Managing Your Business

Learn how to keep your business running smoothly with tips on hiring practices, improving sales, reducing liabilities, and more.

Does my business get a tax break for buying a car?

If you purchase a vehicle for your business, it pays to understand the nuances of current tax law. How can you use Section 179 and bonus depreciation…

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Excise taxes: Does your business need to file a federal excise tax return?

Find out if your business needed to file a federal excise tax return.

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When you need to find outside help for your business

Outside professionals can help you manage some of the most challenging parts of running a small business. Here are five situations where outside…

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Does your business really need a Facebook page?

Every other company—big or small—seems to have a Facebook page. It makes you wonder if it's a prerequisite to having a business these days. Sure,…

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The office Christmas party and legal liability

It is traditional for business owners to invite employees to share a little holiday cheer each December, but these opportunities to let loose can…

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Five easy steps to maintaining your corporate status

You have gone through the daunting task of starting a corporation. But you may be asking yourself "now what?" Although the steps to creating a…

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How focus groups can help your business

Focus groups help businesses learn what their customers think, enabling strategic decision-making focused on their target market's true wants and…

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How small business are preparing for a potential second COVID-19 shutdown

Take stock of what you've learned from the first coronavirus shutdown to help prevent problems and surprises during future crises.

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Defining customer lifetime value and how to increase it

Smart small businesses calculate customer lifetime value and use it to forecast sales, set budgets, and guide marketing decisions.

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How businesses are staying safe during the pandemic

While COVID-19 safety measures add to the costs of reopening, many small business owners have found they are beneficial in restoring the trust of…

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