Should You Incorporate Your Rental Property?


As a rental property owner, you have to address a lot of challenges—from midnight phone calls about leaking water to ensuring that tax payments are paid on time. With the […]

Identify Your Target Audience and Grow Your Small Business


Learning the ins and outs of marketing for your business takes a good deal of commitment. It’s easy to get lost in all of the techniques because there can be […]

Small Business Tax Deadline: Unemployment Reports, W2s, and 1099s


The year-end rush many small businesses face may end when the calendar turns from 2020 to 2021. However, small business owners and managers must then turn their attention to meeting […]

When Should Businesses Use Tax Form 1099-NEC Instead of 1099-MISC?


Many small businesses rely on independent contractors either instead of, or in addition to, W2 employees. If you pay independent contractors to provide services for your company, be aware that […]

Protect Your Small Business from Cyberattacks


As a small business, you may not have thought much about cyberattacks. In fact, 54% of small businesses believe they are too small to be subjected to a cyberattack. But […]

Starting a Business During COVID-19


COVID-19 has forced businesses, new and old, to be creative about how they operate and how they offer goods and services. The companies that have been able to adjust quickly […]

When Are 4th Quarter 2020 Estimated Taxes Due?


If you are self-employed or started a business on the side in 2020 for extra income, you are required to pay estimated taxes to the IRS on a quarterly basis. […]

Plans for COVID Small Business Relief in the Biden Administration


Small businesses continue to struggle in the closing days of 2020 as COVID-19 infections increase across the U.S. Since we are experiencing a presidential transition at the same time that […]

Federal holidays & overtime pay: How to calculate time and a half

Working on a federal holiday

Are you an employer wondering how holiday pay works? Rocket Lawyer explains the legalities of working on a holiday and the meaning of time and a half.

Making an Anti-Discrimination Policy for Your Business


Maintaining a workplace that’s free from discrimination not only ensures a more diverse, harmonious, and productive workplace, it’s also the law. It’s your responsibility as an employer to clearly inform […]

Small Business Tax Alert: Issue W-2s and 1099s Before the Deadline


Small business owners who pay employees or independent contractors need to be aware of annual IRS reporting and filing deadlines that occur early in the calendar year. Businesses must issue […]

Make Your Business Plan Now and Launch Your Company in the New Year


It’s not unusual for people with keen business insight and an entrepreneurial spirit to kick around ideas for years. You may have a way to revolutionize an industry or produce […]