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EXCESS BUSINESS LOSSES AND THE NEW NET OPERATING LOSS RULES By Phylicia Buie, MST 2/5/2019 12:00 PM EST The IRS changed a lot of of rules with the 2018 tax reform Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). It’s all tax people can talk about. Bear with us, we haven’t had anything this exciting happen in the tax world since the conviction of Al Capone back in the 30s! We’re hoping…  Read more

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Entertainment, Bonus Depreciation and Net Operating Losses By Phylicia Buie, MST 1/15/2019 12:00PM EST As part of the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), businesses will be facing new tax rules regarding the deductibility to many of their ordinary expenses. Although the tax reform was passed just over a year ago, it has taken the IRS nearly all of 2018 to interpret and provide guidance on these new rules…  Read more

Looking for a Forensic Accountant?

Forensic Accountants in Upper Marlboro, Maryland Embezzlement. Hidden assets. Bribes and kickbacks. Ponzi schemes. Financial misstatements. And just plain theft. Today’s complex business environment means there are more opportunities for dishonest people to use numbers to lie. We can get to the bottom of what’s going on. How W2 Group helps W2 Group is an accounting and bookkeeping firm based in Maryland. We offer a full range of traditional accounting services to…  Read more

Why Keep Your Data in the Cloud?

Cloud computing is quickly moving from an obscure concept to an everyday reality for small businesses all over the world. A 2015 survey of small business owners found that 52% had already adopted some form of cloud-based data storage; however, a general lack of awareness regarding the logistics and advantages of cloud computing has made others a bit more resistant. The truth is, there are several very practical benefits to…  Read more

Using KPIs to monitor and improve business performance

The key performance indicators (KPIs) for one company will invariably be different from the KPIs of another firm.  What both hypothetical companies share however, is the challenge of selecting which KPIs are best suited for measuring the goals and progress of their particular business model. Indeed, entrepreneurs have a vast array of reports and data sets from which to choose and select from, but that data needs to target those…  Read more

9 Ways to Network with Experts in Your Niche

The ability to network is a fundamental part of running a business. Running a business in isolation is difficult, so it helps to have expert partners and acquaintances available to share ideas with. For an online entrepreneur, the best niche experts might be located all over the world. But regardless of location, there are still a number of effective ways to build relationships that are mutually beneficial for both partners.…  Read more

Creating an Effective Performance Target: 7 Key Questions to Ask

It’s essential for any business to have a robust set of performance targets for its workforce. These will drive employees to achieve in the areas that are critical for success. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the targets are calibrated correctly in order to realise the desired results. Before introducing any new target, make sure you’ve answered the following seven key questions: Is it specific? A target is no good…  Read more

The importance of documenting processes and systems

Many entrepreneurs operate with their business processes and systems in their heads. They know what they need to do each day and the way they want to get things done. Unfortunately when a business grows and staff need to be hired – or the owner needs to take time away from the business – it’s a real liability not having processes and systems documented in one place. Read on to…  Read more

Is a business mentor worthwhile?

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby The opportunity to learn from a mentor can do more for a small business owner than any course, educational program, or degree. Being a mentee means you get the benefit of first-hand experience, without having to make all the mistakes yourself. There are, in fact, a host of reasons why a…  Read more

Lean canvas – a new way to do business planning

Few business owners have extra time to devote to a lengthy business planning process. But every entrepreneur needs a solid blueprint to get their business successfully up and running. The Lean Canvas—designed by Sparks59 CEO and Running Lean author, Ash Maurya—is a simple, effective planning tool that helps entrepreneurs assess and test their ideas before investing too deeply in building a product. For the small business owner, the Lean Canvas…  Read more

So you’ve launched your business – now what?

Good news for small business owners: according to the US Small Business Administration, nearly 80% of small businesses survive their first year. However, that number begins to drop as time rolls on. Only half of small businesses pass the five year mark, and a mere third celebrate their tenth anniversary. Taking steps to create a good foundation in the early days of your business is essential for a sustainable and…  Read more

How to license your business ideas

Looking for a cost-effective means to create another income stream? Consider this: ambitious companies are always on the lookout for the next lucrative business idea. Licensing your intellectual property to another company can be a win-win when both parties see eye to see, and result in a worthwhile pay out for all concerned. Wondering how to get started licensing your bright business ideas? Read on. Intellectual property 101 If you’re…  Read more

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