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January 10, 2013
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  • 3 employee benefits affected by the "fiscal cliff" deal
    The "fiscal cliff" bill passed by Congress this week permanently renews a tax break for employers that offer education benefits, temporarily increases the maximum pretax contribution that employers can make toward employees' mass-transit expenses and makes it easier for employees to convert their 401(k) plans into Roth 401(k) plans. Business Finance (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Small-business owners face taxes, health care law
    Some small-business owners will have to deal with higher taxes this year, and the implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law is set to continue. Company owners who exceed the 50-employee threshold in the law will have to decide whether to provide insurance or pay a penalty beginning in 2014. "It's when you are running something with 40 employees that is where you have to be careful, because there are significant costs for crossing the threshold," said Edmund F. Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation. Fox Business Small Business Center (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Complete analysis of the $78 billion commercial contract cleaning and maintenance services market
      
    This 2012 Marketdata study examines the business, which encompasses janitorial services, pest control, window cleaning, carpet/floor cleaning, parking lot maintenance, security, HVAC/facilities management, and more, is competitive, comprised of 906,000 mainly small operators, including 48,400 franchised outlets. This study traces industry size, growth, segments, structure, end-user demand, and operating rations -- receipts for 1987-2010 actual, 2011-2012 estimates and 2016 forecasts. The U.S. Commercial & Residential Cleaning Services Industry 2012 is now available on the BSCAI Marketplace. Order your copy today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Standing out in today's market
      
    BSCAI's Certification programs set the standard in the building services industry and are a symbol of excellence. The Certified Building Service Executive and Registered Building Service Manager designations signify that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in the building services profession. Earning the credentials allow you to further enhance your personal and professional knowledge and image to gain the competitive edge you need to succeed in today's world. Learn more about these designations and enhance your career. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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