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Is It The Right Time For You To Consider Bankruptcy For Your Business?

Coronavirus has forced many business owners to face the tough decision of whether to persevere and keep their business going, or to close it all down and walk away. If you are asking yourself this question right now, here are some things to consider before going down the bankruptcy road. First, bankruptcy is a valid […]

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PPP Loan Forgiveness and Tax Consequences

Now that many business owners are starting to see Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) approvals and funds hit their bank accounts, you may be wondering how to ensure the loan is forgiven and what the tax consequences will be. We’ve got some of your answers. First of all, let’s talk taxes. Last week, some business owners […]

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Another Way to Fund Your Business through the CARES Act

You may have heard the news that there have been 3 million applications for SBA loans through the recent CARES Act, to the point that the act has reached its funding limit of $349 billion. As a business owner who may have applied for the $10,000 EIDL grant only to later find it is actually […]

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Time to Operate as a Real Business!

With the passage of AB5 in California (the new law that imposes significant risk on employers who mischaracterize employees as independent contractors), and the potentiality for that same law to be applied across the United States, you may be considering incorporating to strengthen your position that you are not an employee. If so, we think […]

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Questions and Answers About Sending 1099s For 2019

The end of the year is always a hectic time for business owners. Between managing your day-to-day operations, planning for the upcoming year, and dealing with the holidays, the period from Thanksgiving through the New Year can feel like a rollercoaster ride. Of course,  if you are properly handling taxes for your business, the end […]

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The New Tax Law Makes Hiring Your Kids Smarter Than Ever

One of the biggest advantages of running a family business is being able to employ your minor children. By hiring your kids, you have the opportunity to teach them the value of hard work, give them experience managing money, and allow them to save for their future. In turn, you get workers who have a […]

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4 Ways To Significantly Reduce Your 2019 Tax Bill

As we approach the end of 2019, you should be working with your bookkeeper and tax advisor to project your company’s year-end tax liability and implement strategies for saving as much money as possible. Most tax-saving strategies need to be in place before the end of the year, so make sure you get this process […]

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What You Should Expect From An Effective Bookkeeper—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed what effective bookkeeping looks like, and here we’ll provide a handful of bookkeeping best practices you can implement with your bookkeeper. It can be easy to overlook the vital role your bookkeeper plays in your business. In the not-so distant past, bookkeepers were often viewed as […]

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What You Should Expect From An Effective Bookkeeper—Part 1

Money is the lifeblood of your business, and arguably no member of your team does more to support you with the management of your cash flow than your bookkeeper. In fact, the very first team member you hire should be a bookkeeper—and that person should not be you. If you’re serious about your business, you […]

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Save Big Money On Your 2019 Taxes—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed the initial steps for saving big on your 2019 taxes. Here, we describe the next steps in the process.   Taxes are a thorn in just about every entrepreneur’s side. Indeed, taxes are your single biggest business expense. That said, it’s fairly easy to reduce the amount […]

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Save Big Money On Your 2019 Taxes—Part 1

When you first realize that your biggest personal and business expense—bar none—is taxes, it can come as quite a shock. Seeing so much of your hard-earned money wind up in the government’s hands can feel like a shakedown. Yet focusing a relatively small amount of time and effort into strategically reducing your taxes can pay […]

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