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How Do I Calculate My Home Office Deduction?

Some people have been working out of their homes for many years, while others have had to establish a home office recently. Working from home has gone from a luxury to a necessity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Working from home brings its own opportunities and complications as well. It can be a challenge to […]

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6 Steps to Start an LLC in California

California may be one of the best states to start an LLC. The state has several large cities with growing populations, which may be right for you to start your LLC. While it only takes six steps to start an LLC in California, there are a few essential things you need to know. Some steps […]

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4 Steps to Start a DBA in Florida

A DBA can allow business owners to use a different name instead of their business or legal name. This can serve as an easy way for your business to operate under another name. Although starting a DBA takes four steps in Florida, there are a few things you should know. You have the option of […]

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How to Trademark a Name

Names are the foundation on which you build your business. The core of your brand is a name your customers know and associate with your company’s qualities. Therefore, choosing a name should be an essential part of your initial research and brainstorming before you start your business.  As you consider a name for your small […]

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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 […]