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7 Tax Tips For The Self Employed at Small Business Webcast

October 1, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
For the self employed, freelancers, and small business owners, tax preparation can be especially difficult. This webcast “7 Tax Tips for The Self Employed” will help you develop the strategies to make the most of your tax dollar. We’ll focus on tax issues such as:How to increase deductible business expenses. How to shift non-deductible expenses to deductible business expenses. How to avoid IRS assessments and audits.The aim of this webinar is to help you implement a tax plan that could save you…See More
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Hitting Your Niche & Becoming the Obvious Choice for New Prospects at online

September 24, 2014 from 1am to 1:45am
Why should an individual seeking a financial advisor contact YOU? Why should your clients risk their reputation and REFER you? What makes you STAND OUT? If you answered, "Great customer service!" or "Experience!" your voice evaporated in a crowd of thousands. Wouldn't you like to be SOUGHT OUT by prospects instead of constantly chasing them? If prospects aren't finding YOU, you are missing your niche. In this program, you’ll learn how to differentiate yourself so that you become the OBVIOUS…See More
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Net Operating Loss carryover (NOL)

Hi John,I just took on a sole proprietorship that started doing business in 2009.   TP hasn't filed years 2009 thru 2013.  Can NOL be carried forward even though TP didn't file a timely return in 2009 and elect to forego the carryback period?Thanks,David JonesHi David,The election to forego the NOL carryback can only be made on a timely file return.  You will have to go back first and then forward to the extent the NOL remains.JohnSee More
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Quickbooks Overview - Essentials Every User Should Know at Kenmore, WA

July 29, 2014 from 9am to 10pm
Follow this link to join the webcast: https://www.anymeeting.com/266-383-207In this Webcast, Seattle CPA & QuickBooks ProAdvisor Jessica Chisholm will fill you in on a few QuickBooks user essentials. The object will be to improve your ability to navigate QuickBooks in a more efficient manner and increase your understanding of the accounting software. This video…See More
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The business advisors/instructors of the Small Business Institute of Seattle & Bellevue provide continuing education in all fields vital to assist small businesses to succeed. Fields of study include Tax, Accounting, Law, Marketing, Computer Networks, Search Engine Optimization, Business Insurance, Office Software, and much more. Through sponsorship, we are able to provide quality continuing education FOR FREE.

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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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Posted by Helga Bluestone on August 20, 2013 at 9:27pm

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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Posted by Rick Murphy on November 9, 2012 at 2:59am

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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Posted by Josh Lough on October 10, 2012 at 3:30pm

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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Posted by Rick Murphy on October 5, 2012 at 1:41am

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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Use LLC for Real Estate Investments

Be sure to check out Small Business Webcast for a full transcript of Jessica Chisholm’s webcast on Real Estate topics. It is generally best not to have your corporation purchase real estate. If your company is a C corporation, your company will pay tax when the building is sold. In order to get those profits […]

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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.

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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.

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

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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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