SelfInformed

November 2015

  • Is Your Business Covered Against A Slip And Fall Accident?

    Nov 20, 2015

    Accidents happen. No matter how careful you are, there’s always the chance that someone will slip and fall down in your store. If they’re injured, they could sue you for the damages and the lawsuit can easily cripple your business. For example, when a woman fell down in Costco in 2012, she won over $415,000 in her settlement. This is not something you want to pay for by yourself. We at the National Association for the Self-Employed have taken a look at this issue to help you figure out ways to protect your business from a costly lawsuit.

  • End of Year Tax Tips

    Nov 20, 2015

    Q: This year has gone by really quickly and I don’t want to wait until April to start thinking about taxes. Is there anything that I need to do before the end of the year to help reduce how much tax I have to pay? A: Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations on getting a head start on tax planning. It is important to note that most tax savings ideas end with the New Year’s Eve party so acting prior to the end of the year is critical. There are two sides to the overall calculation of your taxable income. The first is the recognition of income and the second is the recording of deductible expenses. Therefore, effective tax savings can be accomplished by either reducing total income or increasing total deductions.

  • Teaching Self-Employment

    Nov 20, 2015

    Joe Pielago is the cofounder of JJKR Enterprise Inc. It is a family run business used to manage long term holdings and early start-ups. In 2009, Joe received the Future Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the NASE and used that scholarship to attend the University of San Francisco. In May of 2013 Joe graduated with a Degree in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Since graduation, Joe has participated in three start-ups and is about to launch his fourth next year.

  • MyRA Launches

    Nov 20, 2015

    On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced the launch of MyRA, a retirement savings tools for American workers who don’t have access to a retirement plan (401k, pension, etc) through work or haven’t taken advantage of retirement plan previously.

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