CBIZ Solutions and Insights


May 30, 2013
I recently spoke to Ann Carrns of The New York Times about a situation that no business wants to find itself in: preparing for an audit. Anyone who has ever been through an audit can tell you that it’s intimidating and nerve-wracking, so in the interview, I provided some tips to help business owners survive the audit process.

May 22, 2013
Edington Associates LLC, in conjunction with CBIZ Employee Services, a division of CBIZ Inc., recently announced the winners of the 2013 Edington Next Practice Awards. Calls for submissions began on December 12, 2012. As the public and private sectors seek new approaches and solutions to solve our country’s health care crisis, the Next Practice Awards recognize organizations that are actively engaged in the pursuit of a healthy, high-performing workplace and workforce.

May 17, 2013
Dove’s new “Real Beauty” campaign, where a police sketch artist draws pictures of women’s appearances (one with a description from the person being drawn and a second with a depiction from someone else), is turning many heads, as it reveals the reality of how many women view themselves.

May 15, 2013
Earlier this month, our April Small Business Employment Index was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Crain's Cleveland Business, as the SBEI continues to become an integral part of the country's employment discussion.

May 9, 2013
If you read my post on choosing the right business entity, you are aware of the existence of four main business entities: LLCs, S-corps, partnerships and C-corps. The first three -- LLCs, partnerships and S-corps -- are commonly grouped together because they share many traits and are known as pass-through entities.

May 3, 2013
Our April Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight uptick of .43 percent during the month, following an impressive increase of 1.25 percent in small business hiring in March. In contrast, ADP’s April jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 119,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 150,000 jobs.

April 26, 2013
Karen McLeese of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services shared what business owners need to know about health care exchanges.

April 18, 2013
At CBIZ, we frequently host webinars and other educational events for clients and interested parties on issues that affect employees and businesses.I wanted to take some time to highlight four upcoming educational webinars that you might want to join.

April 12, 2013
To ward off the common everyday aches and pains, why do many of us pluck Advil off the shelves rather than the store brand Ibuprofen? Why do we refer to all facial tissue, regardless of brand name, as Kleenex? It’s the “brand” of course.  The same principles clearly apply when examining why someone chooses one job offer over another.

April 10, 2013
Do you stress about being on the receiving end of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit? Do you agonize over the accuracy of your tax return? Do you wonder why the IRS would choose to audit your return over others? Worry no more. In this post, the second installment of our audit series, I’m going to detail some common red flags that often trigger an IRS audit.

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