Posts From Tedd Johnson

Tools To Help You Start Your Small Business

*+-You will have a million and one questions and concerns as you move past the idea stage and start to build your small business. From how to market and promote your products and services to how to get appropriate licenses and certificates. There are lots of resources that are available online as well as in the real world that can help, and connecting with the right ones can help you

Take The Sting Out Of Filing Taxes

*+-Your small business is your baby, and you want to make sure that you are not throwing your hard earned cash out the window from not doing your taxes properly.  Nobody likes filing taxes, and it can be a painful experience as you go through your paperwork and watch the government take what they require.  But, this is a necessary evil, and there are ways that you can make the

Taxes Are Not Fun, But They Are Not Bad

*+-You don’t have to pull your hair out at the end of the year when filing taxes as long as you follow a few practical suggestions.  Many small business owners are either too distracted, busy or lazy to properly manage this aspect of their operation.  If you can find the time and the resources that will help you to keep up with your paperwork, you will be amazed at how

How To Keep Your Tax Liability Down

*+-The best way to keep your tax liability to a minimum is to be familiar with the different rules, requirements, deductions and credits that are available for your particular business.  Sole proprietorships, LLC’s, partnerships and corporations all have different tax rules as well as independent contractors.  Before you even start your business, you should take a look at the various tax advantages and drawbacks for each so that you can

Your Hobbies Can Make You Money Online

*+-Think about using your passions, interests and hobbies as a way to make money on the Internet.  Starting a business should be part bottom line as well as part enjoyment, and there is no better way to enjoy your business than by using it to promote your interests.  If you love sports, do something related to games, equipment, ticket sales or clothing.  If you love travel, consider promoting various destinations

Good Habits Lead To Fewer Small Business Taxes

*+-Did you know that many small business owners pay way too much money on their taxes each year?  It’s true, and you don’t have to be one of them.  Simply keeping good records of your income and expenses and using quality software can help you to keep your tax liability to a minimum.  Many entrepreneurs have no idea just how many deductions and credits are available, yet they fail to

Successfully Using Social Media For Your Upstart

*+-Using social media is an essential component of any marketing strategy that a small business considers.  It is easy to do, affordable and something that can be managed from a smart phone on the train or from your couch.  In order to make the most of this resource, you should consider a few key things that will help you to be successful.  They include keeping your viewers engaged, creating a

Find Your Niche Before Opening Your Online Business

*+-There are tons of ways to make money online, but if you really want to be successful, you should find a niche that’s not already flooded with other entrepreneurs.  You can create your own idea, exploit a need that has not yet been really discovered or you can work with current systems that are proven to work. In any situation, you will have to find ways to set yourself apart

Simplicity Matters When Marketing Your Business

*+-Keeping things simple is key to successful marketing, and this is right up the alley for many small business owners who don’t have a choice anyway.  Starting out and introducing your products and services to new customers is not always easy, and many businesses have limited resources at their disposal.  It may boil down to meeting potential customers face to face in a bar, school or public event.  It may

Get Help In Your Own Backyard

*+-Owning a successful, stable and growth-oriented small business involves developing professional networks and continual learning. Think about all of the research you did when starting your business, from reading up on market studies to talking with people who have already been in business for a long time. You used this information to help develop a plan, strategy and goals that enabled you to open your doors and hit the ground

How To Minimize Risk And Fund Your Business

*+-You have many choices when it comes to getting funding for your business.  You can participate in government backed programs, you can appeal to investors, ask family or friends for help or seek out traditional banks and lenders.  You can also use your own savings and resources as well.  No matter how you get your money, you want to make sure that you are keeping your risk to a minimum

Why Asking For Money Isn’t All That Bad

*+-Asking your friends and family for a loan or a stake in your business is not a bad idea, and many people pass up this golden opportunity to get funding simply because they have too much pride.  Asking those who you know for investment capitol is a good way to work on your sales skills, get feedback and constructive criticism from those who know and love you as well as