How To Start a Party Bus Business

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Starting a party bus business encompasses many of the same requirements as any business, namely knowing the industry, understanding marketing, being able to properly price your product, scheduling, and of course the big one, customer service. Again, I want to emphasize the importance Read More

Can’t Find a Minneapolis Glass Ceiling on Facebook- Is it Missing?

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Based on Facebook, the glass ceiling has been removed in Minnesota. Has gender equality arrived in the land of 10,000 lakes? It appears so if you rely on college graduate levels and Facebook demographics. While attempting to target an Audience on Facebook for an Read More

Hiring a Subcontractor, What You Need To Know For Insurance

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Moving from a one person band to having employees and/or subcontractors working with you can be a significant and unexpected change for many business owners. On one hand, with more people, larger and sometimes more profitable contracts can be earned, and having other hands on the job Read More

Plumber Insurance For Plumbing Contractors and Businesses

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Your Trusted Advisor For Plumbing Insurance Including General Liability, Workers' Compensation, Commercial Auto, Property, and Business Owners Policy (BOP) Insurance As a plumber in business for yourself, your most valuable asset is your reputation. Responsible Read More

Take Care of Your Clients, Or Someone Else Will

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Customer Service consists of many important attributes, if you fail to provide each and every one, you will fail to reach your full potential Appreciation - Do you and your staff fully appreciate your clients? If so, how do they know it? Value - Do you and Read More

Payroll Service for Small Businesses Employers

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Small Business Payroll Service from 1 Reason Payroll You're busy enough running your business, the last thing you want is to learn another skillset that you won't use enough to justify your time, money, and energy learning. Besides, accounting mistakes can cost you Read More

Form W-4 – Information for Employers Wanting to Hire an Employee

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What is a W-4 form? A W-4 is an IRS form that let's employers know how much they should deduct from the employee's pay for things that include federal and state income tax. Employees fill out the form with their name, social security number, home address, Read More

10 Reasons Why You’re Losing Sales That You Might Have Made

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In a world of online shopping and the greatest price transparency ever, it may seem logical that price is what drives a buyer's decision making, but some things never change, and one of them is price isn't the most important factor in a buyer's mind. Many salespeople seem Read More

Business Website Review For Free In Wisconsin

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At the end of this post I give instructions on receiving a free review of your Wisconsin small business website that includes actions you can do yourself. Does your website make you money or cost you money? Many business owners, especially those starting out view their Read More

Duty To Mitigate – What Do I Need To Do After An Accident?

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If you suffer a loss that's not your fault or is mostly someone else's fault, you have rights and obligations, and understanding what your obligations are and reasonably performing your obligations can be a significant help towards protecting your rights. In other words, even Read More

Workers’ Compensation Ghost Policy In Minnesota

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For many contractors, buying a Minnesota workers' compensation insurance ghost policy means buying one through the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Assigned Risk Plan, commonly called "the pool".  763-710-8808 For a workers' compensation ghost policy, Read More

Workers’ Comp Requirements – Untangling the Confusion

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Workers' Comp Requirements In Wisconsin in basic form with a focus on contractors and sub-contractors. Untangling the confusion between having a workers' comp insurance requirement and adding payroll to your commercial business general liability insurance Read More

Starting a Corporation or Limited Liability Company In Wisconson

Starting a Corporation or Limited Liability Company In Wisconsin and receiving a federal employer identification number isn't very difficult if you know where to find the forms and state information.  I provide so many people with links to the various Read More

Highwoods Prices $350 Million of 4.125% Notes Due 2028

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RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) today announced that Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership, the operating partnership through which the Company conducts its operations, has priced a $350 million offering of 4.125% unsecured notes Read More

New cyber-risk conference coming to Bermuda in 2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new Bermudian edition of a successful North American cyber-risk conference will be held later this year, the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) has announced. The inaugural International Cyber Risk Management Conference Read More

Slate Retail REIT Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

(All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated) TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Slate Retail REIT (TSX:SRT.U) (TSX:SRT.UN) (the "REIT"), an owner of U.S. grocery-anchored real estate, today announced its financial results for the three and twelve months Read More