As the owner of a small business, separating your business life from your personal life is a must. One way that this can be done is to draw a bold line between one’s personal finances and business finances.
Dollar signs are a big part of what small business owners see in their eyes when operating a small business. These dollar signs represent both potential income for a company and any expenses it incurs. When there is plenty of money to go around, things are great. However, when money is tight for small business owners, it can be quite challenging.
Black Friday took on its ever-so-famous name in Philadelphia in the early 1960s when the city would be packed with people and vehicles on the Friday after Thanksgiving. In recent times, it has become a major “holiday” for commerce.
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.
At first glance, it might seem that the government shutdown will affect only those small businesses that sell products or services to the federal government or one of its agencies. According to Gary Milkwick, CPA and Vice President at 1800Accountant, there are three surprising ways the government shutdown is likely to affect small businesses.
“Making payroll”—that is, managing a small business so that paychecks are delivered on time even when the unexpected occurs—can be one of the hardest parts of a small business owner’s job. One thing certain to make that job even harder is a payroll tax mistake that can lead to IRS problems.
Controlling cash and credit are important for any small business. However, a growing number of entrepreneurs establishing a startup business can’t answer the three basic cash and credit management questions that most bankers, venture capitalists, and angel investors will ask when considering whether to fund a start-up business.
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