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30 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

The 9 Deadly Sins of Launching a New Product

The 9 deadly sins of the new product introduction model from "The Startup Owner's Manual" by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf is too interesting not to share. We've put together an excerpt from their book and we highly suggest it as its a great read! Have you committed any of these sins with your new business?

25 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Don’t girls just want to have fun?

Most female entrepreneurs find themselves to be workaholics and don't know when or how to stop, let alone manage family, work and their own life. When I was in my twenties I was quite in an auto-pilot state of life. I ran a chaotic hamster wheel of a life/work schedule: instead of enjoying this glorious coming-into-my-own phase I was over-the-top serious, stressful, and psychotic.
25 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Chic Interview with "Miss Organized"

 
We first met Tracy Paye of Miss Organized over a year ago. We have witnessed her business grow and turn into the phenomenal company that it is today. Read on to hear more about Tracy's entrepreneurial journey.
 
19 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Understand the Cost of Tax Mistakes

Here is more information on the cost of making tax mistakes from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advice.
 
17 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Hire a Professional

Here is more information on hiring a tax professional from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advice.
 
16 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Accountable Written Reimbursement Policy

Here is more information on having a written reimbursement policy from blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advice.
13 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Tax Trap #10 - Home-Office Deduction

If you work from home or use a portion of your home for business, you may be able to claim a home-office deduction.  To qualify, there are two tests:

 

12 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

"Action expresses priority." ~Ghandi

Ever heard the expression "Actions speak louder than words?" Well, Ghandi put it a bit more eloquently, when he said, "Action expresses priority." We couldn't agree more. Take a look at your day, be aware of where your action lies. Your action could be in a lot of different places. The gym? The office? The phone? The bar? 

11 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Deducting Vehicle Expenses

Here is more information on deducting vehicle expenses from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advice.
11 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Meals and Entertainment Expenses

Here is more information on understanding deductible meals and entertainment expenses from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advice.

09 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Establish Travel Expense Substantiation

Here is more information on establishing your travel expense processes and procedures from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advice.

08 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Guest blogger, Ann-Marie Diggle Rabago of Rabago Law has written an article on classifying workers properly.
 
08 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Frequently Wrong, But Never In Doubt

When Jody and I were at South By SouthWest (if you've never gone, consider making the trip, it was phenomenal!) we attended a speech given by Rhonda Lowery, VP of Emerging Technologies for Turner Broadcasting. 
 
05 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

For the Love or the Money?

Every business starts with A Big Idea, usually the idea comes from a pain point or a passion but whatever the reason the business was started, the goal is to make money! Of course you already knew that but entrepreneurs often find themselves in a place of having to walk the fine line of continuing the passion or inspiration while creating revenue streams that make the business viable.    
 
05 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Income and Payroll Taxes

Here is more information on withholding and remitting income and payroll taxes from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advice.

 

04 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Ensure You Are Running a For-Profit

Here is more information on ensuring you are running a for-profit business (and not just a hobby) from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advise.
 
03 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Treat Loans With the Correct Formalities

Here is more information on treating loans to or from your business with the correct formalities from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advise.

 

02 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Chic Interview with Anna Sayer

Anna Sayer is a savvy and very chic designer, qualified and trained in Interior Design in the UK at the Ivy House Design School in Bath and with the KLC in London. She recently launched a new web-based, eco friendly home furnishing company. Check out our interview with her about her new biz and get a special discount to her new site!
 
02 Apr 2012 Written by chicceo In

Pay a “Reasonable” Salary

Here is more information on the importance of paying a reasonable salary from guest blogger and Tax & Business Attorney, Anne-Marie Diggle Rabago, of Rabago Law. This information is strictly informational in nature and is not actual tax advise.
 

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