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Deduction Snapshot: The Vehicle Deduction

posted by Bert Seither on Apr 16, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

The IRS allows small business owners and self-employed individuals to write off some of their vehicle expenses used for business as an IRS tax deduction.

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Deduction Snapshot: The Home Office Deduction

posted by Bert Seither on Mar 28, 2014 | Comments (7) | Permalink

The IRS offers a traditional percentage option and a flat-rate home office deduction option for self-employed individuals and small business owners. This deduction can help entrepreneurs keep more of their hard-earned money by writing off business expenses incurred within a home.

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Ilya Bodner and The Shipyard

posted by David Wolf on Mar 23, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Ilya discusses the Company’s total End-to-End Customer Acquisition Solution and how they help clients become more effective at the local level.

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5 Overlooked Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners

posted by Bert Seither on Mar 19, 2014 | Comments (2) | Permalink

Bert Seither of 1800Accountant explains 5 commonly overlooked tax deductions that small business owners can claim to reduce their tax bill.

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Importance of the Entity Classification Election for LLCs

posted by Bert Seither on Mar 10, 2014 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Bert Seither is the VP of Operations at 1800Accountant, a national accounting and business consulting firm specializing in small businesses. For over 10 years, Seither has assisted small business owners to help put their companies on a path to prosperity. In the small business landscape, limited liability companies (LLCs) offer a decent amount of much-desired flexibility to their owners. One major choice that LLC owners enjoy is to elect how they wish to have their companies treated by the IRS from a tax perspective. In IRS lingo, this is known as the entity classification election (ECE). Because the tax bill that a business owner receives can be quite hefty, it’s vital to consider all possible taxation treatment options for any business. The IRS can categorize an LLC under a handful of different tax structures.

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Tablets: Helping You Conduct Business on the Go

posted by Katrina Robinson on Feb 12, 2014 | Comments (2) | Permalink

Today, tablets are everywhere. We’re almost at the point where not having a tablet is weirder than having one.

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Transformation w/ Anil Gupta

posted by Ron Patel on Oct 31, 2013 | Comments (195) | Permalink

Anil Gupta Is A World Renowned Public Speaker, Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, One To One Results Mentor As Well As Hosting Immediate Happiness Workshops All Over The World With Profound Results.

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Letting Go of Stuff

posted by Ron Patel on Oct 17, 2013 | Comments (2) | Permalink

Darren Johnson is the nation’s leading expert of “Letting Go of Stuff!” Letting Go of Stuff is a process that allows a person to remove barriers that prevent them from moving forward.

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Entrepreneurs: Get on Top of Your Business Finances with Budgeting Software

posted by Katrina Robinson on Sep 29, 2013 | Comments (2) | Permalink

We’ve come a long way since the abacus, and most of us have gratefully abandoned the standard green accounting ledgers. If you’re an entrepreneur and have yet to move on to budgeting software, consider the many varieties and features of this newest form of accounting.

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4 Undergrad Classes That Can Help You Better Understand Your Business

posted by Katrina Robinson on Sep 28, 2013 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Any educational pursuit is a worthy one. Education improves not just your base of knowledge, but your overall quality of life. While learning is good, there are a few subjects that do more than good for business owners or potential entrepreneurs.

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Pointers for Recovering from Having an Employee Out on Maternity Leave

posted by Katrina Robinson on Sep 27, 2013 | Comments (6) | Permalink

Having children and rising a family are facts of life. Your employees, of course, are no exception. So how do you keep your company running smoothly and without disruption when an employee – especially a key employee – is out for weeks on maternity leave?

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Hiring a Payroll Specialist: Be Sure to Ask These Interview Questions

posted by Katrina Robinson on Sep 26, 2013 | Comments (2) | Permalink

To the uninitiated, all payroll looks the same. As an entrepreneur and business owner, you know that small business payroll is complicated and nuanced and varies from company to company. Your company’s payroll duties and details will be shaped by a bunch of different factors from what you sell to your employees’ personal lives. That’s why it is imperative that you hire a payroll specialist who knows what he’s doing.

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Is Your Website’s Check-Out Page User-Friendly Enough?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Sep 25, 2013 | Comments (4) | Permalink

For online shoppers, there is nothing worse than finding a great product with an overly complicated check-out process. Most e-commerce businesses are competing with giants like Amazon, Overstock, and eBay, all of whom make completing a purchase and processing credit cards a breeze. Options like one-click checkout, saved payment information, and order updates are all great ways to enhance the online check-out experience for consumers.

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It Takes Moxie

posted by Ron Patel on Aug 26, 2013 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Maureen Francisco embodies the meaning of the word moxie: the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. Maureen’s story of how to succeed in America is a “must read” for anyone arriving in America or for anyone who is already in America, seeking to arrive at success.

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Social Marketing

posted by Ron Patel on Aug 22, 2013 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Social Marketing doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Learn how Jeff Korhan went from meditating to being an author!

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5 Direct Mail Marketing Methods That Will Drive Customers Away

posted by Katrina Robinson on Aug 22, 2013 | Comments (2) | Permalink

Email seems to be the most popular direct marketing technique due to its easy access and low costs. But many times, only a direct mail campaign will do for a product or service.

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Choosing a Font for Your Business Cards: Why Is it So Important?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Aug 21, 2013 | Comments (8) | Permalink

Choosing a font for your business card can very quickly become a complicated undertaking. There are literally millions of fonts out there to choose from. How are you supposed to narrow it down to just one?

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Not Paying Your Business Bills on Time? Follow These Tips

posted by Katrina Robinson on Aug 20, 2013 | Comments (1) | Permalink

Falling behind on bills can be detrimental to a small business. Yet this can happen more easily than one suspects when trying to build a business, increase sales, and stay afloat financially all at the same time.

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10 Tips for Helping Your Employees to Actually Look Forward to Work

posted by Katrina Robinson on Aug 19, 2013 | Comments (0) | Permalink

As the saying goes, there’s a reason they call it “work.” We all have our great days and our not-so-great days in the office, but when an employer takes the time to accommodate the little things to improve both the great and not-so-great days, employees notice.

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The 2 Most Important Days of Your Life

posted by Ron Patel on Aug 14, 2013 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jim Myer’s entrepreneurial spirit is exuded in his every word. He has worked for hospitals, churches, insurance companies, fine men’s clothing and himself.

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