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:
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.
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.
What Small Businesses Need to Know About the ACA
- Actions You May Need to Take Before the End of the Year
As a small business owner, you already have a lot to think about with running your business. Add in new compliance responsibilities like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and knowing what you have to do and when can be challenging. Although some components of the ACA may not apply to you, there are some aspects that impact businesses of all sizes.
In this 1-hour presentation, you will be provided with up-to-date information on the ACA as well as best practices specific to small businesses.
What we will cover:
- Components of the ACA that apply to small businesses
- The employer mandate and what it means for you
- The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplace and the changes coming on Nov. 15, 2014
- The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and how to know whether you qualify
- Notification, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements
- Actions you need to take for 2015 and beyond
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Fall 2014 HR Newsletter & Compliance Calendar
In this issue, we cover HR essentials for small businesses, recent DOL enforcement statistics, and HR compliance requirements scheduled to take effect this fall.
5 HR Essentials for Small Businesses
Regardless of size, industry, or location, every company should be familiar with Human Resources (HR) best practices and compliance requirements. This article provides an overview of HR essentials every business needs.
Department of Labor Stats Show Greater Enforcement Emphasis
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) collected nearly $250 million in back wages for workers in 2013, according to data released recently. The data show WHD is targeting certain low-wage industries for enforcement.
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.
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