Just How Important is a Registered Agent?

A recent Missouri news story tells the tale of a business owner who didn't take care in having a quality registered agent. The Missouri Secretary of State dissolved one of the developer’s corporations for failing to maintain a registered agent. It dissolved another one of the developer’s corporations for failing to file a current and correct annual report. It's a registered agent’s job to inform a corporation of a state's tax and legal document requirements and deadlines. The news story … [Read more...]

Quick Tips on How you Can Save Money on Business Taxes

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You first need to decide whether you need professional tax assistance. This professional would help keep your business’ taxes in order, plus help you plan ahead so that you can benefit from the most deductions. For a brief description of common business taxes you will encounter, click here. Common tax savings Luckily, there are some tax rules that will allow you to save money for your business. For example: You could contribute to retirement plansProfitable businesses can put some of … [Read more...]

Common Taxes Small Businesses Will Encounter

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Taxes, for better or worse, are a part of everyday life. The same can be said if you run a business. Business owners are responsible for taxes at the federal level all the way down to the city level. With this much tax responsibility, business owners need to know the taxes they need to pay, the amount they need to pay and be aware of filing dates. Making a mistake at any step could result in a hefty penalty; however, proper planning could result in tax breaks. Business Taxes There are four … [Read more...]

What to Do If Your Business Structure Isn’t Working For You

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Change can be an inevitable part of life and this is no different for your business life as well. As you’re starting out as a business owner, you probably wanted to keep things as simple as possible; however, growing businesses need more work and structure in order to be profitable. As the old adage goes, realizing you have a problem is your first hurdle. Once you’ve come to this realization, making the necessary changes can be fairly painless and typically involve some legal steps. The … [Read more...]

A Guide to How to Market Your Small Business with Email

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Savvy small business owners around the world have begun to discover the benefits that email marketing can bring to their businesses. The Direct Marketing Association states that for every $1 spent email marketing can return roughly $40. For as cheaply as email marketing can be accomplished, the ROI is among the highest in the field of marketing. Increased sales through email marketing One reason that your business can see financial growth through email marketing is that you’re sharing your … [Read more...]