1. Articles in category: Small Business

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    1. The Right Way to Do Collections and Get Paid on Time

      The Right Way to Do Collections and Get Paid on Time

      Managing collections has always been difficult for finance executives in the construction industry. Problems often stem from the fact that many commercial clients have poor payment records. However, the greater problem is that most mid-size construction companies do not have a well-organized system for collecting invoice Instead, they make collection calls when they have the time or when they need money. This approach results in cash flow problems that could easily be prevented.

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    2. Atlanta techpreneurs launch "studio" to turn ideas into billion-dollar exits - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Atlanta techpreneurs launch "studio" to turn ideas into billion-dollar exits - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      A pair of Atlanta techpreneurs have tag-teamed to help turn back-of-the-napkin ideas into billion-dollar exits. Paul Judge and Allen Nance have launched Tech Square Labs, which they grandly refer to as a “company building studio.” Shrewd marketing — who wants to read about yet another incubator. The local tech poster-boys, who between them have launched six companies, hope to invest financial and sweat equity into nascent technologies and unproven entrepreneurs.

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    3. Startups are Messy

      Startups are Messy

      Startups are messy. Very messy. Everything is harder and more convoluted than expected. Stories of success outnumber the stories of difficulty 100:1. The timing was wrong. The market didn’t care for the product. The team member didn’t work out. The funding fell through. The site went down. The mobile app crashed. The partner didn’t deliver. The passion died. The customer didn’t sign the contract. And, in the end, things were still successful. Adversity was conquered. Everything worked out.

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    4. The Biggest Tax Mistakes for Small Businesses | CPA Practice Advisor

      The Biggest Tax Mistakes for Small Businesses | CPA Practice Advisor

      April 15 is tax time for millions of Americans, as well as for the majority of small businesses who file a Schedule C. That means double the stress for many small business owners as they gather their tax documents and get ready for the inevitable IRS bite from their wallet. There are strategies that these business owners can take to help alleviate many of these tax time woes, and a big one is by staying in more frequent contact with their accountant.

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    5. Small Biz Says Technology Is Better than People

      Small Biz Says Technology Is Better than People

      The majority of small-business owners expect to see a bigger return on investment from technology than from new employees this year, according to a new survey. In its fifth annual Brother Small Business Survey, business products manufacturer Brother International discovered that 72 percent of owners feel that technology will pay off more than hiring in 2014.

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    6. Manufacturing Jobs Return, Small-Business Lending Increases

      Manufacturing Jobs Return, Small-Business Lending Increases

      With rising manufacturing costs overseas, jobs are coming back to the states. Meantime, banks are increasing loans to small businesses.

      Reshoring Hearing

      Manufacturing jobs are slowly returning to the U.S., presenting an opportunity for small businesses, witnesses told the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access.

      Small Business Lending
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    7. Survey Shows Business Travel is Soaring | CPA Practice Advisor

      Survey Shows Business Travel is Soaring | CPA Practice Advisor

      Businesses of all sizes spent more on travel in 2013 compared to 2012, according to a new study by cloud-based travel and expense management software provider Certify. The survey, which included polling of hundreds of finance executives and business travelers at organizations across North America, indicates that business travel is on the rise. A majority of respondents across all company sizes (58%), spent more on travel in 2013 compared with 2012.

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    8. Corporate Travel Expenditures Increased Last Year

      Corporate Travel Expenditures Increased Last Year

      Business travel is on the rise once again, with more than half of companies reporting that they spent more on business travel last year than they did the previous year, according to a new survey. The survey, by travel and expense management software provider Certify, polled finance executives and business travelers at companies of all sizes in North America.

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    9. Congrats! You're the Boss. Now What About Tax Season?

      Congrats! You're the Boss. Now What About Tax Season?

      Choosing the right accounting period can save money--and headaches.

      You finally did it last year. You cut the ties to your former employer and became your own boss. Now, you're inundated with government tax forms with all sorts of deadlines and beginning to appreciate the accounting department for all the invisible work they were doing on your behalf.

      1. Collect the data. 2. Weigh the pros and cons of various accounting-period choices. 3. Continue to examine your options.
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    10. The Affordable Care Act: Still a Moving Target for Employers, Employees

      The Affordable Care Act: Still a Moving Target for Employers, Employees

      On February 11, the Treasury Department rolled out a new round of changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka, ObamaCare. The changes will affect medium and large employers, as well as some teachers and volunteer workers. Here are the highlights: Large employers (100 or more employeesas defined by ACA law) must now offer health insurance coverage to at least 70 percent of their workers to comply with the employer mandate, down from the original 95 percent.

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    11. 4 Huge Tax Increases That Could Affect Your Business

      4 Huge Tax Increases That Could Affect Your Business

      OK, so they aren't exactly taxes. But these expected new costs to business courtesy of Washington could be cause for concern.

      Small-business confidence remains significantly below pre-recession levels. Why? It isn't just the cold winter, the uncertainty, the sluggish growth.

      Ask any of my more than 500 small and midsize clients and one common theme will come up: taxes.

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    12. President’s FY 2015 Budget Promotes Tax Incentives for Family, Education; Boosts IRS Funding

      President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposals reflect an emphasis on expanding tax incentives for middle-income taxpayers, Treasury officials said at a March 4 news conference in Washington, D.C. Treasury officials highlighted proposals to expand the Earned Income Credit (EIC), enhance the child and dependent care credit, and make permanent the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).

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    13. Intuit Finds Small Business Employment Flat in February

      Intuit Finds Small Business Employment Flat in February

      Employment at small businesses in the U.S. stayed stagnant in February, while the average number of hours worked and monthly wages both increased. However, overall, small business revenue declined 0.09 percent in January. Intuit’s monthly Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes also found that small businesses have added more than 570,000 jobs since March 2010. Employees’ average monthly compensation grew 0.5 percent in February, an increase of $15 from January’s revised figure.

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    14. What's In (And Not In) Your Social Security Account?

      What's In (And Not In) Your Social Security Account?

      Someone recently asked me if there is a way to get her father’s earnings information from back in 1977-78. She needs it because his income in those years is not on his Social Security record. It turns out that he is an Indian national and worked in the U.S. for about 11-12 years in the ‘70s and ‘80s, then went home. I gave her some suggestions, since the IRS probably doesn’t have records that old. But…this brings up an issue we should be discussing with our clients.

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    15. Lobbying Fury Begins Over U.S. Tax Revamp Even as Prospects Dim

      Lobbying Fury Begins Over U.S. Tax Revamp Even as Prospects Dim

      (Bloomberg) For a plan unlikely to become law anytime soon, Representative Dave Camp’s proposal to revamp the tax code is causing a lot of agitation among U.S. companies. The American Petroleum Institute says accounting rule changes could depress energy production. The Financial Services Forum, representing chief executives of the nation’s biggest banks, warns that a tax on their companies’ assets would curtail lending.

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    16. In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers? - Whitney Johnson

      In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers? - Whitney Johnson

      If you’re interviewing for a job and pregnant, should you keep your pregnancy a secret? Or do you have an obligation to tell your prospective employer? When I posed this question on LinkedIn, about half the responses defended a woman’s right to hide her pregnancy from a potential employer. The other half insisted that employers have a right to know: withholding information is dishonest, and could potentially cause the employer great harm.

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