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SI_Cover-Shadow_Nov17November 2017

Developing Self-Employment

Nicole VanHaaren is the owner of Vanhaaren Designs located in Olivet, Michigan. Vanhaaren Designs provides web and graphic designs for personal and professional use. When Nicole is not busy raising her two children, she can be found creating websites from the ground up or editing images and color schemes. Providing superior customer service is her main focus when working with clients.


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  • Choosing the Right Retirement Plan for Small Business Owners

    Oct 18, 2017

    Planning for retirement can be a complicated and overwhelming process. To better maximize the potential for success in retirement, it is essential for small business owners to understand the basics regarding the retirement options available. With this knowledge, small business owners can achieve maximum results and choose the right plan for their future. Many choices are available to include a SIMPLE or Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees IRA, a SEP IRA or Simplified Employee Pension IRA, a Solo (Individual) 401k and a Defined Benefit Plan. The most popular plans are the SIMPLE IRA and Solo (Individual) 401k. The pros and cons of each plan are discussed below.

  • Deductible Expenses

    Oct 18, 2017

    Question: I am attempting to complete my first Schedule C for my new business and I am not sure what is deductible. Do you have a list of deductible expenses that I can use? Answer: There are certainly expenses that are common to all small businesses and those that are common to specific industries.

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