What are the risks/benefits regarding 1099 employees?

Situation: Many small business owners believe they should only use contract or 1099 type employees as it makes the hiring process easier and creates no liability on their part for employee benefits, taxes, or unemployment. While this is usually true there are exceptions that can be expensive for a business owner. Workers compensation, the IRS, and the new health care act are all beginning to play … [Read more...]

Health Insurance – What are the laws?

Situation: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed into law on March 23, 2010. While full implementation of the act will not take place until 2014 there are several items in it that are already affecting small business owners. The confusion over what is now required by ACA requires some explanation for all business owners. Here is what has currently been implemented as a part of the full … [Read more...]

OJT Program To Benefit Small Businesses In Cincinnati: They Pay, You Win?

We're always on the hunt for fantastic resources for you, small business owner. So as you chug along in 2012, you're thinking about hiring an employee, perhaps even your first one. But you can't imagine the cost and time it would require for you to find exactly what you need. The biggest costs to hiring a new employee are time invested in finding that perfect fit and training. And for the … [Read more...]