Q: With the New Year around the corner, I was wondering if you had any year-end tax-savings ideas. Gwen S., Millbrook, IL A: You bet. Because more than half of all tax audits are done on small businesses, it is smart to plan ahead.
Q: One thing my partner and I have resolved to do this year is to run our business more professionally and less haphazardly. Although we have never had a business plan, it seems like it is time to start. Do you have any suggestions?
Q: We just had our annual holiday party. It was not inexpensive, it was also nothing special, and it got me to thinking: There must be something different/better. Do you have any suggestions? Yvonne, New Milford, CT A: I can empathize. I once worked
Q: Steve: I started my own business because I wanted to provide a stable financial future for my family. And yet, while I enjoy my business, I still don’t feel that our financial future is secure. For the New Year, I would like this
Q: We own a few health clubs in town and would like to get bigger. My board of directors suggests that we try advertising on television. While that is certainly an intriguing idea, I’m not sure it works for us.
Q: I would like to start a business in my spare time and see where it goes. I don’t have a lot of time or money though at this point however. Do you have any suggestions? Leslie K., Toronto A:
Q: It seems like the threats to our computers grow ever more complex. I solve the spam problem and am faced with new viruses, or spyware, or who knows what next. What are we to do and where should we be putting our energies?
Q: We are looking to expand our business and have an investor lined up. He asked me to present him with various options for dealing with his investment. I am not sure what to do. Should we offer him shares
Q: Hi Steve. With the current strain on the economy, we all know that businesses are looking for ways to better compete in their markets and grow in the downturn. We have noticed that many small businesses are capitalizing on
Q: What is your opinion on print advertising? Is it dead like some critics say? I see three potential venues for my ad dollar: print, social media, and online. Where would you spend your advertising dollars? Charles A:To put a