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New Tax Laws That Impacts Small Business Owners in 2017
Jan19

New Tax Laws That Impacts Small Business Owners in 2017

Whether you’re ready or not, we’re quickly approaching 2017. This means in just a few weeks, we’ll not only have a new president, but also a new set of tax laws and codes that will influence how we conduct business. Since it’s always best to be well-prepared when it comes to taxes, here are some of the new changes that you should be aware-of. As with anything to do with the government or taxes — if you really want to stay-top of...

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Payment Processing in 2016: A Year in Review
Jan15

Payment Processing in 2016: A Year in Review

2016 was a busy, and surprising, year for payment processing thanks technological advances, to the Millennials, and because of the transition to EMV. That was just the beginning. As we get ready to usher in 2017, let’s take a look back at the biggest events in payment processing in 2016. Mobile payments didn’t grow. According to Accenture’s 2016 North America Digital Payments survey, “Making payments is part of consumers’ everyday...

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How Can I Get an EIN for My Business to Open a Bank Account?
Jan10

How Can I Get an EIN for My Business to Open a Bank Account?

Starting a business does require some paperwork, but it is a lot easier than most people realize. You can pay a lawyer or legal document service to do this for you, but filling out the form yourself may be even faster and can save you quite a bit of money. Here’s how to sign up for your own EIN for your business to open a bank account. What is an EIN An EIN is an employer identification number. While that sounds like something...

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Does My Business Need a W-9?
Jan07

Does My Business Need a W-9?

As a freelancer, you will quickly find that there is a lot more to freelancing than creating and submitting a project. In addition to your work, business owners are responsible for all sorts of paperwork, tax filings, and more. One very important part of your business operations and taxes is IRS form W-9. You may find that you are asked for a W-9 from time-to-time, so it is best to understand what this form is, how it works, and when...

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Does Your Business Really Need a Loan?
Jan03

Does Your Business Really Need a Loan?

Business credit can be complicated and expensive, so before rushing out and taking thousands of dollars in business loans, consider whether your business really needs a loan. It is important to look at your business holistically and consider your cash flow, balance sheet, and other factors before applying for or accepting credit. Can You Bootstrap? Before you start racking up business debt, take a look in the mirror for your financing...

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Things You Need to Start Preparing For Tax Season
Dec31

Things You Need to Start Preparing For Tax Season

With the ending of one year comes the beginning of another. It also means it’s time for everyone’s favorite – tax season! I used to freak out every tax season. Before I had an accountant I was trying to do it all on my own. And, while I tend to be a pretty organized person when it comes to this kind of stuff, the reality was I didn’t have any systems in place. My tax season organizational skills also have their...

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