Category Archives: Business

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How Can My Small Business Recover After a Natural Disaster?

When starting a small business, entrepreneurs must take into account every scenario, including what to do if they decide to buy out their business partner to how to handle paying taxes to protecting their intellectual property. Still, one scenario that often catches many small business owners by surprise is when a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake or flood, strikes their community, damaging or even destroying their business. Rebuilding Your Small Business After a Natural Disaster As Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have recently shown, natural disasters can strike suddenly and devastate communities in an instant. The Denver Post recently published an article on what happens to small businesses following a hurricane. According to the article in the Post, following a weather-related disaster, approximately 40 percent of small businesses close down permanently. Even if a small business does reopen following a natural disaster, it can take years before…
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How Do I Pay for Taxes on My Small Business?

As anyone who has started a small business will tell you, it can be overwhelming. You have so much to deal with, from finding a location for your business to hiring employees to building a client base. However, one important aspect that new business owners may fail to account for is how to pay taxes on a small business. How Do Taxes Work for Small Businesses? Entrepreneur did an article with financial expert Dave Ramsey recently. We have featured tips from the piece in our blog, including blogs about whether it is a good idea to take out a loan to start a small business or get a business credit card. This week, we are focusing on Ramsey’s advice about how entrepreneurs should deal with paying taxes on their small business. According to Dave Ramsey, small business owners should make sure to estimate their tax payments and include them in…
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Should I Get a Business Credit Card?

Last week, we wrote about financial expert Dave Ramsey’s tips for starting a business, specifically, whether or not you need a loan to start a small business. This week, we are exploring Ramsey’s advice about whether it is necessary to get a business credit card. Is Getting a Business Credit Card a Good Idea? Recently, Dave Ramsey provided budgeting tips for small business owners in a Entrepreneur magazine article. One of the tips involved making the decision about getting a business credit card or not. In the piece, Ramsey is firmly against small business owners getting a business credit card. He believes that they should stick to using cash or a business debit card to ensure they do not overspend and rack up overwhelming debt. Ramsey advises that people tend to act more responsibly with business debit cards and cash, because unlike credit, it is quote unquote real money. Some…
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