Thinking about starting a business? You're not alone. Every year, thousands of Americans catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services. Some businesses thrive; many fail. For help with the beginning stages of operating a business, the following checklist is a great place to start.
This publication provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information on keeping records and illustrates a recordkeeping system. Throughout this publication we refer to other IRS publications and forms where you will find more information.
Whether you are self-employed or are an employee, you may be able to deduct certain expenses for the part of your home you use for business. This document from the IRS explains the details
Confused about how to write a business plan? Score.org offers downloadable templates that outline how to start documenting plans for development, finances, and marketing strategies.
Businesses spend money before they ever open their doors. Start-up expenses are those expenses incurred before the business is running. Many people underestimate start-up costs and start their business in a haphazard, unplanned way. Learn how to predict your expenses accurately and how to finance the first stages of your start-up.
As a result of completing the plan you will be much better prepared and know whether or not your business idea is feasible.
It is important that YOU write your business plan. Why? You will gain in-depth knowledge about your business, which will make it easier to answer lenders’ questions. The process of writing your business plan will clarify what is involved in making your business work successfully.
Financial knowledge is not something we are born with. It takes learning and practice. Just as you have practiced your art you need to work on financial intelligence. With some basic tools you can conquer both personal and business finances.
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