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Considering Selling Your Business? Check Out These Tips 

By Small Business Advice

Every business owner knows how much time, effort, sacrifice, and investment of the heart and mind it takes to start and operate a business. But there may come a time when selling your business becomes appealing. Know that you are not alone in facing this difficult decision. In fact, in 2021, 8,647 business sales transactions were closed according to bizbuysell.com.  Why Selling Your Business May be Right for You  At some point, a business owner may need to consider selling…

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How to Survive in a Seasonal Business 

By Small Business Advice

If you are a seasonal business owner or operator, you know that you face some special challenges. Sales may slow down significantly during certain times, yet you must manage through the “troughs” to stay profitable (and sane.) But don’t despair. There are many other seasonal business types and many other owners facing and conquering their seasonal challenges.   What is a Seasonal Business?  A seasonal business is a business that generates most of its sales during more limited time periods of a year….

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10 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Business Growth 

By Small Business Advice

Business growth, progress, and improvement are vital to the long-term success of every business enterprise. Business growth must be a deliberate choice, fired by passion, planning, and solid effort. Did any successful business owner ever say, “Let’s stagnate to success,” or “Let’s shrink greatness?” No, not ever.  What is Business Growth  Business growth can be noted by several different measures, including increases in sales, profits, number of customers, number of employees, and company value. Not every aspect needs to increase or even increase at…

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Could My Small Business Get a Tax Refund? 

By Small Business Advice

For a small business owner, paying taxes can be painful and challenging, unless you make a wise move to secure the services of a professional CPA. It is important to know that the government tax option for small businesses depends on the business structure.  Types of Business Structures and Their Tax Option  When a business is started, the owner (or owners) must select a specific type of business structure. Choosing a business structure has a direct impact on whether a business will be…

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What is Small Business Valuation and Why is it Useful? 

By Small Business Advice

Many small business owners from time to time and for various reasons may ask themselves, “How much is my business worth?” The answer is not found in palm reading nor in some dartboard activity. Rather, it is found in a methodical small business valuation, which is simply the process of calculating the economic value of a business.  What Are the Reasons to Do a Small Business Valuation?  A small business valuation may be undertaken to obtain a bank loan, better assess a business’s…

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How to Create Business Goals for the New Year

By Small Business Advice

If you thought that New Year’s resolutions were just about getting fitter and healthier, then you should think again. Every January, in fact, many business people decide to set themselves some short, mid, or long-term business goals. The secret to success? It’s sticking to those business goals for the remaining 11 months of the year. This, though, is often easier said than done. Here’s how you can succeed at setting financial goals that are realistic and achievable, and that can take your…

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How Can a Professional Accountant Help Your Small Business?

By Small Business Advice

Many small business owners may not be aware of the tasks performed by a professional accountant and how they can help your business flourish in the market. The vast array of roles and responsibilities performed by a professional accountant influences business operations in various sectors including, not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, academia, and regulatory bodies. The primary role of CPAs is to safeguard the integrity of financial reporting, but they also contribute to the progress and stability of society in general…

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‘Tis the Season: 3 Strategic Tax Tips for Holiday Business Expenses

By Accounting Advice, Small Business Advice

‘Tis the season to wrap up the year while still keeping in mind your holiday business expenses. You don’t have to be a Scrooge; there are some ways to enjoy the holiday season while still getting the most out of it. It can become challenging to know what should be considered a business deduction when it comes to holiday expenses, but that’s where we come into play. Keep on reading below to find out about holiday business expenses for taxes! 1….

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How Do Personal Guarantees Work When Taking a Business Loan?

By Small Business Advice

Lenders allow small businesses to borrow large sums of money in order to promote their businesses. Small business owners require additional means of assurance for lenders to approve their business loans.   Typically, a lender is likely to establish a line of business credit once they receive personal guarantees from business owners or executives. Signatures from these leaders in a business shift the business liability to the signatory.   Keep reading to learn more about how you can secure your…

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