What Small Businesses Need to Know About Sales Tax and Shipping

postal-32383_1280I recently read a post on the Avalara website (this company has software that can help with your sales tax compliance) and I thought I’d share their information with you. As states continue to change rules on what is and isn’t taxable, it’s good to keep up with new information regarding issues related to the collection/remittance of sales tax. The blog states:

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Tips for Deducting Charitable Contributions

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It’s the holiday season and time of year when you might be thinking of making additional donations to churches or not-for-profit organizations to reduce the tax due on your return. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Using Financial Reports to Help You Strategize for Success


Is your bookkeeping up to date? If so, are you using the information available to you to plan the success of your business? According to Merriam-Webster®, the definition of the word strategize is to make a plan for achieving a goal. 

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Raising Money for Your Small Business 

money (1) bagIf you are a new business owner or an entrepreneur raising money for your firm, there are plenty of borrowing options available. If you need to improve your credit or if your business does not have credit yet, there are still options for you to raise funds you need. Here are a few ways to generate capital for your company.

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The Home Office Deduction – What Qualifies? 

strategise-865006_1920If you use part of your home for business purposes, then you are likely eligible for a home office deduction. This deduction applies to any property providing basic living accommodations with the exception of areas exclusively used as motels, inns, or similar establishments. Today we are providing an overview of the basic requirements to qualify.

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Financial Abundance

abundanceThis is a question that I love. It evokes many thoughts from the incredibly greedy to the thoughtful giving. When we put ourselves in a state of need we can block the greatness that can create abundance.

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7 Business Tax Deductions to Consider 

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As the year starts winding down to an end, we recommend business owners start looking over their expenses for the year for reporting purposes and determine the best way to reduce their tax liability. If you are a business owner, you may be entitled to some (or all) of the following deductions.

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Try Crowd-funding to Help Fund Your Business

dollar-1362244_1920Successfully running a business requires cash flow. Having enough cash to pay upcoming expenses is critical to maintain operations. Whether you are just starting your company, or have been in existence for some time, we recommend you consider raising capital through crowd-funding if you are finding it difficult to be approved for a loan.

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Life Insurance As An Asset?


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Life Insurance. When you think of assets what comes to mind? When thinking about your future money the more diverse the assets the better. Most people like bonds,fixed or cash products because they are SAFE! What happens when “LIFE” throws you a curve-ball?


You may have been diagnosed with an illness and now you need to start dipping into that bucket. Now you face depleting that bucket and can you or will you ever be able to replace that outgoing money?


Let’s look at another asset that could perform in many “curve-ball” instances, one that you may not even be aware of, one that can used for a plethora of “Life Situations”

It is Life Insurance!

Are you surprised? The reality is that most people aren’t taught the beauty of Life Insurance as an Asset Class. Its looked upon as an expense. Canceled first if financial stress happens as if it were a gym membership.

The problem with that is you are only able to get Life Insurance if you are healthy and the younger you get it, the less expensive it is.

Q: Where did people have their money during the great depression?

  1. Bank
  2. Cookie jar
  3. Insurance Company

Fact; During the great depression the only people who were financially comfortable had all of their money in INSURED  INVESTMENTS! AKA; Life Insurance!

When constructed correctly with the correct company it could be one of the greatest assets you can provide yourself with. It can also protect your business, your family and You in case of an unforeseen illness. This is so personal and when structured correctly with your individual needs, it could give you everything you ever need for a financially comfortable future.
Let’s have a discussion about this. Its Life Changing.

6 Things to Watch Out for Before Signing a Real Estate Contract in California

nancy-l-print-image-5-1If you can’t afford an attorney to review the most important contract you will ever sign, pay serious attention to the following paragraphs:

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