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Number 2 of five things you need to know about the IRS and payroll taxes to protect your business: avoid the 1099 independent contractor trap.

Number 2 of five things you need to know about the IRS and payroll taxes to protect your business: avoid the 1099 independent contractor trap.

Many companies try to avoid the time and expenses involved in withholding payroll taxes and paying the employer match by hiring their workers as 1099 independent contractors. I have seen this strategy attempted many times and, although it can be an attractive idea, it can also be […]

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Five things you need to know about the IRS and payroll taxes to protect your business

Five things you need to know about the IRS and payroll taxes to protect your business

We have all heard the cautionary tales about companies and their ownership running afoul of the IRS. The IRS is charged with the task of collecting taxes from individuals and businesses in the United States and the most famous tax day in the US is April 15 […]

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E-Verify system: “E” is for error

E-Verify system: “E” is for error

Last month, I blogged about the E-Verify system, which is a mostly voluntary program offered by the feds free of charge. It is designed to help employers to verify whether or not an applicant or employee is legally allowed to work in the US. In my first […]

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Here’s more information about the E-Verify system and how you, as an employer, now play a role in fighting illegal immigration in the US.

Here’s more information about the E-Verify system and how you, as an employer, now play a role in fighting illegal immigration in the US.

Earlier, I shared how the crackdown on illegal immigration in the US has shifted. Here are more specifics: The E-Verify system is a voluntary program (unless you have government contracts) offered by the federal government that compares Form I-9 information to Social Security Administration and DHS records […]

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Employers, there is a new sheriff in town! Find out what the new E-Verify system and Form I-9 compliance regulations will mean to you and your business.

Employers, there is a new sheriff in town! Find out what the new E-Verify system and Form I-9 compliance regulations will mean to you and your business.

As with most things in Washington DC, a new administration brings a new way to approach old problems. Anyone who has watched the news, read the newspapers or been online knows that illegal immigration in the US and undocumented workers have been hot-button issues for some time. […]

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How well could your security business handle an urgent call for extra guards?

How well could your security business handle an urgent call for extra guards?

What would that do to your cash flow management system? Let’s face it. Some companies don’t hire the security they need until a crisis happens. Maybe the company gets robbed; maybe someone even gets hurt. Then, when they call your company to get the amount of security […]

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Is your security business fairly new? If so, are you struggling to find business funding? What about accounts receivable factoring?

Is your security business fairly new? If so, are you struggling to find business funding? What about accounts receivable factoring?

As we recently reported, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a dramatic increase in the demand for security guards. This is encouraging news if you own or manage a security business; but, if your business is new, then you’ll probably face challenges in getting the funding […]

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Another Ohio-based entrepreneur training program: JumpStart sponsored a 54-hour event for people wanting to start a high tech business.

Another Ohio-based entrepreneur training program: JumpStart sponsored a 54-hour event for people wanting to start a high tech business.

I recently shared how I have been reading entrepreneur blogs and how encouraged I have been reading about the programs and initiatives taking place. Well, here is another example: JumpStart, which is a Northeast Ohio-based program that “accelerates the progress of high potential, early-stage businesses,” hosted a […]

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Security guard demand is expected to grow 17 percent between 2006 and 2016

Security guard demand is expected to grow 17 percent between 2006 and 2016

Can your current cash flow management system fund your growth? There are growing concerns about crime and vandalism – and private security firms are taking over more and more of the duties previously performed by police officers. Because of these factors, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts […]

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There are lots of great entrepreneur blogs and resources on the Internet. One of my early New Year’s resolutions is to read more of them.

There are lots of great entrepreneur blogs and resources on the Internet. One of my early New Year’s resolutions is to read more of them.

While looking at some blog posts recently, I found out about an interesting entrepreneur training program taking place right here in Ohio. In this program, the Youngstown Business Incubator and Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration are partnering to begin an internship program in Youngstown, […]

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