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  • Better Late Than Never: The Success of Older Entrepreneurs

    October 6

    For anyone who thinks startups are just for younger entrepreneurs, they should consider the success of companies like Starbucks, IBM and GEICO. These companies, and many other huge successes, were started by entrepreneurs over 40.

  • 4 Steps to Creating a Communication Plan for Customers

    October 6

    Think of a communication plan like a map you prepare that will route and show the delivery for many messages. Good communication plans keep customers in the loop. There are many annually recurring events where communication to customers can be mapped out or planned; there may also be uncommon or non-planned events such as new tax laws going into effect or changes to payroll tax withholdings.

  • The Worst Thing About Owning a Business

    October 5

    Owning a business can have many rewards. They don't, however, always come easy.

  • Top 5 Hidden Costs of Running Your Own Business

    October 4

    As a small business owner you know you have big responsibilities. While serving your customer base is most important, it's essential to keep a solid grasp on your company's financial situation.

  • 5 Common Reasons You Can't Get Anything Done

    October 3

    Time is money, and for this reason you want to stay on schedule day in and day out. If you find yourself wasting time, regardless of the reason, you need to make the necessary changes without delay.

  • 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

    October 2

    When starting a business, there are steps you should take as well as mistakes you should avoid. With the right approach, you will find yourself in better position to achieve long term success.

  • How Do I Get an EIN Number?

    October 1

    A Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), is used to identify a business entity. While not always the case, most companies need an FEIN to conduct business.

  • Small Business Owners Embrace Mobile Technology

    October 1

    People are finding new ways to take advantage of mobile technology seemingly every day – whether that’s through their phones, tablet and now watches. You can even adjust the heat or air conditioning of your home using a mobile device at this point.

  • How to Network Like a Star

    September 29

    There is a big difference between networking and networking like a star. If you take the right approach, you will soon find that your strategy is paying off and that you are making major gains.

  • You Can Be Rich At Any Age

    September 28

    Whether you're 93 or 25, you can make it big in business. Our list and infographic highlights some of the most successful entrepreneurs in every age category. 

  • How to Fill Out the W-4

    September 27

    As an employee, there is no tax form more important than your W-4. Also known as an Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, this form is one that every employee needs to complete before his or her first day on the job.

  • 8 Reasons Your Small Business Is Failing

    September 26

    Owning a business can seem like the ultimate American dream realized. With abounding stories of entrepreneurs who strike rich before the age of thirty, it’s easy to understand the appeal of owning your own business. But what happens when your business starts to fail? ​

  • Can I Pay My Nanny as a 1099?

    September 25

    Many people have the desire to hire a nanny. That is until they learn more about what this means from a tax perspective. Not only do you have to withhold FICA from your nanny’s paychecks, but you are responsible for paying 7.65% (6.2% for Social Security tax and 1.45% for Medicare tax) as an employer.

  • Advantages of Weekly Payroll vs. Monthly Payroll

    September 24

    From the moment a company starts hiring employees, it must decide what payroll schedule to follow. While this may sound like an easy decision, there are many options to consider.

  • How to Grow Your Accounting Business Through Payroll

    September 21

    Professional accountants assume the roles of trusted advisor and partner to small businesses, delivering sound financial management at every stage of their clients’ business process. But, did you know that according to a study by L. Harris Partners nearly 1 in 3 clients use multiple CPA firms, due to one firm lacking what the other one entails?

  • How to Start a Small Business in California

    September 21

    With a population of more than 38 million, California is home to a diverse group of people. As an entrepreneur, the Golden State provides you with a unique opportunity to start a successful small business.

  • The 4 Best Known Ways to Build Business Credit

    September 20

    Some small business owners are surprised to learn that when they start a new business, not only does their business have "no" credit, but that no business credit also means "low" credit.

  • Advantages of Monthly Payroll vs. Quarterly Payroll

    September 18

    As you attempt to settle on a particular payroll schedule, you will find that there are multiple options – some of which are going to be better for your business than others.

  • 4 Crucial Tips to Running a Profitable Business

    September 18

    Running your own business can be an extremely fulfilling occupation, but it will not last long if the business does not turn a profit. How do you make sure you are not spinning your wheels or falling into an expensive hole while pursuing your dream of business ownership?

  • Does Company Loyalty Still Exist?

    September 16

    Employment contracts, pensions and “lifers” are all parts of the workingman’s rhetoric of a bygone era. Today, the language concerns shortened contracts, reduced hours, outsourcing, automation and multiple careers.