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UPDATED: Fighting the Good Fight on 1099 Legislation

As a small business owner, spending time on paperwork is not where you'd want to send your energy.  I told you about the legislative changes being discussed that would mean just that - more paperwork.  Let me back up a sec.  As we know when using 1099 workers anytime the amount paid is more than $600 a 1099 is to be issued.  The new legislation added issuing a 1099 when

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Customer Service is alive and well at OXO

I am always amazed when a company's customer service staff is ... helpful.  Sorry to say, but the occurrence is so few and far between, I no longer have the expectation that asking for help will result, in well, help.  Today, my faith was restored. Here's what happened.

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Strategic Planning Tools

It is the fourth quarter and for many it is time to for strategic planning for the coming fiscal year.  Like your business plan, your strategic plan should not be written and placed on the shelf.  For that reason, the strategic plan should

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Plastic Bottles as Promotional Items

It's that time of the year where marketing campaigns are reviewed, revised and revamped.  With the emphasis on healthy living, some companies consider water bottles as promotional items.  Check out this article by contributing writing Kat, Plastic Water Bottles... Are they worth the risk?

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Small Business, 1099s and 2012

Sometimes it seems that the little guy, in this case small business gets the raw end of the deal with each new policy change.  This time it is hard to argue that we are not.  CNNMoney reported on the latest policy change regarding the issuance of 1099s.  The policy today is any worker that is paid $600 or more is issued a 1099.  A worker is in person typically not apart of company (think independent consultant) that is not an employee for which withholding tax is held.  The new rule slated to go in 2012, requires

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