5 Tax Rules for Deducting Interest Payments

Posted in Jul, 2nd, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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It’s common for businesses to borrow money for various reasons…to start up, expand to new locations, buy equipment, launch a marketing campaign. But borrowing usually isn’t without cost: interest payments. To the extent interest payments are tax deductible, they reduce the cost of borrowing. But tax rules on deductibility can be confusing. Business interest is…

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

Posted in Jul, 2nd, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. But instead of looking for another job, this time you want to finally start that business you’ve been dreaming about for years. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup? Several years ago, the Department of Labor launched an initiative for…

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Tools for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Posted in Jul, 2nd, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Veteran business owners play a significant role in the US economy. In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide! The best part is that not only do these brave entrepreneurs have an incredible drive to pursue their…

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Women at Work: How to Offer and Receive Support

Posted in Jul, 2nd, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Running a business is hard. And I would argue that running a business as a woman is even harder. According to the World Economic Forum’s World Gender Gap Report, women work on average 50 more minutes a day or 39 more days a year than our male counterparts. And women still carry the bulk of unpaid…

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If You Had It to Do Over Again, What Would You Do Differently?

Posted in Jun, 18th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

What would you change about your business if you could go back and do it all over again? Overall, small business owners in the most recent SurePayroll Scorecard wouldn’t change a whole lot. They’re happy they took the plunge into business ownership—a whopping 82 percent of say they have no regrets about when they started their businesses,…

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8 Options When Your Clients Refuse to Pay You

Posted in Jun, 18th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

You run a small business, and depend on clients for your capital. A client hasn’t paid an outstanding invoice, even after you’ve sent reminder after reminder. It’s starting to feel like that client is trying to avoid paying you. What can you do? You have several options, like selling the invoice or taking legal action,…

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How the Biggest Brands Form an Emotional Connection with Their Consumers

Posted in Jun, 18th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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The jury is out — MLBM has just released its 2019 BIS Report, presenting the 10 most intimate brands in the US right now. And for the first time ever, Apple has been toppled by Disney to become America’s top brand based on consumer intimacy. Called Brand Intimacy, this data-heavy and customer-centric approach to branding and marketing…

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The Secret Behind Using Sustainability in Your Marketing

Posted in Jun, 18th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Once, companies and brands touting their ethically-sourced ingredients and environmental values found themselves in the minority. This “feel-good” messaging remained the primary language of homespun business owners. And they sold rustic wares at farmers’ markets. But today it pays to be “green” in a very big way. And the size and scope of your business makes…

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How to Write a Business Contract

Posted in Jun, 11th, 2019 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Every new business venture starts with business contracts. A business contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. The goal is to have agreements that set clear expectations. This means all parties understand and agree to the arrangements, obligations and responsibilities detailed in the contract. You have to handle business contracts almost…

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How to Use Public Speaking to Grow Your Business

Posted in Jun, 11th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

I frequently speak at events for small business owners, both in my area and around the country. I’ve logged a lot of frequent flyer miles! Traveling so much for events can be tiring, but it’s all worth it. That’s because public speaking is a great tool to grow my business. It can be just as…

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