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March 2013

How Much is a Fair Profit? Part III of V – Risk

03/31/2013

A third factor in determining a fair profit percentage is risk.  Risk is divided into two types.  The first is insurable and the second is uninsurable risks.  Insurable risks are mitigated and have very little to no effect on the profit formula [...]

Why You Should Incorporate Your Business

03/19/2013

As a small business grows, there comes a time when the owner(s) should consider incorporating the business.  A corporation is a separate entity recognized by the state of domicile for the business.  It is as if a new life is created.  The state [...]

Effective Internal Controls for Cash

03/18/2013

All businesses should have internal controls to deter fraud, detect theft, and preserve assets.  Of all the assets, cash is the easiest to misappropriate.  Effective internal controls for cash prevent the proverbial hand in the cookie jar.   So [...]

An Introduction to the Employee Manual (Handbook)

03/11/2013

The employee manual is a guidebook and a tool to explain the policies and procedures for the small business operation.  It addresses the basic expectations for performance and conduct of the employee.  The manual is only a guide and the employee [...]

An Explanation of Current Assets

03/11/2013

The asset side of the balance sheet is divided into 3 major sections.  They include current assets, fixed assets, and other assets.  Current assets carry the most value to the small business entrepreneur because of the cash conversion aspect.  [...]

What is an Audit?

03/07/2013

An audit is defined as a methodical examination.  Audits are grouped into two principal sets – financial and organizational compliance (usually related to licensure).  For the small business entrepreneur, it is almost unheard of for them to have [...]

Form 1041 – Income Tax Return for Estates

03/05/2013

When an individual passes away, his/her will or trust identifies a representative to administer his/her estate.  This representative is referred to as the executor (male) or executrix (female) and is generally approved or assigned by the local [...]
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