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HUBZone Certification

CyQuest Business Solutions Awarded HUBZone Certification from the Small Business Administration Atlanta, GA – January 4, 2018 CyQuest Business Solutions announced today that it has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to participate in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program.  HUBZone is an SBA program that was designed to help bring […]

CyQuest 14 Year Anniversary

November 8, 2018 – Today marks the 14th year that CyQuest has been in business. Still owned and operated by its founder, DeVan Brown, CyQuest has grown to be a successful small business, serving both the public and private sectors. CyQuest started as a one-person company and grew to more than 60 employees overnight with […]

HUBZone Opportunities and Business Growth Prompts CyQuest Business Solutions to Accommodate New Business Division

Atlanta, GA – July 19, 2018 For Immediate Release In the wake of substantial growth, CyQuest Business Solutions, Inc. has relocated their corporate headquarters to a newly renovated office space in Atlanta, GA. The fully modernized facility, located just north of Hartsfield International Airport on Virginia Avenue, is also located in a HUBZone (HUBZone is a […]

Hostile Work Environment

What Is a Hostile Work Environment?

Question: Several employees have complained that one of our managers is regularly abrasive and rude, yelling at employees and sometimes insulting them. Could he be creating a hostile work environment? Answer: Possibly, but not necessarily. It sounds like this manager’s abrasive and rude manner has made employees feel uncomfortable and affected morale. It’s worth addressing on those […]

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Can an Employee Submit a New W-4 at Any Time?

Question: Can an employee submit a new W-4 at any time? Answer: Yes, an employee may submit a new W-4 anytime they have changes. Often, they’ll submit a new form when they know they’ll be changing exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits on their return. For example, an employee may want to increase their withholding by decreasing the […]

W-2 Employee & 1099 Independent Contractor

Can the Same Person Be Both a W-2 Employee and a 1099 Independent Contractor?

Question: Can the same person be both an employee and an independent contractor? Answer: According to IRS guidelines, it is possible to have a W-2 employee who also performs work as a 1099 independent contractor so long as the individual is performing completely different duties that would qualify them as an independent contractor. Some legitimate examples that […]


Answers To Avoid Using During An Interview

The questions that you give during a job interview will determine whether or not you are going to get the job. Most managers, HR reps, and recruiters will often ask many of the same questions. There are certain answers to these questions that the person doing the hiring doesn’t want to hear. If you want […]

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6 Resume Changes You Should Make Before Applying For A Job

Your resume is the first impression that employers will have of you. Employers use candidate’s resumes to create a short list of people that they would like to bring in for an interview. If your resume isn’t just right or if it is unimpressive, your chances of getting an interview are very slim if you […]

oldest businesses in the United States

The Oldest Businesses in the United States

Does your small business have what it takes to be on a similar map in 100 years?  A strong HR department is important to reaching that goal.  We can help design your benefits package/programs, retirement plans, employee manual, onboarding process, and so much more!  Contact CyQuest today!  


The Importance of Non-Discrimination

What is the importance of non-discrimination? Let’s take a look at this insanely expensive lawsuit on this very subject. Bass pro to pay $10.5 million to settle EEOC hiring discrimination and retaliation suit Outdoor Equipment Chain Discriminated in Hiring and Punished Employees for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged HOUSTON – Springfield, Mo.-based Bass Pro Outdoor World, […]