Don’t Overlook Renters Insurance

Do you rent an apartment or condo? If so, do you have renters insurance to protect your belongings and to cover you against liability claims? A surprising number of renters don’t bother with insurance. Some assume they’re covered by their landlord’s policy. Read More

Cross-Training: Essential for Small Business Survival

Have you considered cross-training your employees to ensure more than one person knows all key functions? Cross-training can be a win-win situation for you and your employees. Large companies often use it to prepare managers for future promotions. But in small companies, Read More

Businesses Get More Time to Apply For PPP Loans

Legislation provides other business relief provisions Here’s what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and other business relief provisions of the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act. PPP loan application deadline extended. The deadline to apply for PPP Read More

The Gift of Grace

After living under the weight of the pandemic for more than a year and listening every day to the bad news around us, why not look for ways to change the conversation by doing something nice and unexpected for someone else. Here Read More

New Tax Breaks Benefit Millions

What you need to know The recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act contains several tax breaks for you and your family. Here are the major provisions of the bill that could mean more money in your pocket during the 2021 tax year. Child Read More

ALERT! Late Tax Legislation Creating Havoc

Individual tax return deadline moved to May 17 Congress’ recent move to retroactively make a portion of 2020 unemployment income tax-free is creating havoc during this year’s tax filing season. Here is what you need to know. Background Unemployment compensation was received Read More

Starting a Business Now Could Make a Lot of Sense

The same factors that we’ve been dealing with for the past 12 months during the pandemic can also create an opportunity if you are considering starting a small business. Problems create opportunity For one thing, fewer businesses in the marketplace can mean Read More

The $24,000 Tax Time Bomb

A terrible tax surprise everyone should know What follows is a true story. A story with a sad ending. But one that has a lesson for everyone. Stick with the story, with a high degree of certainty you probably know someone in Read More

Get Your Contractor or Employee Classification Right!

Tax challenges can be VERY expensive As a small business owner, you may face the issue of whether to classify workers as employees or as independent contractors. Classifying your workers as independent contractors generally saves you money. That’s because you avoid paying Read More

The New World of Bank Reconciliations

Here’s a look at the new world of bank reconciliations and some ideas to use to ensure your bank account is accurate. The bank reconciliation purpose In a nutshell, a bank reconciliation ensures your account is accurate. This is done by comparing Read More