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  • As an owner, your company may not pay for every expense you incur on its behalf. Your out-of-pocket costs may be legitimate business expenses that you’ll want to deduct. How you do this depends on your business’ entity type … and more. Deducting your out-of-pocket costs The...
    March 20, 2014 - 6 comments
  • Maybe my radar screen just needs a bit of a tune-up. That’s because the word “green” hasn’t been on it as of late. For a while, it seemed like everybody was talking about green. Green energy. Green chemicals. And, green franchises. A few short years ago, I was talking...
    March 18, 2014 - 3 comments
  • 47% of small businesses don’t have a website. Can you believe it? Establishing a web presence is easier than ever these days and there are so many tools out there that will make it quicker and more influential on your bottom line than ever before. Here are three resources that will not only...
    March 12, 2014 - 0 comments
  • In a recent report, over 63% of business owners attempting to find funding say they most often targeted banks. Unfortunately, the success among these respondents of actually getting a business loan was a low 27%.   However, recent news suggest small business owners considered creditworthy are...
    March 11, 2014 - 14 comments
  • If you run one of the 14+ million home-based small businesses in the United States, congratulations. You’ve got lower overhead, a shorter commute and the opportunity to be more productive than your office-based competitors.   Still, working from home isn’t all eating peanut...
    March 06, 2014 - 9 comments
  • It’s hard to believe with all the options we have for sharing contact information electronically, but the good old-fashioned business card is not going away any time soon. According to a survey by global crowdsourcing marketplace Designcrowd, a whopping 87 percent of Americans still exchange...
    March 04, 2014 - 7 comments
  • There was a time, a few decades ago, when I thought sticking to the plan was a good for business. “Because that’s the plan” seemed like a good thing. But I’ve changed my mind. Having a plan is absolutely a good thing. And sticking to the planning process — which means...
    February 24, 2014 - 12 comments
  • If you have at least one employee, you’re responsible for payroll taxes. These include withholding federal (and, where appropriate, state) income taxes and FICA tax from employees’ wages as well as paying the employer share of FICA tax and federal and state unemployment taxes. The...
    February 20, 2014 - 20 comments
  • You need to know how long it’s going to take to start recouping your investment in the franchise concept you’ve chosen. You certainly shouldn’t have to guess how long it’s going to take for you to see some green. If you’d like to find out when the money will start...
    February 18, 2014 - 4 comments
  • While some of online marketing is trendy and will inevitably fade away, there’s no disputing that content marketing is here to stay. If you’ve heard this buzzword, but aren’t really clear on what it includes, that’s probably because its definition is expanding as marketers...
    February 13, 2014 - 10 comments

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