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Maintenance Management Solutions

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

800 Call-KC (MMS)

800 Call-KC explores the complicated world of your daily business management.  Manage all the different resources that gradually erode the efficiency of your daily productivity.  Utilizing a service to help you with a maintenance management solutions (MMS) will help you ask the right questions.

Tools for managing: the dark hole of information drift

Asking the question how did we get here?

  1. Telephone numbers Local & Toll free numbers
  2. Merchant accounts
  3. Mobile devise’s

In business when something works we try to recreate it Advertising, Sales promotions, Payment processing, Mobile devices and Communication, But there is a troll under the bridge. As we recreate success we often create a very much unexpected drain on our time and the ability to keep productive. We create a management maintenance issue. This is often not caught or realized until we want to change or update a system. Stepping back to look at the work load we can often head things off before they become a problem. Weather you outsource to a solution like 800 Call-KC or keep it in-house. Utilizing the right tool can keep you efficient and profitable.

By utilizing and outside company to help you overcome such issues will make you ask and see the areas you may have over looked.

Cary Nafziger

“Do I really need to blog?”

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I know as a business owner you already have a lot on your plate and I am suggesting you add one more.  But isn’t “Grow My Business” already on your list? Well this is one way to help you do just that.

In today’s social media driven world, we learned at 800 Call-KC you can’t afford not to blog. Blogging lets us create fresh content to help position us as an expert in our industry, and increases our web visibility through search engine rankings. Blogging is an easy, quick way to build positive, relevant content around our name and easily enables us to optimize our posts to show up in Google when 800 Call-KC is searched.

“But how often should I blog?”

The more often you post new content that is timely and written in a style people enjoy, they are likely to return again and again to see what you have to say. The more frequently you publish new posts, the more new content there is for people to see and the more reason there is for people to visit again and again.

“What should I blog about?”

Simple, what is your business known for, what do you want to be considered and expert in?

Getting Inspiration

  1. The News, what is happening in your industry
  2. Other Blogs, follow others who write your industry and topics of interest
  3. Go social, what are people saying on Facebook, etc.
  4. Google Alerts, get regular alerts on your topics of interest
  5. Company News, write an article about the new client you just landed or new hires

The best tip I can really give you, Get blogging and keep at it!

Susan Prout
Web Designer
800 Call-KC

Taxes

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

In most years, taxpayers adopt a strategy of deferring income, but with the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire on December 31, 2012, income tax rates and capital gains taxes are set to rise, and a 0.9 percent Hospital Insurance (HI) tax applicable to earnings of self-employed individuals or employee wages in excess of $200,000 ($250,000 if filing jointly) effective January 1, 2013, it might make more sense to accelerate income into 2012 instead of deferring it to 2013. Here are some of the ways you can do this:

  • Sell any investments on which you have a gain this year and take advantage of the zero percent long-term capital gains tax rate if you’re in the 10% or 15% tax bracket, or a 15% tax rate for higher tax brackets.
  • If you are expecting a bonus at year-end, try to get it before December 31. However, keep in mind that contractual bonuses are different, in that they are typically not paid out until the first quarter of the following year. Therefore, any taxes owed on a contractual bonus would not be due until you file a tax return for tax year 2013.
  • If your company grants stock options, you may want to exercise the option or sell stock acquired by exercise of an option this year if you think your tax bracket will be higher in 2013. Exercise of the option is often but not always a taxable event; sale of the stock is almost always a taxable event.
  • If you’re self employed, send invoices or bills to clients or customers this year in order to be paid in full by the end of December.

Caution: Keep an eye on the estimated tax requirements.

A Note to the Higher Education Community

Monday, May 17th, 2010

On August 14, 2008, The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted.

Postsecondary institutions in the United States that participate in Title IV student aid programs will be required to update and change many of its business practices or risk losing revenue that many rely on to keep the doors open.

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