Barbara Weltman's blog

How to Write Off Start-Up Costs

Getting a business up and running is usually expensive. But once yours is a going concern, you can turn some of those costs into standard business deductions.

How To Deal With Small Biz Contest Winnings

Contests can be a great way to boost your exposure -- including your tax exposure.

5 Things to Know About the ADA

For the smallest of small businesses, the Americans with Disabilities Act is not a concern. For the rest, ADA compliance is good business.

Audit-Proof Your Hobby Business

Turning your passion into a sideline business can help you earn some extra cash. But it can also attract the watchful eyes of the IRS.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth About Payroll Services

For many small businesses, a payroll service can ease the burden of managing wages and taxes. But services aren't free and they aren't without risk.

How To Combine A Personal And Business Trip Without Angering Uncle Sam

With careful planning, and good record-keeping, you really can combine business and leisure.

What Every Employer Needs to Know about Garnishment

You've just received notice that a court has garnished one of your employee's wages. Now what?

Get Green for Going Green

It's not easy being Green. But what if you could get paid for your efforts?

Uncle Sam Boosts Standard Mileage Deduction

Driving the company car just got a little more affordable.

Do You Need a Registered Agent?

A registered agent can help you stay abreast of your business's legal obligations, no matter where you are or where your business is registered.

Use It or Lose It: 3 Must Have Business Agreements

A handshake is nice, but seal your partnership's rights and responsibilities in writing, too.

Giving Away Your Business? Now’s the Time to Do It!

If you're planning on leaving your business to your children or family, favorable, and perhaps fleeting, tax rules make 2011 a good year to get started.

3 Post-Disaster Fundraising Options

To survive the aftermath of a natural disaster, your business will need cash, and lots of it.

5 Things to Know about Cash Balance Plans

For small businesses looking to attract and reward talented employees, Cash Benefit Plans can be an attractive addition to the familiar 401(k).

5 Estimated Tax Strategies for Business Owners

For small business owners, paying income taxes can be tough. Don't make it tougher by adding penalties you can avoid by planning and estimating well.

Target Your Hiring for Targeted Tax Credits

Small businesses planning to add to their payrolls can trim the cost by hiring the right people.

Is Your Summer Internship Program Legal?

Unfortunately, summer interns aren't short-term, low-cost administrative assistants.

3 Options To Help Business Owners Catch Up On Retirement Savings

Boost your retirement savings while reducing your tax liability by taking advantage of these retirement planning strategies.

3 Ways to Cut Payroll Taxes without Cutting Payroll

With a little creativity, employers can trim their share of the payroll tax burden without running afoul of the taxman.

State and Local Tax Surprises for Your Small Business

Finally coming to terms with your Federal taxes? Watch out for these state and local tax situations.