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Barbara Weltman
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What I Learned about EMV Technology on My Summer Vacation #EMV
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. © <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/ I recently spent a week vacationing in the Canadian maritime provinces. Great trip, and a good learning experience when it comes to EMV. I'll share some background, and then what I learned. Background. Starting October 1, 2015, <b>...</b>
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New blog post: News from the Supreme Court #smallbusiness
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. © <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/ Each year the Supreme Court weighs in on only a limited number of cases. Two cases this year are of interest to small businesses. Monitoring 401(k) fees. If your business has a 401(k) plan, you have to routinely check on the fees <b>...</b>
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Thanks to +Barbara Weltman and today's "Idea of the Day" information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.(http://www.bls.gov/web/jolts/jlt_labstatgraphs.pdf)

Idea of the Day June 15, 2015
Leaving corporate America

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.6 million people quit their jobs in March 2015. In addition, 1.8 million were laid off or fired. Some reasons for quitting: retirement, starting businesses.
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New blog post - Survey says ...
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. © <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/ That's what the 1500 small business owners said in response to a survey reported in the NFIB. More specifically, 22% ranked taxes and 23% ranked government regulation and red tape — totaling big government — as the single most <b>...</b>
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Small businesses can benefit by joining forces, sharing resources, and doing other outreach to boost their bottom line. The following article has been adapted from previous postings of mine and is intended to spark thinking about how you can start working with others to spend only what is ...
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What IRS Statistics Say about Business Income #smallbusiness
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. © <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/ The IRS's Statistics of Income Bulletin, Spring 2015 reports tax information for 2013. Overall it shows that the economy improved between 2012 and 2013; the number of tax returns filed increased by 1.9% to 144.9 million returns and <b>...</b>
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New blog post: Smart Ideas for Old Smart Phones
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock- Upgrading to newer smart phones periodically can help boost productivity for you and your staff. The majority of Americans do so every one to two years. What to do with the old ones? Selling old smart phones ...
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New blog post: How many employees do you have?
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. © <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/ Under the Affordable Care Act, you can't rely on a head count. You need to determine an average each month throughout the year for purposes to know whether you're subject to the employer mandate. This means counting full-time <b>...</b>
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My newest post on SBAgov's blog -- Payroll Concerns for Remote Employees #payroll
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New blog post - What NOT to Do When it Comes to Taxes -- #smallbusiness   #taxes  
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-check- A recent Tax Court decision highlighted all of the things that business owners shouldn't do if they want to stay out of trouble with the IRS. Let me share some of the actions by business owners in this case so you can ...
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Here's June's Big Ideas for Small Business  -- Many thanks +David F Leopold for sharing!
 
It must be the first day of June; Community Member
 +Barbara Weltman 's monthly newsletter was just released. Her lead article is a wonderful story about "Small Business Collaboration".  Enjoy while you learn...
Small businesses can benefit by joining forces, sharing resources, and doing other outreach to boost their bottom line. The following article has been adapted from previous postings of mine and is intended to spark thinking about how you can start working with others to spend only what is ...
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New blog post - Take another Look at Your Hiring Practices #smallbusiness
Follow @BarbaraWeltman. http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock- You may be in violation of the law by having discriminatory hiring practices. That's what Abercrombie & Fitch found out recently. The U.S. Supreme Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch ruled against the company in a case ...
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Since the publication of her J.K. Lasser’s Tax Deductions for Small Business in 1995, Barbara Weltman has built a reputation as an experienced and helpful source for small business advice. 

A tax and business attorney since 1977, Barbara has the knowledge entrepreneurs need to get ahead and stay ahead.  Whether she’s writing books on small business taxes, legal issues for business and business finance topics, speaking to corporate groups, teaching and consulting, guesting on popular radio shows, or publishing her Big Ideas for Small Business® newsletter, Barbara isn’t just in the game—she’s ahead of it!

Barbara is a respected corporate speaker, contributing editor, author of more than a dozen books from major publishers, sought-after expert media source, monthly and daily publisher, radio show host of Build Your Business Radio, and, more than ever, a trusted advocate for small business owners. 

Her books include:  The Rational Guide to Building Small Business Credit; J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business and more.

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5 Changes for Your 2014 Qualified Retirement Plan
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