• Managing Social Media

    Apr 29, 2017

    About ten years ago, Facebook introduced business pages, providing companies of all sizes a cost-effective platform for promoting themselves, attracting new clients and delivering customer care. Entrepreneurs flocked to set up Facebook pages, a communications channel opening them to previously unimaginable potential customers. Experts championed new platforms like Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram as leveling the marketing playing field for entrepreneurs. But if you asked an entrepreneur today their opinions about social media, you might find their responses decidedly mixed.

  • Tax Return Timeline

    Apr 29, 2017

    Q: I heard that I don’t have to file my tax return by April 18 so that I have more time to get the money together. How does that work? A: The information that you heard is part correct and part incorrect. Individual taxpayers can certainly request more time to file their tax return and, in fact, the approval for the extension is automatic. Simply complete IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return and mail to the IRS by to April 18th, 2017. The extension will provide an extra six months to complete the forms and file your final income tax return.

  • Capturing Self-Employment

    Apr 29, 2017

    Matthew Bernier is the owner of Flashbulb Memories Photo Booth located in Tucson, Arizona. Matthew started his business after taking pictures at a holiday party in a photo booth and enjoying the experience. From that, he did some research and ended up creating a company to be a premium photo booth option for those who wanted professional results without the eyesore of a typical photo booth or photographer setup.

  • The Dust Settles

    Apr 29, 2017

    On Thursday, March 23, Republican Leadership pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from being considered by the House of Representatives, citing that they did not have the support of the Republican Caucus, specifically, the influential Freedom Caucus who continued to withhold their support even after numerous concessions had been granted.

  • Trump’s Tax Plan Could Turn ‘Everyone and Their Dog’ Into an LLC (Bloomberg)

    Apr 28, 2017

    The Trump administration’s proposal to slash the tax rate on partnerships and limited liability companies could set off a stampede of individual taxpayers trying to reclassify themselves as so-called pass-through businesses in order to take advantage of the savings, according to tax experts.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Statement on President Trump’s Tax Plan

    Apr 26, 2017

    In response to President Trump’s release today of his tax reform proposal, Keith Hall, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

  • How Trump’s tax plan would affect Californians (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Apr 26, 2017

    President Trump’s tax proposal for individuals would give California taxpayers some tax breaks but take away others. Without more details, it’s impossible to say what the net effect would be, but here are a few things we can surmise from the bare-bones plan released Wednesday.

  • Small businesses see 'mixed bag' from Trump so far — but they're hopeful (CNBC)

    Apr 26, 2017

    Main Street sentiment has soared in the wake of the election of Donald Trump on hopes that the Washington outsider will usher in an era of business-friendly policies to bolster the economy.