Entrepreneur Makes Vacationing a Little More Comfortable

The vacation rental industry is in for a real treat.  Entrepreneur Tamara Knight keeps her vacation rental homeowners and vacationing clients happy through an innovative small business. Knight, a client of 1-800Accountant, is the proud owner of White Linen Rental, LLC (WLR for short). Based in Marina del Rey, California, the company was formally registered in November 2013 and, after a year of preparing the blueprint, the company will be ready to launch for business in January 2015. Knight’s company specializes in providing sheets and towels for rent to  vacation

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How to Reward Your Small Business Employees at the Holidays

Shiny lights, beautiful decorations, and cheerful music on the radio can only mean one thing – the holidays are here. If you’re one of the many self-employed small business owners out there who has employees, you just might be in a giving mood. So, what can you do to reward your employees for all the hard work they did for you this year? Here are some options: Give them tax-deductible gifts. Business gifts that are given to employees can be written off as a deductible business expense. But remember that

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Educating Clients on Medical Coding & Billing

After several years of experience working in the medical coding and billing realm, Laureen Jandroep decided to create her own business to educate prospective individuals wanting to enter this field. Based out of her home office in Oceanville, New Jersey, the online-based business – Certification Coaching Organization, LLC – was officially established in December of 2012. It provides initial and ongoing training for medical coding and billing. “We help people get their certification and maintain it through continuing education,” she says. Jandroep outlines the timeline of how the business became

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Can Business Owners Deduct Holiday Gifts on Their Tax Returns?

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are in a gift-giving mood. So this begs the question: Does the IRS allow business owners to write off gift expenses as a tax deduction when filing with Uncle Sam? Basic IRS Rules on Gifts Generally speaking, gifts are considered a tax write-off by the IRS when they are given to either a business owner’s colleagues or employees, or to clients. But keep in mind that the IRS has an amount limit to this deduction. A maximum of $25 can be claimed as a business expense

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Air Force Vet Finds Startup Success Serving Italian Cuisine

For three decades, entrepreneurs Lisa and Richard Pajac have had a self-proclaimed love affair with everything about the country of Italy, including its delicious cuisine and tasty wine. To further their connection to these ever-so-strong passions, they decided that starting a business as Italian restaurant owners would perfectly satisfy their appetites – and spread their culinary joys with others in an area that has never experienced them. The Pajacs, who are clients of 1-800Accountant, proudly oversee Italia Ristorante, LLC, a small business in Hayward, Wisconsin. It was formally registered in

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7 Money-Saving Tips for Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. While spending time with loved ones and giving back to the less fortunate are certainly more meaningful this time of year, it’s still nice to be generous by giving gifts to family and friends. To help you avoid breaking the bank, here are 7 money-saving tips for holiday shopping this year if you haven’t done much spending yet: 1. Set a holiday shopping budget. An effective strategy on how to save money during the holidays is to set a personal spending budget

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How Horses Help People Change their Lives with Equine Therapy

Entrepreneur Kathy Kyre wanted to change her life. At age 55, she came to the realization that she really wanted to do something to give back and help others. Thanks to her own journey through equine-assisted therapy, she discovered startup success by launching her own small business in this innovative field. A client of 1-800Accountant, Kyre proudly serves as the CEO of Equus, LLC in Chapin, South Carolina. It was officially registered in July 2014. Equus, LLC is a company that provides the Equine Specialist element of equine-assisted growth, learning,

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1-800Accountant Recognizes Movember, Gives Thanks

The month of November brings on several important feelings and messages. Not only is November a time of year when Americans give thanks, but also it is a time when men of all ages raise awareness about common forms of cancer that typically affect males by growing moustaches and beards. Several men at 1-800Accountant were kind enough to tell us what they’re most thankful for this time of year – and why they are participating in Movember: “I’m thankful for my health, my family and the phenomenal staff at 1-800Accountant.

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Should You Recognize Small Business Saturday this Year?

Most of you are probably familiar with Black Friday – and maybe you even avoid shopping altogether on this day. Some of you might know about Cyber Monday, too, and how the Internet has become a tremendous sales platform. But do you know what Small Business Saturday is all about? And should your local retail shop recognize this unique day? Time is running short if you plan to do something special for it. Originally conceived of in 2010, Small Business Saturday is an informally designated day that falls between Black

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3 Reasons Why Responsible Borrowing is Critical to Your Business Growth

Contributed by Benjy Feinberg, CEO of Behalf More funding options mean harder decisions Today, businesses can access extra capital in more diverse ways than ever before. Overall, that’s a great development for small businesses. Yet, these expanding alternatives demand a more sophisticated decision-making process of how to borrow capital. Every borrowing decision requires that you look into the structure of repayments, APR, additional late fees, and any extra conditions in the tiny print of the terms and conditions. As your options grow, so do the dangers of non-sustainable borrowing. The

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