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 [...]

2018-07-22T15:27:33-05:00Business 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 [...]

2018-07-22T15:26:29-05:00Individual, 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 [...]

2018-07-22T15:32:48-05:00Individual, 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 [...]

2018-07-22T15:33:30-05:00Individual, News, Retirement, Small Business|

Stay Prepared to Sell Your Business

If you enjoy running your own business, selling it may be the furthest thing from your mind. But the reality is that eventually an opportunity to sell will come, whether due to your own life changes or a perfect buyer walking in the door. Planning, often years in advance of the sale date, is necessary [...]

2018-07-22T15:32:12-05:00Business Taxes, News, Small Business|
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