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

10 Pet Businesses to Start Today

Got a love for pooches? A hankering for kitties? Then these pet businesses will be right up your alley. The array of product and service businesses for pet owners is only limited by your imagination. Many people treat their pets like their children and, following that logic, most products that people want for themselves, they’ll…read more

Top 12 Advertising Mistakes to Avoid

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 to advertise so it will work? A: I applaud your honesty. The simple truth is, most advertisers feel just like you do,…read more

New Amerilube Hours 2017 — Extended Saturday Hours!

Starting January 1st of 2017 we will be changing our regular weekday hours from 10–7 to 9 to 6. We hope opening earlier will help better serve the needs of the community. Saturdays will also be changing — the hours for Saturday will be 8–5 We will remain closed on Sundays.

Where I Am At — What Is Going On

I don’t want to lie and say I haven’t had time to do written content, I am just trying to position myself to do a better job of being more consistent across all mediums. Here is a bullet point list of what I have done since the last post. Opened a new location in Chicago…read more

Amerilube Is Already A Year Ahead of Quick Change

Amerilube is not open on Sundays unlike Quick Change, so this means the first month is in the books for Amerilube. Quick Change is open tomorrow so there is one more day to add revenue, but in a side by side comparison Amerilube is already a year ahead of Quick Change. July 2016 Amerilube 10…read more