Important Steps Sole Proprietors Can Take As Business Begins to Grow

Leading a business as a sole proprietor is both challenging and rewarding. You are the only person who is responsible for making decisions about the organization, its direction, and whether or not it changes status to an LLC or another type of company. There is no one else to take the hit when something doesn’t […]

Tax Conveniences: Paying and Filing

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores across the United States. While it may seem like an unusual arrangement, it caters to a large number of Americans who do not have a bank account or credit card. The […]

Considerations Before Filing Your 2016 Tax Returns

Overall, the methodology and approach to filing your 2016 tax returns will be quite comparable to that of 2015. Nonetheless, there are important bits of information you should be aware of: Taxpayers will again be given three additional days to file since April 15 falls on a non-business day (Saturday). The deadline is now April […]

The Value of Contributing to Retirement Accounts

If you have not already done so, it is an excellent idea to fund your retirement account for 2016 (specifically by April 17, 2017). April 17, 2017 is the deadline for contributions to an IRA (traditional), whether deductible or not. This is also the deadline for a Roth IRA. If you have a Keogh or […]

4 Tax Mistakes that Hurt Your Bottom Line

As tax season approaches, be sure not to fall victim to these common oversights: Charitable Deductions You can receive charitable deductions for your old clothing and furniture that you wish to dispose of. The important component is ascertaining the value of those items. If your deduction exceeds $500 for noncash donations, a Form 8283 will […]

The “Outside-In” Approach to Your Business – Business Law Massachusetts

 An “outside-in” perspective is premised on the idea that dependably successful companies begin with an external market orientation, whereby utilizing customer trends to design their business strategy. In more simple terms, this approach aims to deliver, above all else, something of value to customers, in lieu of simply developing a product. Times are difficult for […]

Protecting the Online Reputation of Your Business is More Important than Ever

Anna Shapiro, Esq., CEO More and more, the online reputation of your business matters. According to BrightLocal’s 2014 Local Consumer Review Survey, “88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.” Reviews have an increasingly big impact on customer decisions and your bottom line. A single bad review can do a lot of […]