Calculating Your Labor Burden Rate

We know that maximizing profit is the main objective for our business owners and doing it accurately helps to increase those odds. That is why the labor burden rate is so important and is detrimental when left out of the equation.   What is Labor Burden Rate? Labor Burden Rate is the rate in which… [Read More]

Reasons to Upgrade Your Business Technology

How often are the specific technologies that your business uses to operate at the top of your mind during your day? Probably not very often. These systems assist in adding ease to you and your fellow coworker’s day-to-day job requirements. Without these technologies, especially in today’s tech-driven world, it’d be practically impossible to complete a… [Read More]

What Is An Employee Benefit Plan Audit and What to Expect?

Are you wondering if your company has to prepare for an employee benefit plan audit? If a company provides an employee benefit plan (EBP) to more than 100 eligible employees, the plan would be subject to an EBP audit required by the Department of Labor. Most companies, when facing an EBP audit, will engage a… [Read More]

5 Advantages of Choosing a Career in Accounting

It’s almost graduation season, and now it’s time to think about which careers you should seek out with your new degree. A career in accounting holds an abundance of advantages for recent graduates seeking to build a career and future. Here are five reasons how you could benefit from exploring a career in accounting: 1…. [Read More]

What is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

Have you noticed the amount of time spent on day-to-day tasks has slowly increased? Are you opening one program and another and then another to take care of finances, sales, and other business needs?   When everyday business tasks start to become difficult it may mean it’s time to start upgrading your systems.   That… [Read More]

Why Bring in a Business Consultant?

Businesses can end up with some tough decisions to make. Training, onboarding, hiring, firing, budget, and HR can combine into a difficult scenario for an employer. Running a company is no simple task, and there’s no shame in enlisting some outside help. When it comes to business decisions, a second opinion can be integral—and business… [Read More]

How Can Operations Optimization Help Your Business?

Often, the greatest way to ensure that something gets done is by making a plan. At Atherton & Associates, we use a holistic approach to improve business operations with proven methodology for sustainable, bottom-line results. In layman’s terms, we use business process optimization in order to break down a business’s processes to examine how efficient… [Read More]