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Things to Tell Your Small Business Clients for Year-End Tax Planning

While the traditional end-of-year tax tip checklist contains such tried and true suggestions as defer income and accelerate deductions, there are a number of other steps Tom Wheelwright takes in advising his small business clients. Wheelwright is a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based CPA and CEO of ProVision. His clients include Robert Kiyosaki, and he is a frequent speaker at Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad seminars. “The way I present taxes to my clients is to show them that tax…

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Making a list and Checking it Twice: End of Year Business Planning!

by Megan Sullivan The end of the year is a busy time for a whole host of reasons. Holidays, travel plans and family visits keep us all running ragged from November through January 1. But as a small business owner, there’s even more you have to handle at the end of the year. Right now is the time of year when your business really needs your attention, especially in regard to accounting, IT…

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Is Your Business Compliant for the End of the Year?

As the year draws to a close, it’s an important time to review your company’s business compliance and legal standing and make sure you’ve kept up with all your legal requirements. Forming a corporation or LLC is an excellent way to formalize your small business and protect your personal assets. But maintaining a corporation or LLC is more involved than a sole proprietorship. You have to know and follow the rules to keep your…

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Holiday Marketing 2016: 4 Trends That Will Drive Sales

If you haven’t already started prepping your business for the holidays, now is the time to start. Black Friday is less than a few weeks away, but many consumers start their shopping well before that — waiting too long means missing out on valuable sales opportunities. “Holiday shopping seems to be starting earlier and earlier every year,” said Lisa Graves, senior email marketing strategist at DEG, a full-service digital marketing agency. “Nov. 1 is when…

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Common End-of-Year Business Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

If you find yourself crunched for time in December, you may waste opportunities that can strengthen your business in the new year. Instead, start the year fresh with these suggestions. In the rush of chaos that marks the end-of-year holidays, it’s easy to let things slide in your business. Folks often take at least a few days off to spend time with family and friends, and vow to clean up the mess in the new…

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Avoid These 6 Small Business Holiday Fails

by Linda Morris Gupton, Staples Contributing Writer The frantic pace and stress are an inevitable part of the holiday rush that often leaves small business owners in a frenzy. How can you make sure you’re not overlooking important items that could make this time of year less of a hassle? “The worst thing you can do is fail to have a plan,” says Jay Clark, co-founder of SilverGrass Marketing in Chicago. At the very…

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33 Creative Ideas for Small Business Holiday Marketing

By Rieva Lesonsky, Guest Writer The holidays are coming, and we all know what that means for retailers. But retailers aren’t the only ones who can get in on the holiday shopping game. Whether you own a store, restaurant, service provider or even a B2B company, smart marketing can boost your holiday sales, too. Here are 33 marketing ideas to get your holiday sales sizzling. Invite B2B customers to a thank-you dinner or other special…

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3 Ways Humor Helps Your Business

3 Ways Humor Helps Your Business and Social Media Popularity Social media platforms have created an inextricably intertwined community of businesses, pages, profiles, and people who all want to engage, communicate, and gain something. In order for your business to thrive in such a community you need to excel, not only by your image and reputation, but by your spirit. What separates brands who have succeeded from those who are still lingering in midair, is…

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Why Business Leaders Need to ‘Tune in’ to Their People

Companies that want to boost profits should try a little empathy, especially now that millennials are beginning to dominate the work place. Related: A Little Empathy Makes Good Leaders Great A message we hear from many of our executive search-firm clients is that they are being called on to focus more than ever before on the empathy and emotional intelligence of candidates. The stakes are huge: A top executive lacking empathy could derail negotiations over a merger,…

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Will the 2016 Election Results Stop Small Business Abuse?

by L. Denise Jackson Small business abuse is common.  More common than many know or than many want to believe.  They are the backbone of the economy.  That is what everyone says.  You hear it all the time right? Large corporations do not own every food truck, yoga studio, coaching practice, bookkeeping practice, basket business, event planner, automotive services, hair services, retail stores, transportation company, home health service, cleaning service, laundry and dry cleaner, detail…