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SMB Taxes 2018
J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2018: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line

This is the small business owner's ultimate guide to a money-saving, stress-free tax season.  Get your copy from Amazon today! 

Note: The FREE, online Supplement to the book has been published on my web site here. It includes revisions made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other tax changes.

Upgrade Your Equipment Now

Spring is a great time to clean house when it comes to your office equipment. Ditch old items in favor of new ones that will perform more efficiently and save electricity. As your reward, you can save employees time and hassle, and you'll likely be able to write off your cost immediately.

The State of Women-Owned Businesses

March was Women's History Month and a good time to reflect on how women are doing in business. According to American Express' 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, women entrepreneurship continues to rise. Here are some key statistics about women-owned businesses:

Spring Cleaning for Your Business

Now that Spring has arrived, it's a good time to clean house. This action can make you more efficient and save you money as well. Spring cleaning for your equipment is covered in an earlier blog.

Changing How We Do Business
How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Is Changing How We Do Business

Following enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there's been much public discussion about tax rate changes, the 20%qualified business deduction for pass-throughs, and immediate write-offs for equipment purchases. 

As time goes on, tax professionals are digesting the cataclysmic changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and finding out that some business practices no longer work. We need to find new ways to proceed. Let me describe some of the ways the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is changing how we do business.

New Tough Tax Rules for Business Losses

Okay, you're not in business to lose money but it can happen from time to time. The tax law has new rules in store for you when it comes to writing off business losses in 2018 and beyond. These rules make it more difficult to use losses to save taxes.

What to Do About Social Media Cyber Vandalism

Social media cyber vandalism occurs when someone takes control of your social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter and uses it to misdirect information. This involves posting erroneous, vulgar, or inappropriate things on a site and making it sound like it's coming from you. It can damage your business reputation and cost you serious dollars.

5 Things to Know about Business Credit Cards

It's probably no surprise to you that credit cards play an important role in financing for small businesses. During the Great Recession, they were about the only way to finance purchases and get capital. Now, financing options have loosened up a bit, but credit cards still are essential to your business. Here are some good things and bad things about using credit cards in your business..

What to Do with Your Company's Money
What to Do with Your Company's Money

Business is booming. At least that's the consensus on Wall Street. What does this mean for small businesses on Main Street? For many companies, it means having more money to spend. If the tax cuts that are now in effect as well as improved consumer confidence have put more money in your hands, here are some ideas about how to spend it.

Perks Matter

Perks are short for perquisites, which Merriam-Webster defines as "a privilege, gain, or profit incidental to regular salary or wages."  According to Clutch, "perks increase workers' efficiency, decrease turnover, and improve company culture overall."



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Tax Credits for Your Business

A tax credit reduces your tax bill dollar for dollar, making it a valuable write-off if you can claim it. There are a number of tax credits that may reward you for taking certain action to help your employees or your business operations. Some tax credits are exclusively for small businesses while other can be claimed regardless of revenues, number of employees, or other factors.
Spring Cleaning for Your SMB's Financial Matters

For you and your family, spring is a time to sweep out the cobwebs from the garage and clear out any unused or unwanted items from the attic and cellar. It's the same for your small or medium-sized business (SMB). Spring is an ideal time to review your financial matters and get your SMB's financial house in shape.
Top 20 Tax Deductions for Small Business

Business owners know that most expenditures can be written off, although there may be limits and timing issues. So what are the most popular deductions for small businesses? See which ones apply for your 2017 tax return and think about which may impact your 2018 tax year for purposes of estimating taxes and business planning.
Hear My Radio Interview  with Douglas Goldstein

Plan Ahead to Make the Most of Your Cash Flow
Plan Ahead to Make the Most of Your Cash Flow
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