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Barbara Weltman

Barbara Weltman is an attorney, prolific author, and trusted professional advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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3 Tax Reasons to Sell Your Business in 2012

With some beneficial tax rules changing after 2012 and the market for small businesses heating up, the year upcoming may be the year to sell.

Start 2012 Off Right With 5 Tax-Wise To-Dos

Help get your 2012 tax year off to a good start by taking a few simple tax and finance steps.

5 Ways to Contain Rising Healthcare Costs

Time will tell if Obamacare will boost or trim your health benefit costs. In the meanwhile, try these strategies to keep those costs in line.

5 Myths about Deducting T&E Expenses

Don't let these five common tax and entertainment expense myths trip you up at tax time.

Tax and Financial Concerns for Cohabitating Co-Owners

Couples planning to intermingle their marriage contracts with their business contracts should not overlook the tax and financial implications of the union of their unions.

5 Things To Know About Year-End Bonuses

Year end bonuses can be a good way to reward and motivate your employees. Just be sure you're following state and federal tax regulations.

Cash Flow Solutions for Your Bottom Line

These cash flow solutions can help you get a better handle on your cash flow — and become more profitable.

What’s Congress Up to? 4 New Measures that May Affect Your Business

New tax laws recently passed by Congress could affect your bottom line and your administrative overhead -- especially if your business is an online retailer.

4 Ways To Reduce Business Travel Expenses

Learn to reduce business travel expenses, and you can save your company money and increase the bottom line.

Are Capital Improvements Required By Law Tax Deductible?

When the government says jump, you ask how high. You may also be asking whether or not your compliance efforts are tax deductible.

Decoding The New Tax Rules For Merchants

Prelude to a national sales tax? Maybe not, but new IRS rules mean credit card companies and online payment processors now must report the transactions they manage.

Tax Law Changes For 2012: What You Need To Know

Here's a look at tax law changes you can expect for 2012 and how to plan ahead to take advantage of those changes now.

Why Small Businesses Should Pursue Free Trade

Recent free trade agreements have opened up new markets for American business, including small business. Here's how to get started.

Tax Deductions: The Bright Side Of Failure

Failure can be a stern teacher. Failure can also be a tidy tax write-off.

Cell Phones as Tax-Free Fringe Benefits

Due to changes in tax law, employers can now offer employees cell phones as a tax free benefit.

Settle Your Worker Classification Problems with No Penalties

If you fear the IRS may decide your independent contractors are really your employees, now is the time to take advantage of a special worker classification amnesty program.

What to Do About Financial Losses from Disasters

If your business was damaged by a recent natural disaster, here's where to look for financial assistance to help your business recover.

5 Ways You May Benefit from the American Jobs Act

Details of the President's latest economic stimulus plan have been released. What's in it for small business?

3 Things to Know Before Subleasing Your Office Space

Before you decide to sub-lease your extra space, make sure you know what you're letting yourself in for.

What to Know about Subleasing Office Space

For a home business outgrowing the home office, but not quite ready to move out alone, sub-leasing can be a good alternative.