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When the busy season comes, the last thing on your mind is accounting for your projects. You and your employees are concerned with only one thing: keeping up in delivering quality projects on time.
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Success in a manufacturing/distribution business starts with your order-entry system. It's an expensive proposition to say that there's no time to do things right the first time, but there's always time to redo mistakes again.
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Consumer prices jumped 7% in 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Unfortunately, health benefit costs incurred by small employers increased at an even higher rate — 9.6% — according to the health benefits consulting firm Mercer. The average per-employee cost of health benefits for companies with between 50 and 500 employees was $14,896 in 2021, up from $13,587 in 2020. Costs are set to increase again in 2022 unless employers rethink elements of their employee benefits strategy.
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In today's tight labor market, many people are exploring new job opportunities with better compensation packages and improved work-life benefits compared to what their current employers offer. Before you leave to pursue greener pastures, it's important to understand the options for the savings you've built up in your employer's 401(k) plan or another qualified retirement plan.
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Builder's risk insurance provides protection for a structure that is damaged during construction. These policies are usually broad. In fact, the coverage is generally extensive enough to include construction equipment and machinery, as well as materials, fixtures, and appliances -- all vital parts of a completed structure. It can also cover temporary structures, such as office trailers, on a project site.
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Q. Our organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteers. Sometimes our volunteers incur significant transportation and other expenses in connection with the performance of their volunteer services. We would like to pay for some of those expenses, either directly or by reimbursement, to relieve their financial burden. If we do, would the expense payments be treated as taxable income, or would the payments be excluded from income — as they are when our employees incur similar expenses?
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Like all service providers, doctors seek to offer their patients the best possible care while holding down costs. But how can physicians tell whether they're meeting this goal? A growing patient list and a healthy bottom line are strong indicators. However, the only sure way to tell if your patients are satisfied is to ask them.
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You spend a great deal of time and money developing unique ideas, products and services. But the more people who know about your plans, the more you risk losing your secrets. To help protect vital intellectual property assets, it's important to require confidentiality agreements.
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Good news: You just found out that your high school senior son or daughter will be receiving a sizeable scholarship at a prestigious university next fall. But what are the tax consequences?
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For empty nesters and other homeowners who don't need a large house anymore, downsizing may seem like the perfect solution. From a practical standpoint, a smaller home generally takes less time to maintain, unless it's much older than your current one. Plus, in today's booming real estate market, you'll likely come away with a financial windfall from the difference between what your current house might sell for and the price of a smaller one.

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