Michigan Governor Proposes Tax Increase on Small Businesses

Dan Papineau - Michigan Chamber / April 18, 2019

We are sorry to report in her first budget presentation last week, Governor Whitmer proposed a 41% tax increase on small businesses known as “pass-throughs” to pay for an unfair tax break for retired government employees. A pass-through is a business that does not pay corporate income tax, and includes entities like sole proprietorships, partnerships, […]

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Twitter Imposes A Daily Followers Limit…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Gene Marks - Forbes / April 15, 2019

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Twitter introduces new daily follow limit in bid to curb spamming. Due to the scrutiny it’s under over how it handles automated bots and human trolls, Twitter has announced a new policy […]

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Interested in Starting a Small Business?

April 12, 2019

If you have ever thought about starting a small business check out the U.S. Small Business Administration’s upcoming event “Starting a Small Business” on April 16th at the Small Business Development Center on the campus of Lansing Community College. This seminar helps entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company and to evaluate […]

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How Can Technology Help Small Businesses? Think: ‘Cash Flow.’

Laura Goldberg - Kabbage / April 5, 2019

You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know that at some point bad weather will hit your startup. As with most things in life, preparation is essential, and entrepreneurship is no different. Kabbage recently polled 500 successful entrepreneurs across various industries, from restaurant owners to professional services, about one of the biggest obstacles that […]

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Why Outsource Pre-Employment Background Screening?

Ricky Rayborn - Laborchex / April 2, 2019

Wouldn’t it be faster and cheaper to perform background checks in-house, rather than outsourcing them? Since Human Resource Professional (HRP) are use to controlling every other aspect of the hiring process – from developing job descriptions, posting the job, recruiting that person, and actually conducting interviews – such an idea is can be very tempting. […]

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