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Eclipse Party 2017

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August 21, 2017 was an exciting day to be in Greenville, South Carolina!  Thousands of visitors, many from other states or countries, traveled to Greenville to experience a total solar eclipse as Greenville was one of few cities directly in the path of totality.  J.Freeman & Associates staff, family and local clients were excited to witness this incredible event.  We …

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Severe Weather Closing

Severe Weather Closing Due to severe weather alerts in our area and for the safety of our staff, J.Freeman & Associates will be closing our office at 2:30 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Our staff will be available by email until 5:00 pm and our office will re-open Thursday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00 am.

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Healthcare Myths, Realities, and Consequences

Myths There is a lot of information and discussion “out there” about the new health care law. Some of it is good. Some of it is very confusing. Conflicting messages, inaccuracies, negativity and hearsay have led to many misconceptions. We regularly hear things like: Health insurance plans must be purchased through the Marketplace. This is false. Individuals and business owners can …

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Summers Mean Backyard Grilling – Safely!

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer —and grilling isn’t just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family. Keep in mind, however, that when you grill, you’re literally playing with fire. Thousands of residents each year learn this the hard way, suffering damage to their homes or …

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Six Tips to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Attracting and keeping quality employees is a challenge for most businesses. With Baby Boomers retiring and the younger generation seeming to lack the drive, focus and work ethic needed to run a successful business, it’s becoming more difficult to fill crucial roles within an organization. Economic instability has forced companies to downsize, cut pay and/or work hours, reduce benefits, and …

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Six Security Tips to Protect Your Home While You’re Away

It’s the end of another school year and for many, that means family vacation time. This is the time we look forward to all year as an opportunity to rest and unwind. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year that thieves look forward to as well. According to the FBI, the highest rates of burglaries occur in the months …

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Financial Spring Cleaning

It’s spring; and for most of us that means packing up the winter clothes, cleaning out closets, washing windows, and getting rid of the clutter that has built up over the winter months. Spring is also a good time to organize your financial life and possibly save some money in the process. Here are seven steps you can take to …

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Expansions to the FMLA – What Employers Need to Know

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was instituted 20 years ago by the U.S. Department of Labor, with the intention of helping employees balance work and family responsibilities. It allows for a reasonable amount of unpaid leave for specific reasons while protecting the legitimate interests of employers. The FMLA governs all public agencies, public and private elementary and secondary …

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Cyber Attack! …It’s Not a Sci Fi Movie

We hear about it every day. Hackers infiltrate computer servers at some of the nation’s top corporations and government agencies. They may not always access classified information, but the data they do obtain can be just as damaging. What about you? Are you prepared if your servers are compromised? Do you think that because you’re a small or medium-sized company …

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Cloud Computing – What does that even mean?

When you hear the term cloud computing, do you know what this term refers to? A recent survey by Citrix Systems revealed that most people believe cloud computing to be one of the following: related to weather, pillows, drugs, and even toilet paper. Over half of survey participants claim they do not use cloud computing; however, any Internet user who buys …

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