Indoor Golf Simulator Makes for the Ultimate Man Cave

For the folks in Augusta, Georgia seeking the ultimate man cave, they needn’t look any further than the Men’s Refinery BarberSpa. In addition to the barbershop, the space also includes another small business. In December of 2014, Brad Pond established The Inside Drive, LLC. The Inside Drive offers a realistic golf simulator within the confines of the barbershop, making it a one-stop shop for those looking to get a more polished image and improve their golfing statistics. The game offers 50 different courses, and you can use your own golf

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Helping Clients Maintain Wellness through VFITT

Logan Rhys loves staying fit, eating healthy, and building social bonds with others. So he took the initiative to combine these three activities into his own innovative small business – VFITT, LLC. Formally established in July 2014, the startup company is based in San Francisco, California. Rhys says it’s a passion for the outdoors that ultimately led him to starting the company. “I need to be outside and doing what I love,” Rhys says. VFITT is not just a personal training service. Instead, it is multifaceted and offers one-on-one personal

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Tax Glitch Affects 800,000 Healthcare.gov Enrollees; 1-800Accountant Can Help

Nearly 800,000 American taxpayers enrolled in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance programs through Healthcare.gov have been affected by a major glitch involving how much they owe Uncle Sam in taxes this year. Taxpayers received erroneous information from the government. Because of this error, they were told to hold off on filing their tax returns with the IRS until the problem is resolved. The erroneous information about taxpayers’ insurance policies involves calculations related to how much they owe the IRS in taxes. The government said that taxpayers should receive corrected information

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Team Four Star: Startup Success through the Power of the Internet

There is no better evidence for the power of the Internet’s influence on business ownership than the story of two entrepreneurs. In September of 2014, entrepreneur Nick Landis — alongside his business partner, Scott Frerichs — formally established TFS Entertainment, LLC. Under that LLC resides Team Four Star, an online media group and platform that began as a hobby 8 years ago. Now, the hobby-turned-business is on the market for a brick-and-mortar office in Carrollton, Texas. We basically produce videos for ad revenue and sometimes for actual promotional deals with other

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Building a Trim Body through Sunlight and Supplements

Thanks to his own personal experience, William Wall, a gaming analyst based in Wetumpka, Alabama fell into the supplement and wellness industry. While attempting to cure his asthma, Wall learned that he had some vitamin deficiencies. Once he sought out simple solutions to strengthen his health, he lost weight. In August of 2014, Wall formally established Trim Body, LLC, a small business he runs out of his home office. Trim Body is a web-based small business. “I lived a very sedentary lifestyle as an analyst, and gained weight as a

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5 Reasons to Be an Early Bird Tax Filer in 2015

Being early has numerous benefits when it comes to a variety of activities. The same can be said when it’s time to prepare and file your taxes with the IRS. Here are 5 reasons you should consider filing your taxes early in the 2015 tax season instead of waiting around until the April 15th deadline: 1) You get more time to pay any balance you owe. If you owe the IRS a balance, there are benefits to filing your return early. If you send in your tax return within the

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Travel like a Rock Star with RocknRoadtrips

Ever dreamed of being treated like a real rock star? Business partners Ben Erickson and Katie Tye can help turn your dreams into a reality through the new small business they recently launched. The two entrepreneurs proudly oversee RocknRoadtrips, LLC. The company is based out of Austin, Texas, but Erickson and Tye can serve clients nationwide. While they started putting the pieces together for the business over the summer of 2014, they formally registered their LLC with Texas in January 2015. Erickson explains how the small business can provide a

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Taxing Question: Can You Deduct PCs, Tablets, & Smartphones?

Look around your house, your office, your school, or even the grocery store. There is a high probability you will see someone using a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone – maybe even all three at once if it’s a good multitasker! We are surrounded by technology that makes our lives so convenient. But can you write off these tech items when filing your return with the IRS? The answer is “yes” in some cases. Here’s why: Deducting Computers – Laptops, Desktops, etc. If you purchase a desktop or laptop

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Customizing T-Shirts through Collaboration

For Luis Rodriguez of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a small business customizing t-shirts made sense. A student of photography and graphic arts, Rodriguez’s experience creating and designing led to him customizing t-shirts as a hobby, and from that hobby came T-Shirts and Things, LLC. “If you can think it, we can design it for you,” Rodriguez insists. Although Rodriguez established his small business twenty years ago, he and his business partner, Kristin Giuliano, have been operating out of their home office in New Mexico for ten. Unlike other small businesses

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BarnBlaster Pumps Up the Volume Toward Startup Success

  Barney Heath wanted a 1971 Ford Bronco. But he didn’t have the cash lying around to afford one. So he turned a hobby into a small business making a unique, portable loudspeaker. He hasn’t purchased the Bronco yet, but he’s well on his way. Heath and his wife, Patty, are involved in their own startup company called BarnBlaster, LLC. The home-based business, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was formally launched in early 2014. Its main focus is selling an electronic item, fittingly dubbed a BarnBlaster. “It’s a portable loudspeaker

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