Are You Ready for 2016?

Year-end can be a pretty hectic time for many of us. As a business owner though, this is an ideal time to work on positioning your firm for a prosperous new year. Important areas to focus on for 2016… Think about strategic planning. Evaluate your firm’s successes as well as...

Proposed Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act

On Monday, July 6, 2015, in response to a March 2014 executive order signed by President Obama, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking”, which is a 60-day period for comments on the proposed changes to the current duties tests under the FLSA.   What does...

We Need To Talk About Succession!

Woody Allen’s famous quip, “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying,” perfectly expresses the kind of wishful thinking that often gets in the way of preparing for the future. A huge wave of baby boomers has been pushing through the...

Embrace Your Employee Handbook

Many employers have a tendency to shy away from handbooks for various reasons. However, instead of being intimidated by handbooks, employers should be embracing them. Here are five good reasons why you should have and embrace your employee handbook: 1. Handbooks Set Employee Expectations. Handbooks allow you to clearly set...

Don’t Let Your Extant Strategy Make You Extinct!

By:  Aurelia Spivey You may be asking yourself what is an extant strategy? Before you reach for the thesaurus or your search engine of choice – I’ll explain. Can you look back on how you built your practice and see a pattern of intuitive decisions that led to your success?...

Let’s Rock

Let’s Rock March is one of my very favorite months each year – SXSW, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, and the end of the accounting “year-end/new year” push for most of our clients. This is also the time of the year we are encouraging our clients to report in on...

Do You Have the Right People in The Right Seats?

Do You Have the Right People in The Right Seats? To build a successful organization and team, you must get the right people in the right seats. But a question you might be wondering lately is “Who are the right people?” After all, in order to get the right people...

HR Basics for a Fresh Start in 2015

Stacy Sanchez, SPHR While planning for a new  year of business development, don’t forget to plan for the  HR aspect of doing business. The arena of human resources can, at times, range from a bit confusing to downright overwhelming.  With the various components of employment law, regulatory compliance, benefits administration, employee relations...