Why Not to Take Your Small Business Public

When in need of cash to fund your business expansion, you might consider initiating contact with an investment bank to discuss your options for an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Business vs. Hobby

Many taxpayers engage in activities they enjoy and do it for a business purpose. Whether the IRS considers it as a business or hobby has important income tax implications.

Need to Cut Corners? 9 Tips for Dealing with a Budget Cut

The economy in the past few years has not been kind to businesses owners. Sometimes you can't cling to idealistic notions of how your business should be run, and hard tactics have to be implemented to ensure the survival of your company.

Is Your Invoice Clear and Complete Enough?

Customer invoicing is a vital part of business operations that directly affects a company's customers and vendors, as well as the company itself. Invoicing sounds like a simple procedure, but it can get quite complicated, depending on the circumstances.

How to Inject Cash into Your Business

When you need a cash injection to grow your business, your two main options are equity financing and debt financing. In this two-part series, I'll cover the pros and cons of each.

Don’t Be Afraid of Net Profit per Hour

To have profitability you need to know where you are starting with profitability. That means calculating your net profit per hour.

What’s Your D&B D-U-N-S® Number?

"What is your D&B D-U-N-S ® Number?" is one of the first identifying questions we ask as we help a business owner start this process. Oftentimes, business owners are not only unsure what the D-U-N-S Number is, but they're also unaware of the many ways they may be able to leverage it.

Why a Business Line of Credit May Be Right for You

It is not unusual for start-up companies to encounter difficulties in managing cash flow. If you are worried about being caught short of funds, a business line of credit may be the perfect option for you. Here's why.

Tax Tips If You Are Starting a Business

If you plan to start a new business, or you've just opened your doors, it is important for you to know your federal tax responsibilities. Here are five basic tips the IRS provides that can help you get started.

Maximize Tax Deductions Now to Save on 2013 Taxes

Tax deductions can be quite valuable, because they reduce taxable income for the year. For example, a self-employed individual or independent contractor in the 25% tax bracket can save $25 in income tax for every $100 in deductions, while also saving as much as $15 in self-employment taxes for every $100 deduction from taxable income.

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