Consultant’s Corner: Income Tax by Entity Type

Q: What are the income tax considerations for different business entity types? To develop a better understanding of the differences in tax treatment and owner distributions/compensation for sole proprietorships, partnerships, C corps, S corps and similarly taxed LLCs, you can review the following basic guidelines: Sole proprietorship and LLC taxed as a sole proprietorship. A […]

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Small Biz Stories: To Succeed, Believe You Can

Everybody is looking for the ingredients for success. Louie Northern of Ascend Aerials suggests that success in your business requires not only the competence and capability to deliver on what you promise, but just as much and perhaps even more a belief in your ability do deliver. To succeed, you have to believe you can. […]

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Friday 5 for December 8th, 2017

3 Interview Questions Small Businesses Need to Start Asking Candidates By Deborah Sweeney Common questions like “tell us where you see yourself in five years” are getting chucked aside in favor of meatier inquiries that tell employers much more about the candidate’s… 3 minute read The Benefits of a Lack of Confidence By Will Adams […]

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Embrace the Power of Validation in Customer Service

When you and your team have direct interaction with customers, don’t just settle for answering questions and managing complaints. Instead, validate the customer’s decision to do business with you in the first place. What does that entail? Yes, you do have to answer questions and manage complaints, but also take the time to make suggestions, […]

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The Benefits of a Lack of Confidence

“Improving your confidence is easy. All you have to do is decide to be confident! Supress those negative thoughts! Cast away those negative influences in your life and recite daily self-affirmations—and voila! You’ll instantly be supremely confident and self-assured in everything you do!” As grandma was fond of saying, “Son, that’s hogwash.” If you’re serious […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Serving on a Corporate Board

Q: How does a person go about getting considered to serve on a corporate board, or as an advisor to other corporate boards? The approach, qualifications, and other considerations for getting a board of directors, or advisory committee, seat vary somewhat based on the type of corporation—nonprofit, privately-owned, or publicly owned. Having contacts and relationships […]

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Small Biz Stories: Make It Real

When you’re starting a new business, one of the first challenges is making it real—and that includes in your own mind. Making something tangible that you can see and commit to is a big help to getting off the ground, says Louie Northern of Ascend Aerials. After coming up with the idea for the business, […]

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Friday 5 for December 1st, 2017

7 Steps to Conflict Resolution By Will Adams We all experience conflict throughout our lives. Conflict with colleagues. Conflict with friends. Conflict with family. And that conflict really affects us, it gets inside our heads and gnaws away… 4 minute read Do You Know the Basics About Angel Investors? By ADP Getting a business off […]

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