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DOL to Focus on Proposed Rules for Overtime, Tips

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs posted its Agency Rule List for spring including two rules affecting overtime calculations under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and one aligning the tip credit regulations. Overtime Standard salary level for “white collar” exemption. The DOL intends to issue a Notice […]

Paying Yourself When Starting a Business

Determining how to pull money from your business is a critical step in small business ownership. Whether you take a draw or a salary, makes little difference if you are a sole proprietor. A combination of salary and draw is typically how most small businesses start. When the business is doing well, the draw can […]

The Truth About Quick Loans

If you own a small business, you’ve no doubt seen those ads promising quick and easy small business loans, usually for large dollar amounts. Should you really take out such a loan? Before you sign the loan agreement, there are a few key steps to protect yourself and your business.   Do your homework. The […]

Small Business Week Survey Says Finances Still Top of Mind for Owners

According to WalletHub’s national Small Business Week survey on the state of their finances, small business owners are optimistic but still report needing better access to capital. With more than 543,000 new businesses started every month, the survival rate is still threateningly low – some two-thirds will only survive into the third year. Traditional sources […]

The Inside Scoop on Donor Advised Funds

Looking for a different way to donate to your favorite charity? Many investors are finding that donor advised funds are a creative way to contribute dollars while still receiving a tax deduction for their efforts.  The Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable vehicle created at a public 501(c)3 organization, which is called a sponsoring […]

Taxpayers Encouraged to Get Paycheck Check Up

If it has been a while since you have looked at your pay stub or reviewed your tax withholding, stop what you’re doing and make a point to do it today.  Circumstances change and with the new Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) in December 2017, there are even more pressing reasons to perform a […]

Tired of Not Getting Paid?

Freelancers have become an even larger part of the small business population since the great recession of 2009. According to a 2014 study commissioned by the Freelancers Union, some 34 percent of the total workforce is independent workers, or freelancers. That number is expected to rise to nearly 50 percent by 2020.  Many large companies […]