Business

Russo CPA Applying for a Commercial Loan with Confidence

Applying for a Commercial Loan With Confidence

Few and far between are businesses that can either launch or grow without an infusion of outside capital. In some cases, that capital comes in the form of a commercial loan from a bank or some other type of lender.

If you and your company’s leadership team believe a loan will soon be necessary, it’s important to approach the endeavor with confidence. That starts with having valid, well-considered strategic reasons for borrowing. From there, you need to engage your bank or a prospective lender with a strong air of professionalism and certainty.

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3 Ways Your Business Can Uncover Cost Cuts

3 Ways Your Business Can Uncover Cost Cuts

Every business wants to cut costs, but it isn’t easy. We’re talking about clear and substantial ways to lower expenses, thereby strengthening cash flow and giving you a better shot at strong profitability.

Obvious places to slash costs (such as wages, benefits and overhead) often aren’t viable options because the very stability of your operation may depend on them. But there might be other ways to lower expenses if you dig deeply enough. Here are three possibilities.

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What to Do if Your Business’s Data Security Is Breached

What to Do if Your Business’s Data Security Is Breached

Most businesses store sensitive information about employees and customers, such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers (SSNs), banking information, and more. If lost or stolen, this data could put individuals at risk for identity theft and other types of damage.

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B2B Businesses: Assess Customer Credit Carefully

B2B Businesses: Assess Customer Credit Carefully

Does your company operate in the business-to-business (B2B) marketplace? If so, you’re no doubt aware of the double-edged sword that is customer credit.

On the one hand, it’s common practice. Most customers likely expect to be offered a credit option when engaging in B2B transactions. On the other, credit arrangements inevitably come with risk of late payments or nonpayment, which can lead to cash flow problems for you.

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Empower Your Sellers With Sales Enablement

Empower Your Sellers With Sales Enablement

Sales are the driving revenue force of just about every business. But all too often, once a sales team is up and running, it’s left to its own devices to maintain its strengths, develop new skills, and upgrade its technology. This can produce mixed results—some sales departments are remarkably self-sufficient, while others could really use more organizational support.

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Take Cash From Your Corporation And Avoid Dividend Treatment

If you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost, distributing cash as a dividend is the easiest way. However, a dividend distribution isn’t tax efficient since it’s taxable to you to the extent of your corporation’s “earnings and profits,” but it’s not deductible by the corporation.

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Maximize the QBI Deduction Before It’s Gone

The qualified business income (QBI) deduction is available to eligible businesses through 2025. After that, it’s scheduled to disappear. So if you’re eligible, you want to make the most of the deduction while it’s still on the books because it can potentially be a big tax saver.

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Is Your Business Closing? Here Are Your Final Tax Responsibilities

Businesses shut down for many reasons. Examples include an owner’s retirement, a lease expiration, staffing shortages, partner conflicts, and increased supply costs. If you’ve decided to close your business, you might need assistance with some steps in the process, including handling various tax obligations.

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