The biggest problem with e-mail, according to Scot Herrick, is that most people only use the tool as a way to manage to-dos, collaborate and move work along. Herrick believes that’s a problem because we should be thinking of e-mail as a personal branding tool, not merely as a workhorse.
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You'd be wise to align yourself more closely with your organization's chief financial officer. Why? CFOs are feeling increasing pressure to show how "people assets" are being managed in their organizations. Being friendly with the finance team can help secure funding for your projects.
Adding staff? Decide up front if you want an employee or an independent contractor. Under the FLSA and state law, you must pay overtime to nonexempt employees. Not so for independent contractors. Make the employee-or-contractor call well before you bring someone on board. Don’t assume you can make the designation later. That usually won’t work.
If your annual tax return is complex, or you don’t have the time or inclination to cope with filing, you’ll probably use a tax pro for the dirty details. Strategy: Put your tax return preparer in the best position to help you. Follow these five simple steps, to save both time and money.