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Questions tagged [small-business]

Questions specific to small businesses, generally under 100 employees and revenues less than $1,000,000.

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Charged overdue amount but not given bill prior to this date

I've been provided with a statement of account which claims I owe an overdue amount rather than the actual amount (which I would have been charged if I had paid the account on time). The problem is ...
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Is this app buyout company a scam?

I have a couple of modestly successful android apps in the store and I've recently been approached by a company to buy out two of the apps from me. The company was webuyapps.top. There are a couple ...
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Should I create a corporation, even if I won't make money or receive funding until later? [duplicate]

Suppose I may not be profitable, make any money, or receive funding for another year. Should I still create the business entity now?
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Determining fair price for profitable mobile app business

I have been developing iOS apps for a few years now. They do pretty well, and yesterday I was approached with an offer to buy one of them. The offer was for $40,000 dollars for an app that generates ...
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Can you use a small business loan as the down payment on a house?

My wife owns a small business and is looking to purchase a barn or small warehouse to store some of her rental items. We are also looking to purchase a new home for our family. Can she acquire a loan ...
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Approximate cost of making a shell company

Hi. I was thinking about making a company to hide a plane I am thinking of buying. A helpful person suggested to make a shell company since planes can be registered to companies and FAA site doesn't ...
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How to rent a home that I own outright for maximum benefits?

Suppose, I have a home that I want to rent, and it is paid off and valued at about $350K. I am currently living in this home. Should I sell this home to a LLC ( This LLC to be formed and owned by me),...
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Cheap payment processing options apart from credit card [closed]

I receive check payments from some customers who mail it to me. Recently, some priority mail express packages have had to be redelivered or lost. Yes, they do lose mail! I spoke to a local mailman who ...
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Tax implications of dividend vs salary

I'm recently self employed. My accountant advised the total amount of tax I'll pay (combined business and personal) is the same whether I pay myself 100% dividend or 100% salary and the only deciding ...
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If I intend to earn on the side doing different category of things should I do it as an individual or as a small business?

If I have a few areas of expertise (that can't fit a classification of services/products) and I'd like to make use of those and provide products or services based on those, should I do it as an ...
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Which non-mathematical subject could I tutor to make the most money? [closed]

Assuming I can learn whatever and I have respected teaching credentials I'm thinking LSAT, but perhaps the subject with the highest ceiling would be prepping high schoolers of the ultra-wealthy? I'm ...
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Schedule C: Determine credit card interests expenses, line 16

How does one calculate credit card interest for schedule C, line 16? My wife has a home business and uses a credit card for the business. My understanding is that because we are using the cash ...
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Accountant won't send an invoice without a PO

I've outsourced accounting including AP, AR, Rev Rec, etc. I have an unbilled revenue problem, where my accountant won't send invoices unless we have a PO! This is a problem because even though I ...
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Can a full time employee who also owns a side LLC claim “self-employed” deductions?

I am working full time for a corporation in NYC (I have w2). I also own my own side Educational LLC (EdTech) which has claimed $0.00 in income for 2018, but has accrued several thousand in startup ...
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Do US banks accept out-of-state applications for checking accounts?

Let's assume I walk in a local branch of a US bank with a presence in many federal states (for example, the Wells Fargo branch in Richmond/California). Will they be able/willing to open a Wells ...
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FBAR reporting for non-resident aliens with single-member LLC

(1) According to the FinCen's FBAR filing instructions, "Any US person that has a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign financial accounts must file an FBAR..." This implies ...
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agreement change and company control

We have a company with 3 shareholders (1/3 of shares each). We are now restructuring and the distribution will be 45%, 45%, 10%. I and the investor will go from 33.3% to 45% while the third ...
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How to declare small business income before bank account is open

I have incorporated a company in December last year, and since then we started making money but had no bank account. Because of the company structure, one of the shareholders who owned more than 25% ...
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How do I adjust my deposits and sales in the Square POS app?

My friend and I are just starting a business, if you would even call it an actual business. Just some side work to earn extra money. Well, we set up the account all wrong- we accepted payments under ...
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Dropshipping - Should I set up a business for this?

I've been looking in to the world of dropshipping and am keen to give it a go myself. I'm just curious if it would be wiser for myself to set up a business in order to do this or am I able to do it ...
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Recently started selling hand-made products in online shop. What do I need to do? UK

I'm a hobbyist electronics engineer and I occasionally sell things that I make (electronic music devices) on eBay. It has snowballed a little bit and I have opened an online shop. I live in the UK ...
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Is it possible to start/buy a business without risk to personal finances?

Assuming business under $1 million and in the US Is it possible to start/buy a business without risk to personal finances or personal property? And What would one need to do to have a no risk ...
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With which state/s must the payer file Form 1099-MISC?

I'm the president of a C corporation that's incorporated in Delaware. The C corp is physically located in Connecticut (where I live and work). My cofounder lives & works in Colorado. So, we have ...
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How to apply 1% rate reduction using GST/QST Quick method?

I use Quick method for calcualting GST/QST remittances: The Quick Method is a simplified accounting method designed to help registrants calculate the GST and QST they must remit to Revenu ...
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I have 100k in home equity. What is the best way to use this to create more money? [closed]

I'm looking for the best option (good risk/reward ratio). So far, I've considered; using it partially as a down payment and partially towards remod on a house flip (Seattle suburbs area) buying a ...
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Taxes and Minecraft servers [duplicate]

I am a teenager who plans to start a Minecraft server. I live in the United States and I assume that I will need to pay taxes. My parents want to find out more about the taxes. I've read a couple of ...
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Closing company, what do to with last amount of funds?

So the business is about to be shut down and there is a little bit of funds left over in the business bank account which I do not want/need. According to https://www.gov.uk/strike-off-your-company-...
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Stop filing federal annual return (Canada)

I incorporated my company several years ago and since then I've been filing both my provincial and federal annual returns (pay $20 and confirm info). According to many sources, having the federal ...
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Can BofA seize the money from my account after closing it via Anaytcal department?

I am a new small business owner and I recently opened a small business account through BofA. I receive wire transfers from a liaison with the company I contract for to process invoices. Through BofA’s ...
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Can I Expense Reimbursements To An Employee Who Received Medical Treatment In A Foreign Country?

I have an employee who was sent to a foreign country on a business trip. He got in an accident while he was there and had to be treated at a hospital. Since he was there on a company trip, we ...
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Withdrawing money from a micro entity

I own a Micro Entity company which makes around £2,000 - £3,000 profit per year. I'm the only employee in the company. I wish to start taking what you could call a salary each month of £100 - £200, ...
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State Tax on Sale of Michigan S-Corp for Non-Resident

I have a family member that will be a resident of Florida for 2019. He is contemplating selling his business based in Michigan (S-Corp). He can run the business remotely (but anticipates spending ...
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Deductible automobile expenses for ridesharing business

Most people here will disagree with the premise of the question, so try to disregard that (and that I know this is likely a very bad idea). I'm considering buying a (new) car that I can't afford (...
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Creating a separate entity for bank transactions

So you have your personal bank account. But I'm wondering if you can then create a separate bank account of some kind, either a business bank account or another personal one, and have the name on it ...
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How to keep track of revenue and expenses of a small business that I rarely visit?

I'm a programmer looking to invest some money into opening a very very small restaurant which will be run by my friend (who's a professional restaurant manager) with occasional help from family ...
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Self-Employed vs. LLC vs. “Something Else” for an at home business with two employees?

Though my circumstances are not that difficult, I want to be sure that I pursue the correct legal path for my family since our business administrative needs may be changing. I am a self employed ...
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What happens to the initial shares after opening a LTD company?

I have just opened my first LTD company in the UK, and I am trying to understand the way one goes about it. Being a self taught person I have been trying to understand how it works by reading .GOV ...
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how to find out if a company has stock/shares to invest in?

Scenario: Lets say I'm walking down main street and a company or two catch my eye as possible investment opportunities. How do I go about finding if they have stock/shares to invest in? Some may ...
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How can all medical expenses be deducted from taxable income for a business with owner and 1 other employee?

How would I best set things up so as to fully fund my and my employees healthcare and reduce taxable income. I am am considering forming an LLC or S-Corp but don't know the pros and cons in this ...
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Recieving payment on behalf of our incorporated business into personal paypal account

I live in Canada. I have been working as an independent consultant for a US company since Sept, 2017. They have been paying me into my Paypal account. My wife incorporated a business this year. In May,...
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How to include money spent on business as losses

For the last year or so I have been helping as a financial partner to a small business. The person has used the money for business as well as personal expenses and I'm wondering what I need to do to ...
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How can I hide my personal information from public access when forming an LLC? [closed]

I am a US citizen want to create a company in the US that will not disclose my name or other personal information. How can I create such an entity? Are some states better for this purpose than ...
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Am I a 'disregarded entity'?

The US IRS classifies certain business entities as "disregarded" for tax purposes: business income is considered personal to the owner. The IRS says this term applies only to single-owner LLCs (not ...
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How to effectively monetize a facebook page [closed]

I have a facebook page with an increasing number of likes. I would like to find a way to make money out of it. Since the page is about a niche subject (photos of a city), I'm thinking about using a ...
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Direct deposit personal check into business account

I'm in the process of trying to launch a new start up company but also still working full time for another company. Is it ok to start having my personal paychecks directly deposited into my new ...
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Does it make sense to invest Limited Company's cash that does nothing otherwise? (UK)

I am a contractor working in the UK and I own a limited company here. I briefly spoke with an accountancy about investing my company's cash although I haven't followed the topic with them. The answer ...
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Ownership of shares in a small company

I've been wondering this for a while now: If a small company has 2 shares and person A owns 1 of 2 and person B owns the other 1, what happens to their shares if person C wishes to buy shares. Is it ...
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Corporate tax & GST/HST tax - Canada

I've started self incorporated small business in Canada, registered with Ontario province in 2017. As per corporate tax structure, both corporate tax return and GST/HST return is filed by end of ...
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I don't understand the Qualified Business Income Deduction?

In the USA, the new tax laws include a: Qualified Business Income Deduction I cannot find one place that explains this and whether it is good or bad. Example situation: Married person, with an ...
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Transferring personal debt from startup costs and operations to a corporation

For a long time, I've been a one person startup, and have just bundled all business costs - presenting at conferences/travel, office rent, hardware equipment purchases, etc., to my personal account. ...