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What you need to know about writing off auto expenses – Business Article

Taxes for wheels ** UPDATED FOR TAX YEAR 2016: The standard mileage rate is 54 cents per mile.  Now that you’ve started your business, you’ve heard you can write off automobile expenses. So, are you ready to buy that luxury sports car and write off the costs of driving around town to run errands? Well, hold your horsepower. As with tax-related issues, it’s not that simple. There are a few things you need to keep in mind before you start…

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10 KPIs to monitor back office productivity – Online Business Article

Tracking success As a store owner or manager, you know what key performance indicators (KPIs) are and how they can help you measure your store’s success. But if you want to gain a deeper understanding of your store and its employees, you need to track your back office productivity. Now, knowing which KPIs to measure can be tough given that productivity isn’t exactly tangible. Measure the wrong KPIs and you’ll be tracking something that doesn’t align with your goals or…

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How to deal with business stress (while improving profits) – Business Article

Work it out In our businesses, we always want to aim to grow and increase profit every year. But the reality is that there are other influences in our life that take away our time, focus and commitment. And many of them can lead to business stress. When you get stressed — especially if your business relies heavily on your involvement — the business can suffer. Despite these moments, we still have to make important decisions to keep the train…

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How to embrace digital technology in healthcare — and remain HIPAA compliant – Online Business Article

Making healthy connections Today, if you want to engage your patients, you must embrace digital technology in healthcare. A 2018 survey from Accenture suggests that not only are most patients plugged in, but that their numbers are increasing. In the research, 75 percent of U.S. consumers surveyed said technology is crucial to managing health. Patients are using wearable technologies to track health outcomes and accessing self-service online portals for scheduling and education. Deloitte says these tools improve patient engagement, which…

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How to motivate retail employees after the Super Bowl – Business Article

Defeat Super Sick Monday If you are an employer or small business, you know what “Super Sick Monday” is all about. For those not in the know, “Super Sick Monday” is the day after Super Bowl Sunday and is aptly named for the extreme increase in work and school absenteeism in the U.S the day after the big game. Unfortunately, small businesses tend to feel this impact more intensely than larger retailers since they have a much smaller workforce to…

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