4 Tax Code Changes Small-Business Owners Should Know About

4 Tax Code Changes Small-Business Owners Should Know About

Taxes are the number-one issue facing small businesses, according to December’s Small Business Optimism survey. As we're now in tax season, small-business owners face the additional headache of understanding how new changes to the tax code affect their businesses.

How to Build a Substantive Network

In the technology age, people believe everything is quantity-driven. We often think that if someone has a ton of Facebook friends, it means he or she is popular. Seeing a person with many connections on

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5 Reasons Not to Purchase the Extended Warranty

If you have purchased a home appliance, computer equipment or a used car recently, you probably have been offered an extended warranty. In many cases, the salesperson will have pushed you hard to purchase it

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5 Tips to Get Clients to Pay on Time

Don’t get stuck in a holding pattern because of late payments from customers. Keep your cash flowing by maintaining both your client relationships -- and your sanity.

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4 Interview Curve Balls and How to Handle Them

An interview is a conversation – an exchange of information. A company wants to learn about you, and you want to learn about the company. So why do some people get all worked up about an upcoming interview? Could fear of the unknown be the trigger that increases your anxiety level?

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Do These 4 Things Before Sending an Email

No matter what your current position or role is, you most likely have to be a writer as well – at least in emailing effectively. A 2012 McKinsey Global Institute study found that 28 percent of an average work week is spent reading and answering emails. That's a lot of writing.

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5 Things to Never Reveal About Yourself at Work

When you spend more hours with your colleagues than with your family, it may seem natural that you'll get to know each other. But before you start divulging details about your personal life in an effort to connect with co-workers, beware. There's a fine line between appropriate sharing and creating confidences that might kill your career.

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Do You Still Need to Hide Your Tattoos and Piercings for Interviews?

On paper, your résumé shows the perfect job candidate. On skin, your arm shows an anchor, some flowers and a cursive quote. For your interviewer, these two displays may give mixed messages.

But it's not like your interviewer hasn't interacted with inked up folks before. Given the statistics, there's a good chance she's sporting a little something under her sleeve, too.

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Does Your Job Demand You to Be Available Around the Clock?

If you're like a growing number of Americans, you might feel like your work is increasingly encroaching on your evenings and weekends and that you're regularly expected to be available outside traditional work hours. If you're finding yourself emailing late at night or working on nonurgent projects over the weekend, you might be wondering how to regain your personal time – or whether that's even possible.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Time So You Actually Get Stuff Done

If you thought of time as money, maybe you'd stop giving it away so easily. You wouldn't take the cash you were planning to use for your daily needs and hand it to your project teammate Neil, who will probably ask for more tomorrow.

But those are typical transactions in the workplace, and they can leave you broke.

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3 of the Worst Millennial Money Habits

Bad habits are easy to fall into—especially when you're in your 20s. Some of the worst money habits among millennials, according to recent surveys include overspending, undersaving and racking up credit card debt.

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