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Telecommuting Employees May Create Unforeseen Tax Burden on Employers

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June 13, 2011
Telecommuting Employees May Create Unforeseen Tax Burden on Employers

Tweet Many companies have either considered or currently have employees that work from home and many who may even work out-of-state.  The benefits range from giving employees flexibility within their schedule, providing for a family-oriented business, employee satisfaction, greater efficiency and productivity and reduced overhead costs. However, while weighing the pros and cons of...
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Reduce Worry by Living in ‘Day-tight Compartments’

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May 27, 2011

Tweet One of Dale Carnegie’s principles for overcoming worry is to live in “day-tight compartments.”  This term was first coined by Sir William Osler when he encountered this life-changing quote from Thomas Carlisle, “It is not our goal to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what clearly lies at hand.”...
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Identifying Opportunities for Employee Growth – How to Decide Which Employees to Promote

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May 24, 2011

Tweet Choosing one employee over another employee can be a tedious and difficult task, especially if you have a close working relationship with each. The key is to know what to look for in each employee and how to promote the chosen one respectfully. Below, you can find some tips to help you weigh...
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Square makes us rethink the cost of doing business

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March 22, 2011

Tweet Since the advent of credit cards, the cost of accepting credit cards for your own business has always been considered somewhat ‘premium’. There was a clear line that said “If you take credit cards, you’re a serious business.” I remember the first time I signed up for a merchant account to accept credit...
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The concept of “frenemies”

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March 10, 2011

Tweet A recent experience has introduced me to the concept of something I like to call “Frenemies”—people or groups you’re technically in competition with, but whom you sometimes work together with, do favors for, or otherwise cooperate with to achieve a common goal. The concept of frenemies can be applied to many things in...
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Lessons to take away from a celebrity meltdown

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March 7, 2011

Tweet If you’re anything like me and pop culture, you’re Charlie Sheen-ed out. But the Star-Ledger had an interesting column yesterday: What, if anything, can we learn from his mishaps? – We can all get distracted. Sheen was distracted by activities beyond his career. The column points out that our comments don’t fade into...
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A few tips for delegating work in the office

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February 25, 2011

Tweet A wise person once said: “Nothing is impossible if you can delegate.” At some point or another, all of us must either delegate our work or accept delegated work. Nevertheless, navigating delegated work can be tricky, as it requires striking a balance between an existing workload and new work that has added weight to...
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Decrease your stress level with these simple tips

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February 23, 2011

Tweet It’s a new year, and with it comes new stresses. Your work load is just as demanding as it was last year, if not worse, and you still have all of the same personal obligations related to friends and family that you always have. So how do you regain control of a to-do...
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Tips for staying positive when you find yourself in a rut

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February 18, 2011

Tweet When daily life becomes a grind, and you find yourself in a rut, it’s easy to let negative thoughts take over — thoughts that make it hard to bring enthusiasm into both your professional and personal lives. This is why it’s so important to embrace the things in your life that drive you...
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Small businesses could qualify for new loans in New Jersey

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February 11, 2011

Tweet New Jersey-based small business owners, listen up. If your company could use a boost, the U.S. Small Business Administration is about to offer one. The Small Loan Advantage and Community Advantage programs – available Feb. 15 – will increase capital in underserved communities, providing grants of up to $250,000 to smaller businesses that...
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