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Do you own a business? Don’t forget these deductions

The tax deadline has rolled around yet again, and business owners are looking for every possible method to reduce the amount they owe. Taxes can take a hefty chunk out of a business’s earnings. It is necessary for business owners of large and small companies alike to take advantage of every possible option to save money on their taxes.

Consider your options for filing business taxes

Being a business owner is hectic enough without the hassle of filing your annual business taxes. The filing deadline is fast approaching, and many entrepreneurs are groaning at the thought of their complicated returns. Still, it is a necessary process that every business must go through. As the old saying goes, the only sure things in this world are death and taxes. Fortunately, business owners have a few different options when it comes to filing business taxes.

What should an LLC’s operating agreement include?

Drafting an operating agreement is an important step in running an LLC. Your company’s operating agreement will lay out the ground rules for day-to-day operations and members’ responsibilities. Some business owners choose to bypass an operating agreement, to their company’s detriment.

Important factors to consider before going public, part 2

Our last blog post discussed some of the major risks that business owners should consider before taking their company public with an IPO. Today, we will conclude our two-part blog series by discussing some other factors that may affect your decision to go public.

Important factors to consider before going public, part 1

Many entrepreneurs dream of the day when they will be able to take their company from private to public with an initial public offering. After all, IPOs can offer numerous benefits for business leaders and shareholders. But going public is not a decision to take lightly.

Have you recently reviewed your hiring and firing protocols?

Hiring new employees can often add to a successful team, inspire change and keep the business growing. Alternatively, having someone leave the company or needing to fire an employee can be a problematic ending, change the cultural dynamics or set the business back in its progress.

10 steps to setting up a payroll system that works

Becoming a business owner comes with countless responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is, of course, paying your employees the correct amount at the correct time. Doing this is more complex than simply writing out paychecks every two weeks. Instead, you will need a well-thought-out payroll structure.

False advertising in Georgia: Understanding the boundaries

Marketing is at the foundation of many successful businesses. Whether you make use of TV ads and billboards, online listings and newspaper spreads, or simply word of mouth based on a solid reputation, marketing is what sustains and grows your business.

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