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Tax Time, Ready or Not

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  February 2, 2017

Category: Business Tips, Tax
It’s always a huge relief to many people who get their taxes done early. That gray cloud of stress that nags at you to get it over with can be gone in a matter of weeks instead of months. April is right around the corner, and here are a few tips to cross that task off your to-do list way before spring. 1. Catch up on your books. If your books are behind, the first

The New I-9 Form

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  January 19, 2017

Category: Business Tips
The I-9 form is used for employment eligibility when hiring new employees.  It is one of many forms that need to be completed when you onboard a new employee. Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the new I-9 form, which is dated 11/14/2016, must be used.  Here is a summary of the changes. Section 1 asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used,” and streamlines certification for certain foreign nationals. The addition of
Are you ready for 2017 to be even better than 2016?  If so, take a few minutes to reflect on the questions below and take action to set your 2017 profit plan. Question 1:  What were the three best business things about 2016? No need to re-invent the wheel.  If you knocked it out of the park in 2016, can you wash, rinse and repeat these tasks in 2017? If you’re having trouble thinking of
Hopefully you’re having a wonderful December with all of the holidays and parties this month. And if you’ve spent too much on gifts and decorations, never fear. Here are six ways to save on your accounting and taxes. But hurry, you only have until year-end to cash in a few of these tips. 1. Check your profits After adjustments, are your books going to show a profit this year? If so, you may want to

Cool Apps: Google Forms

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  December 8, 2016

Category: Cool Tech Tools
Do you ever need to collect information from your customers? There are many ways to do it: a form in Microsoft Word®, a fillable PDF, and a Web form are all very common. Less common but slicker than the rest is the option of using Google Forms. You’ll need a Google ID, and most people use their gmail account for this. Go to Google Drive from your menu, or you can access it from this