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What's New for W-2 and 1099 Reporting In January, it's customary to begin thinking about the year’s regulatory changes and to figure out what's new for W-2 & 1099 reporting. The year-end can be intimidating for anyone, and even when only a handful of employees or contractors must be issued W-2 and 1099 forms, there... View
Tips for Managing Year-End Reporting For businesses, year-end brings with it a wide range of accounting and administrative headaches, including, of course, closing the books and reporting wages and income for all staff and contractors. And it all takes place during one of the most frantic months on the calendar. View
Rules of Engagement When considering doing business overseas, it isn’t enough to just perform country and market research. To effectively explore a country for possible business opportunities, you have to take a scouting trip. It should be a well-planned, one-to-two week affair designed to introduce your... View
Who’s Making Small Business Loans? Small companies seeking business loans during August found mixed results from different types of lenders. In a month where the overall volume of loan applications increased by 4.3 percent, my company's Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications,... View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Know if You’re Ready to Sell Globally SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, asks questions to help determine if your small business is ready for international expansion. View
What Age is Best to Start a Business? Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explores the pro's and con's of becoming an entrepreneur at various life stages. View
It's Not Who You Know Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains an important factor in determining who lands the job or gets your business. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Pick a Cloud Services Provider David DeArmond of Baton Rouge SCORE gives advice for evaluating cloud storage services. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Write a Good Press Release SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives tips for writing and distributing an effective press release for your small business. View
Small Business Speak Out: Where do I get the Capital for Growth? A look at the different venues that small business owners use to obtain capital for growth including loan approval rates and the total cost on a business, in time and money, of financing. View