Holiday Tipping, Not Stiffing

by Kathy Dawson – Holiday tipping is a traditional way of saying thank you to people who provide you with year round services. Do you know whom to tip or what is the appropriate amount? Here is a guide to making … MORE

How to Get a Transcript or Copy of a Prior Year’s Tax Return from the IRS

by Penny Fox – Here are 10 things to know if you need federal tax return information from a previously filed tax return. If you are our client, relax and ask us for a copy. Otherwise: 1. Get copies of your … MORE

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

by Cathy Daugherty – Sometimes in business, we feel all alone in our problems. Especially as women business owners, we are concerned with looking weak if we ask for help. But asking for help can be your strongest move. Over the … MORE

Saying Goodbye Can Be Hard, But Necessary

by Trina Fleming – I’ve heard it said that saying goodbye can be one of the hardest things to do; that letting go can be painful and scary. And I agree. There are times that I hold on to something not … MORE

Civil Obedience

by Sue Parks – People don’t always play nice in the workplace. The official term is ‘workplace incivility’ and believe it or not, it’s a big issue. Examples include insulting comments, denigration of another’s work, spreading false rumors, and social isolation. … MORE

Company Histories – Adding Value to Your Enterprise

by Jane Shafron – Why bother with a company history? What is the value in rehashing the places a business has been or in talking about its important people – as opposed to just promoting the products and services it sells? … MORE

LinkedIn:  The Most Effective Social Network for Business

by Kimberly Schramm – When we hear the words “social network,” for most of us, FaceBook is the first thing that comes to mind.  That’s because, statistically, that’s where most of us are likely to be most active. And FaceBook is … MORE

Insurance May Help Offset Costs After A Cyber-Attack

by Aneeta Kumar – Data breaches of business systems. Theft of consumer debit and credit card information. Hacked iPhone photos. Improper disclosure of personal information. According to a September 24, 2014 report on, 43% of companies reported suffering one data … MORE

Screening Candidates Online? Beware of Legal Pitfalls

by Brenna Johnson – If you’re like most employers today, you’re using social media websites to review employee candidates before deciding whom to hire. Social media will often reveal things about a candidate that you can’t uncover in a traditional interview. … MORE

Where Did I Go?

by Judy Rose – What happens to you when you lose a job or your business fails?  Sooner or later, in every career, some sort of major loss occurs. And when it does, you may find that you lose more than … MORE