The Business Plan

Essentially, a business plan is the management and financial blueprint of your company. It is meant to serve as both your business guide and as a tool to help you attract investors. The plan should be comprehensive yet concise. It…

9 Self-employment Tax Deductions You Should Be Taking

If you are self-employed, you might be overwhelmed by the expenses you have, including your self-employment tax liabilities. However, you can claim self-employment tax deductions to reduce the amount you owe in taxes. See how you can take advantage of…

Retirement Savings Trends

Are employers stepping up to the plate when it comes to providing employees with retirement savings opportunities? For the second year, the ADP Research Institute® examined the types of companies — by size and type of industry — that offer…

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Prepare for Retirement

Preparing financially for retirement can be complicated for anyone, but for small business owners the process often poses even more challenges. Teachers, police officers, firefighters and other government employees generally receive a pension. The corporate world can offer benefit plans…

Cooperatives and Small Business

A cooperative or co-op is a business entity formed by a set of individuals who have a common goal or interest. A cooperative is member-owned and democratically controlled, meaning the members have an equal say, and its purpose is to…