Who Is Business AdvantEdge?
Business AdvantEdge consolidates purchases from more than half a million individual businesses and organizations translating into volume discounts for your business. Whether your organization is a small business, non-profit or Association, Business AdvantEdge is the right choice as your business purchasing consolidator to help you lower your overhead. We offer savings on these important services/products:
How do you create a safe and productive work environment while protecting your business's reputation? What types of workplace conduct policies are appropriate and enforceable? Changing social norms, social media and evolving laws can make it confusing for employers to know what they can (or cannot) ban.
In this one-hour presentation, we will cover:
- How to use workplace policies to communicate standards of conduct
- Policies governing social media use
- Body art and piercings
- Workplace dress codes
- Off-duty conduct
- Laws regarding weapons and the workplace
- Smoking and e-cigarettes and more
Your Office Depot Store Purchasing Cards (SPC) will work in OfficeMax stores!
If you haven’t enrolled for the Business AdvantEdge Office Depot discount program, please sign up today!
Staples and Office Depot have reached an agreement to merge
Last year, Office Depot and OfficeMax did successfully merge, but are still in the process of combining retail stores, websites, inventory and processes – hoped to be completed sometime after Q2 2015. This new Staples – Office Depot proposal has several hurdles with the SEC and others before it becomes a reality. Go to our Blog to read the Press Release and letter from Steve Calkins, Office Depot’s Executive Vice President, Business Solutions Division to learn what this means to Business AdvantEdge members and customers.
Staples acquisition of Office Depot.
We are pleased to provide you with the current issue of the ADP Franchises & Affiliations, a publication designed to provide you with insightful content and news to help you manage your employment and HR compliance and improve employee productivity. In this issue you'll find regulatory and legislative updates, payroll and tax information and helpful HR tips.
This month's topics include:
- Caldeira: Franchisees must maintain control over business decisions
- Why franchises are looking for millennials
- ACA Webcast April 30th – ACA Is Here, What Could Go Wrong?
- Your “To Do” List Just Got Bigger – Compliments of the ACA [INFOGRAPHIC]
- Payroll’s Process Toward ACA Compliance
- IRS Releases Final ACA Reporting Forms Ans Instructions
- Employers with Multiemployer Plans Face Unique ACA Reporting Challenges
- myRA Retirement Savings Program Launched
- Treasury Issues Initial Guidance on “Cadillac” Tax
- Ten Employee Benefits That May Be More Affordable Than You Think
- SBS Webcast Recording - Do I need to pay for that?
- Independent Contractor or Employee? Are You Sure?
- Meal Periods: "When Is Pay Required?" and Other FAQs
- ADPIA Certificate Manager for RUN
9 Policies & Procedures that Can Land You in Hot Water
Before implementing any policy or procedure, it is important to ensure that it complies with federal, state, and local laws. In this Tip, we cover 9 policies and procedures that may run afoul of these laws and provide acceptable alternatives where applicable.
We are pleased to provide you with the current issue of the ADP Franchises & Affiliations newsletter, a publication designed to provide you with insightful content and news to help you with your practice and your clients. In this issue you'll find regulatory and legislative updates, payroll and tax information and helpful HR information.
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How will your Trade Association or Professional Business Organization benefit?
Franchise Groups as well as Trade and Professional Associations know the value of offering a variety of attractive member benefits ranging from accredited continuing education to volume discounts. With our Association Consolidator Purchasing Program, your business organization and members will enjoy volume discounts plusmany other benefits.
SMB & Non-profits
Individual Small-to-Medium (SMB) companies as well as smaller non-profits typically don’t have enough purchasing volume to negotiate proprietary pricing and discounts alone – but with Business AdvantEdge, they do! Join the hundreds of thousands of small businesses and organizations that are already have access to this terrific program of volume discounts.
Business AdvantEdge wins IFAI Showstoppers Award for Best Service to a Manufacturer!
October, 2014 Wisconsin based Business AdvantEdge, Inc., is honored to have been chosen for the IFAI Showstoppers Award for ‘Best Service to a Manufacturer’ at the recent Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) conference and tradeshow in Minneapolis, MN. IFAI is headquartered in Roseville (St. Paul), MN and has members in several countries who manufacture industrial fabrics used in thousands of applications and industries. BA partnered with Grainger to develop the award winner promotions and member benefit program that has saved IFAI members hundreds of thousands of dollars this year alone! In addition, Grainger offers IFAI members innovative solutions to their fabric applications. Read more
Office Depot was named one of Women's Enterprise (WE) USA Magazine's "2014 100 Corporations of the Year."
Additionally, Shari Francis, HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Merchandising Manager for Office Depot, has been named one of "American's Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity" by WE US, and a "2014 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity" by DiversityPlus Magazine. Office Depot, Inc. ranks #79 on Forbes "2014 America's Most Reputable Companies" list.
UPS Rises on List of 2014
Most Valuable Global Brands
Brand Finance has named UPS (NYSE: UPS) to its Brandirectory list of 500 most valuable global brands in 2014.
Vendors & Service Providers
Business AdvantEdge and its partners hold Affinity Benefit Program contracts with international, national, as well as regional associations and franchises giving us access to over a million SMB businesses and non-profits. Because of the aggregate size sheer critical mass and targeted affinity loyalty marketing, we are able to source products at the lowest possible prices.If you are interested in learning more about becoming a vendor, please visit the Become A Vendor section.
Office Depot and OfficeMax Merge
Office Depot and OfficeMax have merged! Both Office Depot and OfficeMax will continue to give you what you love most about our brands. And together, we can ensure that the best of both companies work harder for you. As your partner, our relationship does not change and your day-to-day service will not be disrupted. We’ll stay focused on your business, so you can get excited about what's to come.
Are You Feeling Overwhelmed by Health Care Reform?
The Affordable Care Act is complex legislation, filled with provisions, deadlines and compliance requirements. How ACA will impact your business will depend upon the size of your workforce and other factors, but it's clear that businesses will need to take some action.
View Recording: Health Care Reform: Strategies to Help Control Costs, Mitigate Risk, & Decrease Penalties
In an effort to identify strategies to help control costs and mitigate risk, we invite you to view the ADP webcast, Health Care Reform: Strategies to Help Control Costs, Mitigate Risk, & Decrease Penalties, which focuses on the known and anticipated requirements and important dates relating to:
- Employer Notice of Exchanges (including an overview of the establishment of Healthcare Exchanges and related employer responsibilities)
- Employer Shared Responsibility (‘play or pay’ requirements, alternatives and risks)
- Automatic Enrollment and Non-Discrimination Testing for Insured Plans
- Excise Tax on High-Cost Health Coverage (including its possible impact on employer-sponsored plans today)
New, lower print/copy rates from Office Depot!
Printing, copying and finishing services never looked so good or cost so little! Color copies are now only 29¢,black & white copies are only 3¢, and finishing services are 25% off for members. At these rates, it is cheaper to print at Office Depot than in-house! Learn more