All the Work is in the Preparation

All the Work is in the Preparation

Anyone who has painted a room or two will probably give you one nugget of advice: the secret to a good paint job is in the preparation. Actually applying the paint (the fun part) doesn’t take that long. What eats up the time is everything you need to do before you...
What’s Up with Crowdfunding?

What’s Up with Crowdfunding?

So you’re ready to expand your business or operationalize your idea. That’s great news! Do you have the funds? If you are like a lot of smaller businesses, the answer is probably no. Larger banks and some smaller ones have cut back dramatically. As much as half...
How Long Will You be in Business?

How Long Will You be in Business?

If a customer, or your banker – people who are important to the success of your business came up and asked: “How long will you be in business?” What would you say? Some of you may answer with the number of years until you retire, which is voluntary....
New Overtime Rules

New Overtime Rules

Department of Labor updated overtime rules last December. In general, beginning December 1, employees with salaries below $47,476 must be paid overtime at one and one half times their regular rate. If a person’s salary exceeds this amount and if their job duties...