Rebecca Wilson

92 Tax Deductions Every Small Business Should Know About

The IRS isn’t known for cutting to the chase. If you’ve ever dug through looking for an answer to your question, you likely came away with much more information than you could ever want.

That is, unless you happened to be looking for a straightforward list of tax deductions for your small business.

The IRS is uncharacteristically silent on this point. So convenient.

In fact, tracking down the ultimate list of small business tax deductions is a grueling task that takes hours and hours of research. [Continue Reading...]

Rebecca Wilson

inDinero Partners with WeWork to Help 30,000 Members Love Their Taxes

We have great news! Yesterday, we launched a partnership with WeWork, the international provider of co-working spaces for entrepreneurs, startups, and other small businesses.

At inDinero, we provide back-office services for small businesses: accounting, taxes, and payroll, plus a powerful dashboard designed specifically for entrepreneurs. Over the past three years, we have grown at a rate of 2,685.6%, earning the 146th spot on this year’s Inc. 5000 by Inc. Magazine.

WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 30,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. [Continue Reading...]

Alex Boyd

What Are the Main Differences Between QuickBooks and inDinero?

Yesterday, a ClickBricks user asked the community:

I saw inDinero featured in the September 2015 issue of Inc. and I was trying to figure out what makes them different than QuickBooks.

He’s not alone. This is one of the most frequent questions entrepreneurs and small business owners ask me in our conversations. So let’s put the question to rest once and for all.

QuickBooks is a great piece of DIY bookkeeping software for business owners who have the time and experience to keep their own books. [Continue Reading...]

Rebecca Wilson

Yes, The IRS Cares About Your Back Taxes Even if You’re a Small Business

Is it really worth it for businesses to invest in expert tax filing and bookkeeping?

The case of Coca-Cola should leave you in no doubt. Last Friday, the soft-drink giant announced that it had received a love note from the IRS—to the tune of $3.3 billion.

That’s comparable to the GDP of Swaziland.

Apparently, the IRS made the determination on owed taxes after a five-year audit. That’s no joke.

At question is Coke’s income from licensing that allows its foreign affiliates to sell products like soft drink concentrates to bottlers overseas. [Continue Reading...]

Ryan Mason

California Dreaming: How Delaware-Registered Companies Can Become Cali-Compliant

In my previous article, I talked about how wise it is from a tax perspective for businesses to incorporate in Delaware. There are several reasons for this, but the most important one is that there are…

No Small Business Taxes in Delaware!

That’s right: one of the main incentives for small businesses and other companies to incorporate in Delaware is that they do not need to pay corporate income tax unless they actually conduct business in Delaware. [Continue Reading...]

Melissa Hollis

Getting to Know inDinero: September Spotlight on Bill Tyndall

If you haven’t had a chance to interact with Bill Tyndall, our director of business development, you probably don’t know what it feels like to meet the confidence after a really good haircut, the morale boost after a hail-mary touchdown, and the optimism of a three-day weekend all bottled into one human being.

Bill’s attitude and positivity make him a wonderful person to work with and be around. He always embodies inDinero’s Entreocratic mindset*, whether it’s cultivating relationships with our startup accelerator partners, talking to entrepreneurs about achieving their business goals, or encouraging others around the office. [Continue Reading...]

3 Factors to Tell the Difference Between Employees and Contractors

The NFL and NCAA have each run into issues when it comes to labor laws. Here’s how you can avoid your own snafu.


This article first appeared in slightly different form on

Thanks to the Oakland Raiderettes, every pro cheerleader in California now has employee status.*

Summer is over and football season is officially underway. Around the inDinero offices, this means heated college team rivalries, ongoing Niners-Seahawks debates, and a vicious fantasy club—we are data geeks after all. [Continue Reading...]

Melissa Hollis

7 Ways GAAP Accounting Benefits Your Small Business

Mind the GAAP*

If the phrase “Mind the GAAP” makes you think of the London Underground, you’re probably a business owner and not an accounting professional who enjoys a good pun. And if you’re reading this article, it’s highly likely you just got off a call with potential investors who dropped the phrase “GAAP accounting” about four or five times, and now you’re thinking, “Great, another accounting to-do on my plate…”

But don’t worry: GAAP won’t give you any grief. [Continue Reading...]

Rebecca Wilson

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Stop Wasting Time on DIY Accounting

Accounting—it’s your small business’ speedometer, fuel gauge, and GPS, all rolled into one. It’s impossible to know where your company is headed and how far it will make it down the road without it. It’s safe to say that your growth and success depend on it.

In other words, it’s kind of a big deal.

But that doesn’t mean it should be YOUR big deal.

Many entrepreneurs spend hours and hours a week on spreadsheets and do-it-yourself accounting software. [Continue Reading...]

Ryan Mason

Delaware Is For Lovers (Of Low Small Business Taxes)

Delaware isn’t a state that typically surprises you, but there’s one particular fact about the First State that might:

More businesses are incorporated in Delaware than there are people living there!

It’s not just small businesses either. In fact, more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated there. This may seem bizarre, but it’s definitely no accident: Delaware has been consciously choosing to be the ideal home for businesses as far back as 1899. [Continue Reading...]