On January 8th, the IRS announced that it was delaying tax filing your 2012 tax return until January 30th. However, certain forms won’t be available until late February or early March. This means that most taxpayers can begin to file their 2012 tax returns on January 30th. However, if you own a business or rentalContinue reading “IRS delays start of tax filing season to January 30”
I say this slowly for the Jets fans out there: THE IRS NEVER USES EMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any email that you receive from the IRS is a scam. Don’t open it or read it. Delete it immediately. See this announcement from the IRS. If it makes you feel better, you can forward the email to the IRS at email@example.com.
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Here’s a great column from the WSJ about how Big Business has sold you out. Strassel: Big Business Sells Out Small Business – WSJ.com. I’ll have an update soon about how you can properly prepare your business for the fiscal cliff.
Make better use of outsourcing. Outsourcing and off-shoring have bad reputations perpetuated by folks who have no factual idea about either concept. Outsourcing is simply delegating necessary tasks to people or companies outside of your business. Off-shoring is buying goods or services from lower cost regions. Yes, both concepts can cost people their jobs but your job/businessContinue reading “Small Business 2013 – Saving Money Idea #3”
Occupancy is a fancy term for the cost of housing your business. It can include rent, property taxes, utilities, depreciation, maintenance, janitorial and so on. Rent is a major expense for most businesses. If you don’t rent or own your business building, move on to the next post. If you do rent or own yourContinue reading “Small Business 2013 – Saving Money Idea #2”
I used to pay about $4,000 each year for telecommunications including internet. I also purchased a phone system back in 2005 when I hired employees. My telecommunication expenses were almost as much as my rent expense. My first Money Saving Idea for 2013 is cutting telecommunication expenses. Do you really need landlines for phones orContinue reading “Small Business 2013 – Money Saving Idea #1”
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Quickly, Congress passed the JOBS Act this year with a provision allowing companies to solicit investments from “unsophisticated” investors. Previously, solicitations could only be made to high net worth investors. The provisions were to become effective on January 1, 2013 pending rules to be written by the SEC. The SEC has not written the rulesContinue reading “Starting a Small Business – Crowdfunding”
This is not a political post. As I’ve said before, unions are great, as long as you already have a job. The recent change in Michigan to a right to work state will not hurt the private sector unions in the short-term and may help them in the long-term. This is a decent description ofContinue reading “Right to Work for Starting a Small Business”