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17 10, 2017

8 Ways to Help Save Money as a Startup

By | 2017-10-17T20:42:18+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Blog, Business Advice, Financial, For CPA's, Hiring, Monthly GAB, new business owner, New employees, Small Business GAB, Starting a new business, time and money savers|0 Comments

One of the most exciting adventures in life is starting a new business. It opens a world of opportunity to extend helpful services and make life easier for those around us. However, in the beginning stages of building a business there are several unavoidable expenses but by following these 8 tips on increasing profits you [...]

24 05, 2017

Why Do Small Businesses Fail, and How Can I Prevent This?

By | 2017-05-24T14:08:25+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Blog, new business owner, Starting a new business, Tax|Comments Off on Why Do Small Businesses Fail, and How Can I Prevent This?

Many people dream of starting a small business. This is a dream that can become a reality, or—as happens to about 33% of prospective business owners, according to the Small Business Administration – it can result in dismal failure within two years. There’s no magic-bullet solution to ensure a successful business, but if you don’t [...]

19 04, 2017

Are You Memorizing Transactions? Should You Be?

By | 2017-04-19T14:21:56+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Blog, Monthly GAB, new business owner, QuickBooks|Comments Off on Are You Memorizing Transactions? Should You Be?

You know that QuickBooks saves a lot of time. But have you explored how it does so by memorizing transactions? Your accounting work involves a lot of repetition. You send invoices. Pay bills. Create purchase orders. Generate payroll checks and submit payroll taxes. Some of the time, you only fill out those transaction forms once. [...]

2 12, 2016

10 Insane (But True) Ways to Grow Small Business Profits

By | 2016-12-02T13:06:55+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Monthly GAB, new business owner, New employees, Small Business GAB|Comments Off on 10 Insane (But True) Ways to Grow Small Business Profits

When you were a kid, you imagined becoming an entrepreneur — a dream that turned into reality a few years ago when you started your first small business and began enjoying the freedom of being your own boss. But, since then, your profits haven’t grown at the rate you’d hoped they would. If you can [...]

2 11, 2016

So You Want to Deduct Your Work Clothes?

By | 2016-11-02T12:42:16+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Blog, Monthly GAB, new business owner, Small Business GAB, The Tax GAB|Comments Off on So You Want to Deduct Your Work Clothes?

A frequent question that arises is: Can I deduct the cost of my work clothing on my tax return? The answer to that question is “maybe.” The IRS provides the following guidelines for when expenses for work clothes are deductible: 1) They are worn as a condition of employment, AND 2) The clothing is not [...]

7 09, 2016

Where did your Federal income tax dollars go in 2015?

By | 2016-09-07T15:49:15+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Blog, Business Advice, Financial, Monthly GAB, new business owner, Tax, The Tax GAB, time and money savers|1 Comment

Where did your Federal income tax dollars go in 2015? The National Priorities Project recently broke down the United States $4.2 trillion dollar Federal budget detailing where your tax dollars were allocated. The majority of your Federal income tax dollars go to health programs, defense and interest on the national debt. In 2015, the average [...]

1 09, 2016

What Does a New business Owner Need to do in the First 90 days? Steps to Take After your Grand Opening

By | 2016-09-01T12:22:25+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Blog, new business owner|Comments Off on What Does a New business Owner Need to do in the First 90 days? Steps to Take After your Grand Opening

  #1. Follow up on Leads Hopefully you managed to gather contact information from all or most of your attendees. While the memory of your event is still fresh in everyone’s mind, make an effort to reach out to these people and find out if there is anything else you can do for them. Some [...]

23 06, 2016

3 Questions a New Business Owner Needs to Ask in the First 90 Days

By | 2016-06-23T12:25:59+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Blog, Business Advice, new business owner|Comments Off on 3 Questions a New Business Owner Needs to Ask in the First 90 Days

  For most people, the moment when they made the decision to leave their job and start a business of their own always stands out in their minds. They can point to a certain day, a certain conversation or a certain book they were reading when they realized that they were actually going to do [...]

27 05, 2016

The Business Plan Checklist: A Template for Business Owners

By | 2016-05-27T07:36:05+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Blog, Business Advice, new business owner, time and money savers|Comments Off on The Business Plan Checklist: A Template for Business Owners

  Everyone who starts a business needs to create a business plan within their first 90 days. A great business plan takes a simple framework and uses it to help you think through and communicate your desires for your business. The following list gives you a basic outline to follow for a business plan, as [...]

12 05, 2016

10 Business Tools You Need to Run Your Business Efficiently and Successfully

By | 2016-05-12T11:51:04+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Blog, Business Advice, new business owner|Comments Off on 10 Business Tools You Need to Run Your Business Efficiently and Successfully

  When you start a small business, it’s normal to take help from whatever sources are at your disposal. If a friend is willing to come up with capital, say yes. If you find the perfect employee to be your administrative manager, hire them immediately. If you hear of a great firm that can do [...]