help your successor succeed

Help your Successor Succeed

When it comes time to transition your role as business owner to someone else, you’ll face many changes. One of them is becoming a mentor. As such, you’ll have to communicate clearly, show some patience and have a clear conception of what…
Digital marketing tips for business

4 Digital Marketing Tips for Small Business

You’d be hard pressed to find a company not looking to generate more leads, boost sales and improve its profit margins. Fortunately, you can take advantage of the sales and marketing opportunities offered by today’s digital technologies…
business governance

Could you Benefit from Stronger Business Governance?

Every company has at least one owner. And, in many cases, there exists leadership down through the organizational chart. But not every business has strong governance. Could you benefit from stronger business governance? In a nutshell, governance…
Operating across state lines

Operating Across State Lines Can Offer Risks & Rewards

It’s a smaller business world after all. With the ease and popularity of e-commerce, as well as the incredible efficiency of many supply chains, companies of all sorts are finding it easier than ever to widen their markets. Doing so has become…
Reimburse Employee Travel Expenses

Tax-wise Ways to Reimburse Employee Travel Expenses

If your employees incur work-related travel expenses, you can better attract and retain the best talent by reimbursing these expenses. But to secure tax-advantaged treatment for your business and your employees, it’s critical to comply with…
Hire your Children

Save on Business & Personal Taxes: Hire Your Children

It can be difficult in the current job market for students and recent graduates to find summer or full-time jobs. If you’re a business owner with children in this situation, you may be able to provide them with valuable experience and income…
Buy Home

Help your Child or Grandchild Buy a Home

Mortgage interest rates are still at low levels, but they likely will increase as the Fed continues to raise rates. So if you’ve been thinking about helping your child — or grandchild — buy a home, consider acting soon. There also are…
Tax consequences of partnerships

Tax Consequences of Partnerships

In today’s competitive environment, offering employees an equity interest in your business can be a powerful tool for attracting, retaining and motivating quality talent. If your business is organized as a partnership, there are tax consequences…
IRS Audit

What Business Owners Should Know About IRA Audits

If you recently filed for your 2016 income tax return (rather than filing for an extension) you may now be wondering whether it’s likely that your business could be audited by the IRS based on your filing. Here’s what every business owner…
Contractor

Contractors: Protect Your Business

  One missing  document can become very costly for Contractors. Here are 5 tips to protect your business and save you money. 1.Your Subcontractor’s Work Comp Exemption Cert is not Enough Many contractors think if their subcontractor…