What You Need to Know About the Updated FLSA Overtime Rule

Posted on 02. Jun, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

On May 18th, President Obama announced the Department of Labor’s updated overtime regulations taking effect on December 1, 2016.  The Department is proposing updating current regulations governing executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay. The regulations were last updated in 2004 with […]

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Get Data From Here to There With A ZAP!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2015 by in Services, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource, Windows Resources/Tips

Need to get data from one app to another?   If so, it’s time to check out Zapier. You might be moving data manually from, let’s say, your shopping cart to your CRM or from Evernote to Google Docs, or something like that.  Zapier allows you to automate the process with what they call a Zap.  […]

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Cool Tech Tools: Google Drive

Posted on 14. Apr, 2015 by in Small Business Tips, Website Resource, Windows Resources/Tips

Google Drive, which used to be called Google Docs, is a great way to collaborate with team members and stakeholders that are in a different location than you are. Here’s a quick introduction (or refresher) on how to use this powerful collaboration tool. Google Drive is a browser-based application that allows you to create documents, spreadsheets, […]

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Zenefits – Your Virtual HR Department

Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 by in CEO Tips, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

Zenefits gives you, your managers, and your employees a single place to manage all your HR — payroll, benefits, compliance, and more — all online, in one beautiful online dashboard. For example, hiring a new employee? Zenefits will Get the employee to sign their agreements online Collect employee’s personal, bank and tax information Add the […]

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Time for a Credit Checkup?

Posted on 14. Nov, 2014 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

Given all the data breaches at major retailers and the identity theft problem at the IRS, it is recommended that you check your credit reports at least once a year. Credit reports often have errors in them and this quick check-up can be the first indication that some form of identity theft has taken place […]

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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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