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Regardless of whether you are a sole proprietor or the owner of a corporation, you must file taxes. Most people have the typical deductions down. Business owners can deduct their mileage and other auto expenses, office rental, employee wages, and contract labor. But did you know there are a plethora of other things that you may be able to deduct on your taxes? Keep reading to learn about some surprising tax déductions.

Advertising- Any money spent on branding, business cards, signage, advertisements in newspapers or magazines, etc. are fully deductible. This even includes the little candies you give away at your trade show booth.

Gym memberships & Pools – The costs you incur to exercise can be deductible if your … Read more →

Last week we kicked off our series on how to make your employees love you. Whether you already have employees working for you or are just starting to prepare your business for its first hire, our blogs this month will be loaded with great information that can help you become the employer everyone wants to work for!

If you missed our first blog on 7 Steps You Need To Take Before You Make Your First Hire, check it out now.

All caught up? Great! This week we’re going to teach you how to attract the best of the best once you’re ready to start your search for your first employee.

How to attract top performers to your business:

Be … Read more →

What entity is best for your business? There are four types of entities and the one you choose can either work for you or against you. Let’s take a good look at some of the more important pros and cons associated with each entity type.

1) Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship is the most common business structure. It’s easy to form and it offers owners complete control. The downside?  The owner is personally responsible and liable for all financial obligations of the business. If you get sued and lose, they can come after your house, your personal bank account and any other assets you have.

2) Partnership

A partnership is formed when two or more people agree to share the … Read more →

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