Payroll 2014 Update: State Minimum Hourly Wage Changes

Posted on 30. Dec, 2013 by in Website Resource

As of January 1, 2014, the following states have changes to their state minimum hourly wage rates so be sure you have your records updated before you prepare your first payroll of 2014. Arizona to $7.90 for non-tipped employees and $4.90 for tipped employees California to $9.00 for all employees (effective date is July 1, [...]

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Windows Website: Microsoft Business Hub

Posted on 09. Jul, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource, Windows Resources/Tips

The Microsoft Business Hub is a website that Microsoft created as a resource for small and midsized businesses offering resources and tips for a variety of Microsoft products. One area to check out is their Insider Video’s page which includes video’s on Office Tips and Tricks, Windows 8 and videos on Services, Security and Support. [...]

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Website: MSNBC Your Business

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

Your Business is a weekly television program broadcast on MSNBC Sundays at 7:30 am ET. I have watched this show for many years and the information shared has been invaluable to me as a small business owner. The program includes a profile of a small business owner, presenting the challenges and successes the person experienced. They [...]

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Website of the Month: Floppy Disk Transfer Services

Posted on 22. May, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

I know you remember floppy disks. Do you remember those large 5.25 inch disks that needed to be formatted before you used them. Well if you are doing a little spring cleaning in the office and you came across some of these relics, you are in luck if you need to save the information on [...]

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Website of the Month: Rescuetime.com

Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

If you are like me you begin working in your office at 8:00 or 8:30 am and you look up at your computer screen and see that it is already 6:00 pm! Where did the day go? RescueTime is a web-based automatic time and attention tracking tool that will help you develop good time management [...]

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Website: Dropmyemail

Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

Dropmyemail is a cloud-based service that lets you backup your POP or IMAP email accounts automatically and easily. It is a simple and secure process that works with almost all platforms including Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Gmail, Exchange, Enterprise and more. The backup is conducted remotely so it even continues when you shut down your computer. [...]

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Website of the Month: Online Backup Providers

Posted on 21. Mar, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

I’ll bet you didn’t know that March 31st is World Backup Day. As small business owners, it is important for us to establish and stick to a regular back up plan and not just wait for World Backup Day which occurs once a year. As we all know, loss of data can be catastrophic to any company. [...]

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Website of the Month: Entrepreneur.com

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

Entrepreneur.com offers a wealth of information and resources for those thinking of starting a business or those that have been in business for many years. On their site, they also offer a wide variety of Business Forms & Templates in the following areas: Business Plans, Marketing, Operations, Legal, Technology, HR/Career, and Finance to name a [...]

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Website of the Month: Site 24×7

Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

Site 24×7 is a web infrastructure monitoring service that helps to monitor the up time and performance of your website including online applications and servers. The monitoring is done from 40+ locations across the world providing you a global perspective of your end-user experience.  Notifications are generated via SMS or email to let you know [...]

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Business Resource: BlogTalkRadio – Business Innovators

Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

Do you want to listen to some fabulous interviews about innovating and making a difference in your business? Wendy Hanson makes it easy to do with her BlogTalkRadio Show and podcast, Business Innovators. Her guests are movers and shakers who are making a difference. Topics include building company culture with a remote workforce, the latest [...]

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