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How does the Cobra health insurance deduction work?
QUESTION | BY irina butorina | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/11/14

My friend was laid off last year. Her husband is self-employed. Can the Cobra medical insurance payments paid to her former employer last year be deducted against her husbands self-employment income...

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How can I get funding without having to give all the business details?
QUESTION | BY Charles Yarbrough | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/30/14

I don't like the idea of anyone having full access to our tax files and business history.

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How will charitable contributions (on behalf of my business) impact my business's taxes?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/27/14

Which types of charities can we donate to that will also allow us to receive a deduction? Are there certain types of businesses that are not eligible for this type of deduction? Are we also eligible...

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What are the tax differences between having someone pay my business versus paying me personally?
QUESTION | BY Carol Smith | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/14

I will be working for someone else for a while, running a couple of dog training classes at her facility. I'll be gaining experience doing this before I set out on my own. For tax purposes, should I...

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I am moving my single-member LLC to another state, what requirements must I fulfill when moving my business?
QUESTION | BY Richard Reynolds | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/21/14

I am moving my single-member LLC from Oregon to Washington soon and I was wondering what process I must go about in order to complete the move without undue tax or financial burden. I am moving...

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What is the best personal finance software to use?
QUESTION | BY Chris S. | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/19/14

Either to manage my own money or money for my business. The only two I can think of off the top of my head are Quicken and Mint. And web apps count, too. In fact, I'd probably prefer one over...

Article
POS Systems: Questions, Costs and Terms
BY business.com editorial staff

You should evaluate the best POS vendors in terms of hardware, software, and technology. Here are some questions to consider.

Advice
Client wants to claim some billable hours as charity?
QUESTION | BY Marillyn Booth-King | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/16/14

Here is the deal: She has a client who is both handicapped and going broke ... charges only 2/3 of billable hours & wants me to categorize it as charity. Thoughts?? Legal? Thanks

Advice
How can I expand my income tax preparation business?
QUESTION | BY GORDON AMGOTT | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/13/14
Advice
What is the best way to earn $2,000 for my startup? Family and friends is not an option.
QUESTION | BY Josh Rhoades | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/25/14

I created energy efficient cookware. The first product is a cooking pot accessory used with the cooking pots one already owns to boil water 30-50% faster, hold a rapid boil better, and simmer with a...

Advice
How do I create a monthly budget for my website network when I have companies paying me net 30-90 days? How can I plan?
QUESTION | BY Brian Weiss | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/10/14

My company is currently making a return of a roughly $1,000 per day when I invest all my money back into traffic. We are operating at at about 330% ROI. The downside is that I am not getting paid for...

Advice
A Legal/Bookkeeping/Tax Question... Anyone?? :)
QUESTION | BY Amy McMahon | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/08/14

Hi Room! :) I am hoping one of you can help me with a situation that is new to me. I have a client that is 100% owner of his S-Corp. He got divorced, and although his wife was not a shareholder, she...

Advice
What is the difference between making money and creating wealth?
QUESTION | BY Charles Kaluwasha | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/06/14

It is believed that people who chase money do not prosper and those who create wealth live a better lifestyle, work smarter and retire early.

Advice
How do I attract venture capitalists or funding?
QUESTION | BY Theuri Maina | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/05/14

I have a business idea that I would like to explore. My only draw back is that its a little capital intensive. Therefore the need to find a venture capitalist or some funding. Kindly assist me in...

Advice
Client paid via check in late 2013, but I did not deposit it until 2014 ? does it go in 2013 income or 2014 income?
QUESTION | BY Julian Rogers | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/02/14

Please advise the correct tax filing practice. Thanks!

Advice
How do you value a startup?
QUESTION | BY Pablo Gagliardi | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/16/14

From your point of view: Which valuation method is the most accurate for startup valuation?Which would you consider are the key drivers to value determination in a startup?

Advice
What is the difference between generating active income versus passive income?
QUESTION | BY Anita D Russell | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/10/14

This topic relates to the question about creating wealth versus making money.

Advice
What type of business plan do I need for today's financial resources etc.?
QUESTION | BY Kathy Reed | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/09/14

What projections would I need?

Advice
What is the best way to calculate and measure your DSO?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/05/14

The classic formula of dividing your periodical receivables by your periodic sales/revenue is in my opinion backdated. What do you think and what alternatives did you implement?

Advice
How safe and secure are "Inland Letter of Credit". Can people please share their experiences?
QUESTION | BY Capt Sanket Kumar Suri | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/13/14

I have a client which is an Indian company that wishes to place an order on me and want to transact thru a Letter of Credit! How safe are these and what would friends on the hub suggest?

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How much does the western union charge to transfer $100 from usa to india?
QUESTION | BY Excellous Technology | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/04/14
Advice
Moving from UK to US and advice needed on setting up a new business please?
QUESTION | BY Paul Maplesden | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/22/14

Hi there; I have recently moved form the UK to the US. In the UK, I ran a successful business, setup as a limited company that generated a reasonable income for myself and my wife. Because of the...

Advice
Is performance based equity for CFO is a good idea for a start-up?
QUESTION | BY Dan J Mustefa | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/17/14

We are a very early stage start-up,we are thinking about fundraising.

Advice
Do I build a team by giving equity away? If so, how does one know what percentage to give?
QUESTION | BY Teresa Mui | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/14/14
Advice
How can I find someone cheap and reliable to help me set up my accounting properly?
QUESTION | BY Matt Gilman | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/05/14

We are in full start up mode and the receipts and expenses are starting to pile up. I keep saying I will get to it this weekend, but it is becoming obvious that it isn't happening. I need help, but I...

Advice
What is a fair percentage for 5 silent partners?
QUESTION | BY Harry Watson | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/16/13
Advice
What is the best way to manage your own income and expenses?
QUESTION | BY sarah johs | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/25/13

If you are a small business owner or a freelancer, what do you think is the best way to manage your own expenses, invoicing without spending too much on it?

Advice
Where do we find funding for a REAL empowerment project?
QUESTION | BY EDWINA HAWLEY | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/08/13

Have detailed business plans - after thorough research - now trying to land funding. Am very disillusioned with government based individuals - who just don't seem to care about empowerment. Where...

Advice
Is Kickstarter better than Indiegogo?
QUESTION | BY Joe Dickens | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/04/13
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What Do You Feel Is The Most Common Misconception When Raising Capital?
QUESTION | BY Ryan Dwyer | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/07/13

Have investors given you feedback that seemed shocking but made sense later?