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Small Business Tax Laws for 2020
There are some important deadlines to keep in mind:
- S-corps must file their business taxes by March 15.
- The deadline for 2020 tax returns is April 15.
- Quarterly estimated tax deadlines are due April 15, June 15, Sept. 15 and Jan. 15
Tips For Last-Minute Holiday Email Campaigns
How’s your inbox looking these days? I don’t know about you, but both my work and personal inboxes have been inundated with Holiday Email Campaigns from all over the place. Has your organization sent out their Holiday Email Campaign?
With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, we are head-long into the Holiday Season! Haven’t sent a Holiday Email campaign yet? Fear not! Take a look at this quick read for tips on sending successful last-minute email campaign. Here are a few key takeaways:
- Conventional wisdom of email timing may not apply anymore
- Consider taking a different approach to your CTA’s during the holidays
- The length of your email campaign is especially important right now
- The best time to send your email is when no one else is emailing
BY EMILY MORGAN & MARK O’DONNELL, EOSI
A strong economy has been a welcome season for business owners. It has allowed us to grow and scale our companies with ease and comfort. Many believe that an impactful recession is bound to come at some point soon, given that recessions occur on average every 5-6 years.
A business owner who remains aware of this and prepares their business as if it could be tomorrow, will ultimately run a better business instead of letting the economic shifts “just happen to them.” There are a few ways that you can prepare your company for this change.
11 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs
Check out this quick read on tips for female entrepreneurs beating the odds. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, today there are more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. Since 2007, the number of women-owned firms has grown at five times the national average, with 1,072 new women-owned firms starting every day.
Here's what female entrepreneurs can do to avoid being one of the 20% of small businesses that fail in the first year or 50% that do not survive beyond five.
- Do what you love and love what you do
- Be generous with you time for clients, and strive for the highest quality in everything you do
- Fake it 'til you become it
- Listen to feedback
- Create an inspiring work environment
- Hire a motivated staff
- Never lose curiosity for learning new things
- Set goals
- Maintain the balance between work and life
- Have a business financial plan and personal financial plan
With more women than ever starting their own business, and with the increasing rate of success of these businesses, one could surmise that women may especially be well suited for entrepreneurship. - CNBC
Diversity in the Workplace
Here’s a quick read about Aflac’s success of celebrating women in the workplace and the benefits of diversity amongst any organization. Here are the highlights:
Great businesses thrive on diverse workforces, as women founders and senior executives know firsthand. Diversity starts with hiring practices, but extends to creating a culture of inclusion in which diverse backgrounds and viewpoints are embraced.Diversity also requires addressing the unique, practical issues of women at every level in the workplace. A key piece is offering benefits packages that meet women's needs, freeing them from worry so they can focus their full attention on work.
Hiring for Diversity
Among the advantages of a diverse workforce are better business performance, increased customer satisfaction and improved employee satisfaction.
Commitment at the Top
Commitment to diversity must start at the highest levels, with leaders setting the tone and showing the way.
Policies that Support Inclusion
An inclusive environment doesn't guarantee success, but it does provide the environment for talented people to flourish and prove themselves.
Benefits to Meet Diverse Needs
Benefits packages are a powerful way for your company's commitment to diversity to touch employees every day. And today's workers are not just looking for health insurance, dental and vision coverage. Supplemental benefits are just as critical when it comes to financial security, quality of life and peace of mind. - INC
Most leaders would agree with this statement: “If I could spend half as much time on half as many things, I would be twice as effective.”
Entrepreneurs and leaders feel an overwhelming need to have a strategic way to delegate that involves more than just a resource to delegate to. They also benefit from guidance and access to systems that help them delegate effectively and consistently.
Entrepreneurs excel at turning great ideas into incredible products or services. They have the unique ability to not only conceptualize but execute consistently. Both of those require free time.
10 Ways to Get Back to the Grind After Vacation
Vacations are awesome. They're also beneficial, allowing you to restock energy reserves, boost happiness, calm your mind and even lower your risk of heart attack, all of which can help make you a better leader. You know what’s not awesome? Trying to relocate the zone after returning from vacation. But if you implement the following 10 tips, you’ll get back in the workflow in no time.
- Prepare Before You Go
- Take a Buffer Day
- Jump Back into Your Routine
- Review Your Calendar
- Pace Yourself
- Delegate What You Can
- Zone in on Your “Why”
- Remove Any Distractions
- Bring Your Vacation Back With You
- Plan Your Next Getaway
So, here we are, after Labor Day, and back at it. This quick read gives us tips on how to really get back at it after vacation! - Entrepreneur
Emily Morgan, Founder of Delegate Solutions, pulls back the curtain to share what time-starved entrepreneurs do to get administrative & busy work off their plates to free their time—growing their businesses in the process!
Emily Morgan, Founder and President of Delegate Solutions, hosted an insider’s workshop on how to improve your company. Emily acts as your speed coach to walk through step by step solutions to allow for delegation and automation to bring your company to the next level. Find out the importance of having good process and the wonders that it can have for scaling YOUR business to ultimately allow your company to run itself!