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5 Suggestions for Resolving Conflicts at Work

This article was originally published at the International Association of Women’s website.  To learn more about this organization and its mission to empower women in business click here. The workplace is comprised of a wide variety of different talents, skills, ideas, and tenets. This diversity is celebrated, even embraced; each individual brings something unique to [...]

Beneficial Ownership Rule: What it Means

Effective May 11, all banks and processors are subject to new rules under the Bank Secrecy Act that have been imposed by the United States Department of Treasury. These new rules will allow law enforcement to better investigate potential involvement in money laundering, terrorist funding, tax evasion, fraud, and other financial crimes. What this means [...]

Small Business Week 2018: 13 Types of Insurance Your Small Business Needs

With Small Business Week upon us, it’s important to look at protecting your business and livelihood. While insurance can be stressful to think about and expensive to purchase, this is nothing compared to what you will have to deal with should your business be damaged, robbed, or worse, sued. Without proper coverage in place you [...]

6+ Tips for Creating a Safer Workplace and Reducing Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation insurance is required in most states to provide no-fault coverage for employees suffering job-related injuries or illness. More than that, it is also designed to help protect businesses from employer’s liability lawsuits and other potential costs associated with workplace accidents. Even with this required expense there are ways you can minimize the filing [...]

Looking for Payroll Services? Here are 5 Things to Consider

One of the most important parts of owning a business is payroll. It’s can also be very costly if not done correctly. In 2013 alone, the IRS issued $4.5 billion dollars in penalties to businesses who incorrectly calculated their payroll taxes. Not only that, but there are also varying salaries, shift differentials, benefit contributions, and many other [...]

13 Types of Insurance For The Small Business Owner

If you are a small business owner, insurance is something you will eventually need to address. It can be stressful to think about the additional costs involved in getting your business up and running. However, every business owner should have some basic type of business insurance in order to safeguard your business and your livelihood. [...]

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, [...]

Deer Valley Data Joins the Newtek Family of Companies

Greetings Deer Valley Data customers! Newtek is pleased to announce that Deer Valley Data and its Atjeu brand have joined the Newtek Family of Companies. If you’re not familiar with Newtek, you’ll be pleased to know that Newtek Technology Solutions is a leading managed technology and I.T. infrastructure company that has been around since 1997. [...]

The Depreciation Deduction, What SMB Should Know

An important new change to U.S. tax law quietly passed before the end of the year. I know, it sounds dull, but it’s actually quite exciting; the change is intended to help small and mid-sized businesses and might even work to stimulate the economy. The boost for SMB owners comes from an adjustment to Section 179 of [...]

8 HR Trends to Watch in 2016

With a new year comes the annual desire to understand what may be the important Human Resources topics, issues, and insights in the months ahead. In 2015, we saw a number of new trends, and in 2016, the HR landscape is changing more rapidly than ever before. Read on for 8 HR trends to look [...]