1-800Accountant Blog

grow-business-competitor-research

How to Grow Your Business: Part 3 – Competitor Research

Every business faces competition. There are other businesses out there that want the same customers as you. Your business is only of many options your customers have, so you have no choice but pay attention to your competitors. This is why business growth is never as simple as spending more money, making more products, and […]

biden-tax-plan

Understanding President-Elect Biden’s Tax Plan

Joe Biden’s tax plan will inevitably go through some changes in its path through the legislative process until it actually takes effect. Still, we can get a sense of Biden’s priorities by imagining what the tax plan would look like according to the tax policy proposals the Biden-Harris campaign has released.   Biden’s tax plan affects […]

cyber-monday-small-business-marketing

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Market for Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is just a few short weeks away, and with it comes new opportunities to boost sales and draw in new customers. There are plenty of options to promote your business, and some will really allow your small business to thrive on this Cyber Monday.  Online retailers expect to see particularly large gains in […]

quarterly-estimated-taxes

How to Calculate Quarterly Estimated Taxes in 2021

Figuring out how to manage your taxes is one of the most stressful aspects of running a business. Federal tax law is complicated, and it’s easy for a business owner to make simple mistakes that result in an audit.  You’re probably familiar with the way most non-business owners pay taxes: Employers withhold a small amount […]

ways-lower-workers-compensation-premiums

Simple Ways to Lower Your Workers’ Compensation Premiums

For business owners, safety should always be a top priority, but no matter what industry you work in, accidents can still happen. An employee could slip and fall or become sick as a result of doing their job. Not only are workplace injuries bad for employee morale, but it’s also costly for employers.  According to […]

small-business-saturday-promotion-ideas

8 Great Small Business Saturday Promotion Ideas

Small Business Saturday is rapidly approaching. This year especially, it’s a great way to help local and small businesses alike during a time in which many shoppers would overlook them. In addition to competing with retail giants such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target, small retailers may also have to contend with a drop in sales […]

legal-documents-small-business-needs-pandemic

Legal Documents Every Small Business Needs During the Pandemic

If you own or manage a small business, then 2020 has likely served as a master class in responding to adversity, figuring out how best to protect your employees, and making plans for an uncertain future. Perhaps you have secured federal relief funds or adjusted your business model. Still, you’ll also want to consider the […]

grow-business-sales-funnel

How to Grow Your Business: Part 2 – Sales Funnels

If you’re serious about growing your small business and building your customer base, it takes extensive research and planning. You can’t take anything for granted about your audience, your products, or your business environment. You need to understand the variables you’re working with and make every effort to control the ones you can.  You can’t […]

business-entity-partnership

Business Entity: What is a Partnership?

Creating a partnership can be a great way to propel your small business. You should be aware of some things, such as the partnerships that you can form and the liability differences between the types.  What is a Partnership? A partnership is a relationship between two or more people that agree to conduct business together. […]