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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES: PART III

Aug 17, 2012
Tip 3: Document Your Valuables and Business Equipment Keeping a documented record of your valuables and business equipment will help with insurance and casualty loss claims in the event of a disaster.

WOMEN'S BUSINESS OWNERS NETWORK FALL CONFERENCE 2011

Aug 17, 2012
The Women's Business Owners Network (WBON) will be hosting their 2011 Fall Conference on Thursday, November 10, 2011..

TRADITIONAL IRA TO ROTH CONVERSION DEADLINE APPROACHES

Aug 17, 2012
October 15, 2011 This deadline is actually October 17th for 2011 since the 15th is on a Saturday this year. It is:

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES: PART II

Aug 17, 2012
If you lose your data, you lose everything, and it can be very difficult to recreate.  You can back up the hard drive of your personal computer (or just your financial data) to a CD, flash drive or an…

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES: PART I

Aug 17, 2012
We are pleased to introduce the first post in a new five-part series titled 'When Disaster Strikes'.

IRS ANNOUNCES NEW VOLUNTARY CLASSIFICATION SETTLEMENT PROGRAM (VCSP)

Aug 17, 2012
The VCSP program is available to businesses that currently erroneously treat their workers as non-employees or independent contractors, and now want to correctly treat these workers as employees.

FEDERAL TAX RELIEF FOR VICTIMS OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE IN VERMONT

Aug 17, 2012
The IRS has announced that taxpayers in many Vermont counties will be entitled to extensions from August 29 to October 31, and an election for treatment of uninsured casualty losses.

IVE THINGS SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESSES NEED TO DO TO SUCCEED: PART V

Aug 17, 2012
#5) Create an annual budget! Annual budgets serve many purposes, not the least of which is the knowledge a business owner or manager will gain in the process of creating one. More commonly...

VERMONT FLOOD RECOVERY RESOURCE GUIDE

Aug 17, 2012
The Office of Senator Patrick Leahy released the Vermont Flood Recovery Resource Guide as a resource for all those affected by Hurricane Irene.

SEPTEMBER 1ST DUE DATES EXTENDED DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE

Aug 17, 2012
"An extension of time to file returns with a September 1 due date has been approved by Commissioner Peterson. Due to the statewide damage and disruption caused by Hurricane Irene, it will be impossible for many individuals to meet the September 1 filing deadlines for four programs administered by the Department.

VEDA: HURRICANE IRENE LOAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Aug 17, 2012
Up to $10 Million is available through VEDA's Hurricane Irene Assistance Loan Program to assist Vermont businesses and farms in their efforts to recover from direct physical...

FIVE THINGS SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESSES NEED TO DO TO SUCCEED: PART IV

Aug 17, 2012
#4) Trust your management tools, trust yourself, trust your employees to carry out your vision! All too often entrepreneurs continue to be micromanagers as the number of people they employ continues to grow. Understandably we, (yes we, I've been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life which is why I love my job: helping ...

FIVE THINGS SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESSES NEED TO DO TO SUCCEED: PART III

Aug 17, 2012
#3) Organize your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Benchmarks in a usable format Ok now you've got KPIs and also benchmarks to measure them against; however they will be of little benefit if they are not in a format that allows...

FIVE THINGS SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESSES NEED TO DO TO SUCCEED: PART II

Aug 17, 2012
#2) Determine appropriate benchmarks for your organization Now that you have KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for your business you need to know if your indicator values are good or bad! Benchmarks ...

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WEBINAR

Aug 17, 2012
Each month, Prepare My Business will host free, education Webinars. These webinars specifically include information regarding business continuity and disaster recovery ....

FIVE THINGS SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESSES NEED TO DO TO SUCCEED: PART I

Aug 17, 2012
We are pleased to introduce the first post in a new five-part weekly business management series titled 'Five Things Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Do to Succeed'.

IRS ELIMINATES HIGH-LOW SUBSTANTIATION METHOD

Aug 17, 2012
The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is doing away with the high-low method for substantiating certain travel expenses.

IRS ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN MILEAGE RATES

Aug 17, 2012
Following sharp increases in gas prices, the Internal Revenue Service is revising the optional standard mileage ...

GO 'GREEN', SAVE MONEY WITH QUICKBOOKS: PART V

Aug 17, 2012
Tip 5: Use QuickBooks Remote Access QuickBooks Remote Access- powered by WebEx - allows you (or anyone with proper login information) to connect to your QuickBooks data from any web-enhanced PC. You can use this technology to reduce travel time for you, your employees and your business consultants.

GO “GREEN”, SAVE MONEY WITH QUICKBOOKS: PART IV

Aug 17, 2012
Tip 4: Go Paperless with Payroll Payroll processing, filing and form preparation can cause extremely high paper use and can cause other environmental footprints like using mail delivery for paychecks, employee W-2s and for payroll forms. QuickBooks has several product tools that can reduce the entire payroll process to a paperless filing and electronic delivery systems.