Top 10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Tax Resolution Company

If you owe taxes to the IRS and a federal tax lien has been filed, you are likely to be inundated with calls from telemarketers and tax resolution firms offering their services. My advice is to proceed with caution when choosing a tax resolution company to handle your tax debt. It is your finances and your livelihood that are at stake, not theirs! The following information will help guide you...

Christmas Calendar Magnets

To make sure your customers don't forget, you need to keep your brand in front of your target market all the time. So how do you go about doing this? You may consider getting Christmas calendar magnets for this purpose. When you get the magnets, it will be possible for your clients and potential clients to see your company name frequently. These magnets will act as a great advertising tool to...

Worker’s Compensation in a Tough Market: What Are My Options?

We have published articles looking at today's tough market and what it means for the staffing industry. The first step in the process of selecting the best insurance program for your company is to "Analyze" the situation. This involves reviewing the alternatives that are available. It is important that one does not wait until 30 days before renewal to review options. Waiting this late to evaluate...

Personal Assistants vs. Companions: Definitions and Exemptions

The California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order 15 (effective April 1, 1986) defines "personal assistant" to include nannies and any person employed directly by a private homeowner or indirectly through an outside employer to supervise, feed, or clothe a child or person who by reason of old age, physical incapacity, or mental deficiency requires supervision. Provides an exemption to...

10 warning signs in the presentation of financial statements

In this article, we'll use the information described in our analysis of the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement to list 10 "red flags" to look for. These red flags may indicate that a company may not present an attractive investment based on the three main pillars: growth potential, competitive advantages, and strong financial health. Rather, a company with few or none of...

Why business and law go hand in hand

Whether you are preparing to start a new business, or have already done so, it is important that you understand the areas where business and the law intersect and support each other. There is a wide variety of possible legal situations that business owners may find themselves in when starting a business or growing an existing one. Because the average person may not be aware of the minute details...

Self-assessment of controls

Bottom Control Self-Assessment (CSA) is a technique that was originally developed by Gulf Canada in 1987. In March 2000, the European Commission approved a white paper on CSA. In the United States, when the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was implemented in 2007, section 404 of the Act required companies to conduct a top-down risk assessment that CSA required. In the UK in 2011 the Financial Services...

How do I protect my house of worship from loss and damage?

Houses of Worship share a mission to serve their respective communities, empowering parishioners and others in matters of faith and other needs. Despite the importance of the institution, the facilities can suddenly close due to an unexpected calamity. How do members of the church, mosque and synagogue protect themselves from the risk of loss, apart from, of course, prayer? Of course, tailored...

Sun Tzu for Success by Gerald Michaelson with Steven Michaelson – Book Review

Title and author: Sun Tzu for success by Gerald Michaelson with Steven Michaelson. Content synopsis: Sun Tzu's art of war was written by an ancient warrior-sage in China over 2,500 years ago. It was first inscribed on bamboo strips around 500 BC. C. It is the oldest book ever written. It has been studied by Eastern and Western strategists, both military and non-military, for centuries. It is a...

5 ways to ignite your creative intelligence

Each of us is 'endowed' with creative intelligence that is, for the most part, underutilized due to other responsibilities and busy lifestyles. This is not an excuse for underusing our creative abilities, but simply an exclamation as to why they aren't used more often. The thought process associated with producing creativity and innovation requires a degree of concentration coupled with a relaxed...