Business Consulting with Nectar Bridge

W-2 vs. 1099 - the employee vs. contractor relationship.

An episode of Business Consulting with Nectar Bridge

By Gary Smith
Short segments where we break down back-office fun! We'll talk about planning, taxes, HR, marketing, and whatever comes to mind.

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Franchising for business owners (with Brandon Wilson, Office Pride)
In this episode I talk with Brandon Wilson from Office Pride in Huntsville. We talked about franchising in business. - What’s the difference between active and passive ownership in a franchise? - What industry should a franchise owner consider getting into? - Why should you use a franchise system instead of just starting your own business by yourself? - What do franchise opportunities usually cost to get into? - What are some qualities a would-be franchisee should look for when they’re considering a franchise? - What's the name of Huntsville's Minor League baseball team, and why is it so strange? Here's the link to the IFA organization he mentioned: and here's the link to Office Pride, the company Brandon works with:
August 17, 2019
Benefits of Franchising for Business Owners
Next week we'll be releasing a video interview with Brandon Wilson with Office Pride (Huntsville AL). We'll be talking about franchising opportunities in general.  In this brief video I talk about the questions I'll have for him when I interview him tomorrow (Friday, August 16). What questions would you add?
August 15, 2019
Freelance Tax, Bookkeeping, and License Issues
We break down what you need to know about paying taxes, doing bookkeeping, and business licensing when moving from a one-off freelance gig or two to a full-blown business.    To see the video version and read some notes on this subject, check out our blog post at Contact us for a list of links that we talked about in our video at 
July 17, 2019
Let's Talk Social with Stephanie Lichtenstein
Stephanie Lichtenstein with Micro Media Marketing in Chicago joined me today to talk about what's new in social media, what works for stories vs. timelines, and looking forward to IRCE in June. You can find out more about her company here:
May 14, 2019
SaaS Seminar April 11 at the Montgomery Chamber - topics overview
Quickbooks Online, BambooHR, and Loomly social media scheduling software are three powerful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tools that are available for low monthly costs and require no investments in servers or local networking. They’re perfect for small companies, companies with a remote or mobile workforce, and anyone who’s looking for a competitive edge over their competitors who are using outdated methods! We’ll walk you through the benefits of these tools with a brief demo of each. Lunch will be provided for this free informative seminar! Register now at eventbrite!
April 2, 2019
W-2 vs. 1099 - the employee vs. contractor relationship.
As the definition of work changes and becomes more flexible thanks to technology, the bright line between traditional employment vs. a contracting relationship is likely to blur further. Here are some ideas to help you understand the legal distinctions that need to be made. I've also blogged about this topic and posted a video (pretty much the same audio, but you get to look at me).
March 28, 2019
TUNE UP YOUR BACK OFFICE - February 26 seminar preview
The Montgomery (Alabama) Chamber of Commerce has invited us to do a seminar there on February 26. It's a 90-minute mid-day seminar with free lunch from Chappy's! In this video, we'll talk about some of the reasons you should attend. For more details and to register:
February 2, 2019
We're now a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor!
Nectar Bridge is now a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor! In this episode Gary talks about some of the highlights of Quickbooks online.
January 17, 2019
An accounting solution with SaaS
If you're not quite satisfied with how your back office is running, it may be time to put some SaaS (software as a service) in it! We'll talk about some common problems with small business accounting, and how a SaaS solution like Quickbooks Online can help. Gary is a Quickbooks Online Pro Advisor, and can help you make the transition.
January 7, 2019
Making the turn -year-end/new year planning for your business
In this episode I'll be talking about the things you need to do when planning to close out the year and start a new one! It's a bit accounting-heavy, but hang around until the end for some great tips on operations, marketing, and sales as well!
December 26, 2018
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