Taxes. It’s not the time of year small business owners look forward to. It’s complicated. It’s time consuming. And for some, it’s expensive. But, it doesn't mean taxes need to be overwhelming. Here are 10 tips for small businesses on how to survive tax time.
Even at the smallest of business, administering employee benefits can be quite complex and time-consuming. Understanding the considerations involved in administering benefits will assist you in deciding whether you should handle administration on your own, or outsource all or part of it. This "101" guide helps you walk through how to administer benefits at your small business.
So, you have an amazing idea for a small business. You’ve thought it through front to back and you know it’ll be successful. But, how do you plan to pitch your business idea to a potential investor? Good question, isn’t it? Let’s be honest, you need cash if you want to start a business, and unless you strike oil in your backyard between now and the day you want to open up shop, you’ll need a strategy to get funding. So, rather than telling you to set out a “Starting a business, anything will help” coffee mug fund, I’m going to tell you how to pitch your business to anyone. This will ultimately help you get the funding you need.
You may or may not have a training manual for your small business. And if you don’t, it’s time to put on your creative hat and get to work. Why? A training manual is the backbone of your company - without one, it’s hard to function. So, to write a training manual in the most efficient and creative way, here are tips to get you going.
As a veterinary clinic owner, you need time to be on your side. Yet, many veterinarians continue to utilize the old-fashioned way to conduct and administer payroll -- wasting a lot of valuable time every month. The solution? Payroll software. So, to save you and your veterinary clinic time, we’ve outlined what you should look for in a high-tech payroll solution.
Benefits can be exciting and beneficial to your dental practice. And if you've recently opened your own practice, the benefits you offer employees can make a good impression and have positive, lasting effects.
Small businesses are a significant driver of the U.S. economy. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) there are over 28 million small businesses in the U.S., employing over 56 million workers. Of course, the number and health of small businesses varies by state. How does your state's small business growth stack up?
Over the past few years, you may have heard about a Section 105 Plan. And while you may know little-to-nothing about this type of Plan, it’s important for you to understand what it is. Why? As a small business owner, whether you’re currently offering a group-sponsored health insurance plan, or nothing at all, a Section 105 Plan could be a great benefit to you and your employees. So, what is the difference between a Section 105 Plan and a group-sponsored health insurance plan? This article will help you better understand a Section 105 Plan, and more specifically a Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plan, and how it differs from other health benefits such as a group-sponsored health insurance plan.
Too many small business owners see recruiting as a chore rather than a pleasure. Why? Well, it does take a good amount of time and effort. It involves looking for candidates, going through resumes, and making hard choices. Yet, so few of small business owners remember that recruiting for your small business is enjoyable when done right. Recruiting is a way to expand your networks, develop your social skills, and of course, bring on talented, amazing new employees to help your small business succeed. So, what’s the best way to recruit? We’ve assembled four tips to help you.
It’s been about a year since major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA or Obamacare) came into effect. Now more than ever, businesses and their employees are impacted by the health reforms.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is general in nature and does not apply to any specific U.S. state except where noted. Health insurance regulations differ in each state. See a licensed agent for detailed information on your state. Zane Benefits, Inc. does not sell health insurance.