Owners Should Utilize the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

With the utilization rate of less than five percent, business owners are leaving a ton of money unclaimed for this tax credit. What is the...

How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Making Important Investments

Being a successful and responsible adult involves taking important decisions like the place where we desire to live, to consider a retirement fund or...

Switching Payroll Providers: A 5-Step Checklist

Any kind of change can feel overwhelming and switching payroll providers is no exception. Getting it wrong can also result in an administrative nightmare...

Secrets and Tips to Avoid or Conquer an IRS Audit

If your reported income seems a little high or low, chances are you might hear a knock on your door from the Internal Revenue...

What More Payment Processing Options Means for E-Commerce Startups

I see many of the changes in the online payments industry impacting what businesses will have to consider when they add or manage their...

Dawn’s Stop-Doing List

Stop cutting your prices to find more clients. Do mine your existing client base for new revenues and referred business. A 5% increase in retention...

Service for Equity Formula

Say you are a service provider—consultant, designer, coder—and somebody offers you startup equity in exchange for professional service. I pondered this question after seeing...

7 Ways to Invest Your Business’s Disposable Income

As the owner of a business, you may be familiar with the expression, ‘You’ve got to spend money, to make money.’ While it might...

What Do Business Plan Financials Look Like?

People often ask: What do business plan financials look like? You can get away with a sales forecast, spending budget, and cash flow plan. That’s...

Prepping for an Investor Pitch? Don’t Get Blinded by Tunnel Vision

Don’t let your drive steer you down a dead end. For a startup founder, enthusiasm is a necessary piece of the personality puzzle. You took...

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