This article discusses how important family businesses are to the economy of the United States. However, “70% of family businesses last just one generation before they either fail or are sold.” Succession planning can be difficult at times, but implementing strategies such as narrowing your...

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This article dives deep into the concept of business identity theft, as well as preventive measures that you can take in order to reduce the potential fallout. For example, one piece of advice is to “hire forensic accountants to look at your books…and frequently.” Along...

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meal deductions

If you recall, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), effective beginning in 2018, eliminated the business-related deduction for entertainment, amusement or recreation expenses. However, it did retain a deduction for business meals when the expense is ordinary and necessary for carrying on the trade...

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New PPP

Congress passed, and President Trump signed, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Included in its approximately 5,600 pages is a second draw of forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The first round allowed loans to businesses with 500 or fewer employees and to certain businesses with...

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Biden plan

President Biden released his “American Rescue Plan” on January 14. It is a wish list of proposals he wants Congress to enact to address the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. While some of the proposals are intended to be in effect for just one...

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This article discusses and addresses the uncertain times that businesses are living through right now due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the passing of the Paycheck Protection Program, there are many things to consider when applying for this government aid. For example, knowing the guidelines...

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This article outlines and then continues to dive into detail about seven marketing tips for your start-up business. As a start-up, funds can be limited, but tips such as solidifying your brand, staying true to yourself, clearly define your goals and metrics, budgeting, and social...

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This article acknowledges and discusses the portrayal that the media gives us of family businesses. Although this industry operates on the more risky side, the owners of family businesses possess a unique decision making power. Additionally, this article outlines the different types of models that...

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