Category: Members

5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With The IRS

Posted on 11/18/13 by Eloy No Comments

5  Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS BY Barbara Weltman | November 13, 2013|             Image credit: John R. Coughlin/CNN Money If you need more help for your business, should you hire new employees or engage independent contractors? The decision will be based on […]

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How to Get Organized for Filing 1099s

Posted on 11/14/13 by Charlene

How to Get Organized for Filing 1099s by Eva Nazarewicz on November 13, 2013   The 2014 tax season is fast approaching, which means small-business owners who pay independent contractors must prepare to file 1099-MISCs. Like W-2s for full-time employees, 1099s for freelancers must be filed to the IRS — and mailed to the taxpayers […]

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Take These Basic Steps Against Fraud

Posted on 11/14/13 by Eloy

Take These Basic Steps Against Fraud by Robert Moskowitz on November 12, 2013   Your business may be small, but fraud perpetrated on small businesses isn’t cheap. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the median loss due to fraud in 2011 was $140,000, with 20 percent of frauds getting away with more than […]

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IRS to Take a Closer Look at Small Business Filings

Posted on 11/14/13 by Charlene

IRS to Take a Closer Look at Small Business Filings By Gabrielle Karol Published November 12, 2013 FOXBusiness REUTERS Small business partnerships may want to spend extra time dotting I’s and crossing T’s this year when filing taxes. Speaking at the American Institute of CPAs last week, IRS Small Business/Self-Employed division head Faris Fink said […]

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Fire Your ‘Bad’ Customers And Send Them To A Competitor!

Posted on 10/14/13 by Charlene

Fire Your ‘Bad’ Customers And Send Them To A Competitor! By Noel Peebles Let’s face it; some customers are just more trouble than they are worth. It’s the old 80/20 rule… 20 percent of them account for about 80 percent of your profit. These 20 percent are your ‘best’ customers. They are like gold! You […]

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Where to Shop by State: Find Your Obamacare Health Insurance Website

Posted on 10/14/13 by Charlene No Comments

Where to Shop by State: Find Your Obamacare Health Insurance Website Starting Jan. 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Individual, family and small group plans will be sold on state-based, federally facilitated, and state-federal partnership exchanges, as well as off exchanges. Use this chart to […]

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Want More Customers? Charge More!

Posted on 10/14/13 by Eloy No Comments

   Want More Customers? Charge More BY Eric V. Holtzclaw Don’t fall into the discount trap. Sometimes charging a premium creates the most loyalty. When I work with companies to create marketing campaigns or develop promotions for their products or services, the tendency is to consider ideas that tap into customers’ desire “to save money.” […]

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How the Affordable care Act will Impact individual Premium Rates In 2014

Posted on 10/13/13 by PSOC support

How the Affordable Care Act will Impact Individual Premium Rates in 2014 In March 2013, major insurers began publicly warning individuals who purchase their own health insurance plans: Prepare for major premium increases when the  Affordable Care Act’s key provisions take effect next year. Aetna’s CEO called the price hikes “premium rate shock” in an […]

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Mike Snead from Mitsubishi Awarded Prestigious Service Cup

Posted on 09/23/13 by PSOC support

  M.L. Finneburgh Sr. was an industrialist and owner of the Finney Company, which produced the Finco brand of antennas. He championed independent servicers and their trade associations and was active from the 1950s until his death in 1994.  He was a staunch supporter of the national and state  associations. He and his wife, Freida, […]

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Manufactures and Extended Warranty Companies

Posted on 09/07/13 by PSOC support No Comments

Manufactures and Extended Warranties, A Backwards Program I will state  that I currently do not hold a board position on Professional Servicers of California Association and that the opinions here are my own. Manufactures In the past there was a Partnership between the Servicers Associations  and the Manufacture and Extended Warranty Companies. If one still […]

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