Money & Finance

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Ah, wouldn’t it be nice . . . to cash out of your business and have the time, freedom and buckaroos to lounge in Tahiti, build that extra extension on the house or give to the charity of your choice. But there’s more that has to go on behind the scenes–before you get to that […]

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It’s been said that “every silver lining has a cloud,” and that certainly applies to having business bad debt. In a number of cases, you can get a tax deduction and write off the bad debt against income. But the fact remains that, to get the write-off, the debt has to be uncollectible. Which means […]

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As access to credit gets tighter in the “new economy,” many business owners may look to friends and family to help them get through the lean times. Friends and family are a tried-and-true source of funds. That said, business deals with friends and family can be enormously counterintuitive. Because you’re dealing with your college roommate […]

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There’s no use trying to find an accountant on April 14th and hoping that your issues will miraculously be resolved by tax deadline time. Like hiring other professionals and vendors for your business, you want to take your time to select them carefully. And you want to have them in place before you have an […]

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It’s coming up to that time of year again. The time that most business owners dread. Tax season. Most entrepreneurs would rather have root canal surgery without anesthesia than go through the nightmare that is tax return preparation. Where are my documents? What can I deduct? Given everything going on with the economy, am I […]

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Q: I will be starting an online gift basket business in a couple of months and have a couple of questions: Although I will be operating a sole proprietorship business (and I was told that an EIN number is not required for sole proprietorship businesses), I do not want to use my Social Security number. […]

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There’s no use trying to find an accountant on April 14th and hoping that your issues will miraculously be resolved by tax deadline time. Like hiring other professionals and vendors for your business, you want to take your time to select them carefully. And you want to have them in place before you have an […]

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Q: Do I have to charges taxes on an online business, even though my business does not have an actual storefront location? A: You don’t really think that the federal, state and local governments would give up an opportunity to receive tax revenue, do you? 🙂  Generally, any time you sell goods to a customer […]

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Mark Susser, a VC at GRP partners (and guest blogger for VentureHacks), offers his two-part list of the top 10 skills he looks for in entrepreneurs and their companies before he’s willing to part with any cash for investment. Stay tuned for skills 8-10 . . . but for now, here’s 1-7 to get you […]

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In his post, “Startup Founder Equity Splits,” Ryan Roberts touches on an age-old dilemma faced by many beginning entrepreneurs: “how much equity should I give to the other founders to provide me with money, contacts, or other benefits in getting my brainchild of the ground?” It’s a dilemma because many entrepreneurs want to control the […]

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