Increasing the Minimum Wage: Pros and Cons for Small Business

Since the late 1930s, the Federal government has recognized the need for a national wage floor: a minimum wage level below which Congress will not allow wage offers to fall.  The critical impact of an increase in the minimum wage centers on employment and viability of small businesses.

Learn More About the California Competes Tax Credit

The revenue and jobs that come from businesses setting up shop are critical to a state thriving, so tax incentive plans are becoming increasingly popular – and competitive – to lure business from one state to the next. The California Competes Tax Credit is an incentive plan to attract businesses to the Golden State, while encouraging existing companies to keep growing.

Can You Afford to do Your Own Payroll?

Perhaps you’ve been handling your own payroll since you started your business. But chances are, as your business has grown, so has your payroll. More employees and increased sales can translate to many more hours managing what was once a minor task.

Should Your Business Perform Background Checks on New Employees?

You may think that pre-employment background checks are reserved only for large corporations, but the truth is that more and more companies – including small businesses – are doing them.

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