Leigh Steele, Author at Dealstruck

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Good Deeds and Good Business: The Case for Charitable Giving

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According to a recent survey(1) of 1,400 small businesses conducted by a leading online lender, forty-six percent of small business owners who donate to charity say they commit to up to $1,000 in contributions.   As a small business owner, perhaps … Continue reading

Top Five Trending Business Books of 2018

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Top Five Trending Business Books of 2018 Since the time of Sun Tzu, the Chinese general and writer credited with authoring the book The Art of War, entrepreneurs and leaders have turned to books for business advice. Even Aristotle’s notable … Continue reading

Merchant Cash Advance 101

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What is a Merchant Cash Advance? A merchant cash advance (MCA) is a form of financing that offers small business owners fast access to short-term working capital. In its original form, a merchant cash advance was designed for restaurants, retailers, … Continue reading

Cryptocurrency for Small Business – To Accept or Not To Accept?

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Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin have quickly gained prevalence as disruptors of the financial industry. While the risks and benefits of investing in cryptocurrency are hotly debated, most predict that the technology behind digital currency has the potential … Continue reading

Top 4 Tips for Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

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With the recovery of the job market and unemployment rates at a near-record low of 4.1%, qualified candidates are in high demand. Exacerbating this situation is the impending “workforce gap” facing the country – as droves of baby boomers reach … Continue reading

The New Tax Law and its Impact on Small Businesses

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With President Trump officially signing The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, individuals and businesses will be seeing the most significant tax changes in thirty years.  The new tax reform bill aims to stimulate economic growth and encourage expansion … Continue reading

Choosing Between an LLC and an S Corporation

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Assessing which corporate structure to select for your business, both from a legal and operational perspective, is a key factor in setting up your company for success. Each of the distinct options have advantages and disadvantages in relation to taxes, … Continue reading

What is a DBA – Understanding the Pros and Cons

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Running a successful small business requires strategic planning and consideration of the cost-benefit tradeoffs of many decisions. One of these decisions includes your business structure and the name under which you will operate. This article provides a general overview of … Continue reading

Top 5 Year End Tax Planning Tips for Small Businesses

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  But, for small business owners, it can also be an overwhelming time. There are last minute deals to close, year-end bonuses to hand out, and holiday parties to plan. Amidst all of … Continue reading

What Healthcare Reform Could Mean for Your Small Business

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It should come as no surprise that decent health care benefits top the list as a priority for current job seekers.  According to an article on Fastcompany.com: “Just over three-quarters of U.S. workers prefer great health care packages over schedule … Continue reading