Record Retention: Keep It or Toss It?

As we dive into gathering documents for this year’s tax prep, now is the perfect time to re-organize your business and/or personal files. We share some record retention guidelines to help you on our blog.

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Forming a Joint Venture: What You Need to Know

When multiple business entities make a decision to start a new business together as a cooperative arrangement, they are creating what is known as a joint venture. In forming a joint venture, each of the involved entities agrees to what assets they will contribute, how they are going to distribute income and share expenses, and how the new entity will move forward.

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10 Financial Metrics Small Business Owners Should Know

Knowing which numbers are most important to your business, the financial ratios applicable and beneficial to your business, and how to interpret that data to make well-timed and impactful decisions is vital to your success. In this blog we detail 10 of the most important financial metrics and how to leverage them.

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The Tax Rules for Renting Your Home or Vacation Home for Short Periods

Many taxpayers rent out their first or second homes without considering tax consequences. Even if you rent out your property using rental agents or online rental services that match property owners with prospective renters (i.e. Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway), it is still your responsibility to properly report the rental income and expenses on your tax return. You should be aware of some special tax rules for renting your home that probably apply to you.

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Do You Know the Gain on Home Sale Rules?

The rules surrounding the sale of one’s principal residence have changed over the years. It used to be that you could simply rollover your gain on a tax-free basis as long as you reinvested the proceeds into a new principal residence. However, those gain on home sale rules have since been eliminated and replaced with a principal residence exclusion.

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Is Cofounder Conflict Threatening Your Business?

If you asked entrepreneurs to make a list of everything they think might one day pose a threat to their company, you’d probably hear a variety of answers. Some might be (rightfully) worried about ultimately developing a product in search of a marketplace. Others may be worried about how they’re going to overcome cash flow issues. And some may still be worried about getting “taken for a ride” by the venture capital people they’re putting so much of their faith in. While all of these are understandable concerns, there’s one that’s often missing from the list: cofounders.

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