28Number of places in the United States named Plymouth, as in Plymouth Rock, the landing site of the first Pilgrims. Plymouth, Minn., is the most populous, with 71,486 residents in 2008; Plymouth, Mass., had 55,705. There is just one township in the United States named “Pilgrim.”...
Industry Word - November 24, 2009 - 0 comments
Attention all manufactures and retailers - do not advertise your products as "Made in the USA" if, in fact, they are not made in the United States. If half your product is made in the U.S while the other half is manufactured in China, you cannot claim it is "American-made."...
Archive - November 23, 2009 - 1 comments
Whatever stage your business is at - from hiring your first employee, filing your first W-2, or applying for a loan - a barrage of forms will require your attention. And as a small business owner, it's more than likely your responsibility to take care of this particularly time consuming...
Archive - November 23, 2009 - 0 comments
In our earlier post - Do You Run a Business Out of Your Home? You May Qualify for Tax Deductions - we outlined the requirements for claiming the business use of the home tax deduction. Here are the basics on how qualified businesses can file these deductions.
Because most home...
Archive - November 20, 2009 - 5 comments
For small businesses, exporting can pave a path of expansion and growth. Starting up may seem daunting, but with the rise of the Internet and enhanced trade rules it is now easier than ever to become a successful seller abroad. A new Export Program Guide offers support and assistance for new...
Archive - November 19, 2009 - 0 comments
Banks provide many critical business services - business checking accounts, loans, financial advisors - but credit unions are another provider to consider if you run a small business. If you haven't heard of credit unions beforehand or want to learn more about how you can leverage them in your...
Archive - November 18, 2009 - 3 comments
Adapting to changes brought on by the economic recession can
be a challenge for business owners. To stay afloat, many small businesses are implementing
creative tactics - from budgeting resources to embracing new technology.
In our monthly Idea Exchange, where we pose questions to...
Archive - November 18, 2009 - 0 comments
Successful owners of family businesses know that it's never too early to start planning for the inevitable transfer of ownership. Although it may not seem logical to plan for succession during the prime of your career, detailed and often confusing tax laws make holding off a poor choice....
Archive - November 17, 2009 - 1 comments
Consumers have it easy—they use their Social Security number to file their taxes, open up a bank account, and obtain a credit card. When it comes to businesses, however, things can get complicated; you usually have to use a different number for various purposes. Here are the numbers you may...
Industry Word - November 17, 2009 - 1 comments
For almost every risk your business faces, there is an insurance policy that will cover it. But what's required and what isn't? When it comes to business insurance, it's important to cover all you bases. Your business must comply with all employer insurance requirements but that doesn...
Archive - November 16, 2009 - 4 comments