A Real Estate Agents Secret Weapon for Tax Deductions and Retirement – SEP IRA

Being self employed, is hard. We have said it before, and you know it as much as anyone else, you wear all the hats in your business, are expected to be the master of each, and know everything. The benefit is you reap all the rewards, the downside is you suffer all the consequences. Tax …

The Most Successful Small Business in the World – By Michael E. Gerber

If you are an entrepreneur, and you aren't reading regularly. Not prolifically, you don't have time for that, but regularly. You are limiting the size of your toolbox and not growing as a professional. You owe it to your customers and yourself to continue to grow as a business owner. I picked up Michael Gerber's …

3 Tips to Avoid Surprises at Tax Time, for Real Estate Agents and Independent Contractors

Independent Contractors, and other 1099 type individuals such as Real Estate agents are in a unique position compared with more traditional employees. They are not subject to normal tax withholdings, and are responsible for managing their own tax payment and planning. This can create a surprising burden for those focused on the day to day …

5 steps to turn data you already have into actionable business intelligence

Understanding what happens in a business is important. For a small business going with their gut is often the only option for a business owner. Data takes time to collect, and time to convert into meaningful information. The goal is to maximize the value of the information already being gathered and convert it effectively into …

How a little shoebox created a big obstacle for one small business

Every business has its obstacles, and part of what helps some business owners to succeed and even thrive is their ability to overcome those obstacles. We recently had the opportunity to help one small retail outlet overcome one of their biggest obstacles. When we began our relationship with a small retail outlet, they explained that …