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10 Ways Small Business Financing Will Change Once We’re Back To Normal

We asked 10 thought leaders to share the ways in which small business financing will shift once we’re back to normal. Read more

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3 Steps to Become a Successful Leader During COVID-19

Lack of leadership during a crisis is becoming evident as the impact of Coronavirus on businesses rise. Read and learn how to be a successful business leader. Read more

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Business SWOT Analysis Fundamentals-An Easy Way to Ensure Your Business Succeeds

Learn the key aspects of a SWOT analysis, how it fits into your business's strategic plan, and develop an understanding of doing this for your business. Read more

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Two Critical Steps Before Setting Up Payroll for Your Small Business

November 4, 2020

When you start off as a team of one, handling every job to keep your business moving on your own is tough. Most owners dream of the day they can afford to bring on another set of arms and legs.
Hiring an employee is also a big step towards scaling your business and planning for growth. But, when you make the shift from a solopreneur to an employer, the game changes. Suddenly, owners find themselves delegating the day-to-day tasks of running their business in exchange for the internal tasks of managing the business. In the case of hiring, one of those tasks is payroll.

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3 Financial Reports Every Small Business Owner Should Understand

November 2, 2020

After setting financial goals and a budget for your small business, it's crucial to monitor how well your company is performing. Is it on track to achieving its revenue and profitability goals? Is it controlling its costs?

Even if you’ve contracted the help of an accountant, it’s helpful to develop your understanding of your business’s financial affairs. One way to accomplish that is to become familiar with and regularly review the following reports.

● Profit and Loss Statement
● Balance Sheet
● Cash Flow Statement

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Self-Employment Tax 101 for Small Business Owners

November 2, 2020

When you’ve made the transition from someone else’s employee to being your own boss, you gain the autonomy to create your own professional path. You get additional responsibilities, as well—including paying self-employment tax.

Self-employed individuals are required to not only directly submit the income tax they owe to the federal, state, and local governments, they must also remit self-employment tax to the IRS.

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Philadelphia Opportunity Zones

The City of Philadelphia invites and encourages you to be part of its continued evolution, history, and prosperity by investing in our federal opportunity zones. We are seeking... Read more

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How to Find the Right Accountant for Your Small Business

September 11, 2020

Finding the right accountant for your small business is an important decision that deserves careful consideration. Here’s how to find an experienced, qualified accountant who understands your business.

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Two Simple Tips to Improve Your Website’s Visitor Experience

August 15, 2020

Creating a new website for your business is a big undertaking. It can take months to design, code, write and launch a professional site. And, that’s not to mention the maintenance of your website once it’s launched and the ongoing SEO, or search engine optimization, that must be in play to make your website discoverable online.

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