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Posted by admin on August 2nd, 2016

When it’s a service charge.  Revenue Ruling 2012-34 was issued by the Internal Revenue Service to provide guidance to employers and employees on the difference between tips and service charges as well as on certain reporting requirements.  The ruling states, among other things, that service charges paid to employees are taxable as regular wages and not […]

Posted by admin on July 28th, 2016

What will you do? We live in The Information Age. Increasingly, business success depends on the ability to obtain, maintain and intelligently utilize increasing amounts of digital information. Unfortunately, it is also The Age of the Data Breach. The total average cost of data breaches paid by organizations was $6.5 million.[1] Losses result from not […]

Posted by admin on July 26th, 2016

1.Grilled Rosemary Corn   Ingredients 8- Ears of shucked corn 8- Long sprigs of rosemary 8- 4” long pats of butter Salt and pepper to taste 8 – Large pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil (the long foil not regular)   Method Take the corn and put the pat of butter long the corn if you […]

Posted by admin on July 21st, 2016

3 TIPS FOR INTERACTING WITH COMPETITORS ON SOCIAL MEDIA What do massive credit card debt, mystery fridge meat and your competitors have in common? None of these things will go away if you ignore them. Turning a blind eye to the actions of competing companies in your industry is a great way to get caught […]

Posted by admin on July 19th, 2016

We have all lived in a highly regulated, pro-employee environment for years.  Moreover, there is no hiding it; employers are bombarded by news about the hazards of having employees which illustrate the various pitfalls, often in painful detail.  Yet, I continue to hear from employers desperate to terminate a problem employee, an employee who has […]

Posted by admin on July 14th, 2016

Yelp can have a huge impact on local businesses, but research has shown that a staggering 87% of small businesses don’t maintain their Yelp page or manage their reputation across all review sites. Here are some tips for how to use Yelp more effectively and make your Yelp stand out among the competition. Claim your page. Start by […]

Posted by admin on July 12th, 2016

Investing in your own business makes sense. Many businesses achieve significant growth each year. However, when you consider that many small businesses fold every year, it becomes clear that banking your retirement solely on the success of your business might not be the best idea. There is no guarantee that your business will continue to […]

Posted by admin on July 7th, 2016

While some argue that hiring a public relations team shouldn’t be at the top of a startup’s to-do list, these PR mavens say hiring such a team is more important than you think. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur who just secured your first significant round of funding. Or perhaps you’ve just leveraged your own savings to […]

Posted by admin on July 5th, 2016

The Santa Monica City Council passed a minimum wage ordinance which becomes effective on July 1, 2016. The ordinance includes a phased increase to reach $15.00 in 2020 for most businesses, with a one year delay to 2021 for businesses with 25 or fewer employees and for qualifying nonprofits. The ordinance provides a higher wage for […]

Posted by admin on June 30th, 2016

As with any other critical business activity, your Internet & Digital Marketing campaign must be monitored to ensure it’s working to full potential. Best performance outcomes and high returns on investment can only be achieved by taking stock and improving on what you’re already doing or are planning to do. The problem, however, is that […]

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