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Common Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners

They say that knowledge is power, but in the world of taxes, it’s more like knowledge is money!  Take it from us. As professional accountants, we’ve seen small business owners lose out on thousands of dollars in tax breaks because they didn’t know they could deduct certain expenses. We don’t want to see that happen…

Bookkeeping Checklist for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Not only are you the CEO, you’re also the head of marketing, finance, sales, customer service, and human resources. With so many responsibilities to juggle, it’s easy to let bookkeeping fall to the wayside.  And that’s understandable—to an extent. After all, there are…

10 Best States for Starting a Small Business in 2021

This is the year. This is the year you’ll stop talking about starting a business and actually launch one. And to that we say, congratulations! You’ve made the first step towards turning your dream into a reality.   If you’re like most first-time entrepreneurs, you’re probably terrified right now. Terrified of failure. Terrified of losing all…

A Case for Keeping Your Small Business Small

As Americans, we tend to favor large sizes—whether that be houses, meals, or vehicles. But when it comes to running a business, there’s actually a pretty compelling case for keeping your operations small. Now don’t go thinking that a small business equates to small earnings. No, no, no. Get that association out of your head…

You May Be Overpaying on Amazon Sales Tax

Can you imagine overpaying on Amazon sales tax to the tune of $500,000? As crazy as it sounds, it actually happened. And we know because we were the ones who caught the mistake! This particular seller—who was NOT a tax client of ours during this time period—had fallen behind on their bookkeeping and hired us…

How to Cope with a Failed Business

To say that COVID-19 devastated the U.S. economy is an understatement. According to Yelp’s Local Economic Impact Report, nearly 100,000 American businesses that temporarily shut down due to the pandemic are now permanently shuttered. That’s a lot of broken dreams. That’s a lot of lost money. And that’s a lot of people who are desperately…