February 18

How Long to Keep Tax Records (& Other Important Documents)

Reading Time: 3 minutes     No one enjoys gathering, sorting, and filing tax records, but it’s a necessary evil for the vast majority of Americans. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep everything forever. Here are our recommendations, based on IRS guidelines, for how long to keep tax records – and remember, this will save you time (and possibly.

February 14

Building a Government Shutdown (& Recession) Resistant Government Contracting Business

Reading Time: 7 minutes     Although government contracting work is often considered low risk, this industry is not without risk as many contractors experienced at the beginning of this year. December 22, 2018 marked the first of 35 days in the partial government shutdown, by far the longest government shutdown in recorded history. Nearly 800,000 federal workers and.

April 2

Light a Beacon to your Business with a Mission Statement

Reading Time: 2 minutes     Every company, big or small, should have a mission statement. Why? When carefully conceived and well written, a mission statement can serve as a beacon to the world — letting everyone know what the business stands for and where it’s headed. It can build customer loyalty and mobilize people behind a common cause..

March 26

Home vs. Away: The Company Retreat Conundrum

Reading Time: 2 minutes     When a business decides to hold a retreat for its employees, the first question to be answered usually isn’t “What’s our agenda?” or “Whom should we invite as a guest speaker?” Rather, the first item on the table is, “Where should we have it?”   Many employees, and some business owners, might assume.

March 6

Big Data Strategies for Every Business

Reading Time: 2 minutes     You’ve probably heard or read the term “big data” at least once in the past few years. Maybe your response was a sarcastic “big deal!” under the assumption that this high-tech concept applies only to large corporations. But this isn’t necessarily true. With so much software so widely available, companies of all sizes.

February 26

Outsourcing: Not Necessarily a Luxury

Reading Time: 2 minutes     For many years, owners of small and midsize businesses looked at outsourcing much like some homeowners viewed hiring a cleaning person. That is, they saw it as a luxury. But no more — in today’s increasingly specialized economy, outsourcing has become a common way to cut costs and obtain expert assistance. Why would.

February 19

Making the Right Choice About Your Office Space

Reading Time: 2 minutes     For many companies, there comes a time when owners must decide whether to renew a lease, move on to a different one or buy new (or pre-existing) space. In some cases, it’s a relatively easy decision. Maybe you’re happy where you are and feel like such a part of the local community that.

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