1. Articles in category: Small Business

    217-242 of 242 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    1. How Women Are Growing Small Business

      How Women Are Growing Small Business

      They're smart, they're ambitious, and they're changing the business landscape. Here's why you should pay attention.

      Why do women become entrepreneurs?

      Most would point to opportunity, at least according to the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor noted in the Harvard Business Review. On average, 76 percent of female entrepreneurs worldwide launch a business for that reason, compared with 70 percent of men.

      Read Full Article
    2. ADP Finds Private Sector Added 176,000 Jobs in August

      ADP Finds Private Sector Added 176,000 Jobs in August

      Private sector employers added 176,000 jobs from July to August, with job gains once again broadly distributed across industries, according to payroll giant ADP. Additionally, ADP revised its July job gains down slightly from 200,000 to 198,000. In August, ADP reported small businesses with one to 19 employees added 40,000 jobs, while those with between 20 and 49 employees added 31,000 jobs.

      Read Full Article
    3. Atlanta hiring flat, paychecks up

      Atlanta hiring flat, paychecks up

      Metro Atlanta’s hiring rate was flat in August, while the average paycheck in the area was up 0.5 percent, according to SurePayroll’s monthly Small Business Scorecard. Nationally, hiring dipped 0.2 percent and paychecks inched up 0.2 percent, indicating slightly higher pay or more hours for existing workers, the report said. The South was the only region where hiring went up (1.2 percent) and paychecks went up (1 percent). Small business optimism remained at 72 percent, up from a year-over-year…

      Read Full Article
    4. How small businesses benefit from cloud accounting systems

      How small businesses benefit from cloud accounting systems

      From the July 2013 issue. In its 2013 SMB Cloud Insights Market Outlook report, hosting services provider Parallels estimates the worldwide market for cloud services aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) has reached $45 billion – up 30 percent relative to the prior year. Parallels further projects the SMB cloud services market will hit $95 billion through 2016. While SMBs have embraced the Cloud for email, HR and other business functions, the transition to the Cloud for accounting an

      Read Full Article
    5. Atlanta hiring inches up, paychecks dip

      Atlanta hiring inches up, paychecks dip

      Metro Atlanta’s month-over-month hiring level was up 0.4 percent in June, but the average paycheck was down 0.5 percent, according to SurePayroll’s monthly Small Business Scorecard. Nationally in June, month-over-month hiring was down 0.1 percent and the average paycheck was down 0.1 percent. Small-business owners’ optimism remains high at 73 percent, up from a year-over-year low of 45 percent in September 2012. More than half of small-business owners expect to surpass expectations in the…

      Read Full Article
    6. Small businesses getting more sales via mobile devices

      Taken together, the one-two punch of the flashy ZippyCards and the catchy ZippyPitch is all aimed at corralling new OrgnyzMe customers via their smartphones. "She is just one super-passionate lady," Fathom owner Jason Smith gushes of his firm's first ZippyPitch client. "Beth is an entrepreneur who means business. But this is not something that could have been affordable for her a couple of years ago. I feel we are at a lightning-strike moment for Fathom." As far as Roeder is concerned, ZippyPitc

      Read Full Article
    7. The Death of a Start-Up

      The Death of a Start-Up

      His company was thriving. Then he joined a startup accelerator. Now he's going bust. Is start-up culture to blame? Entrepreneurs love to talk about success. Failure, not so much. Indeed, when the dreaded f-word is mentioned, it’s almost always invoked as something to be proud of, a badge of honor. Perhaps that’s the appeal of a new blog called My Startup has 30 Days to Live. Launched today by an anonymous CEO whose technology company is rapidly circling that drain, the blog is bracingly honest and should be more than a little frightening for young, would-be tech ...

      Read Full Article
    8. Entrepreneurs vs Big Government: Open Gov Winners Lend a Hand

      Entrepreneurs vs Big Government: Open Gov Winners Lend a Hand

      Two start-ups attempt to change the relationship between government and entrepreneurs. On June 24, the Knight Foundation announced the winners to its Knight News Challenge on Open Gov. Launched in February, the challenge aimed to encourage innovators to come up with solutions that would enable journalists to do their jobs better and empower citizens to contribute to community progress. Two of the eight winning projects hold special promise for entrepreneurs. Once aims to make it easier to open a business. The other is an attempt to smooth the process of competing for government contracts and make it more transparent. Awarded ...

      Read Full Article
    9. Big or Small, This SBA Definition Tweak Affects You

      Big or Small, This SBA Definition Tweak Affects You

      The Small Business Administration opened its services to thousands of additional businesses. Here's what that means for your company. "Small business" just got a whole lot bigger. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday it is increasing the amount of revenue a company can have and still qualify as small. It's part of a much-needed reassessment of size standards-- the SBA has not updated its criteria since the late 1970s--that will allow a far greater breadth of companies to benefit from government programs. Qualifying as a small business can open the doors to millions of dollars worth ...

      Read Full Article
    10. Health reform rules still a mystery to many small businesses

      If you run a company with 50 or more full-time employees and have not done your homework on health reform, you might soon regret it. The Affordable Care Act imposes some complex rules on employers. Merely discovering what it will require is labor-intensive and could turn out to be an expensive exercise for companies that don't already have the in-house expertise to understand the health reform act or to manage the monitoring, tracking and reporting of data needed to ensure compliance with it. Ma

      Read Full Article
    11. Independent Business or Franchise? How to Decide

      Independent Business or Franchise? How to Decide

      It's a question every business buyer faces. Here are five major differences between buying an independent business versus a franchise. Buying a small business is a major career step. One of the first decisions you'll need to make relates to the type of business you hope to acquire. Specifically, you will need to decide whether to buy an independent business or a franchise. At BizBuySell.com, we know buyers can and do succeed with both independent businesses and with franchises. However, there are key differences that need to be considered when determining which type of business is the ...

      Read Full Article
    12. Rise of State Tax Tribunals

      Rise of State Tax Tribunals

      First, state and local tax compliance has become increasingly complex, especially with regard to business carried on in multiple states. Second, states have become more and more aggressive in attempting to collect revenues as state revenues from taxes have declined. Third, existing mechanisms for resolving state tax disputes have become progressively more unworkable. In states without a specialized tribunal, a taxpayer in a dispute with a state department of revenue often faces a number of hurdl

      Read Full Article
    13. Atlanta hiring rises, paychecks dip

      Atlanta hiring rises, paychecks dip

      Month-over-month hiring in Atlanta was up 0.1 percent in May, but the average paycheck was down 0.2 percent, according to SurePayroll’s monthly Small Business Scorecard. Nationally, hiring dropped 0.3 percent and paychecks went down 0.1 percent in May. The SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard for May 2013 saw optimism hit a two-year high. Some 75 percent of small business owners are optimistic about the economy, according to the survey. “We appear to be in a jobless recovery,” said SurePayroll…

      Read Full Article
    14. Here's What You Need to Know About Obamacare

      Here's What You Need to Know About Obamacare

      Worried about impending costs? We've gathered the latest updates all in one place. Next month marks a year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But despite efforts by the president's administration to sway the public's opinion, about half of small business owners believe it will be bad news. Many of the law's provisions kick in January 2014, so we pulled together a roundup of what you need to know before then. Health incentives. The Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services departments has issued a rule that lets employers ...

      Read Full Article
    15. Why Healthcare Innovations Fail

      Why Healthcare Innovations Fail

      M.D., M.B.A? That's not what it takes to become a healthcare entrepreneur. In many ways, doctors are well-prepared to become entrepreneurs. They are professional problem-solvers. They understand patient needs, and they also understand healthcare trends and issues. But for many doctors, like many of the rest of us, the trick lies in knowing what you don’t know. I work every day moving innovation from bench to bedside, and I’ve found there are few key areas that consistently get short shrift as physicians try to build growing companies.Market sizeYou can have the best idea ...

      Read Full Article
    16. Why Seller Financing Still Matters

      Why Seller Financing Still Matters

      Despite the improving economy, in the business-for-sale marketplace, business owners are discovering that seller financing is still necessary to seal the deal. It's not hard to see signs that the economy is improving--the Dow recently closed above 15,000, employment is stable and small business owners across the nation are once again investing in targeted growth initiatives. We're seeing signs of economic improvement in the business-for-sale marketplace, too. Owners who delayed selling their companies during the recession are now entering the marketplace and proceeding with their plans to exit their businesses. However, don't let the long-awaited economic ...

      Read Full Article
    17. Are You Ready For The Marketplace Fairness Act?

      The U.S. Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 on May 6, 2013 by a vote of 69-27. This legislation would make it easier for a state to collect sales and use taxes from sales made by out-of-state or “remote” sellers that do not have a physical presence within … The post Are You Ready For The Marketplace Fairness Act? appeared first on Windham Brannon.

      Read Full Article
    18. AICPA Wants IRS to Re-evaluate Home Office Deduction Safe Harbor Proposal

      The American Institute of CPAs has sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service asking the IRS to re-evaluate some of its proposals for a safe harbor method for the home office deduction, even though the AICPA acknowledged that the method would be simpler for taxpayers to use. The IRS proposed a simplified way for small business owners and home-based employees to claim the home office tax deduction in January (see IRS Offers Simpler Option for Calculating Home Office Deduction). The proposals,

      Read Full Article
    19. Federal Taxation of “Remote Sales” is broader than just Internet sales

      U.S. Senate Bill 743 (Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013) will impact many more businesses than you may think. The Bill allows states to demand that sales tax be collected on “remote sales” made by “remote sellers”.  The press is focusing on e-commerce companies such as Amazon and Overstock, but the Bill will also significantly impact [...]

      Read Full Article
    20. Small business owners more optimistic

      That's the finding of two surveys released Tuesday. The first, conducted in early April by Wells Fargo and Gallup, finds that owners are more upbeat because their companies' finances are improving. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index rose seven points to 16 from nine in January and minus-11 in November. A separate survey by the Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom finds that 84 percent of entrepreneurs, owners of very young companies, were confident in the first quarter about their companie

      Read Full Article
    21. Retirement Plans Rebound at Small Businesses

      Retirement Plans Rebound at Small Businesses

      Balances in small business retirement plans have increased an average of 20 percent between 2007 and 2012 in the aftermath of the recession. A new analysis by Fidelity Investments examined more than 200,000 small business accounts over a six-year period that used either a Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP-IRA), Self-Employed 401(k) or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE-IRA) with Fidelity. These plans are generally used by businesses with 10 or less employees and offer various

      Read Full Article
    22. small midsize businesses working capital accounts receivable credit

      small midsize businesses working capital accounts receivable credit

      The Great Recession forced many small and midsize businesses to make tough decisions in order to survive. In almost all industries, businesses underwent significant operational changes that had long-term effects on the competitive landscape, materially altering their prospects. Lenders have been busy assessing the impact of these changes on the creditworthiness of these businesses. CFOs looking to improve their relationship with lenders should first be aware of, and then address, these four key

      Read Full Article
    217-242 of 242 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  1. Categories

    1. Segments:

      Client Accounting Services, Construction, Family Business, Healthcare, HNW/Individual, Investor Services, Manufacturing/Distribution, Not for Profit, Professional Services, Real Estate, Retail/Restaurant, Small Business, Strategic Growth Advisory, Technology, Transaction Services, Virtual Accounting Solutions
    2. Service Type:

      Audit, Corporate Tax, ERISA Audit, Estate and Tax Planning, Individual Tax, International Tax, IT Audit, Litigation Support, State and Local Taxes
    3. General:

      Global, Local Economy, Management, Politics, Revenue Recognition, Talent Management, Windham Brannon
    4. Internal:

      Marketing, Newsletter
    5. WB Author:

      Amber Brown, Barbara Coats, Brent Wilkinson, Carlye Dooley, Carolyn Riticher, Charles McGimsey, Cheryl Yarbrough, Courtnay Bazemore, Dean Flores, Denise Mummert, Donna Caruso, Doug Neal, Greg Spangler, Heidi LaMarca, Herb Barnes, John Carpentier, John Henriquez, Kerry Buchan, Kristi Johnson, Lee Hodges, Maggie Wise, Mary Beth Saylor, Matthew Levin, Nicholas Perrins, Nicole Suk, Rebecca Smith, Rebekah Judge, Richard Yelton, Tim Clancy, Tom Leahey, Valerie Barckhoff
  2. Popular Articles