This April, Chapman University in Orange, California, became a mecca for "out-of-the-box" thinking when aspiring student entrepreneurs from top university programs put their business plans to the test in the California Dreamin' Investor and Fast Pitch Business Plan Competition.
With less than two weeks left in the current tax filing season, the IRS has issued six tax tips for the self-employed, a category that includes independent contractors and those who own their own businesses.
If you're a footloose CPA or thinking about starting your own firm, then check out Utah, Alabama, New Hampshire, Idaho, and Texas. According to a recent survey, they rank as the top five friendliest states for small businesses.
Tax season has a way of highlighting small business owners' financial management lapses. According to a recent survey, the two most frequently cited are (1) failing to keep financial records up to date and (2) not preparing a budget for the year ahead.
On March 4, the IRS announced it has been forced to trim awards paid to whistleblowers, to reduce refundable credits for certain types of tax-exempt bonds, and to reduce the refundable portion of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for some small tax-exempt employers – all by 8.7 percent.
I've long held the belief that LinkedIn is a serious online business networking tool, and it can be an effective tool for start-up practices. This is the first article in a three-part series where I'll explain how LinkedIn can help the solo practitioner.
For your small business owner clients, signing a personal guarantee has become standard practice as part of the commercial loan approval process. While this is often the price of doing business, what does a personal guarantee really mean?
Despite financial pressures, stresses, and sleeplessness, the majority of entrepreneurs still have faith in their futures and maintain the determination to succeed, according to results of the "2012 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Study."
At the recent "Analyzing America's Private Companies" summit in New York City, the sales growth, profitability, and significance of private businesses in the United States were among the topics of discussion.
As a cofounder of COSO, IMA has contributed to the latest COSO exposure draft "Internal Control over External Financial Reporting: Compendium of Approaches and Examples" and encourages small businesses to provide input.
Two months after the Supreme Court decision that found the Affordable Care Act constitutional, compliance deadlines for the complex tax provisions that support the individual mandate are approaching rapidly.
US small businesses are seeing weak employment and compensation growth, while hours worked and revenue rates decreased. These are among the results of the monthly Intuit Small Business Revenue and Employment indexes.
June 8, President Obama hosted a White House press conference to urge Congress to pass “in full” the “bipartisan” jobs plan he introduced in September 2011 and the tax credits listed in his “job creating To-Do List for Congress.”
In a retail market dominated by generic superstores, pop-up corner pharmacies, and faceless online shopping, it has become increasingly difficult for "main street" businesses - the very businesses that provide the individual stamp and distinctive character of their communities - to survive.
There are many things to consider when starting a new business, and money management probably tops the list. Get started on the right foot with these five money management tips provided by guest writer Bert Doerhoff.