Category: Business Tip

5 Ways You Can Communicate Effectively in a Business Meeting

5 Ways You Can Communicate Effectively in a Business Meeting Take the time to prepare.  Before delivering a speech, you always take the time to prepare what you’re going to say. The same thing applies to your business meetings. Before…

Business Tip: 5 Reasons to Brand Your Email

5 Reasons to Brand Your Email Which dental practice would you choose to contact given the following email addresses: info@pearlybrightsmiles.com or toothymike88@gmail.com? It’s probably safe to assume you’d pick the first one – in a recent Verisign survey, 65 percent…

Business Tip: 5 Reasons to Hire Your Child

5 Reasons to Hire Your Child Nepotism—the practice of using power or influence to favor relatives—has a poor connotation. However, when it comes to your business, it may just be a great idea, especially in today’s environment. Here are 5…

Business Tip: Build Your Small Business Credit: 4 Key Differences That Matter

Build Your Small Business Credit: 4 Key Differences That Matter As individuals we spend years establishing, managing and protecting our good personal credit ratings. With strong personal credit, access to favorable interest rates and terms when applying for credit and…

What Members of Military Should Know about the Earned Income Tax Credit

What Members of Military Should Know about the Earned Income Tax Credit IRS Tax Tip 2018-12 The IRS reminds members of the military and veterans that they may qualify for the earned income tax credit. This credit benefits certain people…

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…