Getting Financially Fit: Tax Deductions for Personal Trainers

Do you work as a personal trainer helping others get physically fit every day? If so, it’s time to reap some of the IRS tax benefits you deserve by getting your own finances in shape. In honor of National Family Health and Fitness Day this past weekend, let’s explore some tax deductions for personal trainers: Exercise Equipment/Supplies Personal trainers often work with their clients using a variety of exercise equipment. From hand weights to treadmills to elliptical machines, there are so many tools trainers encourage their clients to use in

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Milani Dupre’ Strives to Give Musicians a Hand

We all hear stories about struggling musicians who are eager to get as many gigs as possible. Milani Dupre’, an entrepreneur and client of 1800Accountant, came up with a thoughtful concept for a small business to lend a helping hand to those who create the tunes we all love. Adele-Bijou Music Group, LLC is a small business still in its early stages that was founded by Dupre’. It was conceived in 2013, making Las Vegas, Nevada the headquarters of its operations once officially opened. “I want to assist musicians who have

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5 Fall Tips for Small Business Owners

Happy first day of fall! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and football is in full swing. This is also the perfect time of year for small business owners to take some time out to devote to their entrepreneurial endeavors. Here are 5 fall tips for small business owners to help you get your business organized for the rest of the year and prepare for 2015, which is actually right around the corner: – Get your tax documents in order. Believe it or not, the 2015 tax

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Improving Leadership & Communication in Organizations

Sean Conley loves people. His passion is helping others be more successful. To facilitate this passion, he decided to start up his own small business called ConleyGlobal, LLC. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company was officially established in January 2013. Sean serves as a business consultant who specializes in business transformation and team development. “I provide coaching and training for large and small organizations worldwide,” he explains. “I work with both individuals and teams to develop their business, leadership, and people skills. My goal is to help businesses grow

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5 Tips on Managing Your Income as a Freelancer

Maybe you work as a freelance writer, crafting compelling pieces of marketing content for your clients’ websites and social media accounts. Perhaps you’re a freelance musician, playing country music on your guitar at local venues in your area. Or maybe you work as a business consultant, assisting CEOs to improve their management strategies. Freelancers come in all shapes, sizes, and industries. Earning income as a freelancer can be a little scary and challenging at times. So here are 5 quick tips on managing your income as a freelancer: 1. Buckle

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Writing & Singing Tunes toward Startup Success

Jackie Stone says she took her son, Marshall, to a parade when he was 5 years old. He started to cry. “What’s wrong?” she asked him. “I want to be in the parade!” he exclaimed. At that point, Stone knew her son would one day go on to be a successful performer. Today, Jackie and 21-year-old Marshall are now proud business partners of Sound of Stone, LLC in Westminster, Maryland. They officially put up the small business in May 2014. Through the company, Marshall Stone works as a singer-songwriter. This

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Income vs. Profit vs. Revenue: Their Roles in Business Accounting

Motivated entrepreneurs dream of dollar signs – bright, S-shaped figures that shimmer and represent the true reward of starting a venture and reaping the financial benefits of the hard work that goes into it. Once officially up and running, making money is what all small business owners strive to do each day. This can be done directly through making sales to customers, indirectly via passive income, and investing in stocks or bonds. But according to the IRS and other government agencies, there are a few terms used to classify certain

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10 Books Entrepreneurs Should Have on their Shelves

In honor of National Read A Book Day, here are 10 informative and motivational books that all entrepreneurs and small business owners should pick up or download on their tablets: 1) How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Originally published in 1937, this classic title explores how human nature plays a tremendous role in any type of success, especially when it comes to finances and business ownership. Carnegie teaches readers how to improve people skills to “win” others over by making them feel important and appreciated. 2)

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Cooking up a Little Piece of Heaven for Those on the Go

Imagine a tasty steak smothered in tangy barbecue sauce with a side of mashed potatoes. How about some Swedish meatballs? Or maybe you prefer a healthy serving of smoked pork or a delectable buffalo burger? Is your mouth watering yet? Entrepreneurs David and Kathy Lethem hope so. The Lethems, who are clients of 1800Accountant, established their own small business in Casa Grande, Arizona, right between Phoenix and Tucson. Naturally, the company is called Kathy’s Mobile Creations Featuring Dave’s BBQ, LLC. The startup formally took shape in June 2014. While the

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IRS Phone Scam Continues; Agency Offers Tips to Avoid It

In recent months, a phone scam has been going on in which fraudsters are contacting innocent taxpayers by phone, posing as IRS agents, and demanding payments. While it appeared that the scam had been on the decline, new evidence shows it remains an ongoing problem. A Lowdown on the Scam Last week, the IRS issued a consumer alert for all taxpayers regarding an ongoing phone scam, along with some additional details and tips to avoid tax fraud in this particular case. In this current IRS phone scam, callers often demand

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