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13 Online Applications to Get Organized Once and For All

Years ago I knew an entrepreneur in the construction industry who needed some serious help organizing his life and business. I remember seeing stacks and stacks of paper on the two desks in his office. I tried helping him sort through his papers and found bills months overdue, threatening letters, outdated offers – important papers amidst countless unimportant ones. The filing cabinets in the home office were mostly empty but for a few old and irrelevant records; the trucks were out on the roads uninsured, unregistered, or both; the mortgage payments on his two houses were not even covering interest.

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Time Management: The Bread and Butter of Effective People

A lot has to line up for a person to be successful. There must a good deal of intelligence, talent (which might just mean a lifetime of hard work), confidence, and time management. Articles could be written on any of these traits so in effort to avoid playing down importance of any important factor, let’s just focus on time management and how to get better at it.

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You Denfinitely Want to Outsource Your Payroll

Outsource work

Payroll is a big job and it takes a lot of training to get it right. If you do it yourself, you have to be very careful. You must be sure that the correct taxes are withheld from your employee’s paychecks, the wages and bonuses are correctly calculated, the correct taxes are paid, that wage and hour laws are followed, and that your employees get paid on time.

Outsourcing payroll is the the best option for most small businesses.

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New Features This Week – January 2010

Adding Pay Rates to Project Timesheets
We’ve just added pay rates (based on Account Codes rather than project bill rates) to the Project Timecard view. This allows for both the Pay Rate and Bill Rate to be viewable on the Project Timecard and Project Reports. We’ve also hidden pay and bill rate information from employee views, so they no longer see that information when entering time.

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Upcoming Features and Additions – December 2009

Our new software update includes the following features and additions:

  • A new maximum value to all accruals. This setting allows you to specify, for example, the max sick time anyone is allowed to accrue.
  • New permissions for supervisors. Further limit or extend individual control of supervisors.
  • Ability to merge accounting codes. Now you can merge accounting codes just like projects. Some of you may have noticed that you can also limit accounting codes by Hourly/Project/Expense now.
  • Inactive employees have been moved to the Directory.
  • Ability to customize the website to your own private brand colors and logo.
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