Selling your business is a major step many business owners take when they are ready to retire. When the question, “Are you ready to sell your business?” comes up though it can send a business owner into panic mode. The truth is no one really knows if they are ready in that sense. What am I getting at? Well most of the time, people assume being ready is making the decision to sell your business. In reality, being ready to sell isn’t the readiness of whether you want to sell it; readiness is a state of fact. In other words, do the facts and figures indicate you are ready to sell your business? It is not a state of mind. It’s important to drive this point home so that you truly understand how to answer the question when you hear it. When dealing with readiness, there are two ways to […]
Small business owners that offer goods and services through an online platform may be part of the sharing economy. Some participate part time while others operate full time. Activities such as ride sharing, freelancing, renting a spare bedroom and crowd funding are usually taxable. The IRS has a Sharing Economy Tax Center to help these taxpayers find the information and help they need to meet their tax obligations. Tax Tips for Cash-Intensive Small Businesses Taxes. Sharing economy activity is generally taxable. Payments received in the form of money, goods, property or services may require filing a tax return to report that income to the IRS.Tips. People often conduct sharing-economy activities electronically but tips in cash are still a common occurrence. Tips are generally subject to withholding. Small businesses or self-employed persons should report tips they receive as income on Schedule C or C-EZ. See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small […]
One niche of small businesses that I often advise is an “entrepreneurial doctor”. Those are the doctors that work outside of a hospital and aren’t W2 employees. They own their practice and can be dentists, veterinarians, optometrist, etc. Before coming to us there are a variety of business mistakes doctors often make when it comes to the business side of their vocation. These guys are brilliant doctors with varying designations, however, most don’t earn MBA’s on top of that. Business is often not an easy model for these educated folks to understand. In my consulting with them I have seen many, but here are the top nine business mistakes doctors make in their business models.