Going solo: Not a 'free ride'
Despite the obvious benefits, there are a couple of drawbacks to solo 401(k) plans.
Suppose you take your best client out to dinner to celebrate your business relationship. If you own a business, are self-employed or run a side business, can you deduct any of the cost?
The answer is not so clear after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here are some tips to stay on the right side of the new rules:
Business owners and managers can let emotions dominate the decision-making process. Instead, move past sunk costs with grace and confidence knowing it's the smartest business decision to make.
According to the American Staffing Association, there are approximately 3 million temporary and contract employees working for U.S. staffing companies during an average work week. That means there's a wide range of skilled people usually available for work whenever most businesses need them. Even so, should your company hire temporary workers? Consider the following:
As any entrepreneur will tell you, financing a business is no small undertaking. Pulling funds from personal bank accounts, liquidating assets, talking to friends and relatives about your venture — these are all actions you might take to get your business up and running. Banks and other financial institutions could also play a role.
Is your business website customer-friendly?
You've launched a business website, but customers aren't flocking to purchase your online offerings. Why not? For some companies, tweaking an already inviting webpage may be sufficient. Other business websites may require a complete overhaul. If traffic to your homepage isn't trending upward, consider the following tried-and-true guidelines:
The internet is where people go to discuss their favorite sports teams, politicians, recipes — you name it. This is especially true for customers. You can find out how much people love or hate your business by what you see via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and other social media platforms.