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  •     If you run your own business or work as an independent contractor, you know that handling your taxes can be stressful. You may be asking yourself: What is my tax rate? How should I calculate my taxes?   In the following article, we’ll outline all you need to know about filing self-employment taxes. We will cover how to determine if you’re self-employed (SE), how to calculate ...

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  •     Many small business owners run their operation from home because it’s easy to set up and maintain. However, when it comes to keeping track of expenses for tax purposes, things can get a little complicated. The IRS doesn't always make it simple to figure out personal vs. business expenses. And this makes the whole process of small business tax preparation challenging for home-b...

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  • This time of year is synonymous with thankfulness, filled with family gatherings, food drives and plenty of good cheer to go around. And it’s no wonder this season feels so merry; it’s centered around gratitude.

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  •     Today’s business leaders must embrace the rapid advances in technology if they want to remain relevant in their industry. That said, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. And when it comes to taking care of your small business accounting needs, there are literally thousands of options available for making your life easier to manage.  

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  •   When it comes to your small business tax preparation strategy, you may be asking yourself questions such as, “What additional savings am I missing out on?” Or, “How can I reduce my chances of being audited by the IRS?” And, “Should I hire a professional or do my taxes or prepare them myself?”  

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  •   Today there are more freelancers or independent contractors working in the U.S. than ever before. The advent of this “freelance economy” offers many benefits such as flexibility and cost savings, allowing business leaders to focus on growing their operations. At the same time, choosing to hire freelancers can present unique challenges such as compliance concerns, potential legal i...

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  • What are the qualities of a great leader? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some employees might value a boss who makes them feel empowered, while a CEO might prefer a manager who’s always got their eye on the bottom line. But true leadership—the kind that can inspire disruptive change and motivate teams to move mountains—is more than just a matter of opinion. All great leaders share ...

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  • The robots are coming. No, they’re not the machine-gun-wielding, mankind-exterminating variety a la The Terminator. Instead, they represent a modern class of machines and systems designed to streamline processes, save time and ultimately, reduce costs, and they’re expected to comprise a $1.5 billion consumer and business market by 2019.

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  • If you are a small business owner, then you know there’s a lot to keep track of. And sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. That’s where a Chart of Accounts comes in. A Chart of Accounts (COA) is a complete listing of every account in a business’s accounting system. Accounts come in various types to reflect money spent or earned in addition to assets owned or amounts owed t...

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  • If you could be any fruit, which would you be and why? It’s one of those crazy interview questions you hear about—and, admittedly, is fun to talk about—designed to test a candidate’s ability to think on his feet. But experts agree that in the long run curveball questions like this one don’t do much in the way of predicting long-term success in a role. So what should you be asking?

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  • A good job alone isn’t always enough to keep a good employee around. Employees quit their jobs for all sorts of reasons, from money to opportunity to personal factors. Some of these things, by necessity, are out of an employer’s control. But many of them are directly linked to workplace policies and the behavior of members of leadership.

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  • A happy team of employees leads to a profitable company. But employee happiness isn’t something that just takes care of itself. It’s a piece of your company culture you must actively work toward from the top down.

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