StarBucks is not a business Expense

By Dida Clifton, TheOfficeSquad®

Buying a Starbucks on the way to work is not a meal & entertainment business expense. It is only considered a legitimate meal and entertainment business expense when you have a client or employee and business is discussed and it is recommended to jot down on the receipt the other person's name and what was discussed briefly.

Tickets to the ball game is a gift business expense but the drinks and meal prior to the game is a meal and entertainment business expense. (because it is almost impossible to discuss business during a game).

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Responsive Websites: Designing for the Future

By Janet Peischel, Top of Mind Marketing...

Responsive web design has become a part of web conversations these days. Because people are already fairly confused about how their websites and things like optimization work, this just adds to the confusion.

Responsive design: making websites adaptable

Response design is a matter of designing websites so they will adapt to whatever environments they are being viewed on. In the old days, we fired up our desktop computers in the morning and worked from our offices. That was a lifetime ago. These days we’re working from our cars, cafes, airports and the field.

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ROI Reveals True Value of Media Ad Buys

Peter Feinstein Trustegrityby Peter Feinstein...


Almost since I started blogging, I’ve been banging the drum for return on investment (ROI) to be the most important metric in advertising. Finally, it seems, others are seeing its value.

Magazines Create ‘Industry-Wide’ Guarantee of Print Ads’ Results, Advertising Age, Oct. 12

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Paid vs. Unpaid Internship: What DOL says?

By Roger Bishop

Applied Human Resources, Inc.

Summer is almost here and a lot of companies will start considering using summer interns. This can be a great learning experience for students who want to see what actually goes on behind the scenes of business before they graduate. Actually, interns are available to you all year, not just the summer, but the employer needs to know the rules established by the Department of Labor (DOL).

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Why Is It So Expensive?!?

Richard GalinYou are selling your company for cash – up front.  The buyer is doing due diligence, but you just care about signing the contract and getting the money, so no due diligence by you.  So why does your lawyer spend so much time and send you a big bill?  Here are some things your lawyer might handle in a “simple” deal like this:

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Top Ten Pitfalls In Negotiating And Drafting Business Contracts – Part III (Noncompetition Clauses)

By Richard Galin

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You Might Have “Knowledge” And Not Even Know It (And Other Crazy Things) By Richard Galin

In a contract to buy a business, the buyer often requests from the seller a long list of promises, referred to as “representations and warranties,” about the business.  If any of them are found to be untrue before the deal closes, the buyer might threaten to cancel the deal and demand an expense reimbursement, or try to renegotiate the purchase price, or all of the above.  If the problem is discovered after the closing, the buyer might demand reimbursement of part or all of the purchase price to compensate for being misled by false representations and warranties.

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Top Ten Pitfalls In Negotiating And Drafting Business Contracts – Part I By Richard L Galin

This is the first of a ten-part series that may show you how the simplest-looking parts of a business deal can come back to haunt you. Stay with it and read about how to avoid getting into trouble, instead of how to get out of trouble.  I have published an abbreviated version of this series in the January 2014 issue of Nevada Business magazine.  Here is the link, but I warn you – it is so abbreviated that it only has seven pitfalls, and there is much more to be said than what you will see in that article!

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Should we incorporate in Nevada or Delaware? By Gina Bongiovi, JD/MBA

Every high growth startups asks us the same question - should we incorporate in Nevada or Delaware?  As was drilled into our heads in business school, Delaware is historically regarded as THE business-friendly state.  Many of the largest and most successful corporations in the country are headquartered in Delaware.  The state is known for its business-friendly laws, a solid history of business-friendly legal precedent (court decisions), and a chancery court that handles only business matters in a more skilled, expeditious manner than the general court.  Nevada, to its credit, has adopted Delaware business statues into the Nevada Revised Statutes to provide the foundation f

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Working Mommy’s Manual - by Nicole Corning

Congratulations to Nicole Corning on her Book and recent coverage on the Katie Couric Show!   The show aires on Thursday March 6th at 3pm on ABC.  The show is about bread winning mothers.  Her book is called The Working Mommy’s Manual and is about how to establish work life balance by trusting yourself and setting your own boundaries. 

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