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Steps to Closing Your Business

Closing a business is never an easy decision, but the speed in which it can occur depends on your tactics. If you are a sole proprietor, you could close up shop without consulting any other parties. That’s not necessarily the wisest move, especially if you value your reputation both personally and professionally.  Take the time […]

Estimating Small Business Start-up Costs

No business ever starts with the problem of having too much money. Barring a lottery ticket win that spurs endless cash into a venture, most entrepreneurs take the leap into business ownership with a shoestring budget and gut determination. If you’ve ever sat down with a business advisor one of the first questions asked will […]

Retirement Plannning for Small Business

Business owners, especially those born between 1946 and 1966, are at a higher risk of not saving for retirement. In fact, the 2016 Retirement Preparedness of the Boomer Generation by the Insured Retirement Institute showed that “American’s today are less prepared and less confident about their prospects for a comfortable retirement than ever before.” The […]

New to Small Business?

If you started a new business in 2016, then April of 2017 is a first big milestone for your company. That’s the month when your first reported tax documentation is due to the IRS. Depending on your business type, you may be responsible for not only the business’ filings, but also other shareholders or partners […]

Cash Flow Q&A for Start-ups

One of the most difficult balances to maintain in any business, but particularly small business, is the constant tug of war that happens between cash in and cash out. The nuances of how to keep enough cash on hand to pay expenses and cover the ebb and flow of sales seems more art than science. […]

Tax Credits Just for Small Business

Tax credits are important for business. For each tax credit dollar, the tax payer will receive one dollar in tax reduction. There are certain tax credits earmarked specifically for small business use. Let’s review each one as well as the definition of small business as each credit may have different assumptions. 1. Research Credits – […]

What is PASBA?

PASBA stands for the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants. It was formerly known by the name of the National Association of Small Business Accountants. This organization was founded in 1982 with the idea of strategically organizing small business accountants and bookkeepers to operate in a more efficient manner. PASBA stands for the Professional Association […]

Selecting the Right Accounting Firm

Owners of small businesses place much emphasis on fees when choosing their accounting firm. Fees are an important factor and need to be affordable. Often, however, business owners compare fees yet fail to scrutinize big picture issues such as: Qualifications, Expertise, Reputation, Reliability, Consulting and Communication Skills and Overall Performance. Like all businesses, professional firms […]

Why Do Businesses Fail?

Recent surveys show that the survival rate of new businesses average about 20% over a five-year period. In other words, if you start 100 new businesses today, 20 of them will still be in business five years from today. The other 80 will have gone out of business sometime during that five-year period. These are […]