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Owners Should Utilize The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Did you know that employers claim about $1 Billion in tax credits each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)? The WOTC was formed to encourage employers to hire those looking for work who are apart of target groups such as veterans. In an article from TaxConnections, author Ken May writes “WOTC is a Federal tax credit available…

Techniques to Help Your Employees Tackle Problems

In every business, those who can tackle problems rather than complain about them are bound to succeed. Problem solvers, not whiners, always end up winning in business. In an article from Entrepreneur, Jill Schiefelbein writes, “In the workplace, constant complaints have negative consequences that reach into multiple areas of productivity, camaraderie, leadership and culture”. But how can employers turn their…

Tips as Generation Z Enters the Workforce

As graduation season comes to an end, there is a renewed sense of motivation from those who are beginning  their careers. These graduates are not from the Millennial generation, but rather are their own new generation who bring independence, competition, and motivation from the fear of missing out to the workplace. Ken Tysiac article in the Journal of Accountancy describes…

Necessary Information for Any Marketing Strategy

Marketing strategy, like all aspects of business, is an important part in running a successful company. While starting a new marketing strategy can be fun, they cannot be successful without hard work and dedication. In an article from Entrepreneur, Samuel Edwards writes, “Successful marketing campaigns don’t just appear out of thin air. A lot of work goes into the execution…

Habits of Smart Communicators

Communication has gradually become more digital and less personal, prompting us to slowly lose our personal communication skills. With the digital age being full of texts, emails, phone calls, and social media, we find ourselves struggling to personally engage with others. In an article from Inc.com, Marcel Schwantes advocates for a transition to more traditional ways of communicating. Schwantes writes…

Strategies for Pursuing Continued Education

Owning a business is a time-consuming pursuit; many entrepreneurs credit their success to education but struggle to find the time to continue learning while also managing their business. In a recent article for Entrepreneur, Scott Langdon offers some tips for business owners who want to pursue further education. Let someone else handle some of your responsibilities—Pass some things off in…