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Posts by Barbara Weltman

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  • Being in business is exciting but it also means facing challenges and risks every day. These risks and threats to your business can come from innumerable sources, including economic conditions, lawsuits, competitors, and the weather. In order to be able to sleep at night, it’s essential that...
  • Eighty percent of all U.S. small businesses have no employees. The number of non-employee businesses is expected to grow in coming years, due in part to the expansion of the gig economy (e.g., Uber, TaskRabbit, Thumbtack) and favorable economic conditions. Being in business with no employees means...
  • SCORE found that of the 28.8 million small businesses in the U.S., 19% are family-owned businesses (any business in which two or more family members operate the company and the majority control lies within the family). These businesses employ 60% of the U.S. workforce and generate 64% of America...
  • A tax credit reduces your tax bill dollar for dollar, making it a valuable write-off if you can claim it. There are a number of tax credits that may reward you for taking certain action to help your employees or your business operations. Some tax credits are exclusively for small businesses while...
  • Nepotism—the practice of using power or influence to favor relatives—has a poor connotation. However, when it comes to your business, it may just be a great idea, especially in today’s environment. Here are 5 reasons why.1. Talent in a tight job marketWith unemployment rates at...
  • According to Bank of America’s Fall 2017 Small Business Owner Report, 35%of small businesses plan to offer year-end bonuses. These bonuses are an important way to retain good employees, especially during this increasingly tight job market. The size of these bonuses varies by industry and...
  • The month of November is a time to celebrate Veterans Day. This year Veterans Day falls on Saturday, November 11 (Friday, November 10 is the federal holiday to celebrate it). There are more than 19 million veterans, and one or more of them may be a good fit for your company. Here’s what...
  • In August and September, individuals and businesses in two of the most-populous states in the country—Texas and Florida—suffered unprecedented natural disasters: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The impact was felt in Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina, and shortly thereafter as a result...
  • Sometimes you just want or need to walk away from your business assets…they aren’t productive anymore, you can’t sell them, or you can’t continue making payments on loans used to finance their purchase. What does this mean from a tax perspective? It depends on the property...
  • For small business owners, it can be difficult to find good job candidates. Small businesses often times have to compete in the job market with large employers offering an attractive menu of fringe benefits. A possible solution for small businesses is finding workers who can be trained for the jobs...

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