Getting a payroll system in place for your small business can seem like a daunting and potentially expensive challenge.
While a large corporation might be willing and able to shell out some dough to a traditional full-service payroll... Continue
Are you putting together a business plan? Well, good luck with that. I’ve seen lots of business plans over the past few decades that have been prepared by many well-meaning business owners for themselves, their bankers and their... Continue
Do you want to really have a great handle on your cash flow? Do you want to minimize surprises in your business and reduce stress in your life? Then you need ways to improve your cash flow and create a forecast for your small business.... Continue
In addition to making you appear professional, small business credit cards come with a variety of benefits. Carefully choose your card, and you can enjoy rewards like cash back, travel mileage and 0% introductory interest rates.... Continue
You can't escape taxes when running a small business, but depending on where you are located, you can minimize your taxable income. Small business tax requirements vary greatly from state to state, which means where you choose to set up... Continue
More and more business owners are personally financing their businesses. For those looking to self-finance, we—with some backup from small biz experts Stephen Key and Emily Chase Smith—want to share some advantages and... Continue
Whether you’re growing your business or just getting started, getting capital isn’t always easy.
Sometimes you have to think outside the bank.
Small businesses in need of capital have it tough nowadays. Banks have become notoriously... Continue
Your overhead is too high. It always is. It may not seem so now. But it will someday. That will be the day when the economy turns south, or a big customer leaves, or orders unexpectedly slow. And then you’ll be cutting and slashing.... Continue
[This article has been updated to reflect the new tax law that went into effect on January 1, 2018]
Business decisions have tax consequences — whether it's investing in new business equipment, giving your employees a raise, or making... Continue