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January 9, 2014
Wrapping up 2013, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) for December showed a slight increase in hiring -- a .31 percent boost for the month. This continues the modest increase the index reported in November. Wednesday’s ADP December survey provided positive numbers, releasing data on the 238,000 jobs added during the month.

December 23, 2013
Two weeks ago, we revealed that the CBIZ food drive collected 645,800 pounds of food for local food banks across this country. That post highlighted the offices that collected the most food in each of the three categories.Today, I’d like the opportunity to bring your attention to our employees’ creativity and passion for the food drive and helping the needy in our communities.

December 18, 2013

December 17, 2013
A whopping 55 tax breaks are scheduled to expire as soon as we ring in 2014.Normally popular tax provisions are renewed at the eleventh hour, but as a result of the government’s need for additional revenue and the incessant political gridlock in Washington, Congress has already announced that nothing will happen before year-end.

December 12, 2013
Local food pantries across the country will receive 645,800 pounds of donated food thanks to another successful year for the CBIZ food drive.Even more impressive, CBIZ has now collected more than 2.5 million pounds of food since the event's inception in 2009.

December 11, 2013
What can we expect in terms of employee compensation in 2014? For better or worse, plans for employee compensation next year suggest pay practices will be largely the same as those of the past two years. As a result, we expect several trends to continue to impact employee compensation design in 2014.

December 5, 2013
Reporting a .52 percent hiring increase during November, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) saw a slight boost due to this year’s holiday season. Even though nearly half (54 percent) of companies surveyed did not change staffing last month, 24.

November 26, 2013
Today's post is brought to you by David Levi, Managing Director at CBIZ MHM, and Robert Karon, Managing Director at CBIZ MHM. Robert and David recently presented a webinar outlining tax planning opportunities in 2013 and beyond for individuals. Between taxes levied as a result of the Affordable Care Act and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, many Americans, especially executives and business owners, will face significantly higher taxes this year (check out the 2013 tax rates here).

November 19, 2013
Unsure of whether your business is leaving money on the table in the form of tax incentives?In this ever-changing economy, the answer can mean the difference between growing your business and shutting it down.If you’re looking to expand, increase your employee headcount, or invest in new technology or processes, then you could likely benefit from federal, state, and/or local tax incentives or credits.

November 14, 2013
Getting more women to the boardroom table has been debated by businesses for years. Recently, the news has been even more prevalent, with major companies like Twitter being in the hot seat. After making the headlines for filing an initial public offering, some of that lime light was refocused to the lack of women on Twitter’s board.

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