CPA’s provide a valuable service. However, you can’t expect them to read your mind, tell you what is wrong with your business, or give you opinions about your business. Some are great business consultants along with their tax knowledge.
The baton is passed; the papers are signed; the nameplate on the door has been changed. The family business is now your business, and what you do with it over the next few months will help chart its course for generations to come.
An effective employee handbook that lays out all of your company policies can be a great benefit to your small business. Although there’s no kind of legal requirement forcing you to develop a handbook for your small business, experts have found that companies with a handbook that spells out the company’s rules, policies, and procedures have a more productive workplace.
As an owner or manager, your responsibility is to review accurate financial statements on a timely basis. This allows you to make good business decisions and spot minor issues before they become major crises. Here are seven easy-to-spot things to look for when analyzing your financial statements.
Your odds of facing an indirect tax audit are actually higher than the odds of IRS small business tax audits. That’s because while the IRS audits 2–12% of the tax returns filed with the agency every year, some states audit up to 20% of the business sales tax reports filed each year.
One minute the office is tidy, organized, and everything has its place. The next, the paper starts piling up, folders are bursting with documents that you probably don’t even need, and the thought of sorting through it is a daunting nightmare.
This weekend, more than a few small business owners will be scrambling to pull together the documents and information they need to meet the IRS deadline that’s coming up in just six days. Yes, there’s a tax deadline for quarterly taxes due to most states and the IRS on August 15.
Although every startup is unique, there are certain common avoidable mistakes that can lead to legal complications that jeopardize the long-term success of the business. I’m not suggesting that every startup needs a lawyer, but you should definitely pay attention, and not be afraid to consult legal counsel if any of these raise qualms for you.
There are a number of key performance indicators that help new generation company management see more clearly their progress and corporate health. Here are some of these measures, and how to calculate them. You will recognize the value of these for any business, even if they have not been in common use in the past.
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