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The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With An Independent Contractor

July 24, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

When the recent recession led to more outsourcing and less hiring, businesses of all sizes saw the benefits of hiring independent contractors for small jobs and projects.The benefits are obvious—you save money by not paying a salary and benefits; you can hire when your workload is heavy and stay lean when needed; and you don’t need to hassle with withholding income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and paying unemployment tax on independent contractors’ salaries as you must with employ... Read More

Pay It Forward Labs' Santa Monica Mentoring Event - July 2014

July 24, 2014 | By: MBurge

Premier Business Center’s wants to invite you to one of the largest and most respected business networking events in Santa Monica, California! We are excited to be co-hosting Pay It Forward Labs’ The Biggest Mentor Networking event. We strongly believe in helping our clients succeed in their respective businesses, and this networking event is one way of doing this by providing valuable opportunities to be exposed to experienced mentors with solid business advice, as well as strategic business pa... Read More

Using Local Search Directories to Grow Your San Diego Business

July 23, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Location, location, location.If you’re looking for office space in a desirable location, then beautiful San Diego may be for you. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve SEO for your San Diego-based business, then local search directories are definitely for you. Consumers today go online to look for and research all kinds of products and services—and not all of them buy online. Many times shoppers do their research online and then call a business or set up appointments with local service p... Read More

Getting Small Business Help In Irvine, California

July 16, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Besides its near-perfect southern California weather, low crime rate (it’s frequently been called the safest city in America) and median household income of over $96K, this year, Irvine, California, was also voted the best-run city in the nation. In addition, the affluent Orange County suburban city has been named one of the best places to live in the U.S. several times by Money magazine (I’ll personally vouch for that, as a long-time Irvine resident myself). The city is adjacent to the John Wa... Read More

Hiring Virtual Workers in Seattle

July 16, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you’re looking to rent an office in Seattle and think hiring virtual workers employees from the Seattle area could save you some money, don’t be so sure. With the recent boycott against Seattle-based businesses not supporting a $15 minimum wage, you might be asking for trouble if you’re not willing to pay a fair wage. Also, the Emerald City has specific hiring rules and regulations, so check with the city government before you accept or deny an applicant.Still, the pluses of hiring virtually... Read More

Do Entrepreneurs Need Less Sleep?

July 09, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Do entrepreneurs need less sleep? No. Do they get less sleep? Yes.Most entrepreneurs believe they can still function well on less sleep, but the fact is an adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep per day to feel rested, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Not surprisingly, the Harvard Business Review finds about 30 percent of working Americans get less than six hours of sleep a day.We can hear you now, “But I only need four or five hours of sleep a night.” You might even think you’re l... Read More

Downtown Dallas vs. the Suburbs: Choosing Your Business Location

July 09, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Deciding where to locate your business is a data-heavy study in square footage costs, high-speed Internet access and more. But when you’re deciding whether to locate your business in a big city like Dallas versus a smaller Dallas suburb like Frisco, Texas, other factors come into play. Will the 30 minutes distance between these locations offer more opportunities for your small business or fewer?Whether you lease office space in Dallas or Frisco, here are some pros and cons to weigh in your deci... Read More

How a Board of Advisors Can Help Grow Your Business

July 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Who do you turn to when you need business advice? If you’re structured as a corporation, you may have a board of directors to ask for important input. If you’re a sole proprietor, owning a business can be a lonely endeavor. You probably miss the days when you could ask your boss for advice or a few coworkers what they would do in a certain situation.One way to get this type of insight for your small business is to create your own board of advisors. A board of advisors is an informal group of pe... Read More

Do You Have Good Office Manners?

July 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

You know the type: loud and disruptive. Thinks everyone wants to hear the latest story about a new client. Or what about the person who leaves a mess in the shared kitchen space? Do you have one of those types in your office? Or worse, are you that person?Besides not eating all the good cookies, here are 10 ways NOT to annoy your office mates:1. Introduce YourselfIf you are new to the office building or someone new leases a space, make sure you say hello. It’s not only friendly, it can also be ... Read More

4 Cool Tools to Get a Grip on Your Business Expenses

July 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Whether you do your own accounting or employ an accountant or bookkeeper, trying to reconcile your business’s expenses is a time-consuming disruption in your already busy day. Plus, with everything going digital these days, you may not even have a paper receipt to file.Here are four cool tools to help keep track of your spending.1. BizExpenseAvailable for the iPhone and iPad, BizExpense is a free app that allows you to scan receipts on your smartphone or tablet and export the file directly to a... Read More

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