Swinging Without a Safety Net: The Realities and Rewards of Becoming Your Own Boss

Many people dream of owning their own business, but few are fully prepared for the challenges. Here’s what you need to know before you quit your day job and embark on a venture of your own. You Need Self-Discipline When you work for someone else, you do need self-discipline but, if you veer off the path, there’s someone there to put you back on it. Your boss, and his boss, act as a sort of “guide” to keep you profitable to the company. When you’re on your own, you have to decide what’s profitable, and you need self discipline to make it happen. No one is holding your hand, telling you to come in at 6AM, when to leave, and when to have lunch. For many, this freedom is one of the major reasons for starting a business. But, that freedom comes with incredible responsibility. Are you ready for it? Expenses Add Up The expenses add up like you wouldn’t believe. Between insurances, taxes, and employee benefits, you’re going to have to shell out thousands – and that money never comes back to you. And, that’s not even including the upfront costs for research, development, and marketing and sales. You Are Fully Liable You are fully liable for the actions of your company – even when you incorporate. No, you may not be personally liable, but you are liable nonetheless. As the business owner, you will have to make sure that your business complied with all of the local and national laws, you will need to make sure that you’re giving your employees a fair wage, that they are protected and safe while on the job, and that you’re paying your taxes. Most businesses also need help sorting out liability insurance. And, there are many examples on the Slater and

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From 1876 to today… How far the mobile phone has come!

Hey Guys, I’ve found an awesome graphic for you today to enjoy.  It’s right on point on our series of following technolical advancements through the 20th centuary… Also I can’t not post it the graphic covers it so much better than I ever could.   The History of the Mobile Phone I’m around if you want to ask any questions, just drop me a line via the contact form, or leave a comment below.


5 Reasons to Track Employee Attendance With an Online Time Clock

Mechanical time clocks, like so many other aspects of the traditional workplace, are fast becoming a thing of the past. Punching cards only works well for on-site workers, and recording employee attendance on paper to be hand-keyed into a payroll system later has its pitfalls. If your company hasn’t switched to using an online time clock yet, it’s time you considered it.