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The CPA’s Guide to Assisting Clients with Business Compliance Issues

As a CPA, you probably sometimes find that clients inquire about more than just their business’s taxes and finances. With the strong connection between their money and all aspects of their companies, they may toss you questions about a variety of business compliance issues that aren’t in your normal area of focus.

You need to exercise […]

2019-12-15T13:48:20-08:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Closing Down a Business – The 12 Steps of Corporate Dissolution

You’re not the first owner to consider closing down a business and you certainly won’t be the last. But it is a big decision and one that should be taken lightly. Regardless of your final decision, you need to prepare yourself for the necessary steps involved in the process.

Closing down a business requires a certain […]

2021-12-16T08:44:32-08:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: Maturity and Exit|Tags: , , , |

Should Your Company Use a Professional Employer Organization?

Small business owners may be new the phrase professional employer organization, but PEOs have been around now for several years and changing the face of human resources management.

A PEO provides comprehensive outsourcing for all tasks and functions typically performed by an in-house human resources department. This may include employee job descriptions, benefits, payroll, insurance, and […]

2019-12-11T13:41:17-08:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , , |

5 Avoidable Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make With Their LLCs

With any investment property, liabilities come with the territory—faulty electrical wiring, broken stairway railings, black mold, and other possible flaws are all inherent threats. It’s no wonder savvy real estate investors decide to form LLCs (Limited Liability Companies) to protect themselves. The LLC legal business structure shields investors’ personal assets from liability associated with […]

2019-09-03T05:42:49-07:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Eight Must-Haves To Include In Your Freelance Work Proposals

As a freelance professional, establishing a solid working relationship with your clients often hinges on mutual understanding and clear expectations. New entrepreneurs learn that very quickly upon starting their businesses! That’s why having a proposal that covers all the bases can be one of your best business assets. Proposals that provide clarity […]

2019-09-03T05:43:00-07:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

6 Hiring Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

As you grow your business, you will inevitably need to hire help. If you’ve never been an employer before, there are certain pitfalls you need to avoid that many business owners make. Here’s your guide to what not to do in hiring staff.

2021-12-06T13:01:07-08:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

8 Top Secret Tax Tips the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Know About

When it comes to filing your small business taxes, it can seem overly complex. After all, what qualifies as a deduction? Are you filing as the proper status? Don’t let tax season overwhelm you. Believe it or not, the IRS isn’t out to get you, but they do want you to play by the rules. These tips will help you alleviate the stress you feel this time of year and help you maximize your refund.

2021-12-06T11:39:54-08:00April 8th, 2014|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , , |

How to Start a Cleaning Business

If you're looking to get into the cleaning business, there's plenty of opportunity to go around. In fact, the role of professional cleaning specialist is slated to be the fastest growing occupation for the next ten years. Whether you plan to buy an existing franchise cleaning service or go out on your on, there are a few things you need to take care of before you can start accepting clients.

2019-11-30T04:21:26-08:00February 28th, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: |

How to Start a Construction Business

So you've decided to start a business in construction. Congrats! Despite the ebbs and flows of the real estate industry, there will always be work for you. While you may have the basics of your business, such as who to hire and what to call your company, here are ten things you may not have considered.

2019-11-30T04:27:11-08:00February 21st, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: |
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