ADP: Overtime Rules: Where Are They Now?

In May 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a Final Rule that would have increased the minimum salary required to be exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, just before the rule was to take effect, a federal judge temporarily blocked the DOL from implementing the rule. Here is an…read more

Never Ask These 10 Questions

 By HR Solutions Blog Team  Hiring Sometimes employers’ seemingly harmless questions can be problematic. They may violate certain laws or get in the way of a productive and engaged workforce. Here are 10 questions to avoid in the workplace: #1: “Money is tight. Do you mind working off the clock for a little while? We’ll make it…read more

Is There A Reason Your Small Business Ads Are Not Working?

Is your business growing slower than you think it should? Do you suspect its slow pace might have something to do with ineffective marketing? Most entrepreneurs feel their business should be growing faster, but few know how to isolate the problem. Today we’re going to fix that. The elements that affect the growth of your…read more

Top 12 #Entrepreneur #Advertising Mistakes to Avoid

Spending all your money on advertising but getting no results? Find out whether you’re guilty of committing one of these huge blunders. Q: I’ve spent a ton of money advertising in lots of different media, but it doesn’t seem like I have much to show for it. Can you tell me plainly and simply how…read more

5 Rules for #Entrepreneurs & Small #Business Startups and

Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful entrepreneur, every successful businessperson has been someone who’s been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution to it before somebody else did. If you want to start a business, read these five tactics for finding entrepreneurial success: Find a…read more

An Entrepreneurs Love Hate Relationship With Groupon

As entrepreneurs we utilize the tools in front of us to get exposure for our business. Forbes previously reported that Groupon may be the fastest growing company ever.  This is a company that has “tipped” and you can expect to read a lot more about it in the mainstream media as we get closer to the…read more

Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Award For Safety Excellence

I got an email this morning inviting me to apply for the Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Award For Safety Excellence. Normally I don’t go out of my way to seek awards because I typically view them as some form of self-aggrandizing validation.   This one is a little bit different to me. I am in a high risk…read more

Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change

When I took over Quick Change in Harrisburg I was simply happy to be self-employed, it wasn’t until later I had aspirations to create a brand. After I opened my 5th store, it became obvious that the smart move would be to rename the stores under one uniformed name. This helps for a myriad of…read more

ADP: 10 FAQs on Minimum Wage, Overtime, & More

10 FAQs on Minimum Wage, Overtime, & More Posted by HR Solutions Blog Team on February 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM During our recent webcast, Compliance Resolutions for a Better 2017, we received a number of questions on overtime, exempt vs. non-exempt status, and pay equity. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions…read more

How-To: Raise Money – Asking Your Friends For Money To Start A Business

Looking to raise capital for your new business? Start by approaching the people who know you best. If your face appeared on the 10 o’clock news, how many people would say, “I know that person”? The list is probably longer than you think–and more than you’d imagine could be prospective investors in your business. Making…read more

How-To: Market On A Budget In 2017

Do you have ambitious growth plans for your company, but a limited marketing budget? There’s no need to compromise your goals. There are lots of great, budget-smart tactics that will put your business on the fast track–even if you don’t have deep pockets. Here’s a list of eight proven marketing tools and tactics specially created…read more

10 Tips For Simplifying Your Business

The recipe for success: Keep it simple. Startup is the best time to form good habits that can simplify the way you operate as your business grows. Here are 10 tips to help you start simplifying your business right now: 1. Have a technology plan. Investing in a server and a high-capacity networked printer is…read more

How-To: Start a Business Coaching Business

Be a business coach and help clients go for the goal. The old joke goes, “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” So it’s no wonder more and more fast-track executives, sick of spinning their wheels on the rodent track, are starting to seek out business…read more

How-To: Starting a Bookkeeping Business

If you’re detail-oriented, a lover of numbers, and honest to a fault, a bookkeeping business might be the perfect match for you The fact that so many people dislike doing bookkeeping is good news for anyone who enjoys the ins and outs of financial record keeping. Lacking time or inclination, entrepreneurs and growing businesses often…read more

ATG 009 – Small Business End of Year, Getting Scammed, Owner Compensation & Labor

http://www.kapothanasis.com/book/ Pre-Order a copy of “Zero Down Business” How to buy an existing business with little to no money. http://www.kapothanasis.com Tweets by CostaKapo https://www.instagram.com/costakapo/ Have you ever wanted to own your own business but felt that you don’t have the necessary money to? Have you ever considered that it is possible to buy an EXISTING…read more

Should You Still Be Advertising in the YellowPages?

If you’re not advertising in your local Yellow Pages, you could be missing out on a critical source of leads. What It Is: Line or display ads in the Yellow Pages section of your local phone book(s) Appropriate For: All businesses Typical Cost: Free, if you’re purchasing a line ad. But the cost of display…read more

No-money down business deals possible

No-money down business deals possible Q: I am tired of my business. It really can’t be sold, and I don’t have any money to start something new. Is there some way to get into another business without having a big bank account? A: Getting into business with no money down certainly is possible and may…read more

Assume Lease On That Business You’re Purchasing?

Move-In Cost Getting a new lease typically involves upfront cash in the form of a security deposit and advance rent, which translate to heavier financing requirements to start your business. On the contrary, to make their offer more attractive to tenants, businesses looking to get out of their lease can be lenient and may allow…read more

ATG 008 – Dealing With Cynics & Skeptics, Getting Out of Bed in the Morning, Sourcing New Business

http://www.kapothanasis.com/book/ Pre-Order a copy of “Zero Down Business” How to buy an existing business with little to no money. http://www.kapothanasis.com Tweets by CostaKapo https://www.instagram.com/costakapo/ Have you ever wanted to own your own business but felt that you don’t have the necessary money to? Have you ever considered that it is possible to buy an EXISTING…read more