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I don’t have enough money to pay my taxes. What happens if I submit my tax return late?

Q:     I don’t have enough money to pay my taxes.  What happens if I submit my tax return late? — Worried Small Business Owner A:      Dear Worried: As an entrepreneur, cash flow can easily impact your ability to pay your taxes on time.  Obviously, it is best to avoid that predicament if you […]

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Can I Claim a Tax Deduction For a Home Business Office?

Q:     Can I Claim a Tax Deduction For a Home Business Office? — Prospective Small Business Owner A:      As a home-based business owner, you can derive a benefit from a home office in one of two ways: 1) you can complete IRS Form 8829 and deduct part of your mortgage or rental expenses […]

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What Can I Do as a Small Business Owner to Match Up With Black Friday?

Q: What Can I Do as a Small Business Owner to Match Up With Black Friday? — Frustrated Small Business Owner A: Dear Frustrated: Black Friday has become a phenomenon for the national and regional retail chains because of the marketing power of those businesses. Small businesses and sole proprietorships, however, don’t have the kind of cash […]

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I have a small business and am thinking about expanding this year. Do you have any advice?

Q: I have a small business and am thinking about expanding this year.  Do you have any advice? – Entrepreneur Minded. A: Dear Entrepreneur Minded:: Many of the same pitfalls that plague new business startups are present when expanding. Keep these guidelines in mind: Make sure the business you are in is profitable. Love what […]

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A Gift for Your Business

Q: Should I pay bonuses to my employees and contractors during the holidays? Times are tight, but I don’t want to be a Scrooge. — Cash-strapped entrepreneur A: Dear Cash-Strapped: The holiday season can be fulfilling emotionally but draining financially, that’s for sure. You may be facing a year-end cash slump or big expenses.  Or, […]

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