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

Overtime Rule: What’s Next with Litigation and the New Administration?

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge granted a request to temporarily block the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing a rule that would have raised the minimum salary required to be classified as exempt from overtime under federal law. Here is an update on the status of the rule and what to…read more

Should I Start a New Business in the New Year?

You’ve made the resolution to become an entrepreneur. Here’s some advice on making your move. Q: I’d really like to start a business this year. What can I do to make this resolution a reality? A: In addition to “This year I will lose weight,” “This year I will stop smoking” and the ever-popular “This…read more

How-To Leave Your Cubicle & Start a Business

From advertising to zeroing in on your first customers, our A-to-Z list of essential start-up steps includes everything you need to do to get your business off the ground. You’re tired of being a cubicle dweller; the mere thought of punching someone else’s time clock for another day is driving you insane. Or maybe you’ve…read more

#ZeroDownBusiness #Alert – Deli In York PA

Farmers Market Deli in York County – $5K Down York County, PA Farmers Market Deli for Sale Asking Price:$55,000 Cash Flow:$40,000 Gross Revenue:$176,000 EBITDA:N/A FF&E:N/A Inventory:N/A Established:1967 Get FinancingSavePrintShareValuation Report Business Description Well Established & Profitable Deli for Sale This well established and profitable Deli has been in business for 50 years. The current owners…read more

How-To: Entrepreneur Tips. Making Your Service Easier To Sell

Wanna know how to better sell your service? Package and position it like a product–these marketing experts show you how. How important is it that your services be easy to sell? Wouldn’t it be even better if they were easy to buy? Imagine the possibilities if each time you spoke with a prospect, they said,…read more

ATG 007 – Getting Speaking Gigs, Dealing With Vendor Balances, & SB Cash & Inventory Management

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

15 Ways to Be a Better Entrepreneur

Learn how to run and grow your business more effectively and efficiently. Need help reenergizing your business? Out of creative ideas for reaching your business goals? We’ve compiled a list of the top 100 tips to improve your business. Consider it your checklist for maintaining a successful business. Expand Your Business 1. Take on the…read more

Record Number of Small Businesses Were Bought & Sold in America in 2016

BizBuySell.com’s Fourth Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows small business transactions continue to reach new highs as growing financials make for a hot market San Francisco, CA – BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that annual small business transactions reached record levels in 2016, topping 2015’s totals by 8.6 percent and 2014’s previous high…read more

Some Retail Business Ideas

Traditional storefronts aren’t your only retail option. Here’s a crash course in the fastest ways to start selling. Forget what you’ve heard about retail businesses requiring tens of thousands of dollars, long-term lease agreements and several months to get up and running. The truth is, there are plenty of retail opportunities that break all those…read more

How-To Buy An Existing Business: Institutional Venture Capital

VC funding isn’t always easy to obtain and and you’ll have to give up equity, but when you’re a high-growth company with high-financing needs, it can be your best bet Definition or Explanation: This type of funding includes venture capital from professionally managed funds that have between $25 million and $1 billion to invest in…read more