Posted 11/13/13 at 4:11 AM | Sylvie Simms
Selling, buying or leasing out property can be serious business. Whether the property is an older building or new construction, getting the lowdown on your property is of upmost importance. Code violations and maintenance problems can be quickly identified; however, many of the most common and usually minor problems go unnoticed. There are a few common problems that landlords and property managers should look out for before the inspection of their current property.
Posted 11/12/13 at 2:04 AM | Sylvie Simms |
Franchise vs. Independent
When it comes to opening a business, there are two paths an entrepreneur can travel. The first is to go the independent route, starting a business from scratch with no prior business reputation. This route tends to be harder since the budding businessperson needs to come up with a business plan, identify target audience, find funding, and build clientele, all through trial and error. This can be done, but not without some sacrifices.
Franchising, on the other hand, tends to be much simpler than going the independent route. Becoming a member of a franchise chain takes some of the guess work out of starting a business. With franchising, the parent company will lend the entrepreneur rights to the desired name or trademark. The entrepreneur will still need to find funding to back this business deal, but many of the responsibilities of starting a business will already be taken care of. The franchise name will lend credibility to the business and an existing clientele that already seeks out the products or services sold.
In addition to basic product name franchising, an aspiring entrepreneur can choose to a business format franchising agreement. During this agreement, the entrepreneur will not only have the rights to the product name, but will also receive a full range of services associated with the business. This builds an ongoing relationship between the two parties, making it even easier for an entrepreneur to open a successful business. FULL POST
Posted 11/11/13 at 6:31 PM | John Dillard
When Was the Last Time Your Business Got a Tax Tune Up?
When Was the Last Time You Considered What Entity Was Best for Your Business?
When Was the Last Time Your CPA Talked To You About BIG Tax Issues?
www.HisCPA.com is a web site you can visit 24/7 to get tax advice you can use!
The Below are Just a Few of the Articles You Will Find About the Tax Implications of Business Entity Choice.
Posted 11/11/13 at 3:48 AM | Sylvie Simms
Many coffee lovers have a favorite coffee shop they like to visit. Even people who aren’t coffee connoisseurs will have a favorite coffee shop they like to visit for the blended drinks, teas or pastries. Although some of these people might prefer a certain brand or expensive chain, most of them will become loyal customers to coffee shops that offer quality service and products. Offering high-quality service and products will help a business owner run a successful coffee shop.
Posted 11/6/13 at 10:32 AM | John Dillard |
Are You Looking to Take Your Financial Statements to the Next Level?
Your Financial Statements Are the Lifeblood of Your Business: Not a Game
Upgrading Your Financial Statements Does Not Have to Be Far Off in the Future.
Do Your Accrual Books & Records Correctly Reflect Your Actual Business Operating Results
Converting Your Internal Books from a Modified Accrual Basis to True Accrual Reporting
Do You Want to Get a Clearer Picture of What Your Business True Financial Picture Is?
Posted 11/5/13 at 2:24 PM | John Dillard
Should My CPA Offer Proactive Advice?
Your CPA can do MUCH to help you avoid common pitfall that befall many.
Seek today to find a CPA for your business who can do MUCH more than just income tax preparation, bookkeeping & financial statements.
Posted 11/5/13 at 9:53 AM | Phil Cooke |
We all have it to some degree, and now, psychologists are actually trying to quantify it and make a broadly addressed behavioral problem. I’m not sure I’d agree with that, but I do think it’s more serious that most people realize, especially when it keeps you from accomplishing significant things with your life. To that end, here’s some principles to think about the next time you sit down at the computer or check your mobile device:
1. If you’re spending your day responding to email, then you’re spending the day responding to other people’s priorities, not yours.
2. We often default to answering email because it’s a false sense of accomplishment. It’s tough to start that new project, launch the new book, begin a new film, or whatever. But moving a few emails out of the inbox makes us feel like we’ve accomplished something. The problem is, we haven’t, and the really important projects are still sitting there. FULL POST
Posted 11/5/13 at 12:23 AM | Sylvie Simms
Each day more than a hundred million people play an online video game, but the gaming servers they use are often insecure and misconfigured, making the servers easy-to-use by criminals and hackers to launch powerful denial of service attacks, including DDoS and DrDos attacks.
Posted 11/4/13 at 11:07 AM | Phil Cooke
When we moved to Los Angeles in 1991, I was in unknown territory. Although I had been producing and directing for years in the Midwest, including shooting projects in about 30 countries, I still felt the overwhelming need to sell myself and my ideas. As a result, every conversation was about ME. I pitched myself, pitched my projects, and used the “I” word a lot. I did this, I did that, I’m responsible for this project, I shot that, I won this award. Before long I wasn’t connecting with anyone because the truth is, nobody wants to hear you talk about yourself all the time.
Fortunately, an honest friend pulled me aside and gave me the “I” lecture. We should be incredibly grateful for friends who keep us inside the boundaries, and since then things have dramatically changed. Obviously you can’t cut “I” out completely, but since using it less and less in my conversations, here’s a few things “I” learned in the process: FULL POST
Posted 11/3/13 at 11:30 PM | Sylvie Simms
Filing taxes is a process that can be extremely overwhelming for some people. The reason tax season can strike fear in the hearts of filers is because they may not understand the process or correct steps to take to file correctly. Filing for taxes is much less daunting when the person understands all of the forms and deductions.
Many taxpayers end up filing with one of three 1040 forms. The form used does depend on income amount, marital and family status, as well as age. The 1040EZ for example is the simplest of the three to fill out. This form does have some stipulations, such as the filer cannot have any dependents and must be under the age of 65. The other two forms, the 1040A and 1040 Long, allow for more freedom when filing taxes. Whereas the 1040A does not allow for itemized deductions, the 1040 Long is the most comprehensive of the three and does allow itemization.
It is important when filing for taxes to know and understand the different tax deductions available. If a person does not include these deductions on the tax form, the money will not be added onto the tax return. Many common tax deductions include donations and professional expenses. Filing status and familial obligations can also contribute more to the tax return. It is important to either research the different deductions or to hire a tax accountant in order to get the best tax return for the year. FULL POST