7 small business resolutions for 2018

Okay. So last year you planned to launch your brand. Maybe you launched your brand but progress is slow going. Now’s not the time to stay in stuck mode. Make 2018 the year for momentum. But before you rev up all pistons, make sure you’ve got your infrastructure firmly in place. Here’s a New Year’s checklist to help get you there!

Real-deal stuff that you the entrepreneur can actually do that will really get your business going. Here’s real-deal stuff that you the entrepreneur can actually do that will really get your business going.
(Photo: GETTY IMAGES) It’s that time of year again: Time for new year’s resolutions. Personal resolutions can be tough to keep — lose those pounds or quit smoking — but those of the small business variety can be a whole lot easier and bring you greater satisfaction and success by year’s end. Seven resolutions to help you succeed in 2018: 1. Find — and then actually speak with! — a good accountant.   With the new tax bill just passed, your business finances just got a whole lot more complicated. Most rules went into effect Jan. 1, so you need to know about them now. One feature of the tax bill is the new deduction for a portion of “pass-through” income. Since small businesses overwhelmingly operate on a “pass-through” basis, this may apply to you. But the pass-through rules have more contortions than a Cirque de Soleil performer, so you need professional help. While you’re talking to an accountant, ask for advice to start preparing for your retirement, too.  Ask… Read more here …

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