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8 Secrets for a Killer Small Business Loan Application Revealed

Posted by Katie Alteri to Business Advice, Funding, Loans

 

If you’re contemplating applying for additional financing for your business, congratulations! It never hurts to have extra cash on hand, so it’s understandable if you’re eager to receive a loan. With a small business loan, you’ll be able to invest in the future of your company.

 

In this post, we’ll detail eight ways to make your small business loan application process simple and efficient. Before you know it, you’ll have financing in your business bank account, ready for whatever your needs may be.

Give Your Business An Annual Sales Tax Check Up

Posted by Mark Faggiano to Taxes

As a business owner, you’re swamped with pressing issues. But taking a few minutes to make sure your tax compliance house is in order will save you a lot of time and money.

 

Keep in mind that sales tax compliance varies from state to state. It’s always in flux, so it’s important to periodically make sure you’re following the current rules and regulations for all the states where you have sales tax nexus. Think of this guide as your annual sales tax check up!

Is That Investor Right for Your Business? Quick Ways to Tell

Posted by Elise Fajen to Investment, Business Advice, Business, Guides, Funding

What makes a good investor? And how should you go about finding someone who possesses the right qualities?


A pretty significant number of entrepreneurs who pursue venture capital believe the answer to these questions is simple: follow the money. In theory, it makes sense: What better indicator could there be of an investor’s success than their wealth? Isn’t that what investment is all about?


Not really—at least not for you, the business owner on the other side of the deal.

The Small Business Owner's 3 Steps to Being a Better Borrower

Posted by Ty Kiisel to Business Advice, Funding, Loans

Access to capital is a challenge for many small businesses. Nevertheless, there are more business loan options available today than ever before—provided small business owners spend the time to become savvier borrowers. This is not to say they need to become experts in everything small business finance, but they do need to become experts in securing capital for their businesses and taking steps to become better borrowers.

92 Tax Deductions Every Small Business Should Know About

Posted by Melissa Hollis to inDinero Academy, Taxes, Business Advice

The IRS isn’t known for cutting to the chase. If you’ve ever dug through IRS.gov 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.

 

In fact, tracking down the ultimate list of small business tax deductions is a grueling task that takes hours and hours of research. But lucky for you, we’ve gone ahead and put it together for you! We uncovered 92 potential small business tax deductions—and 11 that you shouldn’t even think about claiming.

What You Can Do Right Now to Save Time & Money on Your Business Taxes

Posted by Julian Blankenship to Taxes, Business Advice

Did you know that 40% of small business owners spend more than 100 hours a year managing federal taxes alone?

Pay Business Taxes on Time—Even If You File for an Extension

Posted by Elise Fajen to Taxes

We talk a lot about tax deductions and credits on this blog—from home offices to bonuses to charitable tax deductions, there are so many ways to help our clients save on taxes! So it can be easy to forget that so many small businesses overpay each year just because they miss their tax deadlines.

Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees: What Small Business Owners Should Know

Posted by Sarah Olbekson to Business Advice, Business

As of May 18, 2016, many employers and payroll processors are hard at work implementing President Obama’s call to more than double the annual salary cut off for overtime pay from $23,000 to $47,476 (a difference of about $458 a week). This jump immediately benefits upwards of 4 million American workers and is historic in nature because it’s a change that hadn’t taken place since 1975 when a $23k annual salary had the spending power $101,677 has today (source: United States Department of Labor Inflation Calculator).

Your #1 Year-End To-Do: Close Your Company’s Books

Posted by Melissa Hollis to Taxes, Accounting, Business Advice

The last few weeks of every year fly by, but before you get swept away by the hustle of planning for 2017, set time aside to bring the current year to a close. I’m not talking about hosting an office holiday party to celebrate your company’s achievements, holding annual reviews to appraise individual and overall business growth, or dishing out employee bonuses. You should definitely consider doing those things!  

Whatever else you do, just remember that your most important end-of-year financial task is closing your books.

Get Business Taxes Right the First Time (and Other Tips for New Entrepreneurs)

Posted by Steve Kornreich to Inside inDinero, Taxes, Accounting, Business, Startup Tips

 

A quick intro from the editor: Steve Kornreich heads inDinero’s NYC-based consulting team that serves entrepreneurs east of Chicago. He is the proud father of a soon-to-be 5-year-old cockapoo named Mickey.

 

 

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I recently had the pleasure of joining founder and CEO of Justworks, Isaac Oates, and Founder and CEO of LawTrades, Raad Ahmed, on a panel sharing personal success stories and practical advice to entrepreneurs of all stripes. While I haven’t personally started a business, I do have the breadth of experience working with countless startups and watching them grow. I’ve worked for a big Wall Street firm and an early stage startup (we, unfortunately, did not make it), and led business development efforts for small and mid-sized financial institutions at Gartner before coming back to the startup ecosystem with inDinero.

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