What Contractors Need to Know About the DoL’s Paid Sick Leave Final Rule

On September 29 this year the Department of Labor (DoL) published its Final Rule on Executive Order 13706 (Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors) signed by President Obama a year earlier. Under the order the Secretary of Labor was directed to devise and issue rules and regulations for the implementation of the provisions of the order. A year later these rules are a fact! (more…)

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What it Takes to Build a Business from Scratch

The most common way for people to build up wealth over time is building a business of their own. When you work for someone else, much of your productivity goes toward making them wealthy. It’s commonly thought that starting a business is a difficult process, but in the day of e-marketing, this might not be the case. A physical store is not necessary. Massive startup costs are even optional. Here are a few tips to get a business built up from scratch.  (more…)

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Five Tax Secrets All Small Businesses Should Know

The following information probably will not save you any money on this year’s taxes, but in the years to come, your small business will be able to save quite a bit of money and headaches. These are tax loopholes specifically beneficial to small businesses. They can all be used at once too. Begin using them right away, so next year you can see the sizable savings. Here are five incredible tax loopholes designed to for small businesses. (more…)

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Which Industries Are the Most Successful During Valentine’s Day?

Ever wonder which types of businesses cupid’s arrow snags the most throughout the season surrounding Valentine’s Day? While some of the answers won’t surprise you (like florists and candy shops enjoying a strong sales boost), others may. Did you know that in recent years one of the most popular gifts to give isn’t a bouquet of roses or a dinner date out, but the gift of experience via a gym membership or outdoor adventure? Or that now more than ever one of our biggest Valentines include our pets? Utilizing statistics from the National Retail Federation throughout 2014-2017, we’ve rounded up a look at February 14th’s greatest hits by the numbers to see which industries are consistently successful at spreading the love.
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