Some small business owners love going over their books — after all, it’s their personal scorecard of how well the business is doing. Others dread dealing with numbers or get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they neglect their bookkeeping. Whether you love it or hate it, good bookkeeping is Continue reading →
Right after the Great Recession, it was a little hard to tell who had it worse: Millennials or Gen X. On the one hand, those of us in our twenties and early thirties faced the dire prospect of starting our careers amid the worst economy in modern memory. Graduating back then felt a bit like leaping off a high dive only to realize someone had drained the water out of the pool. But at least Continue reading →
Few things are quite as daunting as receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service informing you that you or your business is the subject of a tax investigation. Even if you’re convinced your tax returns are accurate and have been filed on time then the process can still be stressful, but if you have a suspicion there could be Continue reading →
The tax reform law overhauls the Internal Revenue Code and provides broad tax relief to workers, families and businesses of all sizes. Beginning in Tax Year 2018, tax rates are lowered for individual and business taxpayers and various tax deductions and credits are changed up. A typical family of four earning $73,000 a year could receive Continue reading →
From all-cash Christmas bonuses to cryptocurrency transactions, it can be tempting to omit hard-to-track income from your tax return (or to forget to include it). Plenty of people do: The IRS estimates the “tax gap” totals more than Continue reading →
There’s a basic strategy that grows every business. If you have been in business for any amount of time, you know that you need lead generation, a customer base, and a way to consistently get in front of your potential audience. Businesses fail when there is no Continue reading →
It’s the American dream: running a successful business by day, then spending free time with a close-knit, loving family by night. Many entrepreneurs work hard each day with that end-goal in mind — but it’s not always easy. Martha Stewart, who made a name for herself as a homemaking guru, even recently admitted in a CNN interview that she willingly gave up her Continue reading →
Though you may have money regrets, today is a new day! Your money regret may be letting a debt go into collections, taking money out of a retirement account when you shouldn’t have, or Continue reading →
So the stock market is staggered and the cryptocurrency market seems to be tottering, what do you do? Do you take your money and run? Do you leave your money in and watch it rise? Or do you look as this downward spiral in both markets as an unexpected Continue reading →
Do you have insurance for your small business? If not, you’re not alone. Fewer than three in 10 small business owners in a recent survey by Manta and Insureon have a business owner’s policy, the basic business insurance that covers general liability insurance and commercial property insurance to protect you from Continue reading →
What happens if your clients don’t pay you on time or your computers go down and you need to buy a new suite? Business emergencies aren’t uncommon, and whether they result from physical theft, digital theft, natural disasters, or other emergencies, their cost can be Continue reading →
As a leader, you’ve proven your ability to deliver for your company. Whether it’s generating incredible sales numbers, finding beneficial financing, crafting a clear strategic vision, or creating an effective marketing campaign, you’ve shown that you can contribute to revenue and growth. The other critical piece of your role is managing your team, which might not be something you learned about in school or at previous jobs.
What are stocks and why do they exist? Every day in the news we hear about the stock exchange, stocks, and money moving around the globe. Still, a lot of people have no idea why we have stock markets at all because the topic is usually very dry.
In the world of data breaches, the Equifax breach is pretty bad. Hackers were able to gain access to social security numbers, names, birthdates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license and credit card numbers. So what can you do to protect yourself?
I meet a lot of driven and intelligent entrepreneurs who have a dollar and a dream, but they give little consideration for how or why they should put their idea down on paper as a business plan. The truth is that many wouldn’t know where to begin, and that’s Continue reading →