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Local Commercial Construction Company Keeps the Momentum Going

Furlong Building Enterprises, a recent addition to the Sheakley family of clients, started in 2010 during one of the worst building slumps in recent memory. Even so, year-after-year, it’s been able to far surpass financial goals while continuously growing its team. Furlong was recently recognized for its tremendous contribution to local economic growth by being Read More

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Fashion Forward Cincinnati-Based Eyeglass Company is a Game Changer

Sheakley is proud to congratulate, Frameri, one of our hardworking and innovative clients. The start-up company is an emerging eyeglass creator with a twist. It offers budget and fashion conscience clients eyeglasses with interchangeable lenses. After raising $750,000 from investors like Steve Case, former CEO and chairman of America Online (AOL), and CincyTech, the company Read More

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Don’t Take the Bait, 4 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams

As online fraud remains a consistent problem for nearly 300,000,000 Americans who use the internet daily, it’s important to stay updated and informed on the newest forms of fraud that are a constant threat to our online security. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns internet users about “phishing” emails, a scam that is becoming an Read More

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How Will Obamacare Impact Your Bottom Line?

Obamacare has undoubtedly made significant changes in the way that American companies run and operate, but how profound are these changes? The truth is, most employers have no real idea. According to a survey, conducted by Willis, of more than 1,000 employers only 37% of respondents have gotten around to identifying the cost changes to Read More

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A Look Into the Increased Demand for PEOs

Today’s job market is quickly and constantly changing. In order to stay competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees, businesses must provide them with more than a decent salary and a few extra vacation days. In recent years, employers have started turning to professional employer organizations (PEOs) to help provide their employees with the benefits Read More

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Business Tax Filers Can File 2013 Returns Effective January 13, 2014

The IRS 2014 tax season has begun! 2013 business tax returns are now being accepted as of Monday, January 13, 2014. Business returns include any return that posts on the IRS Business Master File (BMF). BMF returns include a variety of income tax and information returns such as: Form 1120 (corporations) Form 1120S (S corporations) Read More

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Shop is Open, but Online Enrollment is Delayed One Year

Businesses operating in a state that relies on the federally established Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange must wait until November 2014 for online enrollment. However, the SHOP Exchange is open and employers have two other options to enroll. Small employers can work through an agent, broker, or insurer that offers a certified SHOP Read More

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Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Increases 2014

The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit is set to increase in 2014. The maximum credit will be: 50% of the premiums small employers pay toward their employees’ health insurance premium (up from 35%); 35% of the premiums tax-exempt organizations pay for their employees’ health insurance premium (up from 25%). Employers are only eligible if Read More

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Three Questions to Always Ask Before Classifying Independent Contractors

Leveraging independent contractors may seem like a perfect way to avoid many challenges of being an employer. However, they can also open the door to costly liabilities, penalties, and fines if not classified correctly. The Obama administration has increased efforts to find and correct worker mis-classification, so there is now additional funding for the Department Read More

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Employment Law Made Un-Scary: Independent Contractors

In this month’s continuing series on demystifying employment law, we focus on some of the most common and often confusing employment legalities. As we stressed yesterday, small businesses have it hard enough having to tackle the problems of the slow economic recovery and the uncertainty brought forth by the upcoming elections and looming fiscal cliff. Read More