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What to Keep in Mind During Your First Year as an S Corp

Lots of business owners opt for the S Corp option because of the limited liability protection, the ability to raise money by selling shares, and to gain credibility.

Are Your eCommerce Customers “All Ears”?

With literally thousands of eCommerce sellers out there, how do you persuade the right customers to walk through the virtual doors of your online store?

Can You Rent a Separate Apartment as a Business Space?

So you go out to find some place to work out of. Then it hits you, why not rent an apartment and work out of there? It may work, but there are some things you need to keep in mind.

What You Should Consider Before Switching Banks

More often than not, we make the decision to change banks in a hurry: either we’re in the process of setting up a whole new endeavor and we need an account right away or something about our old account has gone horribly wrong that forces us to switch banks immediately.

Feedback is Your Brand’s Life Force

82% of customers research online before making a purchase. If you’re not actively seeking out and acting on customer feedback, you could be damaging your sales.

eCommerce Success: Is It Luck or Something Else?

I love when you have something wonderful happen! I just don’t want it to be because of luck! You work too hard in your business to rely on chance.

Documenting Your Workflow: How and Why

One of the 7 Business New Year’s Resolutions we recommended last month involved documenting your workflow. Putting each step of your workflow into writing (or recording it in some other fashion) can make a big difference in how smoothly your company runs.

At What Point Can a Small Business Use an In-House Marketing Specialist?

When a small business owner first starts out, it’s often possible to drive at least a little bit of business without too much marketing. But, if you do everything right, you’re rapidly going to find yourself in a position where you have too much to do.

Don’t Count Out the Home Office Deduction

You may not know this, but you could have a home office on your hands and could be missing out on a major tax break if you ignore this deduction. So how do you know if you actually have a home office, and what can you do with it once you’ve established you have one?

2014 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Should Know About

While we can be certain that we’ll face taxes from time to time, that doesn’t mean that the rules will stay the same from year to year.Let’s take a look at a few of the changes that you may see when you do taxes this year.