Tax Planning Tips 2018 - Doerhoff & Associates CPA

Tax Planning Tips 2018 – Doerhoff & Associates CPA

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Everything we do is focused on the core belief that we succeed in life by helping others succeed. This letter is one complimentary piece of our intense planning and research effort throughout the year to help in your success.  Feel free to share it with anyone you know who could benefit.     Big Tax Changes for 2018: Changes in the tax law generally last only until the next time there is a change in the party in power.  Whether you…

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Is it Really Impossible to Get a Small Business Loan?

Is it Really Impossible to Get a Small Business Loan?

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The short answer to this question is – no. However, it has really become increasingly difficult to obtain a small business loan, and to realize your dream of having a small business enterprise grow into a major one, which can be a source of pride and profit for years to come. The reason it has become so difficult to obtain a small business loan is that many of the criteria used by lenders have been tightened considerably in recent years,…

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Getting it Right: Key Accounting Steps for a Small Business

Getting it Right: Key Accounting Steps for a Small Business

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Every small business has to set up an accounting cycle in order to manage its financial transactions. The accounting cycle starts by establishing your accounting system for the period, and at the end of the accounting cycle, you’ll be ready to close the books on that period so you can prepare for the next one. Here’s what’s involved with setting up your small business accounting cycle. Develop a chart of accounts As part of your accounting and bookkeeping system requirements,…

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Financial Planning is Critical for Your Growing Small Business

Financial Planning is Critical for Your Growing Small Business

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Growing your small business is usually a great thing, and in fact it’s what virtually all small businesses are aiming for. However, unless that growth is accompanied by sound financial planning, it can actually cause more harm than good. The truth is that growth often puts a pretty severe strain on any small business’s cash flow, especially when that growth is being fueled by cash flow money which is normally earmarked for expenses. It can be just as bad if…

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How to Create a Business Plan that Catches the Attention of Investors

How to Create a Business Plan that Catches the Attention of Investors

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Without funding from someone else, it’s impossible for many new businesses to expand. This means reaching out to potential investors as a possible source of revenue. If you find yourself in that position, know that you need to come extremely prepared to each meeting with a potential investor. One of the most important things you can do is take the time to prepare a highly professional business plan.   For Some Investors, the Executive Summary is the Only Thing That…

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5 Key Things You Must Consider When Setting Up A Partnership

5 Key Things You Must Consider When Setting Up A Partnership

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Starting a new business with a partner is much less overwhelming than trying to do everything on your own. You each bring a certain level of expertise in different areas that make you stronger together. As a business entity, a partnership is a step up from a sole proprietorship. The difference is that each of you owns half the business. This also means that you divide its assets and liabilities. While a business partnership has many advantages, both people should…

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