Do I Need a Traditional Office in the Post-COVID World?

As nations and states outline plans for reopening, businesses need to decide what normal will look like in the post-pandemic world. Will millions of workers leave remote work behind, dig out their business attire and return to the office? Or does the traditional office become a relic of the past? For most organizations, the answer remains complicated. With tools such as Microsoft 365, remote workers can collaborate over distance more safely and productively than ever before. However, some jobs simply need dedicated office space, with team members close at hand. At the same time, COVID has provided a wake-up call….

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Is your office ready for the return post COVID-19?

Last week, the IRS started returning 10,000 employees to do mission-critical work. For many business leaders, their mission critical work is making money to survive. Truly, it can’t come soon enough, but is your office ready for the return post COVID-19? Now that we have adjusted to the WFH routine of conference calls, tuning out distractions and swapping PJ’s for sweats, the time has come to start planning the return to the office. As with any change in the business environment, there will be costs and opportunities. You may need to adjust work schedules and provide hygiene safety procedures and…

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Section 179 Tax Deduction for Technology Investment Doubled for 2018

What if you could totally replace your network, servers, desktops, laptops, cyber-security and mobile devices at your company of 100 employees? And what if you could write off the entire cost of the investment this year? Well, you can if you take advantage of the Section 179 Tax Deduction. New Higher Limits That’s right. Thanks to the new $1,000,000 limit for the Section 179 tax deduction, you can increase productivity and secure your data now. Yes, even bring everyone up to speed on the latest technology while enjoying huge tax savings. The 2018 Deduction Limit is $1,000,000 up from $500,000…

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right POS System for Your Small Business

5 Tips for Choosing the Right POS System for Your Small Business When you own a small business, a DIY approach often pays off. But when it comes to taking payments, counting bills and coins by hand is fast being replaced by a simple swipe of plastic. With more and more customers going cashless and expecting easy card payment options from businesses of every size, studying the latest advancements in financial tech and making sure your business stays current may be at the top of your to-do list. But with a dizzying array of point-of-sale (POS) services and devices available,…

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5 Steps to Determine an Employee’s Salary

How do you determine the right Employee Salary: 5 Steps for Determining an Employee’s Salary by Joanna L. Krotz used with permission from the Microsoft Small Business website Putting a price tag on a staff job can be a lot harder than pricing your company’s products and services. Pay packages have so few rules. They go up and down depending on geography, industry conventions, seniority and the job market, as well as a candidate’s background. The salary you set must be high enough to attract top applicants but not so high that it eats into your profits or survival. Then,…

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Firewalls: Don’t Skimp on Your Business’s Security

Firewalls: Don’t Skimp on Your Business’s Security In this installment of our “Is Consumer Grade enough for your business?” series, we’ll take a look at firewalls and the differences in the protection they provide your business. Security is quite possibly the most important concern for any business. You need to know that your critical data – both internal data and customer information – is secure. If that information is hacked or accessed by the wrong person, you may be opened up to a world of legal and financial trouble. Security On the most basic level, Consumer Grade firewalls or routers…

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