Small and medium businesses (SMB) are the backbone of America, generating annual revenues that can reach $8.1 million [based on SMB’s with less than 100 employees]. These SMBs employ up to 99.7 percent of all employees in America, and 39 percent of these employees fill high tech jobs. SMBs have advantages over larger organizations when recruiting top talent to help drive their small enterprise. This white paper will further examine the essential components and justifications that CEOs, hiring managers and business owners alike should consider when developing and deploying their hiring strategy and processes.
Published By: Paychex
Published Date: Apr 01, 2013
The Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010 includes provisions that affect how companies administer and report health care information for employer-sponsored health plans. While it may take some time to become familiar with the new regulations, it is important now for small-business owners to understand the effect of health care reform on their companies and their employees. This white paper explains seven primary components of the Act.
Published By: Paychex
Published Date: Apr 01, 2013
When it comes to running a new business, most entrepreneurs learn as they go. There's a certain pride in the do-it-yourself approach. But when that business grows sufficiently to require additional personnel, the entrepreneur becomes an employer, and issuing payroll becomes a necessity.
This white paper outlines the complex world of payroll for smaller businesses, and the rewards of a consistent, accurate payroll for business owners and their employees.
Published By: ForUsAll
Published Date: Jun 18, 2018
The 401(k) market has rapidly changed.Is your plan up to date?
Since 2012, there have been significant changes in 401(k)s which have created new risks and opportunities for small and midsized business 401(k) plans. With this rapid pace of change, many business owners, and even some small advisors and recordkeepers have not been able to keep up. We’ll summarize both changes to the 401(k) industry and the opportunities that exist for you to improve your plan, specifically in the following 5 areas:
1. Staying compliant with increasingly complicated regulations – New government regulations have increased burdens on companies offering both health plans and 401(k)s. What used to be compliant may no longer work. Furthermore, software has improved, allowing many error prone, manual retirement plan administration tasks to be automated.
2. Increasing plan effectiveness by lowering fees – Since 2009, average 401(k) plan costs have dropped by almost 30%*. While average costs have come down, not al
Many small businesses rely on owners and other employees to take on HR responsibilities in addition to their “day jobs,” a role we call the ad hoc HR manager (aHRM). Although a common practice, using an aHRM can present unforeseen risks. Read the complete guide to risky ad hoc HR management to find out more.
Classifying independent contractors vs. employees and exempt vs. non-exempt employees can be tricky. This white paper outlines what small business owners should know and examines general standards under state and federal law for correct classification.
Published By: AmVenture
Published Date: May 23, 2017
As a small business owner, it’s easy to get wrapped up in what needs to be done today, because it is what’s sitting directly in front of you. It’s so immediate and urgent, so how can you ignore it? However, to prepare for long-term success, business owners have to be willing to consider the larger picture and plan for the future. We focus on the top 7 threats you need to consider – and take action upon now – to protect your small business.
The need for reliable data centers is growing, especially in the small to medium sized business market. So too is the price of data centers -- both in terms of initial cost and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) -- as equipment, service and utility costs continue to escalate. How is a data center manager going to support an IT-based business strategy that hinges on high availability, at a reasonable business cost? Insource? Outsource? Build? Lease? This presentation looks at the factors driving data centers costs, their impact, how they can be controlled, and how to justify the data center you need.
Start protecting your company with a small piece of technology that 85% of business owners tow around as their life force: your smartphone. Discover how making your business more secure can be as simple as it is vital.
Linux reliability has come of age. Several major Linux distributions including Novell SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu scored high in reliability, improved over 2006 uptime statistics and achieved near parity with Unix distributions. Security incidents plagued Windows Server 2003, which saw uptime decrease by roughly 10% during last year. Corporations must continue to adhere to best practices in configuration, management and security to ensure optimal server operating system and application reliability.
Has the economic meltdown taken its toll on your business? Is the endless onslaught of bad news making it difficult to maintain a positive perspective? The good news is that despite the economic downturn, there’s never been a better time to raise the bar for your IT capabilities. Mature virtualization solutions, new affordable uptime solutions, powerful integrated capabilities and an increased focus on operational simplicity all enable businesses like yours to enhance IT operations — without biting off too much of your budget. Here are five things you can do immediately and affordably to add value to your business.
Download this whitepaper to learn why many small and mid-sized firms are choosing a more robust outsourced solution that combines HR tasks, like time and attendance management and workforce administration, with traditional payroll processing to improve data accuracy, ensure regulatory compliance, and deliver greater economies of scale.
Email marketing is a proven and cost-effective way to drive revenue and stay top-of-mind with prospects and customers. But many small business owners struggle to find the time to get started with email marketing or see real results. In this paper, find out how an email marketing consultant can solve this problem, see how one small business quadrupled its return on investment by working with an email marketing consultant, and how to find a local and vetted email marketing consultant within 72 hours.
Finding a better place to store an ever-expanding volume of valuables is a near universal challenge—for individuals and their businesses. From physical holes in the ground to the ethereal cloud and beyond, the range of options for stashing stuff is immense. And, depending on what you’re storing and how easily you want others to find it, some options are better than others.
Read this white paper to learn how a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system provides the customization, speed, ease-of-use, security and affordability needed to protect and share digital assets for many small business owners.
Feeling overwhelmed by starting a new business? Or stuck about what to do next to grow your existing business?
We know being a business owner is no easy feat, and it can be extremely helpful to get advice from other successful entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes.
So, we partnered with CNBC’s Carol Roth and reached out to hundreds of influential small business owners and organizations that serve small businesses to offer advice and insights on what they found to help prosper their business.
In this eBook, you’ll find 80 tips and strategies regarding:
• Managing your business
• Accelerating growth
• Connecting with people
• Leveraging technology
• Marketing and selling your products or services
Download the free eBook to find out how to take your business to the next level from these experts who know a thing or two about success.
There was a company that was spending between $1.2—$1.4 million dollars each year on workers compensation costs, over a number of years. By encouraging injury reporting early and for all injuries (while less severe and less costly), by implementing a return-to-work program, and by starting an earnest safety training program, that business reduced its’ workers compensation costs to $850,000 in one year.
The only real question for most small business owners is, ‘How much will I be paying?’
That’s not an easy question answer, so here’s some fast context...
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Nov 27, 2007
But what is "BI" and how do small/mid size business owners acquire it without too much cost? This Executive White Paper will outline the issues and solutions for the "BI" requirements of growing companies.
Every small business has some system for organizing and documenting its relationships. If that system is no longer working, or could be improved upon, a new contact management system is in order. This Blue Paper will help small business owners research, select and implement the system that will work effectively for them.