New Tax Law Offers Many Perks for Self-Employed

The tax reform law overhauls the Internal Revenue Code and provides broad tax relief to workers, families and businesses of all sizes.  Beginning in Tax Year 2018, tax rates are lowered for individual and business taxpayers and various tax deductions and credits are changed up.  A typical family of four earning $73,000 a year could [...]

2018-03-27T20:15:22+00:00March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|


It’s the American dream: running a successful business by day, then spending free time with a close-knit, loving family by night. Many entrepreneurs work hard each day with that end-goal in mind — but it’s not always easy. Martha Stewart, who made a name for herself as a homemaking guru, even [...]

2020-08-03T18:44:15+00:00March 8th, 2018|Articles, People & Stories, Uncategorized|

5 Tips for Marketing Your Service-Based Business

With so much attention being paid to marketing new products, entrepreneurs building service businesses may feel overlooked. The truth is, marketing a service can be tricky. For some companies, success depends on creating a bundled offering that includes the features customers or clients want most. For others, it’s all about […]

2017-12-27T17:49:44+00:00December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren’t Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness. […]

2017-12-08T20:21:37+00:00December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Local Business Marketing: It’s Time To Rethink Word Of Mouth

How comfortable would you feel if your entire Google search history was suddenly made public to your friends and family? You’d probably be somewhere on the spectrum of slightly uncomfortable and completely mortified. During my time working in the search industry, part of my job entailed conducting in-depth research on how people search […]

2017-12-06T21:15:11+00:00December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

5 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

As a leader, you’ve proven your ability to deliver for your company. Whether it’s generating incredible sales numbers, finding beneficial financing, crafting a clear strategic vision, or creating an effective marketing campaign, you’ve shown that you can contribute to revenue and growth. The other critical piece of your role is managing [...]

2020-06-24T16:34:19+00:00November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Balancing Life as an Entrepreneur

Some of you may have been told before, “You should start a business.” I am certain that many of you reading this article have either heard that phrase or know someone who has started a business. This is not another article about how to start a business or why you should start a business. I, [...]

2017-10-25T17:12:01+00:00October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

10 Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2017

When the number of people needed to fill open positions in the workforce is dramatically larger than the number of people able or willing to take them on, those jobs can be hard to fill. Looking at the recently published list of toughest jobs to fill, compiled by – a Carlsbad, CA career and jobs information [...]

2017-09-21T15:04:10+00:00September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

20 Businesses You Could Start Tomorrow

Only those with money, special skills and a lot of luck can start a successful business, right? The fact is there are myriad enterprises waiting to be hatched that don’t require gobs of capital and fancy degrees. We’re not talking about the next Google, Microsoft, or General Electric here, but tidy, profit-generating outfits all the same. Better yet, you [...]

2017-09-21T15:12:16+00:00September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Unexpected Cost of In-House Payroll

I feel like I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't share these rather glaring statistics with you. If you started a small business because you needed somewhere to satisfy your itch to process a payroll, then by all means…enjoy.  If you started a small business because you're passionate about something, and it happens [...]

2014-05-28T15:01:50+00:00May 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Trust Above All Else

A few years ago I sat in a fancy board room surrounded by fellow salespeople as we patiently awaited the CEO of the award winning, highly ranked company that I had been working at for less than a year.  The type of company that has a trophy case filled with awards announcing incredible profits and [...]

2014-03-31T16:04:35+00:00October 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|