How a B Corp Certificate Can Help You Achieve Success

B Corp Certification is provided by B Lab, and requires companies to meet high performance standards for their environmental, social, and transparency standards. This certification is rigorous, but it can help a business stand out from the pack by clearly communicating your values and commitment to the community. It can also help companies attract better […]

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Listing What Not to Do

You only have so many hours in the day and week, so using them wisely and productively is critical to helping your business succeed. For many business owners, the to-do list is a big part of their routine. It helps them know what needs to be done, and how soon. But have you considered using […]

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Embrace Your Happiness to Achieve Success

Many people think that if they work hard, then that will make them successful and happy. But what if it’s the other way around? What if being happy increases your productivity and improves your chances of success? That’s what new research is finding, and it reverses the way many of us mentally connect these things. […]

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How to Handle Administrative Tasks Without an HR Department

Many businesses with employees nevertheless do not have a dedicated HR professional on the team, let alone an entire Human Resources department. So how do you handle the important administrative tasks that include benefits, compliance, tax filings, and more? One solution is to use a professional employer organization, a PEO. PEOs are “co-employment” partners that […]

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How to Handle Disappointed Employees

When you hand out a promotion to one of your employees, you will likely have one very happy team member. But you could also have some other people on your team who are disappointed, or even bitter, about being passed over. How do you handle negative reactions from your team, and keep morale high? As […]

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Common Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs face not only the challenges common to all new business owners, but also some additional specific challenges. The ADP Blog team has identified some of those common challenges for women entrepreneurs, and, in conversation with Lisa Champagne-Minyard from Women’s Economic Ventures, also looked at ways for women to overcome these challenges. Some of […]

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Seasonal Workers and the ACA

The Affordable Care Act requires ALEs (Applicable Large Employers) to offer health insurance to full-time employees. Companies with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent workers fit into this category. But what if you are a small business that is highly seasonal, and has more than 50 employees for a part of the year, but […]

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Don’t Miss the New W-2 Deadline!

If you miss the deadline for submitting copies of all employee W-2s to the Social Security Administration, your business is charged a penalty, so it’s important to meet all deadlines for submitting forms and W-2s. The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 moved the filing deadline up to January 31, meaning your business […]

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W-2 vs. 1099-MISC

Tax season is coming up again, and that means it’s time to get all the right forms and paperwork for your business to ensure you avoid errors and fines. The two forms, W-2 and 1099-MISC, are both wage statements for workers, but they represent very different types of workers, and getting it wrong can be […]

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