Posts by jlavoie


How many small business owners don’t include the use of their vehicle as a tax deduction? Probably more than you think and those that do usually don’t get all the deductions they are qualified for. Deduction rules change every year so you need to keep up. What is the vehicle mileage rate in 2016? How much tax can you deduct from business miles? If you drive a car, van, pickup or panel truck for your business, the rate of deductible...

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So many small business people begin a business unaware of the financial complexities of running a business. Year after year, they do their own financial paperwork, usually late at night after a long, hard day at the office. While they may believe the time spent doing bookkeeping DYI style is saving them money, in many cases it’s costing them money; plenty of it. Hiring a bookkeeper to maintain your books will save you money on taxes....

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For a lot of business owners, bookkeeping can be low on their priority list, at least until deadlines are due. When you want to be focusing on your core business, bookkeeping is something that can seem to hold us back. Getting behind with your accounts is enough to cause anyone to panic. When this happens you have two choices: Knuckle down and do it yourself, or hire a professional. While the former might save you money in the short...

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After investing time, energy and resources into a client, you want to get paid for your efforts.  Far too often business owners have to chase unpaid invoices and waste time in the process.  Getting paid faster should be on the top of every business owners priority list. With a few simple processes in place, you can protect your cash-flow. Rest in the knowledge that you will have money coming in to your business on time. The importance...

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Looking for ways to save money within a small business? With constantly rising costs it is ever more important for small business owners to find ways of making their money stretch further. Here are 5 ways that your business can quickly and easily save money overnight!   Use Micro Job/Freelance Sites Freelance or micro-job sites act as marketplaces for buying and selling small, one off services.   Instead of paying to hire someone...

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