What is a Standard Operating Procedure and why do you need them? Are they beneficial even for small businesses?

What complicated your prep work for year-end review? Were you missing details needed in order to invoice your customers, whom, by the way, wanted to spend their tax dollars before the 31st? Were you working to reconcile your vendor statement and discovered you are still missing receipts or details from back in July, that you didn’t follow-up on? Do you have all the W9 forms you need from vendors you paid throughout the year?

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LAST CALL: New Salary Threshold Rule Starts January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020 the new Salary Threshold rule takes effect.  Employers will be required to pay most executive, administrative, and professional employees at least $684 per week ($35,568 per year).  To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount and meet certain duties tests. If they are paid less or do not meet the tests, they must be paid 1 1/2 times their regular hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week. Read More

Supplemental Benefit Series: Short Term Disability & Accident Policies

Often, I receive inquiries from individuals wanting to purchase short-term disability on an individual basis. Typically, carriers will not offer short-term disability individually as it is not cost effective.  Standard short-term disability benefits start either first day for injury or illness or often first-day injury and seventh-day illness.  Can you guess who is traditionally most interested in this benefit?  Young females. 

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Employee Assistance Plans Help Achieve a Happier, Healthier Workplace

It is that time of year, the holidays.  Stress levels rise through the roof as we try to manage the busyness of the season with everyday stressors; it can feel like a pressure cooker!  Offering your employees, the benefit of an EAP helps them to feel supported on a continual basis, whether those stressors are seasonal, every day or major life changes.  Many EAPs often go unused because employees don’t know about them, understand what they provide, or employees may feel there’s a stigma around using these services.  Or, some employers just don’t offer an EAP in their benefits package.  Let’s look into how they can positively affect your whole organization.

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Why Outsource Your Marketing?

Is growing your marketing efforts one of your 2020 business goals? It should be! Marketing is the driving factor that supports lead acquisition, sales and customer service to help you grow your business. Your initial gut feeling may be to (attempt) to execute your business’s marketing yourself! In this blog, you will find why it is cheaper AND smarter to outsource your marketing to a professional agency. Read More