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5 Commonly Overlooked Small Business Tax Deductions



By Bert Seither, Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network



About the author: Bert Seither is the Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network, a national accounting and business development firm. For nearly 10 years, Seither has assisted small business owners to help put their companies on a path to prosperity.



As the owner of a new or…

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Added by Bert Seither on August 2, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Day 1: What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to listen, accept, respect and honor your emotions and those of others. It sounds like something very interesting to do, but what that means? 

Today, in our day #1 of 42, I want to explain in details the importance of developing emotional intelligence. 

Emotions are a fundamental part of our life. We feel, it's the true. But we are a society that is taught to hide our emotions, to be ashamed of them or to be afraid of them.There are not…

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Added by Dr.Wanda Bonet-Gascot on August 1, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

What to think about NOW if your business is ever to be saleable…

sold Here’s another extract from my very soon to be released book, Liber8 Your Business… talking about the critical factors of the ‘build-to-sell’ model (note, in this chapter in the book I talk about 3 models).  I cannot stress enough how important it is to starting thinking about this NOW rather than when it’s too late.  Check out these 5 critical factors and get in touch with me if you need…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on July 30, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

My 5 biggest business blunders and what you can learn from them

I’ve noticed when I’m working with clients that my greatest wisdom and biggest ‘aha’ moments come when I’m sharing a story about something really dumb that I did.  I think it was Winston Churchill who said ‘life is too short to learn from all your own mistakes’.  In business, I’ve made plenty and one of my jobs as a mentor is to help my clients to avoid making the same mistakes…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on July 30, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

6 Simple Tricks to Make Your Content Sweat It Out

'Content is King', a wise marketer once said. It’s clichéd, but you can’t help saying it when it’s pervasive.

Have you ever thought about how it comes to be so? Can any content really work for your business? If that were the case, all businesses would be…

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Added by Hiren Ponkia on July 29, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

6 Great Online Business Resources You May Not Know About

One of the most frustrating aspects of running a business on your own is... you're on your own. Not knowing where to go to get the answers, resources, and support you need to operate can be a big challenge. Sure, there are countless online communities, networks, and forums out there directed at small business owners offering an assortment of free resources. But where do you start, and how do you ensure that these free resources are quality ones?

The following are six free…

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Added by Susan Brown on July 28, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

4 Quick and Easy Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a pretty straightforward concept – the more engaged your employees are with their job, the more productive they’ll be. However, while the idea might be easy to understand, not every small business owner is familiar with how they can foster engagement in their offices. Luckily, motivating…

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Added by Rob Stachowski on July 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Use Hyper-Local Content Marketing and SEO to Drive Traffic to Your Location

Whether it’s called local search, targeting, or pinpoint marketing, it all boils down to one thing: emphasizing relevancy. 

67% of internet searches are affected by geo-location or a specified location. If you’re a local NJ business, it’s crucial to your long-term growth that you seize this opportunity. You absolutely must show up in all the ways that…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on June 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why do small businesses fail?

According to a Dun & Bradstreet* study, ‘businesses with fewer than 20 employees have only a 37% chance of surviving four years (of business) and only a 9% chance of surviving 10 years.’ Restaurants have only a 20% chance of surviving two years. Of these failed businesses, 90% closed because the business was not successful, did not provide the level of income desired, or were…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Freedom is knowing you’d keep doing what you are doing if you knew you were about to die

I just watched this amazing speech from Steve Jobs when he knew he was going to die.  It moved me as I expect it will you.  Watch it by clicking link below then come back and tell me what you think.

http://youtu.be/a5SMyfbWYyE

Understanding freedom and how important it is to us as human beings is becoming an obsession of…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 14, 2013 at 7:46pm — No Comments

When Does an Auto Wrap Make More Sense Than Digital Advertising? 3 Things to Consider

I saw something interesting on my way home from work yesterday. A new Dodge Charger pulled up next to me at a red light, covered from hood-to-trunk in a massive advertisement graphic for a new local alcohol manufacturer. For a moment, it felt like I had traveled back in time to 2004. You don’t see many flashy company cars these days. Not when most small businesses prefer to spend their ad budgets…

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Added by Rob Stachowski on June 14, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Internet Marketing Can Help Your Local Business: The Why, Not the How

A Business Opportunity !



As a Marketing consultant, that’s what I see when I come across a local business that’s running despite the fact that its website isn’t producing results. …

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Added by Shepard Morrow on June 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Using Image Memes in Your Marketing

Image memes may be a passing fad, but they've been hot long enough for marketers to consider taking advantage of their popularity. Not sure what a meme is? Read this: http://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/7-things-marketers-should-know-memes-faq/

How do you make use of a Web phenomenon…

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Added by Mike Raia on June 6, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

10 Traits of Wealthy Entrepreneurs - Scoring Sheet

Over the past two years I have interviewed over forty successful entrepreneurs.  My criteria for an interview subject is that they must have built and sold at least one successful business.  Many of them have been serial entrepreneurs – having created more than one business and learned many lessons along the way.

As I’ve talked to these people it has become apparent that they all share certain traits that ultimately lead to their success.  If you want to succeed at your business (of…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 5, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Which Accounting Software is Best for Your Small Business?

Running and growing a small business is pretty fun. Paying taxes for that business is not. Thankfully, accounting software can help make the process a little less painful by tracking your accounts payable and receivable, your payroll, your inventory and all of your banking activity for you. However, with so many different types of software available on the market, it can be difficult to choose which accounting platform is best for your business. To help you make an informed decision, here’s…

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Added by Rob Stachowski on May 28, 2013 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

Business Hours Giveaway - Signs.com

Signs.com is kicking off their Business Hours Giveaway today. The giveaway is eligible to the first 5000 business owners that claim a free window decal for store hours. Signs.com works with many small businesses and is trying to give back as well as help small businesses in the tough economic climate that still exists in many parts of the United States.

Full details can be found in the press release found…

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Added by Dustin Heap on May 28, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

Expand your Business Like Wal Mart.

Expanding your business and growing in to new sectors can be a difficult task. In the era of climate control concern, re-thinking your environmental policy can result in growth into new, previously unexplored and untapped areas. For example, getting your business an environmental management system like an ISO 14001 accreditation can help you reduce your environmental impact. ISO 14001 does not discriminate between industries and sectors and is…

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Added by Ruth Barton on May 17, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

The Pros and Cons of Incorporating Your Small Business

So your small business is thriving. You’ve doubled your number of employees in one year, you’ve opened up three new brick-and-mortar locations and your online store is doing better than ever. You’re ready to take things to the next level, and now you find yourself asking that all-important question – to incorporate or not to incorporate?

Incorporating a business can be a good idea for some entrepreneurs, but it certainly has its drawbacks as well. Consequently, it’s important that…

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Added by Rob Stachowski on May 15, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

What’s the one question every business owner should ask to decrease owner dependency and increase value?

When I interviewed 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Sam Hazledene, I asked him about his strategy for growth.  This is the guy who built the largest medical recruitment company in Australasia from scratch in a few short years.  He told me that he’d grown organically, starting out with just himself and his wife travelling the country trying to convince hospitals to use…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on May 13, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Just Doing It Just Got Easier: 5 Simple Strategies to Avoid Procrastination

One day a gentleman visited his good friend who owned a busy advertising company. It had been months since he visited his friend's office.…

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Added by Anne Sedler on May 9, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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