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Steps to Closing Your Business

September 13, 2017
Closing a business is never an easy decision, but the speed in which it can occur depends on your tactics. If you are a sole proprietor, you could close up shop without consulting any other parties. That’s not necessarily the wisest move, espe
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Estimating Small Business Start-up Costs

September 8, 2017
No business ever starts with the problem of having too much money. Barring a lottery ticket win that spurs endless cash into a venture, most entrepreneurs take the leap into business ownership with a shoestring budget and gut determination. If youâ
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Retirement Plannning for Small Business

August 26, 2017
Business owners, especially those born between 1946 and 1966, are at a higher risk of not saving for retirement. In fact, the 2016 Retirement Preparedness of the Boomer Generation by the Insured Retirement Institute showed that “Americanâ€
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New to Small Business?

August 25, 2017
If you started a new business in 2016, then April of 2017 is a first big milestone for your company. That’s the month when your first reported tax documentation is due to the IRS. Depending on your business type, you may be responsible for not
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Cash Flow Q&A for Start-ups

August 23, 2017
One of the most difficult balances to maintain in any business, but particularly small business, is the constant tug of war that happens between cash in and cash out. The nuances of how to keep enough cash on hand to pay expenses and cover the ebb an
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Tax Credits Just for Small Business

July 25, 2017
Tax credits are important for business. For each tax credit dollar, the tax payer will receive one dollar in tax reduction. There are certain tax credits earmarked specifically for small business use. Let’s review each one as well as the defin
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Your Computer has been Locked.

March 1, 2017
[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color=''] These dreadful words can mean not just a headache for your business, but thousands or even hundreds of thousands in order to retrieve your company’s most precious commodity, data. Ransomware att
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What is PASBA?

July 22, 2011
PASBA stands for the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants. It was formerly known by the name of the National Association of Small Business Accountants. This organization was founded in 1982 with the idea of strategically organizing
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Selecting the Right Accounting Firm

March 16, 2011
Owners of small businesses place much emphasis on fees when choosing their accounting firm. Fees are an important factor and need to be affordable. Often, however, business owners compare fees yet fail to scrutinize big picture issues such as: Qualif
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Why Do Businesses Fail?

March 16, 2011
Recent surveys show that the survival rate of new businesses average about 20% over a five-year period. In other words, if you start 100 new businesses today, 20 of them will still be in business five years from today. The other 80 will have gone out
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Recordkeeping 101

February 8, 2011
Even with the information and technological age upon us, it is still critical for small businesses to keep a well-organized set of physical records. Often one of the first questions business owners ask when meeting with an accountant is about recordk
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Help! I’m Being Audited

December 5, 2010
After just a few short years in business for herself, it was her first run-in with the IRS and she was panicking.  Thankfully, she had used a certified public accountant (CPA) to help her set up the business and file her taxes each year.
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Should I Hire My Spouse In My Business?

December 4, 2010
Your spouse may spend a considerable amount of time helping out at the office. Sooner or later, you will probably ask yourself the question, Are there any tax advantages to making my spouse a formal employee? While the answer depends on your individu
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