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Front and Back Offices -Differences

10/10/2015

The terms ‘Front’ and ‘Back Office’ are used in business to refer to the form of office work conducted. In general the front office interacts with customers/clients and handles the day-to-day activity. The back office is [...]

Office Management- Introduction

10/03/2015

Every small business has a physical spot to process paperwork, whether it’s a notebook in a truck for a contractor or a large building complex with tens of employees for a multi-million dollar operation, the paperwork has to get processed [...]

Hiring Process – 5 Steps

09/27/2015

Just like in manufacturing, the human resources department uses a process to find potential candidates, recruit qualified applicants, interview, hire and train the best person for the respected position. As the human resources officer it is your job [...]

Travel Expenses – Per Diem Methods

07/13/2015

When an employee travels for the company the question often arises as to how to best take care of the associated costs.  By far the easiest and most efficient tool is using one of the accepted per diem methods advocated by the Internal Revenue [...]

I-9 Compliance

07/02/2015

To ensure that only individuals that are legally allowed to work, the federal government mandates completing a Form I-9 for every new hire.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify that the potential hire [...]

Fair Labor Standards Act – HR Compliance

06/11/2015

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) promulgates rules related to minimum wages, compensation related to overtime, and recordkeeping requirements.  The Act also defines the terms ‘Exempt’ and ‘Non-Exempt’ employees related to [...]

Project Reports – Introduction

06/09/2015

There are basically three groups of financial based project reports.  Each set has its own priorities and purposes.  Project reports are a function of production reporting with the exception of the balance sheet set (commonly used for cash flow [...]

Age Discrimination – Small Business Impact

05/27/2015

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers age 40 and older.  It is administered and enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The goal of the Act is to provide equal [...]

Up Time – Business Concept

05/21/2015

Up Time in business refers to maximizing opportunity to generate profit.  There is one key modifier.  If the marginal costs to generate revenue exceeds the revenue generated, the business is no longer maximizing profit. This article will explain [...]

Direct Form of Compensation – Four Different Types

02/07/2015

There are four different types of direct compensation for employees.  These include: 1) Hourly Compensation, 2) Salaries, 3) Commissions and 4) Bonuses.  There is some misinformation related to direct compensation as this subject relates to owners [...]
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