Category Archives: Small Business Association (SBA)

Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. … Continue reading

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Helpful End-of-Year Tax Tips

Own a small business? Trying to brainstorm to make sure you remember all the details you need to pull together at year end for tax season? Here are a handful of useful tips to keep in mind over the next … Continue reading

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December 2016 Changes to Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a rule that, effective Dec. 1, 2016, will make significant changes to the overtime regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As you know, employees covered by the FLSA must receive overtime … Continue reading

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New DOL Overtime Rules

Don’t forget that the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules will go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016. If you’re an employer, be sure you fully understand your obligations and expectations under these new rules, and take any steps you … Continue reading

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10 Tactics to Get More Positive Reviews for Your Business

The following article was published by the SBA. The numbers are compelling. Depending on which study you read (and there are literally dozens), anywhere from 51 percent to 90 percent of consumers read and trust online reviews. Even if we … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Establish Credit for Your Business

The following article was published by the SBA. A creditworthy business is defined as a company that is considered suitable to receive credit because of a positive history of paying money back. For business owners it’s essential to not only … Continue reading

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7 Ideas for Marketing to Existing Customers

The following article was published by the SBA. When small business owners think about marketing, they usually think about attracting new customers. But existing customers are equally, if not more, important. A survey last year found that marketers spend on … Continue reading

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