~review the entire return before you sign ~make sure your preparer signs the return ~get your papers back, including copies of all final returns ~get a receipt that contains the preparer’s address and phone numbers
~ask you to sign a blank return, an incomplete return, or a return with false information on it ~prepare your return without reviewing the records required to complete an accurate return, such as information about your dependents, child care expenses, or tuition payments ~guarantee that you’ll receive a tax refund ~guarantee that you’ll receive a […]
Before you hire a tax preparer you should: ~ask for a written estimate of all fees before handing over your tax records ~ask if the preparer will e-file your return ~ask if the preparer will represent you if you are audited
Domestic Aesthetic manufactures their Bamboo Tray in Detroit, Michigan. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York. For more info, visit www.domestic-aesthetic.com. The company was supplying metal parts to the auto industry and has now embraced the innovative bamboo tray into its inventory to stay current and vital. The company also has a line of […]
You can start a small business for a wide variety of reasons: flexibility, self-esteem, money, fulfilling a dream. In today’s world, many people want to start a spare or part-time business to generate extra income each month but don’t want to go through what they might perceive as the hassle of coming up with an […]
Many Olympic coaches preach that success in sports is 90% mental and only 10% physical. You can go for the gold, too, by practicing mental imagery and visualization techniques in your small business. Different uses of imagery in sport include: mental practice of specific performance skills, improving confidence and positive thinking, problem solving, controlling arousal […]
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has a series of free publications on consumer credit issues including “Choosing a Credit Counselor,” and “Knee Deep in Debt.” To get copies, call 800-FTC-HELP or visit www.ftc.gov/credit.
To entrepreneurs, ideas are a dime a dozen. In fact, many small business owners experience an entrepreneurial mania of new ideas coming at a fast pace. It is important to work on and fine-tune your current projects before moving on and tackling a new creation. The money is in the execution.
The mission of the WLE is to provide tools, knowledge and connections that women need to be successful in their own business, the corporate world and in the nonprofit environment. Visit the website to learn more about how the group can help you run your small business: www.womensleadershipexchange.com
Tax season is in full swing for most businesses right now. If you have any questions or need help in figuring out one of the changes for your small business in the tax code, visit www.irs.gov/businesses/small.com . The site will help you navigate the code and you can call an expert in small business to […]
It is important to get up, get out, take a walk around the block or even your yard to recharge and refuel your mind. Entrepreneurs are creative by nature. You are constantly bending your mind to come up with new and different ways to work harder, faster, smarter. Don’t forget to factor in a few […]
In today’s economy keeping customers is key. Are you listening to what your customer is asking of you? Are you willing to meet their special requests? The old adage is true: it is a lot easier to keep the customers you have than build a new customer base.