Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Small Businesses

Posted by MKW, LLC on December 16, 2021

Small business owners need to plan for the 2021 tax year, even though there's still significant uncertainty about the fate of the tax proposals currently being discussed by Congress.  Are there any tax-smart, last-minute moves that could help lower your taxes this year?  Here are five strategies for you to consider as you wrap up 2021.

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Tags: Accounting, CPA, Value of Business, Company Worth, Market Conditions, Year-end tax planning, small business, tax planning

Choosing a Business Structure

Posted by MKW, LLC on November 09, 2021

After years of declines, new business formation is on the rise, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.  For individuals pursuing the dream of exercising their entrepreneurial muscles, they will face the same question, "Which business structure should I adopt?"  Each option is presented in this post with its own set of pros and cons. 

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Tags: Accounting, CPA, C-Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, C-Corp, S-Corp, S-Corporation, LLC, Business Structure

More to Business Valuation Than Meets the Eye

Posted by MKW, LLC on October 27, 2021

Most business owners know the basics of the business valuation process.  For example, you might know that there are three approaches to value: the cost, market and income approaches.  You might even know some of the methods that fall under these approaches, including the...

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Tags: Accounting, CPA, Business Valuation, Valuation Analyst, Regulatory Environment, Competition, Industry Outlook, Webinar, How Much is My Company Worth, Value of Business, Company Worth, Market Conditions

Don't Miss Your PPP Loan Forgiveness Deadline!

Posted by MKW, LLC on August 30, 2021

Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans were a lifeline for many small business owners during the worst of the pandemic-driven economic slowdown. In total, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved nearly 12 million PPP loans, averaging $67,000.

The PPP program stopped accepting loan applications on May 31, 2021. However, you still may need to complete the requisite forms to ensure that your loan will be forgiven. You can't afford to miss the deadlines for filing this paperwork.

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Tags: Accounting, PPP, CPA, Deadline, PPP Forgiveness

11 Steps to Reduce Your Chances of Cyber Attacks

Posted by Craig Wilson on August 23, 2021

A man registers online for a fantasy football league, unaware of a shock ahead.

The site requires him to create a user ID and password, so he uses the one he always uses: his email address for his user ID and his birth date followed by his initials (lower-case) for his password. After registering, he logs in, pays the registration fee with a credit card, and starts playing.

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Tags: Book review, Accounting, Cyber Attacks, CPA, Cyber Attack, Internet, Internet Security, Cyber Security