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Cash Flow Strategies for a Healthy Business

cash flowCash flow is important in any business. It’s especially important in young or small businesses, where cash flow is connected closely to the ability to pay employees and suppliers. Keep your business healthy by following these simple cash flow strategies. Read more...

What To Look For In A Business Bank

piggy-bank-590x230According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the number of banks in the United States has been steadily dwindling for several years. That decrease means there are fewer banks to lend money to small business owners and start-ups. In fact, the number of federally insured banking institutions nationwide is at its lowest level since at least the Great Depression. Read more...

Top Apps For Accountants

Accountants are good with numbers, and today, with a myriad of apps available to calculate the bottom line, anyone with a smart phone can pretend they’re a math whiz. Accounting apps come in all shapes, sizes and costs. Even free apps offer a wide variety of useful features, such as electronic invoicing, employee scheduling and more. Read more...

Bitcoin for Your Business

Time was ‘cash was king.’ Nowadays, dollar bills represent just one of the countless ways to pay for a purchase. There are credit and debit cards, checks, Paypal and bitcoin, to name a few. Read more...

Alternative Lending Opportunity

Although the money lent to small business owners by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI, Columbus, Ohio) is just as green as the bank’s, the non-profit organization is all about saying “yes” to entrepreneurs in need of funding, and banks, well, not so much. Read more...

January Means Tax Time is Around the Corner

Even though the weather outside your window is likely frigid, it’s not too early to start thinking about taxes and April 15. For example, two major tax changes will impact small business owners as they complete their tax returns this spring. Read more...

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Accounting System?

When you first started your business, you were probably more concerned about finding customers for your products then you were about your accounting system. Maybe it took a while for your business to take off so it was easy to record your sales in a notebook and your expenses; well maybe they were minimal so, it seemed simplest to use a spreadsheet.  Read more...

Crowd-funding: A new way to finance your business

It's a new way to finance your business. It's revolutionary, and it is literally changing the entire way that small business owners think about financing. We're talking about crowdfunding. Never heard of it? Crowd funding is when a group of people gets together to support a new business venture. The people who support the new business are known as "backers", and they help the project by donating money or offering up contacts or other resources. In exchange for their help, they are offered perks such as free services, products, etc. from the company they helped to build.

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Independent Contractors: Reporting Them Correctly

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As a small business owner, it is very important to make sure that you are classifying your independent contractors correctly on your taxes. It can be confusing and hard to remember when it comes to employees versus independent contractors, since they often do the same work and get paid similarly. However, the IRS does not see it that way, and you can get into some serious trouble if you report your contractors incorrectly. According to the IRS, the difference is : “In general, someone who performs services for you is your employee if you can control what will be done and how it will be done.” (Find more about the IRS policies on independent contractors here.

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Webinar: 5 Things Your Accountant Won't Tell You

Tax time is often the most difficult time of the year for small businesses and many business owners choose this time to find an accountant to help them prepare their tax returns. But knowing whether the accountant you've selected is the right one for your company can be difficult... and can turn what you hoped to be a great move forward into a financial nightmare.

Jim Bourke will discuss how to identify your next CPA and some of the traits and characteristics that are a must. In addition, Jim will discuss five things that your CPA may not tell you, but that you should be aware of!

 

 

 

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