Plumbers Plan on Problems to Protect Yourself

Most people starting a plumbing business understand that they need to follow state and local regulations when working.  Sending out licensed plumbers will assure customers that all the work will be up to code and the employees will follow proper procedure.  This is a proper way to build a good business.  To protect both the business and the assets every plumbing company needs workers’ compensation insurance and to be bonded.  These are 2 responsible steps ...

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Logging Leading the Hazardous Occupation List

Logging may be the most dangerous job available.  In 1997 there were 128 logging deaths for every 100,000 loggers, and 14,000 injuries per 100,000 workers.  All this equals very expensive workers’ compensation insurance.  Besides wanting to cover employees in case of accidents, a logging business should take the steps necessary to reduce the number of accidents.

 

There are organizations available, including workers’ compensation insurance companies that ...

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Painting Pressures: House Painting Has Worries

Running a house painting business is a great way to make money even during a downturn in the economy; many homeowners and business owners alike are looking for ways to spruce up a building rather than sell it – or seeking to attract buyers and business.  If you enjoy physical labor in the outdoors, house painting is a great option.  House painting is not a solo proposition.  In order to be efficient the painting company ...

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A Closer Look at Electricians…

Many electricians dream of staring a small business, but they need to understand how to lay the groundwork and make the best use of scarce resources. If the proper foundation is not put in place the business can fail especially during tough economic times.

 

One of the most important but least understood aspects of starting a business is Worker Compensation. Workers’ compensation insurance will pay ...

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Top Trends to Watch for 2009

Savvy small business owners should be keeping a close eye on upcoming changes. Here to help keep you prepared and informed are the Top Trends to watch for 2009.

1.      Tighter Credit Lines. Even if you have great credit and make all your payments on time, banks might reduce your credit line or increase interest rates for reasons as erroneous as having the wrong business partner ...

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Big Changes Coming in 2009

Big Changes Coming in 2009

As the last few months of 2008 wind down, savvy business owners should begin preparing for big changes coming in 2009. Not only will the nation see a new President take office but corporations and business owners of all sizes are likely to begin feeling increased pressure due to these tough trends:

1.      A rough economy. The stock ...

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Taxing Small Business Owners Above $250,000

Taxing Small Business Owners Above $250,000

If Democrats have their way Obama’s small business tax plan will go into effect whether he wins the Presidential nomination or not; what Joe the Plumber has come to know is likely to impact every small to mid-sized company in the nation. If you are a little confused about the exact details then don’t worry – you aren’t alone. The fact is, ...

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Are Your Workers Employees or Contractors?

Many small business owners really aren’t sure whether or not their workers are employees or contractors. In fact, some contractors would be surprised to learn they actually are considered employees by government standards; unfortunately, even the most well intentioned small business owners could be at risk for costly lawsuits by making even a simple mistake when it comes to properly classifying workers. Here to help determine whether your worker is an employee or contractor ...

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Obama Likely to Bring Big Changes to Small Business

By the time you are reading this the nation will have selected a new President. Whether you voted for Obama or not, one lasting legacy he will certainly have upon the small business landscape is the pending legislation known as the Obama-Durbin Independent Classification Act or ICPCA.

The ICPCA is expected to pass into law by the overwhelmingly Democratic congress early next year in response to a growing trend toward ...

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