2017 Tax Law Changes That Could Affect You

After “Auld Lang Syne” plays to usher in a new calendar year, you can always bet on the government and the Internal Revenue Service...

13 Red Flags to Avoid in Your Investor Funding Pitch

After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own favorite list of “red...

How to Make Your Recurring Revenues Oil and Not Glue

Some types of businesses generate more and more recurring revenues over time, often growing to a size where recurring revenues pay all of the...

Standard Mileage Rate Falls Again for Tax Year 2017

Self-employed professionals who use a vehicle for business trips were likely not thrilled when the standard mileage rate on deducting business mileage plummeted from...

Protect Your Personal Credit Score to Boost Your Business

If you’re running a very small business, or a very young one, you may not have the corporate credit score you require to take...

5 Benefits of Opening a Business Checking Account

One simple but critical action for any small business owner is opening a business checking account. This is especially true when launching a new...

A Lowdown on the 2017 Tax Season

The Internal Revenue Service has officially announced when the opening bell for the 2017 tax season will ring, signaling the start of when the...

How to Reduce Company Expenses and the Pain of Fixed Costs

Business owners constantly wrestle with the age-old question of how to reduce company expenses. While income fluctuates for most businesses, expenses are something you...

10 Basic Tips to Reduce Costs and Grow Faster

When you’re starting a business, you want to make sure all your risk factors are under control. The old adage, “It’s better to be...

Startup Stock Options as Fool’s Gold

Terry had a good job with an established software company but left to join a startup. Why? “Because they’re giving me startup stock options.” Too bad. Two...

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