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Heather Palermo

Author profile for Heather Palermo of Kaizen CPAs + Advisors. On this page you can see all the blog posts that Heather Palermo has written.

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Illinois Minimum Wage is increasing January 1

Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in Illinois will increase for tipped and non-tipped employees. The Illinois minimum wage will increase...

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Young entrepreneur plans for a successful startup

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Why a CPA should be the first hire at your startup

It may not be where your hiring strategy goes first, but it should be. 90% of start ups fail. Often that’s because owners see it as their duty to do...

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How to Recession-Proof Your Business

We’ve got an overheated economy and a bear market. IF we reach a recession this year, is your business ready? No one wants a recession, especially...

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Cook County Minimum Wage is on the Rise July 1

Effective July 1, 2022, the minimum wage in Cook County will increase for tipped employees and non-tipped employees that work for any employer...

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Augusta Rule: How to Master this Tax Loophole

The Masters Tournament, held in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most prestigious PGA golf tournaments. It’s so widely attended that people will rent...

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Eliminate Phishing

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Eliminate Phishing With Secure File Sharing for Business

How secure is your business? There's a good chance that it isn't as secure as you may think. According to research, companies in the United States...

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Hands that representing the blending of two firms.

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Our Team Has Grown! Kaizen Merges With SCL CPA PC

Kaizen CPAs & Advisors is excited to announce the merger with SCL CPA PC! Effective January 1, 2022, both firms will operate under the Kaizen name.

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11 Features to Look for in an HCM Platform

If you're one of the many business owners stuck using manual processes for both talent acquisition and onboarding new hires, it's time to explore...

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HCM 101: What Is Human Capital Management?

Employees are the most important assets of any business. And while your people are your most valuable assets, managing your employees...

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Employee Retention Credit (ERC)—You Might Still Qualify

Did you know that you might still qualify for the Employee Retention Credit? Find out what it is and whether you qualify in this helpful...

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Employee or Independent Contractor? Why you need to know the difference.

The distinction may be challenging to make sometimes, but the IRS has very strict rules about it. Depending on the size of your...

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IRS Estimates the Tax Gap Totals Hundreds of $$BILLIONS

If you are a small business owner, and you have never experienced an IRS audit, consider yourself fortunate. Be aware though, the...

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