Should you own your vehicle or should your small business own it? Join Steve as he walks you through the potential deductions, expenses, and other considerations that you should be aware of when making this important decision.
Steve is frequently asked: “Can you provide a list of tax deductions for my business?” Go beyond those “lists” and think about those expenses that might be unique to your business. Watch here as Steve walks you through two examples designed to stimulate your thinking about whether or not a business expense meets the IRS […]
It is really simple to use an iPad to make videos for your business. You can utilize iMovie and record videos for your business. With this program it will help you to trim and get your video looking great. There are also different accessories to further optimize your video.
Having a well formed operating agreement for your LLC is important. This outlines who the members are, what the percentage of interest they have and how you will value that business. This will also outline what happens if there are changes such as a member leaving.
Do you define a manager only by the tasks for which they are responsible? Steve explains that HOW a great manager accomplishes tasks with their team is far more important than the tasks themselves. A good manager employs servant leadership to encourage and orchestrate the tasks completed by the team.
Understand and focus on your Strengths to maximize your productivity and satisfaction. Don’t waste time working on tasks and projects that frustrate you and bring you no enjoyment. Instead, learn more about your own strengths and focus your efforts in those areas.
Steve explains why it is prudent and important to select a Manager to lead your LLC when there are several members vs. a Member-managed LLC. Unless your LLC is owned by only one Member, a Manager-led LLC is your best choice. Discover why…
It’s important to protect you and your business in the event of a disaster. Make sure that you have an online back-up plan for documents and files – both business and personal. Having another copy at home just isn’t enough! Use an online service like Dropbox that will allow you to access that information securely from anywhere you land in the event of a disaster. In addition, videos and photos of your business and home should be saved to your Cloud storage or online back-up systems to aid you when filing claims.
Run of the mill recruiting brings you a LOT of unqualified applicants. Before you invest your time and money screening those applicants - reviewing applications, paying for drug screens and background checks - why not consider charging an application fee to prospective employees? You might find that those who are unqualified won’t pay the fee and you’re left with a smaller, more qualified pool of applicants to choose from.
Interruptions can be a business killer. Each interruption statistically takes 45 minutes of your time to get back on track. Structure your day with uninterrupted blocks of work time to increase your business productivity. Being available to your employees, clients, friends and family is always important but be sure to build structured time blocks into your week and you will see a huge difference in your business productivity.