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On these pages, we’ll be exploring the complex and rapidly evolving business and regulatory conditions surrounding the use or independent contractors, consultants, and 1099s. Companies of all sizes that engage independent contractors are subject to myriad risks and responsibilities for using 1099s.

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Pizzapreneurs Part II: Tom Monaghan, Delivering Success

by Jay Miutz

In our last installment of Pizzapreneurs we looked at the Pizza Box Baron Mike Ilitch, a hometown hero of Detroit and the undisputed king of carryout.

Pizzapreneurs: Mike Ilitch & The Big Money Behind Little Caesars

by Jay Miutz

Michael llitch was born to two Macedonian immigrants in the heart of Detroit in 1929, a place he would only leave twice in his lifetime. The first was during his four years as a U.S Marine and the second was during his short career as a minor league baseball player. After both of these paths ended, he returned home permanently and over time, became the pizza king of The Motor City.

5 Business Buzzwords

by Jay Miutz

Some people say that business itself is a language, and whether or not that statement is true, there sure is a lot of language in business. Whether you are wheeling and dealing, presenting big data or simply driving home a point - it is effective and beneficial to understand buzzwords. They keep us interested, engaged and informed, and can often aid in brevity.

Kramerica Industries

by Jay Miutz

Amongst the barons, billionaires and multi-millionaires that fill the pages of today’s Forbes Magazine, one highly influential captain of industry has been overlooked. Whether you know him as H.E. Pennypacker, Dr. Martin Van Nostrand or The Lord of the Manor, the man we have come to know simply as Kramer deserves a spotlight in the business world.

Investing in Athletes: The New World of the Jock Exchange

by Jay Miutz

With World Cup fever having died down, the NFL pre-season coming around the corner and the MLB in full swing, much of our attention turns to the huge numbers that athletes will be making this season. With some of the biggest contract signings in sports history taking place this year, some athletes are considering a new option – becoming IPOs.

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Staying Sharp: Do Brain Games Actually Work?

by Jay Miutz

We’ve all been there; you’re in a meeting, or maybe halfway to your stop on the subway, when you break out the ol’ smartphone. Sure, maybe it’s not perfect social etiquette, but you quickly quash that concern by flipping through your apps. You’re on a mission to find that Quizzical App, or Brainstorm, or Brain Buster or Brain-something or another and justify your actions.

A Productivity Report

by Jay Miutz

As far as business is concerned, whether you work in an office, a cubicle, independently or even from home, one giant cement wall always seems to be in your way – productivity.

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New Billionaire on the Block

by Jay Miutz

As of the latest financial reports from Forbes Magazine, the Prince of Air has officially hit the nine digit mark. Michael Jordan, who hasn’t stepped foot on the court in over a decade, is now valued at over a billion dollars, according to financial experts.

The Most Dangerous Phrase

by Jay Miutz

The most dangerous phrase in the English language is,"we've always done it this way."

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