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Strengthening Your Small Business With Subcontractors

Dealing with the ebb and flow of workloads can be challenging for small businesses. How do you address those extra busy times without adding regular employees? And what happens when things slow down again? Subcontractors can often help provide a great solution. Below are some benefits of using subcontractors and considerations for bringing subcontractors on board. The Benefits of Using Subcontractors 1. Cost-Effective Help Without creating a lot of additional …Read More

Last-Minute Small Business Tax Tips for Procrastinators

Tax returns are due in less than 2 days.  Are you procrastinating? Small business owners and self-employed individuals who wait until the last minute are prone to dumb mistakes: forgetting to sign a return, goofing up on the math, or filling in the wrong Social Security number. All those errors will get your 1040 form kicked back and delay any refund you may be owed, says Gloria Birnkrant, a Beverly …Read More

5 Other Taxes for Small Business Owners

When you think of taxes for your business, likely you’re thinking about income taxes on your profits, especially at this time of the year. But your responsibilities for taxes don’t stop with income taxes. You may be obligated to pay other taxes related to your business. Below are five other taxes you may have to deal with. Small Business Owner Taxes 1. Self-Employment Tax If you’re self-employed, you pay Social …Read More

How to Make Your Local Business Stand Out From the Crowd

Do you own a business that relies on a local customer base, such as a brick-and-mortar retail store, nail or hair salon or restaurant? The busy holiday shopping (and eating) season no doubt kept you hopping, but now that the holidays are over (and people see their credit cards bills), business will undoubtedly slow down. To help keep your business thriving in 2014, making it stand out from the competition …Read More

12 Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Business

Startups are usually strapped for cash. But that shouldn’t stop you from building your dream as effectively as possible. So how can you do both and find ways to improve your business without breaking the bank? To find out, we asked 12 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question. “I have limited resources but plan to grow a lot this year. What is one low-cost way I can significantly improve my operations?” …Read More