Small Business

What You Should Know About the SBA Disaster Loans

As the flood waters recede and the process of piecing together what has been damaged begins, it’s important now more than ever to understand that there is hope for financial recovery during these devastating times. The Small Business Association (SBA) has announced they are offering low-interest Federal Disaster Assistance Loans to Businesses, Private Non Profits, [...]

2019-05-14T11:08:41-06:00Finance, News, Small Business|

Tax Checklist for Business Startups

Are you a hobby or a business? This may seem basic to some people, but the first thing you’ll have to consider when starting out is whether you really are operating a business, or pursuing a hobby. A hobby can look like a business, but essentially it’s something you do for its [...]

2018-07-22T15:27:33-06:00Business Taxes, News, Small Business|

Protect Yourself from Port-out Scams

Mobile phones not only contain our personal details and information about everyone we know; they are used to verify our identities and unlock access to our financial accounts. Now scammers are using a process called a “port-out” to hack into our phones to change our passwords, steal our personal data and even empty our bank [...]

2018-07-22T15:26:29-06:00Individual, News, Small Business|

Get Your Small Business Off the Rocks

Every small business eventually hits a rough patch. It’s easy to get discouraged when it happens. But look at the upside: you have infrastructure in place, you have existing customers and most importantly, you have the hard-won experience of knowing what works and what doesn’t. With that in mind, here are some ideas to get [...]

2018-07-22T15:32:48-06:00Individual, News, Small Business|

Great Uses for Your Tax Refund

Most Americans get a refund every year, with the average check weighing in at $2,895 last year. Even though it's really money that they earned, many people are tempted to treat it like a windfall and splurge. If you can resist that temptation, here are some of the best ways to put your refund to [...]