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4 Steps to Start a DBA in New York

As you develop your small business, one of the most important steps is to choose a business name. If you are unsure of what to name your business, you have the option of using a DBA. The state of New York offers business owners an opportunity to use a DBA for their business name, but […]

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Everything You Need to Know About State Tax ID Numbers

What is a State Tax ID Number? A state tax ID number (also referred to as a state EIN, a state employer ID, or a state tax registration) is the unique number that the state will assign to a business or organization. The state tax ID is associated with the state in which the business […]

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Purchase Order: What It Is and How It Works

Purchase orders can help both buyers and sellers track a transaction. It offers legal protection for buyers and is also helpful for sellers. There are things you may not know about purchase orders, such as the four purchase order types, when to use one over another, and their pros and cons. Here’s what you should […]

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40 Great Small Business Ideas

Starting a small business can be challenging, but there are ways to make the process easier.  Finding a list of industries to base your small business idea on is a great start. It can also help you learn more about sectors you may not know about too. Here’s a list of 40 great small business […]

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Bookkeeping 101: What Is Accounts Payable?

Accounts payable is central to bookkeeping. It helps small business owners determine to whom they’ll pay debts, and it’s also helpful in noting the amounts on your balance sheet. While you may think accounts payable only refer to short-term debt, there are some valuable things you should know. Here’s what you should know about accounts […]

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How to Deal with Small Business Taxes in Texas

Texas is one of the most business-friendly states in the country. While it offers an attractive environment for small business owners, with a large population and a robust economy, there are essential things to consider. Starting a business in Texas can be a wise decision, but there are tips to help make the process easier. […]

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Taxes for Truckers: Different Types of Commercial Truck Taxes

Working as a commercial trucker can be difficult. It can be confusing to keep track of deadlines, distance, and hours logged right around the tax season. While you may focus only on transportation, tax time is almost here. If you’re trying to determine the types of commercial truck taxes you may pay, here’s what you […]

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How to Deal with Small Business Taxes in California

Filling out the federal tax return for yourself or your business can be hard enough, but you’re not finished until you’ve handled state taxes as well. Each state has its own unique rules and regulations for taxes on small businesses. A few states don’t have an income tax for you to worry about, but California […]

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Uber and Lyft: Best Tax Deductions for Rideshare Drivers

Each Lyft and Uber driver has to file their own tax return as an independent, self-employed individual. Some recent California laws have mandated that rideshare companies employ drivers directly. However, until other states do so as well, individual rideshare drivers are independent contractors.  That means each Uber driver essentially represents their own small business. This […]