Make advance preparations for year-end bonuses

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About 35 percent of small-business owners gave year-end bonuses last year, the U.S. Small Business Administration reports. Bonuses range in size depending upon the industry and company. They can be a way to retain employees and show gratitude for them during the holiday season, but they … Continued

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‘Profit First’ Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales – Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren’t always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit … Continued

Pay up… or else!

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Learn how to avoid a cyber-attack on your small business and how to respond to ransom threats. The email from Amazon may look completely legitimate. It includes the same Amazon writing and gold smiley face arrow. It says it’s from the Amazon billing department, which … Continued

Hand your employees a hotspot

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Show your staff that you recognize their investment in their smart devices and are willing to meet them halfway. If you employ millennials, it is a near certainty that they are using their personal smart devices to conduct business. It is … Continued

Be mindful of child labor laws when hiring family

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Small-business owners may want to utilize as much help from family as possible when operating their business, but it’s important to recognize all laws and regulations when it comes to employing minors. Business owners must follow federal guidelines, as well as state-specific guidelines. Many of … Continued

How much?

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5 things you should know about your commercial property’s tax assessment Scott Carlson’s restaurant on Eighth Street in West Des Moines has done well in the first two years since it’s been open. It was one of the first new businesses to open and stay … Continued

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‘The Purpose Is Profit’ Do you feel the pull to start your own business? Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money? Ed ‘’Skip’’ McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start … Continued

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