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Irma Said:

How do I go about securing my family assets as a small business?

We Answered:

I'm not sure how UK works, but in America, this is how to protect your family assets.

Step 1: Get a C-Corp in the state you are doing business.
Step 2: Get Tax ID for C-Corp
Step 3: File a DBA under C-Corp with Tax ID, this will then become a division or entity of your C-Corp
Step 4: Pay yourself a salary, W2,or defer your salary. This makes you an employee of your C-Corp.
Step 5: Get a C-Corp in NV without Tax ID
Step 6: Transfer First C-Corp stocks to NV C-Corp
We do this because NV corps are protected. NV corps don't have to disclose information about officers and doesn't need to have a tax id, no bank accounts, no franchise tax.
Step 7: For your house, pledge all your equity over to NV Corp. Make your home look upside down. No one will sue you for your house if you owe more than its worth.
Step 8: if you own your car, put a lien on it using your NV corp.
Put liens on every assets you have.

when you do business, use your DBA. When your business is in trouble, you disconnect it by incorporating it and file BK. Becuase you requested a tax id for your dba, BK follows tax id. This allows you to keep your C-Corp and you just go out and file another DBA. You can file as many DBAs as you want and you can file 10 DBAs under a DBA.
Oh, very important, never ever state that you are an owner of your corporation. Always state that you are an employee. you can be a founder and also be an employee. Because your NV corp owns your corp, no one will know who truly owns the corp.

Danny Said:

How can I go about starting a small welding business?

We Answered:

Hi there, i have found a website with detailed info on starting a small business. I hope u find it usefull

http://smallbiz.co.nr

Bernard Said:

How do I go about opening a small business in Illinois?

We Answered:

Contact the Small Business Development Center. There's an office in every county. Use the following website to find the Center nearest you ...

http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/…

Tamara Said:

How do I go about applying for a government grant for small business?

We Answered:

You stand a greater chance of getting a government-guaranteed loan through the Small Business Administration http://www.sba.gov/financing than a government grant. Read the SBA Financing page to learn about criteria needed for borrowing

It is hard to find grants to start a business. Unlike the myths that some perpetuate, federal government and even private foundations hardly give grant money for a for-profit business. And yes, grants mean PAPERWORK - lots and lots of it, that is why a cottage industry of grant writers was born.

Nonetheless, you can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) http://www.cfda.gov and Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov - these are two sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support a for-profit venture.

Even if you buy books on "how to get grants" or list that supposedly has information on grants -- all of them are mere rehash of what CFDA has, albeit packaged differently. But still the info is the same - hardly any grants for starting a for profit business.

Even SBA does NOT give out grants. From the SBA website http://www.sba.gov/expanding/grants.html

"The U.S. Small Business Administration does not offer grants to start or expand small businesses, although it does offer a wide variety of loan programs. (See http://www.sba.gov/financing for more information) While SBA does offer some grant programs, these are generally designed to expand and enhance organizations that provide small business management, technical, or financial assistance. These grants generally support non-profit organizations, intermediary lending institutions, and state and local governments."

Here is a listing of federal grants for small businesses. See if there is any available for individuals for starting a business -- THERE'S NONE.
http://12.46.245.173/pls/portal30/CATALO…

Most of the federal grants are given to specific target groups with specific requirements (e.g. minority business owners involved in transportation related contracts emanating from DOT - Grant#20.905 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Short Term Lending Program

Grants are also often given to non profit groups or organizations involved in training or other similar activities (grant 59.043 Women's Business Ownership Assistance that are given to those who will create women's business center that will train women entrepreneurs

I suggest you read the following books to get ideas of how to finance your business:

Financing Your Small Business http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1…
Small Business Financing: How and Where To Get It http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0…
Financing the Small Business: A Complete Guide to Obtaining Bank Loans and All Other Types of Financing http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1…
The SBA Loan Book http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1…
Angel Capital : How to Raise Early-Stage Private Equity Financing http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0…
Financing Your Small Business (Barron's Business Library Series) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0…

For private grants, you may want to check the Foundation Center's Foundation Grants for Individuals Online http://gtionline.fdncenter.org . It's a subscription based website ($9.95 per month) but their opening blurb only says that the database is ideal for "students, artists, academic researchers, libraries and financial aid offices." Entrepreneurs are apparently not one of them, so I take it they also don't have listings of private foundations who give grants to would-be entrepreneurs.

Kelly Said:

How do you go about opening your own small food related business?

We Answered:

Check with your local Small Business Administration Office (SBA). They have a service called SCORE that offers free help to people wanting to start businesses.

Also there's a lot of books about starting and running a small business. One that I really like is called "The E-Myth Revisited" by Michael Gerber. It's actually set around a dessert shop operator who wants to improve her business.

Finally, most health departments will require that you have commercial grade equipment and conditions in your home if you're going to sell to the public. Be prepared to spend a good deal of money to meet those requirements.

Good Luck

Todd Said:

how do i go about starting my own small business?

We Answered:

You've got 4 different issues here -- let's tackle one at a time.

RE: Starting a Business

The best routes to take are to research the process of starting a business as well as the industry you're interested in.

I recommend checking out the SBA, Entrepreneur, The Start Up Journal & Nolo. All 4 are great informational resources for the new/small business owner. I posted links for you in the source box.

Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

* What No One Ever Tells You about Starting Your Own Business: Real-Life Start-Up Advice from 101 Successful Entrepreneurs (What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business) by Jan Norman
* Business Start-Up Kit by Steven D. Strauss
* Start Your Own Business (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up) by Rieva Lesonsky

There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.

RE: Clothing Store

Associations may be a good avenue to explore as well. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have as well as many you haven't anticipated yet. See the source box for some relevant links.

Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can about the industry. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

* Start Your Own Clothing Store (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up) by Entrepreneur Press
* Start and Run a Profitable Retail Business by Jim Dion, Ted Topping
* Specialty Shop Retailing: How to Run Your Own Store Revised by Carol L. Schroeder
* So You Want To Own The Store: Secrets to Running a Successful Retail Operation by Mort Brown

There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.

RE: Liquor Store

See below for association links

RE: Diner

Here are some book titles that are relevant:

* The Restaurant Business Start-up Guide by Paul Daniels
* Restaurants That Work: Case Studies of the Best in the Industry by Martin E. Dorf
* Restaurant Financial Basics by Raymond S. Schmidgall
* Opening a Restaurant or Other Food Business Starter Kit: How to Prepare a Restaurant Business Plan and Feasibility Study by Sharon Fullen
* Upstart Guide Owning & Managing a Restaurant by Roy S. Alonzo
* The Restaurant Managers Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service Operation by Douglas Robert Brown

Check below for association & article links.

Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

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    Profitable Small Businesses

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    Small Business Assoc

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    Small Business Directory

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    Small Business Entrepreneurship

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    Small Business Forum

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    Ryan Said:Ice Cream Franchise (USA) - I Need a Small Business Plan for Starting an Ice Cream Franchise?We Answered:Start with Perry Mark's ideas in Ice Cream Truck Business. It goes deep into the US ice cream business with location tips, franchise opportunities & profit budgeting. I'm a franchisee myself and love the benefits of this recession proof business. It gives you brand recognition and the freedom to focus on your business.Viola Said:Advice on low cost franchise Business opportunities?We Answered:Perhaps you may consider a slightly different approach. Start a business with can be started with a minimal investment. Then franchise your business....

    Small Business Growth

    Rebecca Said:what small business can i put up with fast growth and fast ROI?We Answered:Try bum marketing.Anne Said:If small business owners were 1/3 of the job growth in the last economic recovery what effect should we expect?We Answered:Not to mention the added barriers to entry put on them by the burdens of the stimulus bill and health insurance mandate and all the other social engineering in Congress. The biggest difference I have found between 'thoughtful' progressives and 'thoughtful' libertarians is their opinion of what is 'best' for the greatest number. Progressives despite all historical evidence think government can be transformed...

    Small Business Idea

    Lonnie Said:I want open small business in my country, Who can propose for me good idea for business plan?We Answered:Don't get a business plan from a yahoo user. If you don't make the plan yourself, more than likely your business will fail. Also, your country has different customs, laws, ways of doing things, customer preferences, etc. than other users' countries so their idea may not work in your country. Being self-employed isn't for everyone, if you can't come up with a business plan of your own then I believe your business won't succeed.Martin Said:I’d like to open a small business...

    Small Business Info

    Roger Said:what info would i need to start up a small car rental business?We Answered:The best routes to take are to research the process of starting a business as well as the industry you're interested in. I recommend checking out the SBA, Entrepreneur, The Start Up Journal & Nolo. All 4 are great informational resources for the new/small business owner. I posted links for you in the source box. Associations may be a good avenue to explore. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have as well as many you haven't anticipated yet. See the source...

    Small Business Innovation

    Mary Said:where can I find the best information on how to obtain a government grant for small business startup?We Answered:It is hard to find grants to start a business. Unlike the myths that some perpetuate, federal government and even private foundations hardly give grant money for starting a for-profit business. One possible exception is for companies developing or exporting agricultural goods, including food and forest product. Another exception could be the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/… , which fund the research and development of technological innovation that meets specific government needs. Your...

    Small Business Internet Access

    Jessica Said:How might the internet and related communication technologies change your small retail business?We Answered:Here are some ways in which Internet and Communications technologies can change your small business. Catalog flexibility and Online fast updating Direct "link" capabilities to content information and visual displays already existing on other client web site. You can update your E-Catalog anytime, whether it's adding new products, or adjusting prices, without the expense and time of a traditional print catalog. Extensive search capabilities by item, corporate name, division name, location, manufacturer, partner, price or any other specified need. Shrinks the Competition Gap: Reduced marketing/advertising expenses, compete...

    Small Business Internet Service

    Amy Said:Income from the Internet and Small Business loans?We Answered:A true business credit card is a line of credit that is taken in the name of the business, under the business' credit. Activity, whether good or bad, is reflected on your business' credit report through D&B and other financial institutions, and the liability for any debts incurred and bills owed is with the business.However, some companies out there offer "business" credit cards which they require a person guarantee for. These institutions will often ask for a personal guarantee, and will almost always ask for a social security number from the...

    Small Business Marketing Advice

    Mabel Said:Has anyone started there own small business? If so, can you offer advice/suggestions on what I need to do?We Answered:Since you've never been in business before, I would strongly recommend that you talk to a business counselor before you do anything especially spend money. I'd call the local office of SCORE (go to http://www.score.org and input your zip code to find the chapter nearest you), the advice is FREE. The counselor at SCORE will most likely advise you to write a business plan which is very good advice because it will force you to dig out all of...

    Small Business Marketing Bible

    Annie Said:What are some sources for start-up capital for a new business or invention?We Answered:By researching the prospect of starting your own business -- what it entails, what you need to know, helpful hints, etc -- you'll feel better prepared to take that plunge. I found some book titles that are relevant to your specific question: Finance Specific: * Financing Your Business Dreams With Other People's Money: How and Where to Find Money for Start-Up and Growing Businesses by Harold R. Lacy * The Small Business Start-Up Kit by Peri Pakroo, Peg Healy (Editor) * Finding Money: The Small Business Guide to Financing by Kate...

    Small Business Marketing Blog

    Daisy Said:Marketing and Advertising for Small Business?We Answered:A few free resources – check out the sources box for links: 1) Create a blog pertaining to your field 2) Use Yahoo! Local & Yahoo! Groups – Be sure to read the TOS for each one! 3) Write articles pertaining to your field and/or expertise. 4) Advertise on Craiglist Also, consider signing up for an affiliate program. These programs enable you to advertise on other's sites (your affiliates) and once a sale is made to you, your affiliates & the program are paid a commission. I listed a few handy sites & articles relating to...

    Small Business Marketing For Dummies

    Perry Said:How to prepare a business plan for a website business?We Answered:According to the book “The ABC's of Writing Winning Business Plans: How to Prepare a Business Plan That Others Will Want to Read -- and Invest In” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0… by Garrett Sutton, below are some tips to make a winning business plan that can get funding: - Money follows management. Investors look first at the people involved in the company. If you are just starting out and don’t have relevant experience, investors expect to see that you have an experienced team of advisors and employees helping you in the business. -...

    Small Business Marketing Magic

    Marsha Said:Introducing a new shoe line to make business? What do I do?We Answered:You will need to check with your local city and county for the requirements in opening a wholesale business. Most likely, you will be asked to - register your business - get your tax ID number (if you choose to do so otherwise you use your SSN) - decide on the legal structure of your business (e.g. sole proprietorship, LLC, partnership, S-corp or C-corp) The easiest way to get the word out about a new shoe line is to participate in shoe trade shows where shoe retailers and buyers from...

    Small Business Marketing Services

    Louis Said:I work with a firm that offers services to small businesses, how do I approach them?We Answered:Have you thought about pay per click programs? The two biggest, I think, are Yahoo! and Google A few free resources – check out the sources box for links: 1) Create a blog pertaining to your field 2) Use Yahoo! Local & Yahoo! Groups – Be sure to read the TOS for each one! 3) Write articles pertaining to your field and/or expertise. 4) Advertise on Craiglist Also, consider signing up for an affiliate program. These programs enable you to advertise on other's sites (your affiliates) and...

    Small Business Marketing Solution

    Terry Said:What is the best way to learn how to start a small business?We Answered:A small business requires a lot of additional work other than fixing people's computers and setting up their networking. That is a gig until you can reasonably provide a business model, research on your market and some evidence that it will succeed. But that's good that you're motivated. I suggest to consider using a marketing automation system to beef up your efforts to follow up on past customers and future prospects. I know it's tough, but you gotta sit down and plan your business before you...

    Small Business Marketing Technique

    Mike Said:i need help marketing my small business.?We Answered:Optimize it locally it ll 100% boost you sales as the fastest growing vertical in search, many people are now starting to recognize the value of local search engine optimization can have on their site traffic. Also known as regional search, it's basically Geo-targeting your audience when they search. Local search works best for the service provider, or a retailer that has numerous locations. While the search volume won't be as great as a non-regional phrase, the person who reaches your site will be a more targeted visit and most likely ready to...

    Small Business Marketing Tip

    Patricia Said:Small Business Print Marketing Spend???We Answered:First you should develop a marketing strategy that coincides with your budget. It does not matter where you are in the World if you have a solid plan and budget in mind. Only you are fully aware of your finances. There are several ways to determine the best marketing strategy for your business. First look at how much money you have to spend, then decide the best way to reach your target market (start in your own area first) and good ol' fashioned Word-of-Mouth has never let any business owner down. Those are just a...

    Small Business Marketing Tool

    Glenn Said:what is the best way to use facebook as a marketing tool for a small business?We Answered:The way to advertise your business in Facebook is by creating what is called a "facebook page". Once you have created it you can advertise it inside Facebook. The creation of this Facebook page is free. In order to make a page on Facebook you need to be registered as a user. This link will show you how to create an account on Facebook: http://romcartridge.blogspot.com/2010/01… And this one how to create a page: http://romcartridge.blogspot.com/2010/01… Page creators are anonymous and their messages are shown as written by the page...

    Small Business Needs

    Melanie Said:How much Can $ needs to do small business?We Answered:It depends what kind of business you want to get in. If it is service indusrty than you won't need much investment but you need talent. Small business like, grocessory store can be started with initial investment of 50 - 60K.Jeanne Said:What legal paprwork needs to be done when opening a small online business?We Answered:im in the same situation. Luckily my mom is an accountant so i can pass on some info to you! if you want everything to be legit and you want to claim your business sales on your...

    Small Business Opportunity Magazine

    Guy Said:what is required to successfully start and manage a small business?We Answered:Are you looking into collaborating with a company or starting your own business? If your looking into collaborations, then here's a few things you should look into. 1. How long have they been in business? 2. Do they have a proven track record? 3. Do they have a physical address that you can go to? 4. Do they have a training system? 5. Have they been in several magazines Such as Success, Fortune, USA Today. Has Inc 500 rated them? 6. Are they registered with the BBB? 7. Meet the co-founders. 8. Who's involved in...

    Small Business Problems

    Marc Said:I am Jessica. I was running a small business but had to close down my shop because of financial problems?We Answered:You will not find a grant for paying off existing debt. Period. Have you sold off all your previous inventory, fixtures, office equipment, etc? Instead of having a garage sale, make up a flyer of items that could be used by other businesses in the area, print off about 50 copies, and give or send them to other area businesses. The other option is to list particular items on Ebay, and sell them off slowly. This will net you...

    Small Business Report

    Penny Said:How much do you have to earn in profit in a small business to report it on your taxes?We Answered:If you make even $1 in net profits from your craft, you legally need to report it on your federal income taxes. Now, if you take a look at all you've spent on your crafts, you're probably going to have to sell a LOT of crafts in order to show even one dollar in NET profits. But that's the threshold.Priscilla Said:Is there any way to check the reported income of a small business?We Answered:There is no reliable way. Public companies...

    Small Business Resource

    Shelly Said:Is there an online resource to help review my small business?We Answered:I suggest that you spend a bit of money and have a business consultant go through your business with you before you make the choice to return the work force. If you have had your business running for two years now and making some money it might be better to find a way for you make more. When a small business owner does all the work for themselves they tend to loose money. It may cost you in the beginning but in the long run...

    Small Business Review

    Elaine Said:Where do i apply for a small business loan easily if i dont own any property?We Answered:No lender will talk to you unless you provide them with a valid business plan. Go to http://www.sba.gov , http://www.score.org or http://www.bplan.com for sample business plans and instructions on how to write a business plan. Then, go to http://www.score.org/ and in the upper left hand corner, enter your zip code. On the next screen, you will get information on the nearest SCORE chapter. Call them and arrange for a free meeting with a SCORE counselor to review your business plan and...

    Small Business Sales Tax

    Jessica Said:Where can I get a WA state sales tax chart for my small business?We Answered:Tax Rate Lookup Tool Use the search options below to find sales tax rates for any location within Washington State. This tool (with the exception of the map search) is also accessible by handheld devices. Simply type taxrates.dor.wa.gov. http://dor.wa.gov/content/FindTaxesandRa… Also here: http://dor.wa.gov/content/FindTaxesAndRa…Dustin Said:What are the tax liabilities for personal small business internet sales?We Answered:Honestly, it depends on two things. First, the website. If they send you 1099s for the sales you make via their site (they should be able to tell you whether or not they...

    Small Business Size

    Carol Said:When Obama talks about breaks for small businesses, how does one judge the size of a business? ?We Answered:Here's the source that would answer all of your questions: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2… And an exerpt: According to the Internal Revenue Service, most small businesses organize in ways that allow their owners to pay taxes at personal rates rather than as corporations, which impose a second layer of taxes. Almost 95 percent of 21.5 million owners of small businesses who file as sole proprietors had receipts under $100,000 in 2007. Another 4 million businesses organize as so-called subchapter S corporations, according to IRS data; less...

    Small Business Strategies

    Lauren Said:How can I find Partnars to my small business ?We Answered:Depends on the business, and what type of input you need from the partners. If you just need people to finance you, then ask everyone and anyone, have a clear business plan, and a strategy for them to get back their money + so equity and interest in the business. Also try and get a Small business loan or money from the bank, this helps people feel more confidant if a bank is willing to back you. If you can not get money from the bank at least you will see...

    Small Business Suite

    Ross Said:Can you upgrade from Microsoft Office 2003 Home & Student Edition to Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edit?We Answered:Yes, Office 2003 Home and Student Edition is a qualifying product for upgrade pricing to Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition. According to http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/produc… , the following products all qualify for upgrade pricing: • Microsoft Works 6.0–10 • Microsoft Works suite 2000–2006 or later • any 2000–2007 Microsoft Office program or suite • any Microsoft Office XP suite except Office XP Student and Teacher. You will need to retain your old Office 2003 installation disc and product key in case you ever need to reinstall...

    Small Business Taxation

    Ken Said:I run a small business and I am really feeling the crunch! Between Obama and McCain, who'll be better for me?We Answered:obama. republicans are all for the rich and mighty, but obama has a plan. here is a snippet from his website Provide Tax Relief for Small Businesses and Start Up Companies: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will eliminate all capital gains taxes on start-up and small businesses to encourage innovation and job creation. Obama and Biden will also support small business owners by providing a $500 “Making Work Pay” tax credit to almost every worker in America. Self-employed small business owners pay...

    Small Business Tax Accounting

    Larry Said:Small business accounting: have to use quickbooks?We Answered:Many small businesses count on QuickBooks to manage their financial system and determine, at a glance, whether the business is making or losing money. QuickBooks also reveals how to increase sales and decrease expenses, who owes you money, and when it's time to pay quarterly (or other) taxes. You probably know this, but I'll still mention it: QuickBooks will streamline your business finances as much as you allow it to do so. There's nothing automated about inputting invoices, receipts, and tax details - that's all done by you or another person - but I find...

    Small Business Tax Benefits

    Alice Said:What are the benefits of having a small business?We Answered:You should become a small business but do it the right way. It is good to incorpate. You should also file a FBN statement and you should obtain a tax id from the IRS. Once you do that then open up a bussines account at a bank, then apply for a loan on the business.Marian Said:Any benefits to registering a small business or DBA as opposed to selling cash under the table?We Answered:Their are several important benefits to creating an LLC (Limited Liability Corporation). An LLC would most likely be your...

    Small Business Tax Break

    Jerry Said:My wife and I have a small business and have not make any money, but have spent a lot do we get a tax break?We Answered:Absolutely. In fact, a lot of people mistakenly don't do a Schedule C to record the activity from their business, and as a consequence, miss out on all sorts of tax breaks that are due to the expenses exceeding the income. As long as the business "started" by the end of 2006, it should be on your tax return. If your losses exceed all of your other income, you will be...

    Small Business Tax Cut

    Teresa Said:What good is a tax cut for job creation for small business,?We Answered:the PEOPLE WITH TONS OF MONEY ARE GETTING TAXED not small busniess MORON ha ahhahahahahahahahhahahahahSara Said:Will a small business owner really cut jobs because his taxes go up a few thousand dollars?We Answered:The problem is that they don't know how the tax system works...so in their minds it isn't a few thousand dollars. When they hear Obama is going to raise the rates on 250k and over from 33% to 36%...they take an example like 350k and apply the extra 3% to it to get 10.5k. The correct way...

    Small Business Tax Deduction

    Ross Said:MY wife is paid 50 cents per business mile for use of her car. Can we claim any tax deduction for milage?We Answered:Yes, you can claim a deduction, but you will need to calculate the actual cost of the mileage, and then subtract the $.50/mile you've already received. The remainder goes on Form 2106, which flows through as a Miscellaneous (Subject to 2% floor) deduction on Schedule A. Technically, there may be a deduction here. As a practical matter, I bet it turns out to have no impact or minimal impact on your return. You'll have a hard time establishing...

    Small Business Tax Deductions

    Hugh Said:What taxes would a small business in Idaho be responsible for paying? What deductions and exemptions...?We Answered:You must file your tax return if your self employed income is $400 or more. You will report your income and business related expenses on schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040). Then you put net income (or loss) on line 12 of Form 1040. This income is subject to SE tax at 15.3% (this is shown on line 57 of Form 1040). You can deduct all your business related expenses that are necessary for the business.Glenn Said:Invested Money in Small Business as...

    Small Business Tax Filing

    Susan Said:How does a small business checking affect my tax filing if at all?We Answered:the checking acct is irrelevant.Just make sure you claim all the income on a schedule C with your 1040...

    Small Business Tax Form

    Stanley Said:Tax liability for a small, home-based business?We Answered:If this home business is your only income, you would start paying income taxes at $400 per year. If this business is in addition to a regular job, you would have to report anything. Most people file small home business on a Schedule C that goes along with your 1040. It makes your regular return more complex but it is not a separate return by itself unless you form a corporation which I would advise against right away. The best advice that I could give you would be to sit down with a CPA...

    Small Business Tax Forms

    Cody Said:Have full-time job and a small business. What tax forms do I use?We Answered:You normally would file a 1040 with a schedule C for the small business. Lists of what is deductible are kind of dangerous if you don't know the tax law. What may be deductible for one person under their circumstances may not be the same for you.Louis Said:I am opening a small business by myself. What income Tax Forms will I have to file for myself at the end of thWe Answered:Based on the information you have provided the best advise you could get...

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    Small Business Tax Info

    Alvin Said:What tax info do I need to start up a small online retail business?We Answered:I would guess it depends on the business, but, you really need to talk to an account who will know all the ins & outs for your particular state. BUT, use a room in your house that its sole function is the business. Mearsure it & you'll be able to claim part of your mortgage / rent / homeowners ins(?). If you use your car for business, keep a running log of milage start/finish of each trip and # of miles. Phone - if you can have...

    Small Business Tax Law

    Rhonda Said:where can i get my tax done that specialize with small business on the side?We Answered:One of the main benefits of a preparer that specializes in small business is that they are more familiar with the tax laws that affect your business. That being said...Any place can do it. If you go to a big chain like H&R Block, make sure the preparer is comfortable doing the return. All preparers are not created equal. Some are great others...not so much. Updated... Sorry to go off topic here... Dizneyfreak1- I was using H & R Block as an example, there is good and bad...

    Small Business Tax Laws

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    Small Business Tax Questions

    Dawn Said:Small Business Tax Questions: Please help :-)?We Answered:You will receive a Schedule K-1 from the partnership and use that to prepare your tax return. The income is taxable to you in the same manner as it was earned within the business. You report the profits on Schedule E. If you are an active partner in the partnership the profits from operations are taxed as self-employment income. You'll attach Schedule SE to calculate the self-employment tax. Losses are generally deductible without limit. If you are a limited partner then it's passive income (or loss) and is...

    Small Business Tax Rate

    Anne Said:How much does one pay in Small business tax?We Answered:Dear yellow: If you are thinking of just doing some part time work or even full time without incorporating, you will simply report your income on a personal return using Sch C. You will pay the normal tax rates all individuals pay. See IRS Pub 17 and the tax tables. (10% and up). You will have to pay SE tax (Soc Sec and Medicare) at the rate of 15.3%. If you feel you will owe taxes next year you should consider paying estimated taxes (1040ES) to avoid any...

    Small Business Tax Rates

    Glenn Said:Would anyone here know the average business small business total tax bill as a percent of revenue?We Answered:I only know that corporate income tax rates are up to 35%, which Republicans are always complaining about; but the ACTUAL rate paid is about 11% of income. This is from the 1040 tax booklet the IRS sends out each year. The amount paid by corporations has consistently gone down over the years, and the amount paid by individuals has gone up.Lena Said:What amount of state tax (NC) should I submit for my small business?We Answered:I would do an "estimate"...

    Small Business Tax Return

    Peggy Said:What happens if you're late lodging a small business tax return in Australia?We Answered:As your tax return is due by 31 October each year if you are completing it yourself, the sooner you send it in the better. There may be some interest applied if you have a tax debt once your assessment is finalised. If you are owed a refund, there will not be any charges added to your account. I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about it; just finalise your paperwork and send it in. It's not worth the stress. As for your business, it...

    Small Business Tax Service

    Isaac Said:how do you figure out the value of a small business? past tax returns or potential income?We Answered:There are different methods to estimate the value of a business. Many factors play into this appraisal, such as the area, growth potential, product(s)/service(s), value of equipment, etc. Past tax returns by themselves are not enough to adequately value a business because too much information could be left off. Potential income, when calculated correctly, is certainly a component of the business' value. Normally, the best way to value a business is to hire a business valuation appraiser. This person will be...

    Small Business Tax Strategy

    Elmer Said:The small company I work for does not have a pension program or a 401k. Best retirement strategy besides IRA?We Answered:best strategy? Talk to your boss about installing a 401k. Costs are minimal nowdays. startup costs are about 2k and annual costs are about the same. Both are deductible expenses and small businesses even get a credit for first year (I think it's still available anyways). Many plans that I set up for my clients involve some contributions on side of ownership but in most the amount that they have to contribute to...

    Small Business Tax Tip

    Joseph Said:How do you bring succes to your small business?We Answered:The first thing is to have a business that is need and wanted by the public, not just you. You may be the best person in the world at knitting, but if you're the only one in your community who knits, then there's not much chance of a knitting supply store surviving. If you know your offering something the community wants and needs, then you need to look back at your business plan and look over the marketing part. Who's your customer and how do they find out about you? Find...

    Small Business Tax Tips

    Lester Said:Filing tax for small business (income and tips)?We Answered:On sch C you write them off as wages paid out.Elmer Said:Small business tips?We Answered:keep good records of all income from all sources and all expense you'll be paying tax estimates each quarter for income on form 1040ES. Besides your regular rate of income tax (talking federal tax here) you'll also be paying self-employment tax, (social security). that will be about 15 1/3% of your profit from self-employment and is also paid each quarter along with what you estimate your income tax to be. (on same form) If you drive at all in...

    Small Business Tools

    Dianne Said:What is the easiest way to write a five year business plan for a small company?We Answered:Here are some resources that can help you write your business plan: - SBA Business Plan Basics http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/pla… - PowerHomeBiz.com Creating a Business Plan section http://www.powerhomebiz.com/startup/busi… - Entrepreneur.com Writing a Business Plan section http://www.entrepreneur.com/bizplan/0,72… You may also want to review some sample business plans to see how it actually looks like: - Bplans.com http://www.bplans.com/sp/businessplans.c… - MOOT Corp Business Plan competition winners http://www.businessplans.org/businesspla… - VFinance - View hundreds of real business plans in pdf format. http://www.vfinance.com/home.asp?bps=1&T… - Business Owners Toolkit Sample business plans and information on how to create a plan. http://www.toolkit.cch.com/tools/buspln_… - PlanWare...

    Small Business Web Marketing

    Toni Said:How can I market my web design business?We Answered:I would try to find a niche- the smaller the better. From there, find the places on the web that those people 'hang out' Join the conversation. Small Business Forums Twitter Facebook Yahoo Answers! Offer good, free advice and you will start to receive business in return.Peter Said:how to start a web desinging small business.?We Answered:First of all, do you have a business or marketing plan? Those are needed to ensure that the business is well planned and you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and with that, you can come up with solutions...

    Small Family Business

    Chester Said:What are some of the effects small business has on the family?We Answered:I would say that a major factor is time. If you are running a small business it would often take a lot of your time away from your family. Another factor would be financial strain. Many people start up businesses by mortgaging their home. This can be a huge stressor on the family.Peter Said:My family owns a small business, how should we pay ourselves?We Answered:When it comes to paying yourself from your own business you have a few different options. The first is to put yourselves on...

    Small Home Based Business

    Penny Said:Is it legal to start a from home web-based small business?We Answered:It's legal, but keep in mind that you will need to keep track of how much money you make and how much you spend in supplies, shipping, advertising and other business expenses. If you make more than a certain amount of money (I think it is $3000) you will have to file income taxes (even as a minor), and you will need records of all those things. Certain supplies that are essential to your business will be tax deductible, so make sure you keep track of...

    Small Scale Businesses

    Eva Said:what small scale businesses i can start up in melbourne, Australia?We Answered:Lots of people in Australia and around the world are doing this business. Please click on http://www.4xmoneytrain.com You will see how you can make a substantial income with no experience and no guess work. A revolutionary software allows you to "SET IT AND FORGET IT". Make sure you watch the two short movies and fill out the survey so that someone can get back to you if you have any questions. This is the most amazing business opportunity I have ever seen. NO PRODUCTS TO SELL!!Jesse Said:I want to start...

    Small To Medium Business

    Lorraine Said:I've a plan to start small/medium level business in Chennai. Can you plz give me some ideas?We Answered:I also want to do the same but no investment right now :-). Its my long term plan. In which industry you are well versed. IT/Engineering? Food and clothes industry is always good. A good interior, quality, a/c, hygenic restaurant at good locality will give good results. I think before that you have to do lot of research. These restaurants are definitely place dependent. Like if we start a beautiful restaurant in Jaffarkhanpet/W.saidapet, it will not work out. It should be something...

    Starting Up A Small Business

    Vernon Said:How banks in India can help me for starting up a small business.?We Answered:normally when you do a business plan for investors they want to see that you can come up with at least 10%. as far as India goes it could be different and if it is let me know. Does the country of India have a goverment web page you can go to for general information?good luck http://goidirectory.nic.in/ start here under Institutions/OrganizationsToni Said:I am interested in starting up a small business skin spa like medspa or skin solutions?We Answered:Create a Business Plan before you do anything: Many on...

    Starting Your Own Small Business

    Lisa Said:What are some good ideas for starting your own small business?We Answered:First develop your bussiness plan! What a product/services do people need. Can it be made or purchased cheap enough to make a profit when sold. Availibility of product/services. Can I do this at home or do I have to set up a shop and or office? What will be the operations initial cost? What will it be to maintain the cost once functioning. Do I need licenes, patents, etc? How many hours x people will I need to start. Those are just some questions...

    Successful Small Businesses

    Hector Said:How to become a successful small business owner?We Answered:Read ... It wont take you long to go through these books.. and they are SUCH a help to anyone thinking about going into business...Willie Said:Why do Democrats like punishing successful businesses by taxing them more?We Answered:Having businesses pay taxes for the benefit of doing business in this country is not punishment; it's called paying your dues. They would not be nearly as successful in another country where they were robbed constantly because of a lax police force or were not able to transport their goods due to substandard roads....

    Top Small Businesses

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