newtek To Present at the Craig-Hallum 4th Annual Alpha Select Conference

Newtek announced today that it has been invited to present at the Craig-Hallum 2013 Alpha Select Conference at the Convene Conference Center in New York City on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:15PM EDT in the Nolita Room. Barry Sloane, President and CEO, will be available during the day for one-on-one meetings. To schedule a meeting, [...]

Gartner Says BYOD Adoption Will Drive New Mobile Security Provider Opportunities

Mobile security providers may get a boost this year as bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives increase among enterprises, Gartner reports. While consumers aren’t interested in paying for antivirus software protection on their mobile devices, according to Gartner, use of personal devices at work may provide new opportunities for security providers. “The use of personal [...]

Gartner: Almost 75 Percent of Government CIO Budgets Stagnant or Up in 2013

Nearly 75 percent of government IT budgets are said to be flat or increasing in 2013, despite continuing pressure to spend less, according to Gartner. After years of being told to “do more with less,” government CIOs say their budgets have either stabilized or are increasing. As a result, CIOs feel they are now positioned [...]