Category: Business Tip

Get Your Workspace in Shape for 2018

Get Your Workspace in Shape for 2018 While many small business owners may be relaxing this week between Christmas and New Year’s, I’m getting a jump on 2018 by decluttering my office. I’m usually okay with a little clutter, but…

State offers tax penalty forgiveness program

State offers tax penalty forgiveness program The Ohio Department of Taxation announced it will be offering a tax amnesty program from Jan. 1 to Feb. 15.  The program allows individuals and businesses with unreported or underreported income to come clean…

New Year Resolutions to Help Grow Your Business in 2018

New Year Resolutions to Help Grow Your Business in 2018 Are you setting New Year’s resolutions for your business?  Improve and grow your business by making one or more of these small business resolutions. Improve your digital presence. Update your…

Taxpayers with Expiring ITINs Should Submit Renewal Applications by Dec. 31

Get Ready for Taxes: Taxpayers with Expiring ITINs Should Submit Renewal Applications by Dec. 31 WASHINGTON— The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible. Failing to…

5 Things to Know about Year-End Bonuses

5 Things to Know about Year-End Bonuses According to Bank of America’s Fall 2017 Small Business Owner Report, 35%of small businesses plan to offer year-end bonuses. These bonuses are an important way to retain good employees, especially during this increasingly…

How to Market for Small Business Saturday

How to Market for Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday is bigger than ever—and despite what you may think, it’s not just for retailers or even just for brick-and-mortar businesses. Here’s what you need to know and how to take…

ODJFS Encourages Employers to Hire Veterans

ODJFS Encourages Employers to Hire Veterans During Hire-a-Veteran Month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) encourages employers to consider hiring veterans and reminds them of the many free resources the agency offers to help. “Veterans are assets…

From the SBA Blog: Guess what people are doing right now? They’re starting their holiday shopping

Guess what people are doing right now? They’re starting their holiday shopping They may not be decking the halls yet, but 17 percent of shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they start researching holiday purchases before September, while 8 percent reported making…

Half of all small businesses are home-based businesses

Did you know more than 52% of all small businesses in the U.S. are home based? According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up 99.7 percent of all…