The Ghost of Expected Surprises
Here, Cratchet, what do you think you’re doing? Uh, er, leaving sir. Leaving? It’s 5 minutes to the hour. Shall I dock your pay accordingly. Uh, er, no sir. No sir? Well it’s back to work for you then, and be quick about it. And I...
Integrity is the Best Tool to Get What You Want
As a child, you probably heard, "to thine own self be true." But what does that really mean? When the newspapers are full of cheating and lying business owners, politicians, and academics, does it really make sense to maintain your integrity?
What's Keeping You at the Office (9 Tips to get home quicker)
"Work smarter, not harder" is a cliché that has darted in and out of the workplace for years. But it's still as true as ever. And it's often overlooked advice that truly works. "Working smarter" means think strategically about how to improve...
How to Protect Yourself & Your Business
As a business owner, you already know how important it is for your customers to feel safe about doing business with you. After all, if a customer even suspects he may not receive everything he was promised, then chances are he's taking his business...
Small Business Tax Deductions for Year End 2004
As a small business owner, it's wise to familiarize yourself with some key deductions that may reduce your tax bill for 2004. Employee Benefit Plans - You may deduct contributions to employee benefit plans (such as health insurance plans and...