The Axcet Blog

How to Communicate Weather-Related Business Closures to Employees and Customers

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It can be a tough call for even for the most experienced business owners - weather the storm or close for the day due to bad weather conditions? In fact, it’s a decision many Kansas City area business owners have already had to make this winter....

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HR Outsourcing: A Tool for Building a Better Business

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Smart business owners and managers use outsourcing as a growth tool. Outsourcing to professionals who have industry-specific business acumen you don’t possess frees up your time to focus on income-generating activities – and typically saves...

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2019 FSA and HSA Contribution Limits

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U.S. health care costs continue to rise, making it a wise decision to take advantage of every opportunity to save. Enter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). While the two are different, both are tax-advantaged...

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Successful Small Business Owners

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Last week, we turned the page and left 2018 behind us. If it was a difficult year, you may have greeted 2019 with open arms, excited for a fresh start. The new year is an ideal time to set reflect and set goals with hopes for a happy, healthy and...

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The Quagmire of HR Compliance Can Make or Break Smaller Companies

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According to the second annual National Small Business Compliance Pulse Survey, 74 percent of U.S. small business owners say employment laws are increasingly complex and readily admit they are not human resources experts. Further, the survey...

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What Is a PEO and How Can It Help Your Business?

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As 2018 comes to a close, more than likely you are reflecting on how your small business performed over the past year and how you feel about the time and effort you’ve put in. And while your business may have had a great year, you quickly realize...

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Ask the HR Expert: FMLA Leave and Company Holidays

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Complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be confusing for employers because it’s a complicated law with different types of leave, each with their own set of rules. In this Ask the HR Expert, Anna Minicky, one of our experienced...

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11 Spectacular Kansas City Christmas Lights Displays

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With less than a week until Christmas, and many area college students already back home for the holidays, it’s time to get out and enjoy the magic of the season before it passes us by. For many, loading up into the family car to view holiday...

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IRS Issues 2019 Standard Mileage Rates

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The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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5 Fringe Benefits Changes That Affect Employers

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The IRS reminds employers that several programs have been affected as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last year. This includes changes to fringe benefits, which can affect an employer's bottom line and its employees' deductions.

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