Bookkeeping News & Tips

Affordable Care Act- Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015


On July 2, 2013, the White House announced a delay in the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act, which requires employers to provide health insurance coverage to their employees or pay a penalty until 2015.The Obama Administration said it was postponing the provision after hearing significant concerns from employers about the challenges of implementing it. [More]

Small Business Lending in the U.S. Decreased in 2012


Understanding how small businesses are financed is important, since small firms are major contributors to the economy. Even five years after the financial crisis and economic downturn, overall lending conditions have improved for businesses, but improvement has been slower for small firms.This information derived from research by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. [More]

6 Summer Tips To Set Your Small Business Up for Profit and Growth This Fall


As a small business owner summer may seem like the perfect time to relax. Most people are off on vacation enjoying the weather and it would only seem apropos that you do the same. However, the summer may be the best time to make changes in your business and get prepared for when business resumes as normal. Here are 6 tips to set your business up for profit and growth this fall. [More]

You’re in the Business of Green, but how Green is Your Business?


Sustainability is more than trend; many people are investing substantial time into living a sustainable lifestyle and that means choosing sustainable goods and services. Your customers care about how green your practice is. According to Intertek.com today’s consumers demand goods and services that not only meet quality and safety requirements, but are also sustainable. The good or service that the consumer is using should not adversely impact people or the environment. Here are some tips to making your business more sustainable many of which can qualify you for tax credits or deductions. Credits and deductions vary by state. [More]