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Small businesses: Are you ready for 2014 filing deadlines?
(BPT) - For small businesses, January’s arrival usually brings one very important task: issuing W-2s and 1099 forms to employees and independent contractors. The good news is this year, due to the typical filing date of Jan. 31 falling on a weekend, businesses have a built-in buffer and a cou... Read More


Your credit scores: What you don't know could cost you
(BPT) - Do you know what your credit scores are? If you don’t, you’re not alone. In fact, many people know very little about their credit scores, what they are or how they work. And they certainly don’t understand that having low credit scores can have a big impact on their future... Read More


Not just for future scientists: STEM education spurs creativity, teamwork and problem solving
(BPT) - There’s no denying that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is on society’s radar. President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative hosts a yearly STEM-themed science fair at the White House. STEM summer camps are popping ... Read More


5 job interview questions you must be prepared to answer
(BPT) - It’s a competitive market for all types of jobs, from entry level on up. If you have an interview scheduled, make certain you’re prepared for the questions you’ll be asked.The first step is to do your homework, which includes researching the company, the industry and the j... Read More


Growing your business: Tips for applying for small business loans
(BPT) - The outlook for small business is up with many business owners feeling good about the future of the economy, their financial positions and their plans for growth, according to Capital One’s Spark Business Barometer. But for many business owners looking to secure capital to either star... Read More


Small businesses: Check tax forms for errors to avoid fines for 2014
(BPT) - For many small businesses, tax form filing season can be one of the most dreaded times of the year. But with the winter months quickly approaching, there is one simple step that can save you and your business headache, heartache (and money): double-check all reporting documents and deadline... Read More


Survey highlights importance of technology to small business owners [Infographic]
(BPT) - Small businesses rank the computer as their most important tool and email as the top software for running their business. The infographic below shows the significance of autumn as small business owners gear up for the holiday shopping season with plans to increase promotional marketing, dev... Read More


Ethical hackers combat cyber criminals to boost public safety
(BPT) - Home Depot announced that personal financial information from 56 million credit and debit cards was at risk following a data security breach in September. Americans were still reeling from the Heartbleed bug, which compromised the security of some of the country’s largest companies in... Read More


10 tips for becoming a more efficient and eco-friendly business
(BPT) - Sustainability is good for the environment, but did you know it’s also good for the bottom line? The headlines are filled with stories about the latest and greatest sustainability goals and projects for large corporations. But, you don’t have to be a giant company to be a green ... Read More


Debunking common computer security myths
(BPT) - All businesses can be susceptible to threats like hackers and computer viruses. Making matters worse is the great deal of misinformation floating around regarding cyber security. The Internet attracts urban legends and computer security isn’t immune from this trend. Many alleged secur... Read More


Going home again: A great office is a key to success for new home-based workers
(BPT) - Whoever first said, “You can’t go home again,” probably wasn’t considering the 38 million home-based businesses in the United States, or the approximately 37 million households that have active home offices. More workers are plying their trade from home, as employers... Read More


The secret to achieving better work-life balance
(BPT) - If you're feeling overworked and finding it a challenge to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, then you're not alone. Achieving the elusive work-life balance may be getting harder with today’s connected lifestyle, but it is still possible.A better work-life ... Read More


Don't wing it: tips to help prepare for your next interview
(BPT) - So you put together a stellar resume, wrote a winning cover letter and landed an interview for your dream job. The hard work’s done, right? Wrong. Don’t think you can just rely on your dazzling personality to win over your interviewer. There’s no substitute for being prepa... Read More


Small business, big commitment. Learn what's important to small business owners [Infographic]
(BPT) - A new survey commissioned by Ink from Chase and NAWBO found some interesting differences in how men and women operate their small businesses. Explore the following infographic to see how men and women compare and how they are working to grow their businesses over the next 12 months. ... Read More


Exciting STEM careers and opportunities aplenty in the Navy
(BPT) - There’s a big push for students to excel in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and for good reason. The careers available to students pursuing degrees in these areas present students with plenty of exciting and challenging opportunities. What you might n... Read More


Centralized printers can waste thousands of employee hours a year [Infographic]
(BPT) - Compared with offices that have a greater number of shared printers, employees at offices with centralized copier/printers spend, on average, an additional three minutes each day on printing. Over the course of a year, this means an extra 13 hours spent at the printer. For a company of 500 ... Read More


New 'Best Places' lists help veterans make transition
(BPT) - Active Reservist Lisa De Leon had a tough decision to make a year ago when the government temporarily shut down. The 40-year-old single mother of sons ages 16, 15 and 13 considered uprooting her family from San Antonio, Texas for a nationwide job search. However, she had an incomplete colle... Read More


Expand and enhance your job search with social media
(BPT) - If social media isn’t at the top of your list when starting your job-searching endeavors, you might find the process slow and tedious. That’s because social networks are the way nearly all U.S. companies are finding new employees, according to Jobvite.As you finalize your resume... Read More


Changes to know before filing your federal income tax return
(BPT) - Most tax law changes don’t affect the average taxpayer. That's fortunate news, considering the U.S. averaged at least one tax law change per day every day between 2000 and 2012.  Some tax changes generally happen every year, such as inflation adjustments to standard deduction and... Read More


Expand your career options with a global perspective
(BPT) - The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the company does not do business on an international scale – because chances are it ... Read More


How workplace flexibility works for your business
(BPT) - With technology rapidly changing the world, people need to embrace an evolving workplace. The workforce has become more diverse and mobile - demanding different needs. And while some existing challenges have crossed over into the modern workplace, opportunities for succeeding have never bee... Read More


3 things you need to know before starting a home-based business
(BPT) - About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds someone starts a new home-based business in the United States, according to Business for Home. Access to new tec... Read More


Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers
(BPT) - Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each student are not the same. Some students are fresh out of high school and looking forward to the social ... Read More



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