How much does it cost to self-publish?

June 14th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

To self-publish or not to self-publish? A tough question for authors. If you decide to take the route of self-publishing, what does that all entail? What’s the bottom line for your writing business? We welcome back publisher and marketer Carol White who is eager to share her knowledge about self-publishing, specifically its costs: “While it […]

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Business Tip:Bookkeeping help

June 7th, 2012 → 3:36 pm @

  I love TaxMama, Eva Rosenberg.  She’s so helpful, practical and smart! Here’s her advice on bookkeeping for business owners (it applies to writers as well!) All business owners really should understand how to do bookkeeping, if they are handling their own records. Most just pick up some software and hope it will do things […]

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Reasonable salary for a S corp

May 15th, 2012 → 8:57 am @

The Journal of Accountancy (what we CPA’s love to read!) has a very helpful article on “Reasonable salary for S corporation owners” Here’s a few excerpts (for the full article click here) and my  plain-English summaries. …an advantage of an S corporation over a C corporation is that a shareholder’s share of the corporation’s net […]

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Warning to S corporations!

May 11th, 2012 → 8:53 am @

I read an interesting story in the Journal of Accountancy (well interesting to me, a CPA!) about an owner of an S corporation that serves as a warning to all of you considering S corporation status for your business. (Here’s a link to the article “Eighth Circuit agrees that CPA was underpaid” if you care […]

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Taxes Filed? Now Improve Your Records

May 8th, 2012 → 9:40 am @

I preach the importance of record keeping all the time to tax clients, writers, and business owners! Record keeping is the life-blood of a successful business   Forbes  has a get article on Tax Return Filed? Now Consider Your Records Here’s an excerpt: No one likes organizing records. If you just finished your tax return […]

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Invite me to your writers group (virtually)!

April 10th, 2012 → 1:40 am @

I just finished my first virtual writers group presentation.   I’m in Cincinnati, OH and I spoke to 15 writers in Tyler, TX via Skype on the topic of “You’re in Business Before You Make Money.” They could see my Powerpoint slides, ask questions, etc! Very cool!   If you’d like me to visit (virtually) […]

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Should You Incorporate Your Business?

April 5th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Should You Incorporate Your Business?

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Even More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

March 26th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Even More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

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What can a writer deduct on a tax return?

March 23rd, 2012 → 10:40 am @

I enjoyed speaking to Quinn Barret of Wise Bear Books in a podcast where we talked about Business Tips and Taxes for Writers. Here’s what we talked about:   What can a writers deduct on their taxes? Is Sch C (sole proprietorship) an audit flag to the IRS? Are costs to get my book on […]

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More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

March 19th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

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