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Tell It to Uncle Sam: 5 IRS Reports You Have to Make

It seems that the government wants to know everything you do – and you’re required to self-report it. If you don’t, you may be liable for penalties (and they usually aren’t even tax deductible). So don’t overlook these reports below. 1.    Workplace Injuries Covered employers (those with more than 10 employees) are subject to numerous record keeping and reporting about workplace injuries and illnesses under the Occupational Safety and Health …Read More

5 Tax Planning Tips for Your Small Business

We’re more than half way through 2014: Where does your business stand in terms of taxes? Last week, a client of mine had an ugly surprise when I finished his tax return and disclosed he owed a lot of money to the IRS. His first reaction was to be mad at the messenger. However, upon careful reflection, he stated, “Well, I should have come to see you last year when …Read More

13 Best Practices for Building Solid Small Business Operations

Running and scaling a business will always be challenging. But having a solid foundation of smoothly operating practices underlying your company can make it much easier. To find out how successful entrepreneurs were building their operations, we asked 13 founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “As a business owner, what do you feel is most important when it comes to building solid small business operations?” Here’s what …Read More

10 Ways to Use the BBB to Grow Your Business

If you own a business, you already know about the Better Business Bureau and the importance of its ratings. But that isn’t all the BBB has to offer. Below is a list of some lesser-known features of the BBB and how they might be able to boost your business growth. e-Quote BBB e-Quote is a program that allows consumers to request a quote or proposal for a product or service …Read More

How to Use the Psychology of Colors When Marketing

Do you feel tranquilly calm when surrounded by green fields and blue skies? Or perhaps slightly alarmed when staring at a red stop sign? Color has been known to have a powerful psychological impact on people’s behavior and decisions, and this knowledge has been harnessed all too well by designers and marketers alike. Color can often be the sole reason someone purchases a product, where 93% of buyers focus on …Read More