Making it Safe For Older Employees

The typical career path for an older individual is to move into management, but there are many older workers who choose to stay in less prestigious positions. In some industries, this means that they are choosing a physical position (moving boxes) over a mental position (sales and management). The retirement age in America is now …

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Break Rooms and Ice Machines

As Americans, we have the distinction of loving to have ice in our drinks, but for long years that ice has been missing from our workplace. We have long suffered with the huge crippling 5-gallon bottles of water, but neglected the easiest solution: place a countertop ice and water dispenser right in the break room.  We’re …

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A Guide to Energy Efficiency for Commercial Property Managers

Stores, apartment buildings, offices, and other types of commercial properties use a lot of energy. In fact, 1/3 of operating costs for an office building can be attributed to energy usage, which makes it your single biggest expense. But, there is a way out, i.e. you can minimize your property’s level of energy usage. Consider …

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How to Protect Yourself From Commodities Fraud

Stock and investment scams are something that has been on people’s minds quite a bit in recent decades. Unethical activities of unscrupulous investors, scam artists, and even respected financial institutions have caused the federal government to increase its diligence in uncovering stock and commodities fraud. But, it is not just the responsibility of government to …

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Federal Tax Identification Number: How to Get an EIN Online

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to taxpayers who are required to file business tax returns. EINs are used by: Employers Sole Proprietors Corporations Partnerships Non-profit Associations Trusts Estates of Decedents Government Agencies Certain individuals Other business entities You need an EIN if: Your business …

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Work-in-Progress and Construction Contractors

Does your CPA sound like the parents of Charlie Brown every time Work-In-Progress is discussed? And are you tired of how Work-In-Progress changes your financial statements and tax returns each year? This necessary evil, as you know, is a vital part of accounting for your business. Understanding the process of how this schedule works will …

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What Is Penetration Testing? And Why Your Business Needs It Now

Eighty-five percent of small businesses in the U. S. have been hacked. The important and sensitive information stored on their Information Technology (IT) systems has been stolen, changed, or made public. When a big company is hacked (e.g., Target, Home Depot, Sony), it’s all over the news, but it’s actually the smaller companies that are …

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