Small Business

Resources about benefits and human resources administration for small businesses in the US

Small Business: Management, HR, Benefits

FSA vs HSA: Which Plan is Better For You and Your Company?

At the top of the list of the most requested benefits by employees is the ability to cover health care costs. More and more employers are making available Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts to their employees to help them budget for medical expenses. This article is for employees who have the option… Read More

Online 401(k) Plans: The Benefits for Employees and Employers

Some providers are still using archaic, paper-based methods for administering 401(k) plans. But today’s investors, especially younger employees, are less likely to engage with a plan or consider it a worthwhile employer benefit if they can’t enroll in a plan, receive financial education, and monitor their investments online. Top 401(k) providers are embracing innovation in… Read More

6 Reasons to Update the Way Your Physical Therapy Practice Does Documentation

This article is from our friends at WebPT, written by Kylie McKee. Enjoy! Remember your first cell phone? If it was anything like mine, it was a near-indestructible brick with few features outside of making phone calls and beating the highest score in “Snake.” The earliest generations of mobile phones were revolutionary for their time—and… Read More

Retirement Plan Laws: The Connecticut Retirement Security Program (CRSP) for Small Businesses

Following the actions of other State governments, including those of Illinois, California, and Oregon, the State of Connecticut enacted the Connecticut Retirement Security Programin 2016 to address the retirement savings challenge of workers in Connecticut. The State Comptroller has estimated that nearly 600,000 workers in Connecticut lack access to a workplace retirement plan. In this… Read More

The Most Requested Employee Benefits at Small Businesses

About 3 million American workers voluntarily quit their jobs their month, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you were quick to say that they left because they didn’t get a pay raise, you would be surprised that nearly four in five U.S. employees would prefer a new or additional benefits to… Read More

Small Business Vacation Policies

Time-off “ranks near the top of employees’ preferences even above cash bonuses, modest raises, and future career advancement,” according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Knowing that time off is something employees seek, it’s surprising to learn that research from Project Time Off indicates that employees left a total of 658 million vacation… Read More

How to Change Your 401(k) Provider

You knew to recruit top talent, you needed to have a competitive benefits package—including a 401(k) plan—to offer employees. So you put one in place. But after a few years, you’ve realized it may not be the right plan. Maybe it’s the high fees. Or, the lack of support and customer service. Or poor performance… Read More

How To Choose the Best Expense Tracking Software for Your Small Business

The right expense tracking software will make it easier for your small business to save time and money by streamlining how you keep tabs on your money. Expenses you can track, like business meals, travel, entertainment, mileage and miscellaneous supplies, fall under operating expenses. These kinds of variable operating expenses, unlike fixed costs like rent,… Read More

Independent Contractor vs. Part-time Employee Checklist for Small Businesses

Are you trying to understand the difference between an employee (whether full-time or part-time) and an independent contractor? More small businesses are getting caught up in the tangle of information available on whether or not they can classify a worker as an independent contractor or whether the person is legally an employee. It’s not always… Read More

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