7 Signs You Are a Bad Communicator

What exactly is communication? How should it be defined? Simply put, it is the “successful sharing of ideas or feelings.” The key word here is: SUCCESSFUL. Many entrepreneurs assume they are effective communicators; but being a strong, decisive and authoritative leader, while important, has nothing to do with effective communication. In fact, people with these characteristics are often the worst …

Leadership Styles – How to Make the Most of Them

Being an effective operations manager does not always translate into being a great leader, a common misconception in small business management. Leadership is about creating and communicating a vision, inspiring others, teaching others and promoting a positive business model. Operational details are one thing; human nature is a whole different ball game. A great boss inherently represents both sides of …

ACA Notice

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers are required to provide a notice to their full and part time employees on or before October 1, 2013 informing them about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Building A Great Team Culture

It seems that the challenge of building a team has been with us forever. People are the essential ingredient in all businesses however many business owners struggle to harness and develop the huge opportunity that a motivated and committed team of people can bring to a business.

Take Steps To Build A Better Business

Business owners focus a lot of attention on building better products. When their products are hot, the company does well, despite other shortcomings. Certainly, new and better products are essential, but focusing on building a better business – one that readily adapts to change and quickly responds to crisis may be even more important.

Best Options For Inter Office Communication

Inter office communication (in this case we refer to communications within the office and its team members) can be viewed as the grease that keeps the machine running smoothly. Without it, everything can come to a grinding halt.

Going Into Business With Your Spouse: How To Make It Work

Starting and running a business is rarely a safe or simple process, and doing so with one’s spouse creates an additional layer of complexity. Whether that complexity will have a positive or negative effect depends on several factors. Here are some of the questions you need to discuss before going into business with your spouse.

Tax Tip Tuesday! WOTC: This Acronym Could Save You Taxes

WOTC. Those four letters may look like Internet shorthand, but they’re actually an acronym for a federal income tax break. The work opportunity tax credit can reduce your business income tax when you hire workers from specified groups that typically experience high unemployment, such as veterans. You may have heard that the WOTC tax benefits for other categories of workers …

Tax Tip! Payroll update for 2012

Out with the old and in with the new. The expression applies not only to the upcoming new year, but also to the new year’s payroll tax reporting and compliance.