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Byram v. United States & the 7 Pillars of Capital Gain Treatment

The tax code draws a distinction between ordinary income and income derived from the sale of a capital asset, or “capital gain.” In most instances, this distinction is straightforward and there is little confusion about whether income falls into one category or the other. Every now and then, however, a situation develops in which the classification of income is a difficult matter. There is much at stake in the determination of whether income is either ordinary or derived from the sale of a…

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Added by Jorgen Rex Olson on January 4, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments

Our Workflow Removes Your Paperwork Frustrations

You're a smart contractor and you know QuickBooks has the Financial Reports, Job Costing Reports and Job Profitability Reports you need to operate and grow your construction company; but it does not provide Benchmarking Reports to let you see how your Construction Company is performing compared to your competitors. 

Every time you or your bookkeeper opens the darn thing it…

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Added by Randal L. DeHart, PMP, QPA on May 23, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Business management tips for small business owners

Current world of business is highly competitive and complex. There is no unifying formula for success. Each and every situation is different. People who are engaged in the business world have to accept these challenges and the way they handle them will determine how successful they are going to be.…

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Added by Tim Scott on December 9, 2014 at 1:32am — No Comments

Understanding Business Education

Business education refers to various courses designed to provide students essential skills to achieve success in business, especially those for launching and running businesses. These courses range from advanced management science to marketing to basic computer courses taken for personal career goals.



Business education classes inculcate students the confidence to overcome real life business situations and emphasize…

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Added by Tim Scott on December 2, 2014 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Should I or shouldn't I?

I'm an RN who is physically no longer capable of doing bedside nursing. I'm looking into Patient Advocate Programs, both general and RN specific.  The cost of these Certificate courses varies from $900.00 up to $7000.00. I'm currently on SSDI, so money is very, very tight.  The program I'd like to go to is around 5K, directed at RN's.  It has an excellent reputation plus has a built in network of alumni.

The $900.00 course is a generalist program.  It's on line, no face to face, while…

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Added by Helga Bluestone on August 20, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Rock solid tips to keep your small business out of debt

Following the recent financial uproar of 2008, scores of people as well as businesses have been trapped under an incredible load of credit card debt. Under these trying fiscal circumstances, when almost every single individual is experiencing problems in making ends meet, credit card debts are a common scenario. Businesses, whether big or small, has to undergo a tough financial phase, where…

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Added by Rick Murphy on November 9, 2012 at 2:59am — No Comments

Dental Practice Purchase –Before you Buy.

Deciding where to buy, how to go about it, and what kind of dental practice to purchase is a very important step in the career of a dentist. There are many essential decisions to make and key factors to examine as you search for the perfect dental practice that meets all of your needs.

Take your Time

 Dentists must not rush into a purchase, and need to manage their expectations, understanding that the process will take some time. There is no need to hurry through…

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Added by Josh Lough on October 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Tips for the entrepreneurs to avoid debt and finesse their business finances

Have you been recently thinking of being an entrepreneur? If answered yes, you first need to get sound information on the startup business advice so that you don’t take a wrong decision that can spoil your entire business idea. Business firms are usually built to generate revenue within a nation and therefore they always need to stay on top of their finances in order to set profits rolling. But debt is something…

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Added by Rick Murphy on October 5, 2012 at 1:41am — No Comments

Small Business Marketing 101

There are many businesses that end up failing due to the lack of marketing. They end up making the wrong decisions, using the wrong strategies and even picking up marketing techniques that isn't right for their business. This is why small business owners have to keep up to date when it comes to small business marketing. They need to continuously learn about various tips they can use to market their business.

First of all, instead of going after people whom…

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Added by Stefan Holm on June 8, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Startup Accounting Practices

Now that we're well into spring and nearing summer, I thought a best accounting practices for Startup Businesses post might be appropriate...



How to establish an accounting method that will grow with your business:

Determine the accounting practices and procedures that you will use at the very start. Establish a bookkeeping method that is forward-thinking, so that you're business growth doesn't have to wait while you refigure your bookkeeping methods



Selecting…

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Added by John Huddleston on May 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Video: California Estate Planning For Unmarried Couples

Creating an estate plan is critical for unmarried couples. Because an unmarried partner is not considered an heir under California law, a will or living trust must be executed to include the partner as beneficiary of the estate.

Added by Dwight Edward Tompkins on February 23, 2012 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Free Search Engine Optimization versus Pay Per Click Internet Marketing

It’s always been surprising to me as an experienced online marketer just how much time and money is spent on paid marketing channels such as pay per click ads but how little time and money is spent gaining free marketing through increasing the organic rankings on the major search engines.

 

With this in mind, I decided to do some research to determine how much traffic is driven from paid search advertising versus organic search rankings. It may surprise you to learn that 90% of…

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Added by Matthew Davidson on October 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Video: Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

Added by Dwight Edward Tompkins on September 10, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

The New Lifetime Gifting Rules For The Next Two Years Can Really Help Family Businesses

The new tax law signed by the President in December gives the owners of Family Businesses probably the biggest tax break to come along in many years.

 

That break is the lifetime gift tax exemption, now $5 million, for next two years (2011 & 2012); or $10 million for a married…

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Added by Dwight Edward Tompkins on April 9, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Social Media for SMBs

The days are way back where everyone was going through a brochure in order to learn about any product/service that has been offered by a Company. Today, digital media such as websites, blogs, microsites and social network applications are indispensable tools of communication.

The digital platforms known as social media are a useful communication tool for people of the information age. Those companies who are smart enough to invest in the…

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Added by Omur Oztas on March 22, 2011 at 7:41am — No Comments

The benefits of using a CPA instead of H & R Block at tax time

When considering how to do your taxes, you have some choices. One is, you can prepare your return yourself, or, you can select a storefront tax preparer that has only had brief training (for a few weeks) to instruct them on how to process different kinds of tax returns. It is…

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Added by Kristin Baker on January 14, 2011 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Accounting Services: When to Hire a CPA

Accounting Services: When to Hire a CPA…

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Added by kristin baker on December 30, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

Accrual vs. Cash Method of Accounting



When you launch a small company, one of the first…

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Added by kristin baker on December 30, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

55 Concise SEO Tips

Everyone loves a good tip, right? Here are 55 quick tips for search engine optimization that even your mother could use to get cooking. Well, not my mother, but you get my point. Most folks with some web design and beginner SEO knowledge should be able to take these to the bank without any problem.…

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Added by Brian Bateman on December 12, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

Tax Tips for Construction, Architecture, and Engineering Firms

When it comes to owning a construction, architecture, or engineering firm many of the tax tips are the same as a regular business, but there are some special points to be made about each tax tip as well as some tax tips that are unique to these three industries.

One tax tip for small businesses that can be…

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Added by Jessica Chisholm on November 3, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Retirement fund for an S Corp owner 10 Replies

HiMy wife and I are the only 2 shareholders of our S Corp which we set up for her business.I would like to set up a retirement fund that is pre=approved by the IRS. Do you guys have any recommendations on that? We still haven't paid her any salary…Continue

Started by charyo in Tax & Accounting. Last reply by Mike Fox Jul 12, 2013.

Intro 5 Replies

Hello everyone, I see that I'm the first one to post an introduction here. Interesting. Anyhoooo I actually found this site from the Craig's list events section. Who knew? I've just started with a new company selling sustainable Disaster Resistant…Continue

Started by Demelza in Introduce Yourself. Last reply by Pat Mckemy Jan 14, 2014.

How has Local Online Marketing Helped Your Business? 4 Replies

Really, I wanted to ask: a two-part question Part 1: How much new business are you gaining through local pages and review sites like Google Maps, Yahoo Local, Bing Business Portal, & Yelp?a) Less than 5%b) 5 -- 10%c)10 -- 25%d) more than 25%!!e)…Continue

Tags: maps, yahoo, bing, google, business

Started by Steven Good in Marketing for the Small Business Owner. Last reply by Pat Mckemy Dec 15, 2013.

Smaller Business 4 Replies

Anyone else interested in "smaller" business. While I am interested in learning whether my company should become an LLC (currently a sole proprietor), this webcast's example of a profit of $100,000 clearly is not representative of my situation. I am…Continue

Started by Caitlin Dundon in Small Business Community Wide Discussions. Last reply by steve leonard Oct 29, 2011.

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