401ks for Entrepreneurs: What You Need to Know

Starting your own business as an entrepreneur puts you at significant financial and personal risks. However, there is one risk – not saving for retirement – that you don’t have to subject yourself to. Whether you run your business alone or have a few employees at your back, there is a 401k plan available that can help you ensure that your golden years are stress-free.

Sole Proprietors

Just because your business is a one-person operation doesn’t mean you (and your spouse) have to miss out on the benefits of saving for retirement with a 401k account. You can set up an individual 401k (also known as a one-participant or solo- 401k) plan through your bank or another financial institution in order to contribute pre-tax funds into a savings, mutual fund, or money market account of your choosing.
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Guest Post: Should Your Small Business Buy or Lease Commercial Real Estate?

For most businesses, having a physical location to meet, work and operate in is essential to the success of the business. One of the first steps in acquiring property for a small business is the decision to buy or lease office space. There is no right or wrong answer here as every business faces their own set of unique factors and budgets to make this decision with.

Whether your business is stable and established or still quite green, leasing or buying an office space will require that you consult an advisor who specializes in bookkeeping services because they can help you determine how much you can afford to spend on property as well as the cash available you have to use for scouting locations with. Below are a few more matters to consider when making your decision to buy or lease real estate for your business: Continue reading

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Taking Your Business to the Top!

What inspires big business leaders and entrepreneurs? How do the best leaders at the top, the Donald Trumps of the business world get their drive and motivation? The beginning of a new year is a great time to get your inspiration on and grow your business. How do you do it and not lose sight of what you started along the way? These 4 tried and true tips are the ultimate to keep in mind that successful entrepreneurs everywhere use to get to the top!

1. Set Football Field Goals

Picture a football field. The goal is to run the ball to into the end zone and score, right? Along the way you hit different field markers, 5 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards and so on. You can’t get to the end without passing these markers. The same rings true with goals. What about a Hail Mary you ask? The receiver must run past and the ball must fly over each yard before they reach their destination. Continue reading

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