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  • Are You Applying Finance Charges? Should You Be?

    Assessing finance charges is a complicated process. But if you have a lot of late payments coming in, you may want to consider it. There are many reasons why your customers send in payments past their due dates. Maybe they missed or misplaced your invoice, or they're disputing the charges. They ...

  • IRS Definition of “Dependent” Broader Than You Think

    The family structure in the U.S. has changed over the last couple of generations. The IRS has kept up. 50 years ago, “dependents” were generally thought of as minor children who lived with mother and father for 12 months out of the year. Not so much anymore. And not according to the ...

  • 5 Small Business Legal Problems to Avoid

    5 Small Business Legal Problems to Avoid It's a fact of life, and a fact of business - mistakes happen all the time. But when business mistakes turn into legal problems, they can mean the difference between small business success and failure. Knowing what legal pitfalls to watch out for can ...

  • 5 Reasons Your Business Needs An Exit Strategy

    If you are like most entrepreneurs, the last thing you are thinking about is how to exit your business. You are more concerned about growth, expansion and sometimes just making ends meet. Well, the truth is, all successful business people have a clear exit strategy as part of their overall ...

  • Top Five Rules for Asset Protection

    Protecting your assets is important in life and beyond. Whether you're protecting your assets from frivolous lawsuits, financial risks, or excessive taxation, it's important to follow a few simple, but vital, rules. 1) Plan Ahead Don't wait for someone to file a claim against you before you take steps to seriously protect ...

  • Retirement Plans for Sole Proprietors

    Granted, retirement plans are usually easier if you’re a full-time employee. But if you're self-employed, you can still contribute to a retirement plan. It's expensive to be a sole proprietor. If you've been one for any length of time, you already know that. There's the self-employment tax. Business insurance. Computers and ...

  • How High Deductible Health Plans Save You Money

    As a business owner, you're always looking to save employee associated costs. One of the largest of those costs is health care. That's why employers across the country are moving towards high deductible health plans. These plans still allow the company to provide insurance while saving money at the same ...

  • Setting Up Settings in QuickBooks Online

    You'll be visiting QuickBooks Online's Settings screen regularly, so it's good to know what's there. You can get into a rental car and just start driving to your destination. But you soon realize that you need to know where the temperature controls and the radio tuner are. If it starts raining, ...

  • Tracking Products and Services in QuickBooks Online, Part 1

    Inventory management requires precision, constant attention, and smart decisions. QuickBooks Online can help. If you started small with your business, keeping track of your product inventory was probably pretty easy. Maybe you kept your stock in a few boxes or a closet, and it was easy to tell at a glance ...

  • What You Should Know About the QBO Mobile App

    QuickBooks Online's mobile app lacks some features found in the browser-based version, but it provides mobile access to tools you may want on the road. First, it's free (except for your mobile data plan costs). Second, it's good. And QuickBooks Online's mobile app offers more functionality than you might expect. Available ...

Jun
05
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Tweet Assessing finance charges is a complicated process. But if you have a lot of late payments coming in, you may want to consider it. There are many reasons why your customers send in payments past their due dates. Maybe they missed or misplaced your invoice, or they’re disputing the charges. They might not be  [ Read More ]

May
29
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Tweet The family structure in the U.S. has changed over the last couple of generations. The IRS has kept up. 50 years ago, “dependents” were generally thought of as minor children who lived with mother and father for 12 months out of the year. Not so much anymore. And not according to the Internal Revenue  [ Read More ]

May
29
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Tweet 5 Small Business Legal Problems to Avoid It’s a fact of life, and a fact of business – mistakes happen all the time. But when business mistakes turn into legal problems, they can mean the difference between small business success and failure. Knowing what legal pitfalls to watch out for can make the all  [ Read More ]

May
22
Exit-Strategy3

Tweet If you are like most entrepreneurs, the last thing you are thinking about is how to exit your business. You are more concerned about growth, expansion and sometimes just making ends meet. Well, the truth is, all successful business people have a clear exit strategy as part of their overall business plan. Just what  [ Read More ]

May
15
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Tweet Protecting your assets is important in life and beyond. Whether you’re protecting your assets from frivolous lawsuits, financial risks, or excessive taxation, it’s important to follow a few simple, but vital, rules. 1) Plan Ahead Don’t wait for someone to file a claim against you before you take steps to seriously protect your assets.  [ Read More ]

May
08

Tweet Granted, retirement plans are usually easier if you’re a full-time employee. But if you’re self-employed, you can still contribute to a retirement plan. It’s expensive to be a sole proprietor. If you’ve been one for any length of time, you already know that. There’s the self-employment tax. Business insurance. Computers and mobile devices and  [ Read More ]

May
01
deductible

Tweet As a business owner, you’re always looking to save employee associated costs. One of the largest of those costs is health care. That’s why employers across the country are moving towards high deductible health plans. These plans still allow the company to provide insurance while saving money at the same time. For sometime now  [ Read More ]

Apr
24
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Tweet You’ll be visiting QuickBooks Online’s Settings screen regularly, so it’s good to know what’s there. You can get into a rental car and just start driving to your destination. But you soon realize that you need to know where the temperature controls and the radio tuner are. If it starts raining, you must know  [ Read More ]

Apr
17
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Tweet Inventory management requires precision, constant attention, and smart decisions. QuickBooks Online can help. If you started small with your business, keeping track of your product inventory was probably pretty easy. Maybe you kept your stock in a few boxes or a closet, and it was easy to tell at a glance what needed replenishing.  [ Read More ]

Apr
10
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Tweet QuickBooks Online’s mobile app lacks some features found in the browser-based version, but it provides mobile access to tools you may want on the road. First, it’s free (except for your mobile data plan costs). Second, it’s good. And QuickBooks Online’s mobile app offers more functionality than you might expect. Available for iOS and  [ Read More ]

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