Moneying

Small Business Ideas and Help with Money

Moneying articles focus on all aspects related to business finance, including budgeting, bookkeeping, pricing strategy, insurance, and more. Since you presumably went into business to make money, knowing how to manage it effectively will help keep you in business and move you toward the profitability you seek.

The Pros and Cons of Sharing Company Ownership with your Employees

When you have worked hard to establish and build your small business, why in the world would you consider sharing the ownership of that business with your employees? The answer is the same answer you use in making your other business decisions—it could be good for business. First, the term "ownership" can be confusing. It is important to understand that offering your … [Read more...]

You Are Finally Making a Profit, Now What Should You Do With It?

When you start a business, your goal is to begin turning a profit as soon as possible, and then to grow that profit as much as you can. That's a fundamental element of capitalism. But there is a story about a dog who chased cars every day until one of them crashed in a ditch. The dog ran to the car but didn't really know what to do; he had always focused on chasing the car, … [Read more...]

You Can Do More Than Hope it Never Happens to You: Tips for Preventing Employee Fraud

As a small business owner, you may think you are impervious to employee fraud. The carefully developed culture of many small businesses is one of “family.” You don’t steal from your family, do you? Unfortunately, employee theft is a very real problem for small businesses. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) reveals that small businesses (those with 100 or … [Read more...]

Tips for Purchasing an Existing Small Business

Starting a new business from scratch can seem overwhelming. That’s why you may be considering buying an existing business and then giving it your own personal stamp. There are definite advantages to buying an existing business. In most cases, you are buying an established brand, an existing inventory and a customer base. These intangible assets can make your start-up less … [Read more...]

Why You Should Consider a Small Business Owner 401(k)

Although you likely started your small business because you love the work you do and are able to be your own boss, if you’re like most of the small business owners that I talk to, you’re also looking forward to retirement. You may even know the exact number of years, months, days, and hours until you’re finally ready to turn in your keys and sit back and enjoy life a … [Read more...]

Quiz: How Well Do You Understand Insurance?

Here's a simple 8 question quiz to test your insurance knowledge (with answers provided in real-time). If you're like me, you have a lot to learn about insurance in general whether for business or personal needs. Credit: Provided by Balcombes Claims Management … [Read more...]

How You Can Avoid a Tax Audit for Your Small Business

It is the stuff of nightmares. An official looking envelope arrives in your mailbox announcing that your small business is going to be audited. Then an austere-looking man wearing a dark suit and holding a briefcase shows up at your office asking to see all your receipts, wanting to look around and asking all kinds of questions. The good news is the IRS audits only a small … [Read more...]