Exit Strategy: How to Create One for Your Small Business

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Owning your own small business is a dream that few are fortunate enough to realize, but even those new to the joys of entrepreneurial self-determination need to spend time thinking about how you’re going to eventually leave the business. No…

Tax Planning to Help New Franchisees

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Tax Planning to Help New Franchisees investment can be a wonderful opportunity, but it also involves a completely unfamiliar set of rules when it comes to your taxes. Whether you are considering becoming a franchisee or are already involved,…

7 Different Types of Income Streams for Your Business

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7 Different Types of Income Streams for Your Business No matter what type of business you operate, you rely on having a predictable flow of income to keep your bills paid. If you only have a single source of income and it suddenly falters,…

How to Evaluate Your Business Idea Before Diving In

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They say that everybody has at least one good novel in them, and many people feel the same way about ideas for a successful business. If you are considering diving into the world of entrepreneurship, it’s a good idea to pause for a moment,…

Writing Off Your Business Start-Up Expenses

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Article Highlights: $5,000 First-year Start-up and Organizational Expense Write-off Timely Filing Requirements Qualifying Start-up Expenses Trade or Business Purchase Qualifying Organizational Expenses Expense Write-off…

Wealth Transition and Succession Planning: Best Practices for Businesses During COVID-19

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Regardless of the type of business you're running, it's safe to say that you've likely already been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that is making its way across the globe. With no complete end to the situation in sight, many have…

5 Tips for Marketing During Covid-19

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From Mike Kappel on Forbes Small Business Blog If you’re like many business owners out there, the coronavirus pandemic has rocked your world. According to a SHRM study, 62% of small businesses say they have experienced a decrease in revenue…
How to Organize Spending Priorities for Your Newer Growth Startup

How to Organize Spending Priorities for Your Newer Growth Startup

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According to a recent study conducted by U.S. Bank, over 80% of all newly formed businesses that ultimately fail do so due to cash flow problems. If you needed a reason to believe that getting your spending in order and dedicating the time…
Learn what factors determine whether a household worker qualifies as an employee or an independent contractor.

Household Help: Employee or Contractor?

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Taxpayers often will hire an individual or firm to provide services at the taxpayer’s home. Because the IRS requires employers to withhold taxes for employees and issue them W-2s at the end of the year, the big question is whether or not that…
Top 10 Startup Business Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer

Top 10 Startup Business Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer

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Starting a small business can be one of the most exciting and rewarding events in someone’s life. But it can also be extremely stressful. If you’re thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, you might have more questions swirling around…