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Jan
13

Don’t Miss Out on These Small Business Write Offs!

It?s that time of year again-tax season! Small business owners everywhere are scrounging around for old receipts and frantically doing paperwork in preparation for tax day, all while keeping up with their regularly scheduled CEO duties. Amid all the craziness, it’s easy to miss out on some great write off opportunities. But anything that can […]

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Aug
23

Pro & Cons of a Small Business Standard Tax Deduction (3 Minute Read)

Under the current political process there’s a mention of expanding the Standard Tax Deduction for all Small Business operations. The standard tax deduction is available to all individual and small business taxpayers. Tax deductions for businesses reduce income tax liabilities. Those who operate sole proprietorship or Sub-chapter S corporations (where all net income is allocated […]

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Jun
22

The Limits of Your Knowledge (3 Minute Read)

I don’ know everything. That might sound like an obvious statement, and I would hope that every other person would be willing to admit as much, too. But even after acknowledging the limits of your knowledge, what are you doing about it? Because I don’t know everything, I make it a priority to keep on […]

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Apr
12

8 Ways to Avoid Common HR Mistakes

Carefully vet your new hires. Always take the time to review employment history, contact references and interview all new hires. Avoid hiring someone as a favor or simply because they are a friend or family member. Make sure they are qualified for the position and are a good fit for your business. It is also […]

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Oct
19

Minimum Wage and Your Small Business

The debate to raise the minimum wage, by how much and not at all, has heated up nationally and locally; at Capitol Business Connection we’ve been aware of the debate and have been doing our research. As Small Business Advocates, we will be doing our part to assure that you the small business owner will […]

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Oct
05

Business Mentoring: How My Business Found Me

Sometimes an entrepreneur starts a business by choice. Sometimes it is by necessity. For Yvonne Tocquigny it was the latter. In 1980, she moved to Austin, Texas, then a small town, and had a job at a small agency. When she came back from a trip, the agency had folded, and with the economy in […]

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Sep
08

YOUR MARKETING PLAN

Marketing your products and services is the lifeblood of a new business. While you can ultimately have all kinds of long term business strategies, without having a steady stream of new revenue your new business venture can close up in a short period of time. In my opinion, if you look at the three big […]

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Sep
02

New Hire Paperwork and Other Recordkeeping Requirements

When running a business, recordkeeping responsibilities can pile up quickly. Often these responsibilities begin even before you hire a new employee-and in many cases continue after the employee leaves your company. Knowing what to keep and for how long can be confusing. Here we address FAQs from our recent webcast on employee recordkeeping. New Hire […]

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