December 1, 2021 -- Volume 20, No. 12
Presenting the 2022 tax books!
Available for purchase December 2nd from Amazon!
J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2022:
What's New and What's Ahead

For more than 25 years, I’m proud to say my tax book for small businesses has been the go-to guide for owners and their tax advisers. The 2022 edition for preparing 2021 returns as well as tax planning for 2022 has been updated to incorporate changes from the American Rescue Plan Act as well as other new laws, court decisions, and IRS pronouncements. As has been my practice, I’ve written my own book review to explain the purpose of the book, what’s new, and what’s ahead. Read More
Disconnecting from Work
With more employees continuing to work from home, the lines between work and personal hours can easily become blurred. Business calls, texts, and email are ubiquitous. The lack of boundaries is accentuated when employees are located in different time zones. Read More
Looking Ahead to 2022 Taxes for Your Business

While your 2021 tax return hasn’t been filed and likely won’t be for many months, it’s not too soon to be thinking about taxes for 2022. Congress is still working on proposals that could impact taxes for the coming year. But there are some things we know for sure. Read More
Can or Should You Use Noncompete Agreements

Noncompete agreements are legal contracts between a business and another person—typically an employee or independent contractor—to bar a worker to compete with the business. ...Noncompete agreements are common, but they are increasingly coming under pressure from some state and local governments. Here's what you need to know about whether you can or should use noncompete agreements. Read More
Choosing a Retirement Plan for 2022

There are several compelling reasons why you should have a retirement plan for your business. It helps you and your employees save for retirement on a tax-advantaged basis. Read More
Legislation and Small Businesses
Federal Legislation to Help Small Businesses

Much that’s happening in Congress has been focused on multinational corporations and billionaires because a number of proposals that would have targeted small businesses has been dropped. ...What’s more, there is other pending legislation in Congress that may have a direct effect on small businesses. The following bills have passed the House with bipartisan support and await Senate action. I’m not offering an opinion on any of them, but I’ve added my own legislative wish list. Read More
Recovery Strategies: Getting Out of Your Commercial Lease

The pandemic made a seismic shift in where workers work. Many companies now allow or require employees to work from home on a regular basis or at least a certain number of days a week or month. Restaurants that turned to take out and deliveries may not be fully using their seating areas. This means that your facilities may stand empty a good deal of the time. Read More
Veterans as Entrepreneurs

November 11 is Veterans Day and November 1 through 5, 2021, was National Veterans Small Business Week. According to the SBA, veterans own 6.6% of businesses in the U.S. Of these, nearly 338,000 had employees while 1.4 million were non-employees businesses. Read More
Thanksgiving: Why Small Business Owners Can Be Thankful

The annual national holiday of Thanksgiving for many businesses is the official start of the holiday shopping season. For some businesses, this period represents their peak sales for the year. But there are many reasons why I’m grateful to be a small business owner in the U.S. Read More
This Month's Featured Guest Blog
by Shannon Flynn

The Internet of Things (IoT) can make a huge impact on small businesses, no matter the industry. There are many reasons why companies need to start thinking about implementing smart technology in their strategies. Here are 5 ways in which your SMB can capitalize on loT. Read More
(a podcast with Brian Moran and Pitney Bowes blog)
What is going on with government spending, debt limit, and other important bills? Are you familiar with the Secure Act 2.0? Are you ready for the anticipated tax changes impacting major business purchases?
Listen to the podcast, then call your Accountant! 
Adjust Your Payroll Costs for 2022
It’s no secret that just about everything these days costs more. Payroll is no exception. In crafting your budget for the coming year, be sure to factor in adjustments in payroll costs as needed due to practicalities and law changes. Here are some areas to look at carefully.
5 Ways to Cut Employer Tax
How does payroll tax work and what's its impact on your business?
Read on to learn how to cut employer payroll taxes.
Can or Should You Use Noncompete Agreements?
Noncompete agreements are common, but they are increasingly coming under pressure from some state and local governments.
Here’s what you need to know about whether you can or should use noncompete agreements.
Hear my recent conversation on this
eBay Business Podcast:
Listen here as we discuss a critical issue for small businesses on the important changes to the US tax code.
I hope you've checked out my eBook!
500+ Big Ideas for Your Small Business
Ideas You'll Use Everyday!
Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, you’ll find actionable ideas to help you with your finances, your operations, your staff, your marketing, your taxes, your technology, your environment, and your personal growth. (Find it on Amazon for $3.95)
I'm delighted and honored to be included in this list (updated 2021).
Building a successful business is tough, but you’re not alone. Follow these 10 women entrepreneurs for smart tips, tools, and resources.
Also, honored to be featured in this LinkedIn article:
"SMB Insights on Tap: 8 Experts to Follow"
You can learn more and discover some great resources in this article.
More Resources You Won't Want to Miss!
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I'm pleased to share this interview with you. We're discussing taxes and other issues facing small businesses and entrepreneurs. 
HBM Home-Based Business Start-Up Guide
Delivery Driver Tax and Business Guide

(Paperback Edition)
Top industry leaders share their secrets for turning pain into profit!
by Barbara Weltman
Newly updated App
New eBook 2020
"Big Ideas for Recovering and Reimagining Your Small Business"
Providing ideas and resources you can use now to get your business up and running again and reimagine your business for increased success.