Small Business Accounting

How to Use Business Write-Offs to Your Advantage

With April 15th just passing, it’s a great reminder that, as small business owners, we need all of the tax advantages we can get if we want to raise our bottom line. And while I’m more than happy to pay my fair share to Uncle Sam, I also don’t want to pay more than I have to. So the question is: How do I make the most of my write-offs so I get to keep a majority of the money … [Read more...]

Small Business Tax Deductions You Need to Consider

When you run your own small business, you are always looking for new money-saving strategies to boost your bottom line. One of the ways you may be leaving money on the table, however, is by not taking some of the tax deductions for which you are eligible. This oversight is easy to do because the tax laws are complicated, and finding the time to learn about what is and what … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Get Your Small Business Accounting Practices in Order

You’ve recently launched a new business and it’s started to grow. Now is the best moment to get organized and pay some attention to all accounting related issues. Every business owner has to make a detailed to-do list and stick to it at all times. That way, all emerging challenges can be taken care of as soon as possible. Go ahead and keep reading, since it will help you to get … [Read more...]

Buying a Business: Forget Trust – Understand Due Diligence

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50% of start-up businesses fail within five years. This is a staggering statistic and one that should bring concern to anyone seeking to start a new business venture. An alternative to starting a new business is to purchase an existing establishment. This option, if all goes right, can significantly decrease the risk … [Read more...]

4 Professionals Who are Critical to Startup Success

Having a unique product or idea is not the only key to creating a successful startup. It is almost impossible to create a viable business by yourself, so you need to build a team with the right types of professionals. You should find people who will supplement your own skills and knowledge to create a perfectly well-rounded team of professionals. If you are in the beginning … [Read more...]

Seven Accounting Solutions for Your Small Business

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And to that, many a small business owner can add accounting. As a small business owner, you naturally want to spend your time making your product or service the best it can be, not crunching numbers. The problem is that if you don’t spend some time balancing your expenses … [Read more...]

Do You Really Need an Accountant for your Small Business?

As a small business owner, it is natural to try to cut operating costs wherever you can. One of the ways you may be doing that is by managing your own finances. You may figure you can always get help at tax time and handle things yourself the rest of the time. Whether you are a sole proprietor or operate an employee-based LLC or corporation, however, a good accountant can … [Read more...]