business

Audit-Proof Your Small Business
small business

Audit-Proof Your Small Business

Eight tips for keeping your business expenses and record-keeping organized.
August 1, 2022
Home Office Deduction: Can You Claim This Tax Break If You Work from Home?
Tax Breaks

Home Office Deduction: Can You Claim This Tax Break If You Work from Home?

If you're working from home, your employment status determines whether you can claim the home office deduction on your tax return.
July 20, 2022
How to Control Your Business Exit
small business

How to Control Your Business Exit

Many business owners reach retirement age only to find they don’t have a viable exit plan. Avoid falling into that trap by getting your company ready …
July 17, 2022
Economic Pain at a Food Pantry
personal finance

Economic Pain at a Food Pantry

The manager of this Boston-area nonprofit has had to scramble to find affordable food.
June 28, 2022
Most-Overlooked Tax Deductions and Credits for the Self-Employed
Tax Breaks

Most-Overlooked Tax Deductions and Credits for the Self-Employed

If you've recently gone into business for yourself, don't miss these tax breaks for the self-employed.
June 11, 2022

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The Golden Age of Cinema Endures
small business

The Golden Age of Cinema Endures

About as old as talkies, the Music Box Theater has had to find new ways to attract movie lovers.
June 2, 2022
25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career
college

25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

One way to increase your chances of earning a good living is to pick a college major that prepares you to work in a field that pays well. Here are som…
May 31, 2022
2 Strategies to Reduce Taxes from the Sale of Your Business
small business

2 Strategies to Reduce Taxes from the Sale of Your Business

Long before you sell your business is the right time to explore ways to protect your proceeds from harsh taxation. Two possible strategies: the Qualif…
May 15, 2022
The Key to Employee Retention? Compassion!
small business

The Key to Employee Retention? Compassion!

If companies want to hold on to their best employees, they have a powerful (and free) tool at their disposal. They need to connect with empathy but le…
May 14, 2022
Could Diversity Hiring Efforts Endanger Your Company?
small business

Could Diversity Hiring Efforts Endanger Your Company?

Sometimes trying to do the right thing backfires, ending in an expensive lawsuit. Here are some thoughts on how business owners can protect their comp…
May 3, 2022
Preparing Your Family-Owned Business for Sale?
small business

Preparing Your Family-Owned Business for Sale?

Even if you’re not ready to sell right away, it’s smart to always operate as if your business were on the market. The same techniques that boost your …
May 2, 2022
Pricey Gas Derails This Uber Driver
small business

Pricey Gas Derails This Uber Driver

With rising gas prices, one Uber driver struggles to maintain his livelihood.
April 28, 2022
Smart Strategies for Couples Who Run a Business Together
Financial Planning

Smart Strategies for Couples Who Run a Business Together

Starting an enterprise with a spouse requires balancing two partnerships: the marriage and the business. And the stakes are never higher.
April 21, 2022
Intellectual Property: A Big Asset You Didn’t Know Your Business Had
small business

Intellectual Property: A Big Asset You Didn’t Know Your Business Had

Before you sell your business – hopefully long before – you need to figure out what your intellectual property assets are and what they’re worth.
April 14, 2022
Fair Deals in a Tough Market
small business

Fair Deals in a Tough Market

When you live and work in a small town, it’s not all about profit.
March 24, 2022
Planning to Sell Your Business to Key Employees?
small business

Planning to Sell Your Business to Key Employees?

It’s a common route for those moving on from business ownership, and even though it can be rewarding, it can also come with some “baggage.” Follow the…
March 18, 2022
40 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2022
business

40 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2022

We flag a wide variety of cool side hustles to earn bonus bucks for expenses both expected and unexpected as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.
March 2, 2022
Extending Financial Planning’s Reach
Financial Advisers

Extending Financial Planning’s Reach

The challenge is to attract more women and minorities as professionals—and clients.
February 24, 2022
A Store Where They Know Your Name
small business

A Store Where They Know Your Name

It can’t compete with big-box retailers on price, but customer service is the draw.
February 23, 2022
Self-Employed? Watch Out for These IRS Audit Red Flags
taxes

Self-Employed? Watch Out for These IRS Audit Red Flags

If you're in business for yourself, minimize the odds of the IRS giving your tax return a second look by avoiding these audit triggers.
February 5, 2022
"Above-the-Line" Deductions for Your 2021 Tax Return
Tax Breaks

"Above-the-Line" Deductions for Your 2021 Tax Return

If, like most people, you claim the standard deduction instead of itemized deductions on your return, there are still many other tax deductions availa…
February 1, 2022
Warning: Your Business Is Not a Retirement Fund!
entrepreneurship

Warning: Your Business Is Not a Retirement Fund!

Many business owners are hugely successful but making big bucks doesn’t mean they’re preparing for retirement. Too many pump all their money back into…
December 11, 2021
Entrepreneurs, 3 More To-Dos Before Year End 2021!
entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs, 3 More To-Dos Before Year End 2021!

To keep your business sharp and on track into 2022, take a second to check off these three often-overlooked to-do items.
December 9, 2021
Sell Your Business the Right Way (Don’t Make These Mistakes)
entrepreneurship

Sell Your Business the Right Way (Don’t Make These Mistakes)

Exit planning is just what it sounds like: planning. Go into a potential sale of your business prepared, and with a team to help you, and you could wa…
December 3, 2021
For Entrepreneurs, Confidence in Your Advisers Is Your Most Important Investment
entrepreneurship

For Entrepreneurs, Confidence in Your Advisers Is Your Most Important Investment

When your business and estate are at stake, can you really count on the people who are helping you? Trust in your team starts with asking the right qu…
November 24, 2021
The Biden Tax Plan: How the Build Back Better Act Could Affect Your Tax Bill
Politics

The Biden Tax Plan: How the Build Back Better Act Could Affect Your Tax Bill

Depending on your income, the Build Back Better Act recently passed by the House could boost or cut your future tax bills.
November 22, 2021