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How to Explain Paycheck Withholdings, Deductions & Contributions to Your Employees

Posted in Jul, 16th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Your employees are unhappy. They’re financially stressed, feel they don’t get the support they need, and as a result, 71% are looking for another job. But research by Kronos suggests there’s an easy way to both reduce that stress and make your employees feel more supported. You see, 42% of all employees say taxes and deductions on their…

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5 Ways to Get the Most from Your Team

Posted in Jul, 16th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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My four-person executive team carved out two days to meet to review, brainstorm and update our company’s strategic plan.  We started the meeting like we do so many of planning session by listing out all the victories we’ve enjoyed as a company during the previous quarter. The list was long and full of things we…

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From Battle to Business: How the Military Prepared Me for the Corporate World

Posted in Jul, 16th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

College tuition isn’t the only rising cost in the education world. An increase in demand has produced inflated business school prices, and a two-year MBA sets the average graduate back more than $60,000. Many aspiring businesspeople view it as a small price to pay to get ahead, but… …what if I told you that the organization…

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Key Tips: Starting a Business

Posted in Jul, 16th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

As an economist, author, entrepreneur, and professor who taught innovation and entrepreneurship to MBA students for a decade, I’ve come across seemingly countless articles and books serving up tips on how to start a business. And there’s a lot of good stuff out there. For example, I used Start Your Own Business for the course I taught….

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What Is a Balance Sheet, and How Can I Use It to Manage My Business?

Posted in Jul, 9th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Creating a balance sheet can be a challenging task for small business owners. Especially if you’re not schooled in finance and do not fully understand the in’s and out’s of financial statements, you may feel uncertain at first. In this post, I’ll cover what a balance sheet is, how it benefits your business, and the…

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What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Sexual Harassment

Posted in Jul, 9th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

The Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey scandals engulfing Hollywood have brought national attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Women and men in industries as diverse as advertising and even government are speaking out to tell their stories of being harassed on the job. Is anyone at your business being sexually harassed? What…

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Does Your Small Business Need a Lawyer?

Posted in Jul, 9th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Small business owners spend most of their days focused on the nitty-gritty, like marketing their businesses, managing employees and serving customers. One area that tends to take a backseat: legal concerns. But failing to take the proper steps for legal protection can put the business you’ve worked so hard on at risk. So, when does…

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How to Get the Most From Your Marketing Budget

Posted in Jul, 9th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Are you getting good results from your small business marketing? If your results are falling short of your expectations, perhaps it’s because you’re not investing enough money in your marketing campaigns. How much money should a small business spend on marketing annually, and how can you make the most of your precious marketing budget? Here’s…

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5 Tax Rules for Deducting Interest Payments

Posted in Jul, 2nd, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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It’s common for businesses to borrow money for various reasons…to start up, expand to new locations, buy equipment, launch a marketing campaign. But borrowing usually isn’t without cost: interest payments. To the extent interest payments are tax deductible, they reduce the cost of borrowing. But tax rules on deductibility can be confusing. Business interest is…

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

Posted in Jul, 2nd, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. But instead of looking for another job, this time you want to finally start that business you’ve been dreaming about for years. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup? Several years ago, the Department of Labor launched an initiative for…

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