Meals and Entertainment Tax Deductions For Business Owners

October 8th, 2013 by

As small business owners, we understand that our jobs expand way beyond just the confines of our own office. Many times, we must reach out to existing or potential clients through a lunch, dinner or other form of less-formal business meetings. While it’s nice to get out from behind the desk every once and awhile […]

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Accounting For Your Future

October 1st, 2013 by

One of the most valuable skills you can have is an understanding of your financial future for the protection of you and your family. Whether you’re in your twenties and just fresh out of school or in your late fifties and are looking closely at retirement, it’s important for all of us to have a […]

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Can You Use A Personal Bank Account For A Business Purchase?

September 24th, 2013 by

Especially when starting up, a lot of small business owners ask whether or not it’s acceptable to use their existing personal bank accounts for small business purchases. It may be tempting in the beginning stages of the business cycle to combine both of your business and personal purchases into one account. Really, what’s a few […]

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Tips For Planning Your Small Business Succession

September 17th, 2013 by

As a small business owner, it isn’t easy to hand down the reigns of your business to somebody else. Especially if you’ve spent your entire career developing your business’s current status, it can be hard to watch someone take over. However, this is hardly a new step in the business cycle. For years, owners have […]

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Bookkeeping Tips: Qualities To Look For In A Bookkeeper

September 10th, 2013 by

Finding a quality bookkeeper can be stressful and time consuming. However, it is an extremely important decision that is crucial to the success of your small business. You must always be careful in who you choose to manage the company books. If you choose a bookkeeper who is careless and not detailed oriented, your business […]

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Personal Financial Planning Basics: 3 Tax Preparation Tips

September 3rd, 2013 by

Everyone wants to find ways to minimize the taxes they have to pay at the end of the year. In order to better your chances for saving money, it is important for you and your CPA to start planning as soon as possible. Many industry experts agree that on average it takes six months to […]

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Estate Planning 101: Tips For Planning Wills and Trusts

August 13th, 2013 by

The term “estate planning” is used to describe many end of life planning issues. Your estate refers to the combination of all of your assets and debts including, your house, your accounts and your possessions. Because your estate plan can greatly affect the tax opportunities on what you leave behind, a well-executed plan can put […]

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Valuating Your Small Business: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

August 6th, 2013 by

“How much is my business worth?” is a question that is asked all too often by small business owners. Whether you’re trying to sell your business or are just planning for the future, it is important to take into account all of the intricacies of your business to get an accurate picture. In general, accountants […]

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