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Audit-Proof Your Business

by Samia S. Morgan

Audit-proof your business

An Internal Revenue Service audit can be a nightmare for a small business, but you can take steps to lessen the chance that the IRS will target you. Barbara Weltman recommends choosing your tax preparer carefully and providing complete data. She also gives tips on which forms and schedules raise red flags for auditors. The Wall Street Journal (1/24)

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It's More than Bad Form to Forget Your 1099s and W-2s

by Samia S. Morgan

It's more than bad form to forget your 1099s and W-2s

You wear many hats as a small-business owner, but "accountant" is one you can't afford to forget about, writes Steve Strauss. Penalties for improper 1099 and W-2 forms are set to double this year, and failing to file altogether could cost you up to $500,000. When in doubt, check with a SCORE adviser or directly with the IRS, Strauss suggests. USA TODAY (1/17)

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A Sanctuary of Great Wine

by Robyn Roehm Cannon

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Call a CPA, Then Call Your Banker

by Samia S. Morgan

Call a CPA, then call your banker

Looking for a small-business loan? Research shows that an audit by a certified public accountant can significantly boost your chance of approval -- and decrease the cost of that capital. For an average-size loan of $3.3 million, audited businesses save about $23,000 because of lower interest rates, according to a study from the University of Chicago. The Wall Street Journal (1/13)

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4 Ways Going Green can Save You Money

by Samia S. Morgan

4 ways that going green can save you greenbacks

Going green might be trendy, but most business owners will consider implementing sustainable practices only if they offer some tangible benefit to the bottom line. Kelly Spors writes that green business practices offer opportunities for good publicity and better employee engagement and can save time in the long run. Small Business Trends (1/18)

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Obama Calls for a Review of Small Business Regulations

by Samia S. Morgan

Obama calls for a review of regulations' effect on small businesses

President Barack Obama has called for a governmentwide review of regulations that could be hurting small businesses. Agencies will also be encouraged to help small businesses with compliance issues, either by extending deadlines or waiving rules altogether. Using an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal to announce the plan, the president said he will seek input from business groups. "We will be watching closely to see if today's directive leads to real regulatory reform," said NFIB's Dan Danner. Inc.com (1/18) , The Hill (1/18) , TheAtlantic.com (1/18)

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7 Ways Scammers Could Be Targeting Your Business

by Samia S. Morgan

7 ways scammers could be targeting your business

Small businesses not only have to watch out for thieves trying to pilfer cash, but they also need to be aware of those going after customer or financial data -- and the high- and low-tech ways criminals will go about getting it. The Better Business Bureau's list of the top scams that hit small businesses includes directory scams, office-supply scams and data breaches. Small Business Trends/Small Business CEO (1/11)

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Lending is Making a Comeback...But not for Everyone

by Samia S. Morgan

Lending is making a comeback -- but not for everyone

Lenders are starting to ease up on small-business credit as Small Business Administration incentives make such loans one of the few reliable ways for banks to make money. Even so, not everyone is benefiting, experts say. Businesses with a 10-year history plus collateral and good cash flow are most likely to get approved, while credit for younger, smaller companies remains a long shot, according to this article. Crain's New York Business (1/9)

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Elegant Simplicity

by Ashley Gartland

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Telecommuters Can Save You Money

by Samia S. Morgan

Even without lower salaries, telecommuters can save you money

If you're considering a telecommuting option for some workers, don't be tempted to make it contingent on a reduced salary, Thursday Bram writes. While employees' expenses often don't decline when they work from home, your expenses probably will, thanks to fewer sick days, reduced transportation benefits -- even less coffee. GrowSmartBusiness.com (1/11)

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