Every 863 Years!

This year’s July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays.  This apparently happens once every 823 years.       Use this unique event to plan a sales promotion event.  Plan now to differentiate your business from the competition.   Calendar for July 2011 July   2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat       […]

America’s New Frugality Means Keeping Cars Longer and More Repairs for DIY and DIFM Consumers

The FINANCIAL — Today’s cost-conscious Americans have decided to keep cars longer than they have in the past, which means more repairs and maintenance for do-it-yourself (DIY) or do-it-for-me (DIFM) consumers, according automotive aftermarket market research by The NPD Group, a market research company.         According to NPD’s 2011 Aftermarket Outlook Survey, […]

IRS Releases Draft Form 8941 for Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a draft version of Form 8941 on Sept. 7. The form is available for small businesses and tax-exempt organizations to use in calculating the small business health care tax credit when filing next year’s tax returns. Small businesses can claim the tax credit as part of the general business […]

“Consumer Reports” Study Reinforces Need for Right to Repair Act

Higher Level of Satisfaction with Independent Repair Shops than New Car Dealerships BETHESDA, MD – May 12, 2010 – According to the June 2010 issue of Consumer Reports, more Americans (74 percent) are very satisfied with independent repair shops for vehicle repairs than new car dealers (59 percent). To ensure that car owners can continue […]

Tax Credit Helps Small Employers Provide Health Insurance Coverage

IR-2010-38 Many small businesses and tax-exempt organizations that provide health insurance coverage to their employees now qualify for a special tax credit, according to the Internal Revenue Service.   Included in the health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, approved by Congress and signed by President Obama on March 23, the […]

Here is something you will want to have and use!

The telephone company charges $1.00 to $1.50 to get a phone number from information.   Here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial:                 1-800-goog411 (1-800-466-4411) This is an awesome service from Google, and it’s free — great when you are driving on the road with no pen, […]

Tips To Prevent Identity Theft

It’s important to safeguard your personal information.  Data breaches increased 47% last year and affected 35.7 million Americans.  Here are some things you can do to protect your information from criminals: Don’t carry sensitive personal Information such as your Social Security Card with you.  Identity theft commonly results from information found in lost or stolen wallets, […]

Don’t Be A Victim of Insurance Fraud

It’s long been said that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That adage definitely holds true when it comes to health insurance. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF) reports that as many as 200,000 people have purchased fake health coverage over the last three years. How does this happen? According […]

Rental Car Insurance – What You Need To Know

What you need to know about Rental Car Insurance So, there you are.  Standing at the car rental counter after a long flight and delayed baggage claim, you are faced with a barrage of insurance choices, which seemingly never end.  You simply want to get on with your vacation or business trip.  Besides, your Super […]

Five Survival Tips

Five Survival Tips for Entrepreneurs By DIANA RANSOM From smSmallBusiness.com What do you do when sales are down and your credit’s been slashed?  You rethink your business. Because of the ongoing credit crisis, banks are becoming even more reluctant to extend lines of credit to small-business owners.  And the sluggish conditions aren’t expected to improve […]