on February 22, 2012
I know I’m starting to sound like the boy who cried wolf, but I swear that I’m getting closer to actually hiring someone to help run the business. While hiring someone has always scared me, I’m starting to see that the real pain point is payroll.
Sure, there …Read » Views: 543
on January 31, 2012
Whether you file your own federal taxes or outsource the task to a pro, you’ll want to be aware of some important changes to U.S. tax laws in 2012. Here are a few items (in order of relative importance for small-business owners) that may affect your small bu…Read » Views: 555
on January 30, 2012
Short on cash? Bartering can help you to obtain all sorts of products and services (anything from a new website to a doctor’s appointment) without paying out of pocket. But be advised: Uncle Sam requires you report the fair market value of anything you recei…Read » Views: 542
on January 3, 2012
Some truths in life — and business — are better left unspoken, particularly when it comes to federal taxes. If an unexpected tax bill or audit comes your way, bear in mind these five things you should never say to an IRS agent.
“I’m going to fight this …Read » Views: 742
on December 5, 2011
Tick-tock! The year is winding down, and it’s time to review year-end tax strategies that could save your business a bundle.
Tax consultants who specialize in advising small and medium-size companies, such as Jonathan Huckabay, a certified public accountant…Read » Views: 624
on May 16, 2011
If you’re like most small business owners, you started your company as a sideline and watched it grow. You may have another business or work for an employer while you build up your fledgling venture. And although you may not spend all your time on your small b…Read » Views: 507
on May 3, 2011
April 15 has come and gone, the taxes are filed, the checks are written, and you’re finally kicking back with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc to plot the year ahead. Eventually the question creeps into your head: What do I do with all those files of documents I use…Read » Views: 766
on April 21, 2011
Did you lose a week of otherwise billable time sorting through all of your credit card charges and paper receipts to work out how many of your purchases were business expenses? If so, it’s time to step up your organizational efforts and implement a system fo…Read » Views: 710