Entries by rfellows1

Distinguishing between Independent Contractors or Employees; Don’t Let Mislabeling Cost You

Employers have several tax obligations related to their employees. They are expected to withhold income taxes and social security and Medicare taxes from their employees’ pay in addition to paying unemployment tax on their wages. On the other hand, employers have no tax obligations on payments they make to independent contractors. Whether or not you […]

Choosing Accounting Software for your Small Business

There are many different types of accounting software available for small businesses such as industry leader, QuickBooks, and online resources like Freshbooks, GoDaddy Bookkeeping, and Xero all enable small businesses to keep track of expenses, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, checkbook registers and even create profit and loss statements. Deciding which software is right for your […]

Review Your Healthcare Options – Now.

There are over 27 million self-employed entrepreneurs and micro-businesses in the United States. If your small business is anything like the other 27 million, you’re probably struggling with the constant upheaval in the health insurance market. Now is the time to review your small business health insurance. What should you be looking for in small […]

Profit versus Cash Flow

Every small business financial advisor has heard it before, “If my business is profitable why don’t I have any money?” The way cash flows in and out of your business is a lynchpin for understanding business finance.  There is also a huge difference between making money and managing it.  So often entrepreneurs start a business […]

IRS Tax Notices Explained

You filed your taxes, processed all of your W-2s and 1099-Cs and think your federal reporting is in great shape – until you receive the dreaded IRS tax letter. Your stomach knots, your mouth goes dry and suddenly a clammy panic takes hold. “Be calm!” says Appletree Business Services owner Steven Feinberg, CPA.  “There are […]

Generational Shifts in the Workplace

Baby Boomers are delaying retirement and continuing to stay in the workforce. This trend in postponed retirement can have substantial impact on other generations within the workforce seeking advancement and career changes. According to the ADP Workforce Vitality Report released in June 2017,  “[the boomer] age group experienced 4.8 percent job growth during the first quarter of 2017, […]