Where You Should (and Shouldn’t) Start a Small Business

2017 tax climate

If you’re looking to start a small business, it pays to know which states are and aren’t optimal to do business in. According to the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C. based tax research group, below are the 4 best and 4 worst states to do business in for 2017. The Good Wyoming Wyoming earns the top spot, in large part to the state ... More >

President Trump Proposes 20% Corporate Tax Reduction

Presidential corporate tax plan

One of President Trump’s campaign promises was to lower the corporate tax rate that businesses are required to pay each year. His proposal is to cut the corporate tax by 20% (from 35% to 15%) for businesses across the board—from large corporations to smaller pass-through entities (i.e. LLCs and S-Corporations). The President’s proposal has not ... More >

MaxFilings Announces its Biannual Scholarship Contest

scholarship contest opportunity

At MaxFilings, we take great pride in helping others reach their business goals and potential. We want to extend that helping hand to the next generation of entrepreneurs with the announcement of our biannual collegiate scholarship essay contest! Contest Details Entrants for the scholarship must answer the following essay question: “After ... More >

Don’t Waste Your Money on These 3 Marketing Strategies

Marketing strategies

Anyone involved in business marketing knows that it isn’t as simple as creating an advertisement and distributing it. Marketing strategies can range from hiring a marketing firm to handle all of your marketing needs, or handling it in-house DIY-style. Regardless of which approach your business takes, why waste money on marketing schemes that ... More >

Small Businesses Feeling a Hit From Recent Interest Rate Increases

Interest rate increase

Interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve have been upon us for several months now and businesses are beginning to feel their impact. Small and mid-sized businesses feeling the crunch the quickest and hardest. This data is based on info from Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and Dun & Bradstreet’s ... More >

3 Hiring Problems Your Small Business May Face

small business recruitment

Hiring new employees can be a daunting task and extremely difficult for small businesses. Not only do small business entrepreneurs often need more help recruiting employees, but the entire hiring process can take much longer than a big corporation. Two reasons for this extended recruitment time are a greater rate of employee turnover and the ... More >