1. Articles in category: Small Business

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    1. Code Sec. 179 Expensing, S Corporation Tax Extender Bills Approved by House

      The House passed two bills on June 12 to provide tax incentives to small businesses: the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Bill of 2014 (HR 4457) and the S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Bill of 2014 (HR 4453). Lawmakers voted 272 to 144 to approve HR 4457, a bill introduced by Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee. HR 4453, introduced by Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., passed by a vote of 263 to 155.

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    2. 7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

      7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

      Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes more than a great idea and important connections (although both do help). Making the shift from the steady life of a full-time employee to the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship requires a shift in mindset that many overlook. In fact, some of the work habits you so carefully honed as a good employee don’t necessarily translate well into the world of an entrepreneur.

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    3. IRS to Step up Penalties for Delinquent Payroll Taxes

      IRS to Step up Penalties for Delinquent Payroll Taxes

      Employers owed the Internal Revenue Service approximately $14.1 billion in delinquent Social Security, Medicare and individual federal income taxes that they had withheld from employee paychecks as of June 30, 2012, and the Internal Revenue Service is being urged to do more to assess penalties against them. A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that the IRS’s penalty actions against employers who don’t remit payroll taxes are oftentimes neither timely nor adequate. When a business does not remit trust fund taxes withheld from its employees, the IRS can collect the unpaid ...

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    4. ObamaCare Weighing Less on Hiring Plans

      ObamaCare Weighing Less on Hiring Plans

      The effects of the Affordable Care Act may be weighing less heavily on the hiring plans of U.S. privately held companies this year, according to a survey of accountants who work with small businesses. The financial information company Sageworks found that slightly more than half of accountants working with privately held businesses said that the ACA is making it less likely that their clients will hire in the next 12 months.

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    5. Top Regulatory Changes for Businesses in 2014

      Top Regulatory Changes for Businesses in 2014

      Numerous provisions related to health care reform continue to affect small business owners and their employees. Beginning in 2014, most individuals will be required to carry insurance for themselves and their dependents or potentially pay a tax. While small business owners arenÂ’t required to offer insurance to their employees, those that choose to will need to comply with reforms that take effect in 2014.

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    6. Tax Reform of the Research Credit: A Step Back?

      Tax Reform of the Research Credit: A Step Back?

      Based on the analysis of the discussion draft by the Joint Committee on Taxation, this simplification of the code and lowering of the tax rates will create 1.8 million new jobs and achieve additional economic growth of $3.4 trillion. The discussion draft modifies the current law with changes to a large number of existing tax provisions including the research tax credit, whose benefits have encouraged business taxpayers in a wide variety of industries since its inception.

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    7. Small Business Optimism Hit Post-Recession High in April

      Small Business Optimism Hit Post-Recession High in April

      The National Federation of Independent Business reported that its Small Business Optimism Index rose 1.8 points in April to a post-recession high of 95.2, crossing the 95 marker for the first time since 2007. “April’s index did pass the 95 mark that seemed to block any progress in optimism for the past five years,” said NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkelberg in a statement.

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    8. What are the Tax Implications of ObamaCare? | CPA Practice Advisor

      What are the Tax Implications of ObamaCare? | CPA Practice Advisor

      Most people have heard the endless political arguments about the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, but many still don't really know the full extent of what the law is. The Affordable Care Act was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010, becoming the biggest healthcare reform measure since the implementation of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965.

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    9. Small Business Jobs Grew in April

      Small Business Jobs Grew in April

      Jobs at small businesses increased last month, with Washington State leading the way along with the Mountain region of the country, according to payroll provider Paychex and the research firm IHS. The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index grew 0.50 percent in the 12 months leading up to April, increasing to 101.26, a new peak level, reflecting improving employment conditions. Washington had the greatest gains among the states measured, with help from Seattle, which showed the highest increase in growth rate among metro areas. The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index increased 0.10 percent in April ...

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    10. State Bank buying Bank of Atlanta for $25M

      State Bank buying Bank of Atlanta for $25M

      State Bank Financial Corp. announced Monday morning it's acquiring Atlanta Bancorporation Inc. and its subsidiary, Bank of Atlanta, for $25 million in cash.

      As March 31, Bank of Atlanta had assets if approximately $198 million, $123 million of loans and $161 million of deposits. Bank of Atlanta is headquartered in midtown Atlanta and operates one additional branch in Duluth. State Bank had approximately $2.6 billion in assets as of the end of  2013 and has locations in Metro Atlanta and middle…

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    11. ShopKeep Raises $25 Million to Get Retailers to Ditch Cash Registers for iPads

      ShopKeep Raises $25 Million to Get Retailers to Ditch Cash Registers for iPads

      "I don't have a credit card," Jason Richelson's roommate told him. "I can't spend any money on this Internet thing."

      That thought helped pave the way for InternetCash, a financial technology company that offered prepaid cards for online shopping. InternetCash was a failure. The company launched in 1999, just before the Dot Com bubble burst. It hired too many people, purchased unnecessarily expensive software systems and invested "crazy amounts" in marketing that didn't work.

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    12. Birch acquires Cbeyond for $320M - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Birch acquires Cbeyond for $320M - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Atlanta-based Birch Communications is acquiring technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million. In January, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Cbeyond (Nasdaq: CBEY) had axed about 100 jobs and was prepping for a sale. The Chronicle cited Pleasanton, Calif.-based Megapath as a potential buyer, at the time. Birch provides IP-based communications, cloud and managed services to businesses.

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    13. 5 Ways to Lose an Investor in 5 Minutes Flat

      5 Ways to Lose an Investor in 5 Minutes Flat

      The first five minutes of a meeting are crucial. Don't screw up.

      Convincing someone to part with their money in exchange for a stake in your startup is one of the most important things you can do to protect its future. Yet countless entrepreneurs sabotage themselves in the first five minutes of meeting a venture capitalist. Here's what not to do.

      1. Fumble your elevator pitch.

      The first question a VC wants you to answer is why your venture is going to make him a bundle of money.

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    14. Congress Examines Tax Complexity for Small Businesses

      Congress Examines Tax Complexity for Small Businesses

      “If you talk with small business owners often, as members of the committee do, you know that individually they may be affected by one particular part of the tax law or another,” said committee chairman Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo. “But taken together, small business owners consistently tell us that they are impacted by higher taxes, new taxes, increasing tax code complexity, uncertainty and the additional time required to resolve issues with the Internal Revenue Service.

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    15. Study: Atlanta 26th for small businesses

      Study: Atlanta 26th for small businesses

      The Business Journals on Wednesday ranked the best and worst metro areas for small business and Atlanta is No. 26. According to the report, metro Atlanta boasts 124,795 small businesses, or 23.2 per capita. In the past five years, the area saw 4.3 percent job growth and a 2.9 percent increase in population (5,457,831 as of 2012). Where is the best place to start and grow a small business? Austin, Texas... yet again. Five years in a row, to be precise.

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