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Millions of small businesses use independent contractors to perform a multitude of tasks. But when is an independent contractor really an employee? Knowing the answer could keep your business out of serious trouble with state and federal taxing authorities. more
Here’s some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 – especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and mortgage insurance premiums. more
The largest U.S. banks and their lobbyists have been trying hard to counteract the growing impression that they present an unacceptable threat to the economy. In a new series of papers, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York offers some evidence that they probably won’t like. more
Many small-business owners would rather do almost anything than spend time keeping the books, preparing invoices or dealing with other financial and tax issues. It’s tempting to focus on the more exciting and seemingly beneficial things such as digital marketing, networking with colleagues, building a social media presence and simply selling. more
Defining inflation is easy – a rise in the price of goods and services. But measuring it is really hard. Air Canada’s plan to cram more passengers onto its planes is a case in point. more
The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners’ equity holdings – the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts – soared by nearly $2.1 trillion last year to $10 trillion. more
The idea that marketing is something that companies do is so ingrained in the business mindset that it’s impossible to think otherwise. Yet, that’s exactly what needs to happen. more
Achieving breakout success as a small business in today’s highly competitive and increasingly complex business world requires exceptional efforts to develop clients and customers who rave about your company, and are willing to tell others. Failing to delight customers is more than a shame – it’s a slow road to business oblivion. more
You may have seen reports about a major tax reform proposal floated recently by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Michigan, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. more
“Yikes,” went the public outcry throughout the fall. more
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