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Check Withholding Now To Avoid Tax Surprises Later

With the year more than halfway over, the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who haven’t yet done a “Paycheck Checkup” to take a few minutes to see if they are having the right amount of tax withholding following major changes in the tax law. A summertime check on tax withholding is critical for millions of […]

How Businesses in California Can Acquire and Keep a Positive Cash Flow – July 17, 2018

As the saying goes, “cash is king!”  Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business organization. Small-business owners are often so concerned with other matters that they fail to pay proper attention to managing their cash resources properly. More businesses go out of business for this above all other reasons. The hard reality is this […]

How to Keep Records that Help You Control Your Business in California – June 26, 2018

Keeping accurate and clear business financial records can, for many business owners, be the most difficult, and frankly the most stressful, part of running a business. Simply understanding these records is often challenging. And yet maintaining a set of clear and understandable financial records is perhaps the single most important factor that separates successful businesses […]

Small Business Financing: How and Where to Get the Money You Need – June 6, 2018

Every day thousands of businesses are forced to close their doors. The most common reason given for the high failure rate of small businesses is a lack of adequate capital. Whether you’re starting a business or expanding one, sufficient ready capital is essential. But it is not enough to simply have sufficient financing; knowledge and […]

HSA Limit Adjustments – June 5, 2018

Following are the Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits for 2018 Maximum Contribution Individual Only: $3,450 Family Coverage: $6,900 HDHP Minimum Deductibles Individual Only: $1,350 Family Coverage: $2,700 HDHP Maximum Out-of-Pocket Amounts Individual Only: $6,650 Family Coverage: $13,300 Catch-up Contribution (age 55 or older) Individual Only: $1,000 Source: Rev. Proc. 2018-27 *This latest procedure update was […]

Three Ways to Grow Your Business in California – May 15, 2018

Regardless of what your product or service is, there are only three ways to grow your business, i.e., increase revenues and improve profitability. That’s it. All paths to growth are a variation on one of these themes. Once you have grasped this idea, your marketing will become more focused, more organized and more powerful. The […]

Secrets of Growing Your Business Sensibly and Profitably in California – April 24, 2018

It appears that many small businesses believe in the age-old adage that says, “Build a better mouse trap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” In the real world, this little piece of wisdom does not hold true. Unless you have invented a totally unique product or service uncommon in the marketplace, […]

Choosing the Right Legal Structure for your Business in California – April 3, 2018

When you start or run a business, it’s vital to choose the right type of legal entity and structure. It’s equally important to keep that structure under review as the right solution may change as time goes on. No one entity is perfect for every business venture; there are a number of different factors that […]

Tips on Writing Business Plans that Get Results in California – March 13, 2018

If you were traveling from New York to Alaska, and you had never been to Alaska, you would most likely consult a map for direction and guidance. If you didn’t, you could drive in circles for hours, if not days. And if you didn’t ask anyone for directions, then you probably would not get there […]

3 Key Ways to Start Your Own Business in California — February 20, 2018

If you are looking to start a new business, there are three main ways you can do so. You can start a new business, purchase an existing business, or invest in a franchise operation. There are good reasons for each choice and each carries its own advantages and risks. Option #1: Start a New Business […]