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  • Intellectual property, or IP, can be your most valuable business asset, even though you ca;t see, smell, or touch it. Trademarks are a type of IP that protects your logo, brand, name, or other mar-but only if you follow the rules necessary to obtain legal protection. Before you invest in a website...
  • If your business is recovering or expanding and you need to hire new people or re-hire former employees, budget for the true cost of each additional employee. Wages are;t your only cost. There are various payroll taxes, employee benefits, and hidden costs that can jack up the cost for adding a...
  • In toda;s tough economy, there is an unfortunate domino effect in accounts receivabl-your customer is late in receiving payment so it becomes a late payer of your invoice; unless you receive payment you could be short of cash needed to pay your bills. If your business routinely bills for goods and...
  • It’s probably a good idea for most business owners to focus on the core of their business, such as selling fishing lures or designing websites, and use experts to help them in financial matters. According to the IRS, more than 80% of small businesses use accountants to prepare their returns,...
  • You may have incorporated your business or formed a limited liability company (LLCs) with the idea of obtaining liability protection for your personal assets. Think you’re protected? Think again. You may not have the protection you expect. Here are three traps that can put your personal...
  • 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...
  • Perhaps the most popular form of business entity today is the limited liability company (LLC). According to the Fall 2008 IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin, LLCs increased by 11.3% over the previous year for a total of 1.6 million of these entities for 2006 (the most recent year for statistics)....
  • When you’re in business, in addition to any people who have ownership interests in your company, the government—federal, state, and local—is your silent partner. Like all partners, the government wants its share of your profits, which it takes in the form of taxes. But like any...

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