How to Classify Employees and Independent Contactors Right Every Time

Employees and Independent Contactors

If there is one thing that consistently gets small business owners in trouble with state authorities it’s their classification of whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor. They reason that someone who works with them part time or not at their location can be classified as an independent contractor.

Jamie Lizotte on Classifying Employees and Contractors

On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Jaime Lizotte, Brand Manager at efile4Biz discusses how this analysis is inaccurate and if they are wrong, it can end up costing the small business owner a lot of money. When violations are reported by independent contractors, businesses could be required to pay back wages, taxes and insurance premiums retroactively for years.

According to Jamie, this is such a big issue for small business owners because there is a long list of government agencies at state and federal agencies that are interested in getting the classif

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Demandforce Online Booking Allows for 24-7 Appointment Scheduling

Service-based businesses rely greatly on managing their appointments effectively. Demandforce Online Booking looks to make the process more efficient and less labor-intensive.

The new functionalities will make it easier for clients to schedule an appointment online. This is especially important because 36% of clients avoid businesses with complex appointment scheduling systems. At the same time, businesses will be able to manage their appointment schedules with greater ease.

Demandforce Online Booking

As businesses reduce staff because of the pandemic, it is taking more effort to manage appointment scheduling. This is what Hugh Mahoney, Senior Director of Product Management at Demandforce, addressed in the press release.

Mahoney goes on to say, “Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have been forced to reduce staffing while facing increased client demand to be able to quickly schedule appointments online without hassles.”

Mahoney adds, businesses will be free to re-route valuable resources, while clients get an easy to use instant appointment-booking e

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Ooma Meetings Adds to Choices for a Collaboration and Conferencing Platform

As more people work remotely, the addition of video meetings to Ooma Office Pro is a natural step. Even though the pandemic is a big driver, the trend was going this way long before. Add the pandemic and 57% of small business owners believe remote work will continue long after stay-at-home orders are lifted.

Ooma Meetings is now available as part of the Ooma Office Pro business phone service. With the existing Ooma Office desktop app, users can manage and join video meetings. The app turns any computer into a softphone, which makes it a full-featured desk phone. Additionally, Ooma Meetings will be available through a mobile client for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets soon.

The availability of collaborative tools is essential in moving forward. This is because businesses are using talent from around the world. And this is what Dennis Peng, vice president of product management at Ooma, said in the press release. “Ooma Meetings is intended to empower businesses with the collaboration tools they need to thrive in this new ‘work from anywhere’ era.”

Adding, “More than ever, businesses need access to powerful communications tools such as video conferencing and screen sharing, both to support workers who work remotely as well to

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Best Smart Boards for Collaboration

Visual communication has been improving with each new development in digital technology. From personal computers to tablets and smartphones, you can now get your ideas across quickly and efficiently. Smart boards look to do the same by integrating some of the features of these devices to ideate, communicate and collaborate.

You can now bring your team into a room and collaborate on a smart board together on the spot. And if you want to bring in other people from a remote location, you can do it right away. Together you can take notes, scratch bad ideas, watch videos, and get online while sharing and saving it all.

If you are in the market for a smart board, this list will show you the best devices you can get right now.

Best Smart Boards for Collaboration Top Pick: Samsung Flip 2 Runner Up: Vibe All-in-one Interactive Whiteboard Best Value: Sharp 70″ Class Interactive Display System


Samsung Flip 2

Samsung Flip 2 LH65WMRWBGCXZA 65Inch WM65R Digital Flipchart for Business with Connectivity Tray for The Samsung Flip 2

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