12 Ways to Fund Your Small Business

Many businesses take months or even a few years to turn a profit. Plus, small businesses often take a substantial amount of money just to get off the ground. So where can this money come from? Check out 12 ways people fund small businesses to help determine which is right for you..  Consider the risk Before…

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How Much Should You Save to Start a Business?

Like many topics in finances, there is no one answer for how much you should save to start your business. But we have a simple 4-step method to help you find the right path and set realistic savings goals.  But before we get to the 4-step method, I want to answer a few common business…

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7 Tips for Tracking Your Small Business Expenses

Tracking expenses and revenue for small business owners is necessary to ensure a healthy business. Accurate financial information is needed to help make business decisions. Check out these tips for when you are starting a business or for when you are in your early years.  1. Have a separate business checking account. Mixing personal finances…

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What Should I Do if I Owe Taxes and Can’t Pay?

Most of us get tax refunds when we file our tax return. But sometimes we owe the U.S. Treasury some taxes when we file our tax return.  Whether it’s expected or unexpected, the good news is if you owe, there are options. The IRS ultimately wants you to be able to pay.  My advice starts…

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4 Ways to Get Help with IRS Issues

To help ease some of the difficulting of contacting the IRS during tax season, we are sharing four approaches you can try to fix your tax issue.  1) Discuss with your tax professional or tax preparation service if you have one. For some of us, this may seem obvious, but maybe we weren’t happy with…

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How to Use Your Tax Account on IRS.gov

I like to say that your IRS online Tax Account is your friend. The IRS has slowly been adding capabilities to your online account. Which means there are customer service improvements. I expect improvements to continue since the more that can be done online, the less the strain will be on the IRS customer service…

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5 Ways to make sure your tax return is processed ASAP

The IRS does not guarantee tax return processing times, but here are five ways to make sure your tax return is processed as quickly and as smoothly as possible to minimize any delay in receiving your refund.  1.) File your tax return electronically. Electronically filed tax returns typically get processed faster than mailed tax returns.…

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