Tag: Small Business



Tax Tips for small businesses

There are 23 million small businesses in America, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Although each is unique, you can be sure that they have a common desire to minimize their taxes and make the most of the deductions for which they qualify. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) offers these tips on how to achieve those goals.



10% of Americans like Congress: Are they nuts?

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, accompanied by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, express their frustration after the Senate passed a bill to fund the government, but stripped it of the defund “Obamacare” language as crafted by House Republicans, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (CNN) — Our Congress sucks. This is truly one of the few things we agree on. In fact, a new CNN poll released earlier this week found that Congress has only a 10% approval rating. When you think that 10% of Americans believe Congress is doing a good job, you have to ask yourself one question: Who are these people?! (Imagine this asked with true Jerry Seinfeld-esque exasperation.)



Know true value of your business

HARRY C. ALFORD (NNPA)–Do you know the true value of your business? I doubt it as 80 percent of all business owners do not know what their business is worth. This creates a lot of vulnerability. This type of knowledge has been an access issue because of the time it takes and the cost of traditional offline methods. The traditional way will cost on average $8,000 and takes about five weeks, according to research firm IBISWorld. Realizing this hurdle for small businesses and especially Black- owned firms, the National Black Chamber of Commerce conducted a search to find some type of alternative.



Entreprechef shares ’111-degree’ sauce taste with new neighbors in Pittsburgh

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER—Joe McKenna (marketing), Leon Greene (owner), and JT Thomas (Pittsburgh Steeler) PITTSBURGH, Pa.—In adopting western Pennsylvania as his new home, Leon Paris Greene has reversed tradition and brought a welcoming gift. Greene’s company, Elpgee’s Sauce, begins bottling and distribution of “A Marinade, Hotwing & Cooking Sauce for All Occasions” in the region this summer.