How to Write a Press Release That Gets Results

The following article was published by the SBA. Are press releases still an effective marketing tool for a small business? Yes, if you know how to follow today’s rules for getting attention. Here are the essential elements of a modern press release along with tips to help make yours stand out. Today, press releases are …

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Summer Day Camp Expenses

Did you know that the money you pay to send your children to summer camp may help you qualify for a tax credit on next year's tax return? It's true - the Child and Dependent Care Credit can cover some of these expenses. Overnight camps do not count. If you pay someone to watch your …

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights Outlines Rights for All Taxpayers

This is the first tip in a two-part IRS summary of the rights granted to all taxpayers. Every taxpayer has rights when dealing with the IRS. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights takes these rights from the tax code and groups them into 10 categories. To help taxpayers interacting with the IRS understand their rights, the …

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5 Major Reasons to Monitor Your Business Credit Reports

The following article was published by the SBA. Similar to personal credit reports and scores, business credit reports are constantly changing because of a variety of data. This ongoing change is based on a variety of factors such as the number of reported transactions, outstanding balances and payment activity, to name a few. The accuracy …

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Business Taxpayers Should Take Another Look at their Estimated Tax Payments

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who pay quarterly estimated tax payments may want to revisit the amount they pay. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the way most taxpayers calculate their tax. These taxpayers include those with substantial income not subject to withholding, such as small business owners and self-employed …

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How to do a Practical Lean Business Plan in Four Easy Steps

The following article was published by the SSA. One of the most common reasons for business owners not getting the benefit of business planning is putting off doing a plan because it seems too hard. People still think of a business plan as a big formal document, hard to do, and — sadly — not …

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