Friday, August 28, 2009

10 Simple Things You Can Do to Ease the Pain of Tax Time

by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale

Most of us dread the record keeping part of our business. But believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be that bad and it doesn't require an accountant, or even an in depth knowledge of accounting to put a simple and effective system of record keeping into place. All you need are some basics and a little help at the end of the year.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Attitude is More Important than Age...

by Arthur Wang

Does an Older person has a chance to become a successful Home Business Entrepreneur? Your attitude plays a very important in determining whether you can be a successful Home Business Entrepreneur and make money out of it.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Family Biz Tax Give-Back

By Joan Szabo

Family-business owners are among the winners of tax benefits under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. The law makes as many as 10 different changes to S-corporation rules, but the changes affecting family-business owners are considered to be among the most significant. (Experts note that the majority of family businesses are organized as S corporations.)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hiring Employees for Your Home-Based Business

Success for a home-based business can produce elation, quickly followed by panic as you realize you do not have enough hours in the day to get everything done. You cannot humanly work 24-hours a day, and you may end up burning out quickly or alienating your family if you try to do too much.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

7 Steps to Exceptional Customer Service

by Adrian Miller

The statistic that 50% of new businesses fail within their first year is fairly well known. Ugly and scary, yes, but well known. And yet this gloomy statistic may encourage those who make it to day 366 to breathe a sigh of relief. After all, if you make it past year one, you're laughing, right?

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

S Corp Eligibility - Advantages and Disadvantages

For many corporations, the most important tax decision hinges on whether or not to elect to be treated under the provisions of sub-chapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. The choice concerning S-Corporations (S-Corp. status is often a complex one that is fraught with significant tax implications. As with many tax decisions, there are both potential advantages and disadvantages in choosing to be treated as an S-Corp.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Ecommerce Business Plan

by Ray Yee

A business plan serves many important purposes for the online business. First, because the business plan has a detailed list of the tasks to undertake, it is a call to action for you to promote your business actively and not procrastinate on your marketing efforts. Second, it provides a blueprint that describes your company effectively: the market, the products and the steps you need for effective marketing. This serves to guide your business through the months ahead.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Find More Time

by Dr. Rachna D. Jain

It's occurred to me lately that I don't feel like there's enough time to do everything I want to do in my business. Between working with clients, writing books and articles, teaching/training other professionals, marketing, and just living a good life, there seems to be less and less time in each and every day.

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