Month: April 2019

Healthcare Workers Face Grave Safety Concerns

Hospital Emergency room where many healthcare workers are injured on the job

Healthcare workers, particularly nurses and nursing assistants, face an inordinate number of safety hazards at work. Chemical exposures, infectious diseases, needle sticks and physical injuries from lifting and turning patients are just a few of the ways in which healthcare workers are injured on the job. What’s more, in recent years, injuries due to physical […]

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Four Ways Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Can Succeed Long Term

There are over 28 million small businesses in the United States today, about 25 percent of which are owned and operated by people of color or Hispanic whites. Another 36 percent are owned by women, which means that minority and women-owned businesses make up over 50 percent of small businesses in the United States. Unfortunately, […]

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Are Unpaid Volunteers Covered by Workers Compensation?

A group of volunteers in blue shirts

If you are the owner or operator of a nonprofit, your organization probably relies heavily on unpaid volunteers. According to the Corporation for National Community Service, about 25 percent of Americans volunteer an average of 33 hours of their time each year, which amounts to about 8 billion hours of service annually. That’s the equivalent […]

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Learn About the NMSDC Growth Initiative for MBEs

African American woman qualifying for NMSDC growth initiative

The National Minority Supplier Development Council is a membership-based organization that connects certified minority business enterprises with corporate partners across the United States. Based in New York City, the NMSDC currently has a network of nearly 1,500 private and publicly owned businesses, healthcare providers and colleges and universities who purchase goods and services from member […]

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What Factors Determine Workers Compensation Premiums?

Virtually all employers in every state except Texas are required to carry workers compensation insurance — the coverage acts as an essential protection for workers and employers alike. Still, workers compensation premiums can be costly and burdensome, especially for small business owners who don’t benefit from the same economies of scale as larger companies do. […]

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Empire State Development Announces MWBE Expo Series for 2019

Atten dees at MWBE Expo Series

The New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development has announced the dates for the MWBE Expo Series for 2019. The series will be held in locations across New York State and will be free for all participants. The educational and networking event is open to anyone who wishes to attend whether or […]

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Filing Your Small Business Income Taxes? Here Are Some Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss

Preparing income taxes with laptop, calculator and misc on desk

It’s that time of year again! April 15th is right around the corner, and many of us are scrambling to get our income taxes done before the filing deadline comes around. Of course, you can always file an extension, but you still need to pay any taxes you owe by April 15th. So, the time […]

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