WebTaxGuide | 3 Tax Considerations When Selling Your Business

http://www.webtaxguide.net/JamesMoore/ExecComp/index.html#Sale Tax planning continues to be challenging for businesses. Several valuable tax breaks expired Dec. 31, 2014, and for 2015, we've had a repeat of 2014, with Congress not extending expired tax breaks until December, giving businesses little time to implement tax-saving steps accordingly. In addition, some significant tax-related changes under the ACA require attention.

Top Tips for Networking an Event

Forwarded by Doug Harmon, Membership Director- Chambersburg Chamber I thought I would share a recent article from Forbes Magazine on some of the top tips for networking at an event. •Be yourself. Networking events are meant as jumping-off points for relationship building. If you can’t be yourself, you’ll be starting off these new relationships with a lie. Don’t try to be the person you think others want to meet. Be genuine. The people you connect with when you are authentic are the ones you’ll want to stay in touch with. •Set reasonable expectations.

Tallahassee Resources For Starting a New Business

1) Create a Business Plan: Small Business Administration (www.SBA.gov) Small Business Development Center (www.SBDCFAMU.org) 2) Choose a Business Structure - See SBA Business Entity Comparison Table (https://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/choose-your-business-stru) 3) Register your Business City Requirements http://www.talgov.com/treasurer/treasurer-startup.aspx Minority certification with the city http://www.talgov.com/ecd/ecd-economic-mbe.aspx City business taxes & licensing http://www.talgov.com/treasurer/treasurer-fa

More resources, support coming for area's technology start-ups

By Dave Hodges | Democrat Business Editor @TallyBiz on Twitter March 28, 2014 The technology commercialization "pipeline" in Tallahassee is itself in transition, with new partners and resources being added in the coming weeks that will aid individuals with new ventures. An update on the pipeline was part of Thursday's meeting of the Research & Engineering Roundtable of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee-Leon County.

Succession Planning is a Two-step Process

Succession planning is a two-step process Jerry Osteryoung Helping Small Businesses August 28, 2013 Jerry Osteryoung Helping Small Businesses No one can be certain what tomorrow will bring, so it is critical that every entrepreneur or manager have a successor in place. This is typically a two-step process: First, you have to find the right individual, then you have to provide training to ensure the person is prepared to handle the demands of the role. Over the years I have seen companies make tragic errors in both selection and training of their successors.

Starting a Business? Three Things You Must Know

Starting a new business is a very exciting and busy time. There is so much to be done and so little time to do it in. If you expect to have employees, there are a variety of federal and state forms and applications that will need to be completed to get your business up and running. That's where we can help. Employer Identification Number (EIN) Securing an Employer Identification Number (also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number) is the first thing that needs to be done, since many other forms require it.

Florida Adopts New Limited Liability Company Act

The New Act Makes Florida a More Desirable Location for Business Owners May 22, 2013 During the recently completed legislative session, the Florida Legislature unanimously adopted CS/SB 1300, which is a complete re-write of Florida's limited liability company statute. The new limited liability company act (the "New Act"), which will be codified in Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes, was proposed to the Florida legislature by a task force consisting of members of The Florida Bar Business Law Section, Tax Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.

Health Care Reform - 10 Questions Every Business Should Ask

GREAT News: Small businesses (companies employing less than 50 full-timers) are largely unaffected by the recently passed healthcare reform legislation except for these points below: Today, we will answer the 10 most frequently asked questions from small businesses regarding health care reform. 1. What is the small business tax credit and how do I know if I am eligible? Effective January 1, 2010 tax credits are available to qualifying small businesses that contribute to their employees' health insurance costs.

Determining the # of Full-Time Equivalent Employees for your Business - For Benefits

Moving into 2014, employers, CFO’s, and HR teams are being hit with more and more reporting and compliance issues as a result of the PPACA regulations. What this means, is that more hours (which are most likely non-contiguous hours) will be spent on tracking employee work information. Determining the total number of full-time and full-time equivalent employees is one of the first things employers will have to track.

SBA Eliminates Date Restriction for 504 Refinance Program

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 -- Small business owners with eligible commercial real estate mortgages maturing after Dec. 31, 2012, will be able to secure more stable, long-term financing through the Small Business Administration's (SBA) temporary 504 refinancing program as a result of a change that will be published in The Federal Register by April 6. In February the SBA implemented a temporary refinancing program enacted under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which allowed small businesses facing maturing commercial real estate mortgages or balloon payments before Dec.

Tallahassee Startup Round

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Dr. Tim R. Holcomb April 12, 2010 (850) 644-7851 tholcomb@fsu.edu THE JIM MORAN INSTITUTE TO SPONSOR INAUGURAL TALLAHASSEE STARTUP ROUND (MEDIA ADVISORY) Contact: Tim R. Holcomb tholcomb@cob.fsu.edu 850.644.7851 Tallahassee, Fla. – Beer and brainstorming will converge this week, Thursday, April 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Calling Female Entrepreneurs

By Colleen DeBaise An organization that I’ve long admired, Make Mine a Million, has changed its format this year, aiming to help 1,000 women entrepreneurs grow their microbusinesses into million-dollar enterprises. I’ve followed Make Mine a Million since its inception, and the events I’ve attended have been inspiring, informative and even a little nerve-wracking. Watching female entrepreneurs painstakingly practice their elevator pitches – and then deliver them to live audiences – can be a nail biter.

Small Businesses Rank Biggest Start Up Mistakes

Money, People, Marketing, Risk NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business owners listed their biggest mistakes in a new survey by specialist insurer Hiscox. The Hiscox USA Small Business Survey found the top four mistakes when setting up a business are: underestimating monthly expenses (32%), hiring the wrong people (20%), not knowing how to market and sell your product (18%), not securing enough financing (18%). The research also highlights the gaps in knowledge small business owners face when taking the leap and starting their own business.

Who's Your Market?

Courtesy of Steve Gordon (1000smallbusinesses.com)

Understanding Your Market

21 Questions to Define Who Youʼre Selling To!

Senate Bill and Your Small Business

From the New York Times–Blogs found here.

Six Signs of Success

From Forbes.com found here.

Meghan Casserly

Before You Moonlight As An Entrepreneur….

from the Wall Street Journal- Here

…Here are some fundamental questions to ask yourself

By SHARA TIBKEN

The terrible economy is pushing lots of full-time workers to moonlight—as entrepreneurs.

FSU creates campus on north side of town

BY DOUG BLACKBURN • DEMOCRAT SENIOR WRITER • JUNE 10, 2010

It’s official: Florida State University now has a northwest campus in addition to the main campus and its fast-growing southwest campus.

FSU President Eric Barron and Adriane Tinsley, managing director of the FSU Research Foundation, cut a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday morning for the grand opening of the FSU Research Foundation Entrepreneurial Building and FSU Research Complex.

Building Better Businesses

From Small Business News found here.