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1099s vs. W2 Employees. What’s the difference?

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If you have landed here, you are probably considering reducing the number of full-time employees (W2) and hiring self-employed independent contractors (1099) to perform specific jobs. There are significant differences in how these two types of workers are classified with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Knowing these differences is crucial if you want to avoid hefty fines, tax penalties, and even a lawsuit against your North Carolina business.

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A Networking Group that Works for You

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When it comes to expanding your business in the Research Triangle area, networking is key. While your inbound marketing efforts are commendable, you should not discount the value of networking.

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Common Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs

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Starting a business can be exhilarating. The excitement of building an empire, or even just a profitable enterprise, from scratch is intoxicating, but sometimes this eagerness can get in the way of an entrepreneur's success. Entrepreneurs, riding on their passion for leading, often end up drowning in debts because they jumped in with both feet. Regardless of the size, setting up a company requires months of effective planning that should address every possible bump in the road ahead. Generally, when someone manages to corral seemingly enough dollar bills to get through the struggling days of a startup, they assume they are all set to run a business. But that is precisely what lands them in hot water later because they skip a bunch of essential steps that constitute the most disastrous mistakes one can make.

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Tools of the Trade

toolsWe don't make what we do complicated, we just do it ...
and do it well.

Being in the design business for over 30 years, we've used many kinds of software and hardware, from Microsoft Publisher to Indesign. The freeware NVU to Joomla. From the old typesetting machines to a full-blown four-color press. This isn't complicated. Just as a mechanic uses the basic tools with a few exceptions, so do we.