With the start of a New Year often come resolutions about money and managing finances. April’s tax season is only a few short months away, so make sure you’re prepared now and resolve to meet 2019’s deadlines early if possible. The IRS’s tax deadlines are based on the calendar year and outline specific payment dates … Continue reading Small Business Tax Calendar
As a business owner, it’s important you stay sharp and on top of what’s happening outside of your very busy business world. Keeping up to date with the latest technology, regulations and more will also help you stay one step ahead of the competition. Despite your crazy schedule and the mountains of information that technology … Continue reading How to Stay in the Know and Keep Your Mind Sharp
The value of employee retention cannot be overstated. Talented employees who understand your business and your customers are an asset, and one that business owners should protect. Losing a key employee will cost you money. The higher up they are in the organization, the more costly it will be. Your money would be much better … Continue reading 5 Employee Incentives to Consider
Keeping good business records can help you monitor the progress of your business, prepare your financial statements, identify sources of income, keep track of deductible expenses, prepare your tax returns and support items reported on your tax returns. According to irs.gov, “the responsibility to substantiate entries, deductions, and statements made on your tax returns is … Continue reading Smart Record Keeping for Tax Time
An important investment for any small business is technology, because most businesses cannot operate without computers or software programs these days. When considering an annual budget, upgrades for technology and related services should be at least one line item. Office technology can make your job and your employees’ jobs easier and more efficient, thus justifying … Continue reading Does Your Office Technology Need a Refresh?
So, you want to be a business owner? Owning your own business comes with a lot of perks — and could be something you can pass on to future generations — but it’s also a big responsibility. As many current business owners reach retirement age, the option to purchase an existing business is becoming more … Continue reading Buying vs. Starting a Business
In a rising interest rate environment, now is a good time for small businesses to think about cutting costs and boosting savings. Some cost-cutting strategies are quick and easy, like getting rid of unnecessary expenses or scaling back free lunches, but others represent more long-term options that can make your business leaner, more profitable … Continue reading 10 Money Saving Tips for Small Businesses
Is cash flow tight right now? Successfully managing a company requires the right people, the right products — and the right tools. Delivering convenience to customers and managing transactions efficiently is all part of keeping the cash flowing. With a steady stream of cash at the ready, you’ll be more protected from market fluctuations, have … Continue reading How Your Bank Can Help Manage Your Cash Flow
What exactly is social engineering and why should you be concerned about it? Social engineering is a very popular form of hacking that’s been called the greatest security risk in the decade ahead. It can be done by email, phone or text messaging, and usually the hacker is someone trying to trick you into giving … Continue reading The Threat of Social Engineering: What owners need to know to keep their businesses and clients safe.
Most times small businesses are focused on customer retention, but the reasons for losing a customer can be just as valuable. With so many online tools and the popularity of social media, customer competition is more aggressive than ever before. Customers want you to go above and beyond their expectations because, if you don’t, they’ll … Continue reading 10 Ways to Lose a Customer