August 7, 2017

Mark Hannon, Mark Hannon Art Direction & Design

The Do-it-yourself Trap

Have you ever taken on a leaky pipe project in your home on a Sunday afternoon? Plumbers charge a premium to work on weekends so the option to take this project on yourself can seem tempting. If you happen to be a plumber, or if you have previous plumbing experience, no problem. But for a beginner this may involve trying to squeeze into a cramped space under a sink while you pause and play the YouTube plumbing tutorial you googled on your smartphone.

If all goes well, you’ll be the conquering hero. Mister Big Shot. But if something goes wrong and Mr. Fix it’s YouTube tutorial leaves out a step, chances are you won’t make it to the dinner table, and will probably work late into the night. Around 2:30 Monday morning, you’ll make that call to the plumber.

I want to ask you, a small business owner, a question; what is your most important role? Take a moment to think about this before you continue reading.

July 31, 2017

Robert (Bobby) Bennett, CLTC, Financial Services Professional Agent, New York Life Insurance Company

The small business owner's retirement dilemma

You’ve poured a lifetime of sweat, time, and capital into building your business. You’ve begun thinking about retirement, and your strategy is to sell your company for a good price, settle back, and enjoy a financially secure retirement. But, like many business owners, you’ve made the mistake of assuming this scenario will happen, and you haven’t bothered to make any other retirement plans.

May 23, 2016

Rebecca Goldberg, Esq. Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.

Major Overtime Rule Change Effective December 1 – What You Need To Know To Prepare Now

The U.S. Department of Labor just issued its final rule, requiring minimum wage and overtime for some employees who are currently “exempt” from these requirements. Employers need to plan ahead for implementation, as the rule change could lead to seismic shifts in some payrolls.

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