Entrepreneur: Latest from Mark J. Kohler http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT Why You Should Integrate a Family Trust with Your Business Utilizing a Revocable Living Trust can be an affordable way to ensure your business passes effectively to your family or loved ones upon your death. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/234518 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/234518 Utilizing a Revocable Living Trust can be an affordable way to ensure your business passes effectively to your family or loved ones upon your death. Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy Business owners should take a cue from 'bracketologists' and embrace unconventional wisdom when it comes to filing an extension this season. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232540 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232540 Business owners should take a cue from 'bracketologists' and embrace unconventional wisdom when it comes to filing an extension this season. Tracking -- and Maximizing -- Your Dining Write-Offs Before you file your taxes, maximize your dining write-offs for 2013. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232218 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232218 Before you file your taxes, maximize your dining write-offs for 2013. Tax Time: Should You File a Business Extension? March 17 might be the deadline for corporations to file, but an extension could be your best move. Here are the details and tips you should know about the Corporate deadline. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/232139 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/232139 March 17 might be the deadline for corporations to file, but an extension could be your best move. Here are the details and tips you should know about the Corporate deadline. S-Corps and Tax Advantages: What to Know An S-Corp election can save small businesses on certain health care and employment taxes, amounting to thousands for eligible ventures. We explain the advantages. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/231928 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/231928 An S-Corp election can save small businesses on certain health care and employment taxes, amounting to thousands for eligible ventures. We explain the advantages. Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know This is the month get your 1099s out to your vendors. We break down what you need to know and do. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230851 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230851 This is the month get your 1099s out to your vendors. We break down what you need to know and do. Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits This new class of corporation can help hold your company accountable to its social and environmental goals. Find out how it might also help you increase sales. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/230032 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/230032 This new class of corporation can help hold your company accountable to its social and environmental goals. Find out how it might also help you increase sales. Making Heads or Tails of Obamacare as a Sole Proprietor or Small-Business Owner Obamacare may actually improve small-business owners' bottom lines. Here are four factors to consider when signing up. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229721 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229721 Obamacare may actually improve small-business owners' bottom lines. Here are four factors to consider when signing up. Options for Deducting Your Company's Auto Expenses Deducting auto expenses can confound small-business owners, but it doesn't have to. Here's a quick explanation of your options. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229627 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229627 Deducting auto expenses can confound small-business owners, but it doesn't have to. Here's a quick explanation of your options. The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A. A "Doing Business As" filing can be used to both start or expand a current business on the quick. Here, accounting whiz Mark Kohler parses the innumerable ways he loves DBAs. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229445 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229445 A "Doing Business As" filing can be used to both start or expand a current business on the quick. Here, accounting whiz Mark Kohler parses the innumerable ways he loves DBAs. Taxes 101: How to Maximize Your Dining Write-Off Many small business owners don't take full advantage of this deduction. Check out this video for more information on maximizing your write-offs and saving taxes. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/228750 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/228750 Many small business owners don't take full advantage of this deduction. Check out this video for more information on maximizing your write-offs and saving taxes. Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate The way you invest your profits is key to your future success. Real estate investing should be a key part of your portfolio. Here's why. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228506 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228506 The way you invest your profits is key to your future success. Real estate investing should be a key part of your portfolio. Here's why. 5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Bookkeeping Without Wasting Your Time Don't let bookkeeping duties slide because they are a crucial part of running your business smoothly. Here are five ways to manage your books without draining your time. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228414 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228414 Don't let bookkeeping duties slide because they are a crucial part of running your business smoothly. Here are five ways to manage your books without draining your time. Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business Don't get yourself in trouble with the IRS. Here's how to make sure you stay on top of tax deposits. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228243 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228243 Don't get yourself in trouble with the IRS. Here's how to make sure you stay on top of tax deposits. 7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Business Entity There's a lot of wrong information out there when it comes to deciding how you ought to incorporate your business. Don't make these seven mistakes. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228160 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228160 There's a lot of wrong information out there when it comes to deciding how you ought to incorporate your business. Don't make these seven mistakes. Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228050 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228050 Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart. How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227904 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227904 Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself. Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business It's easy to hire the wrong lawyer and not realize it until you've lost lots of money. Here are four signs to watch out for. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227777 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227777 It's easy to hire the wrong lawyer and not realize it until you've lost lots of money. Here are four signs to watch out for. Why Your College Student Should Start a Business There are lots of benefits to having your college-age kids start their own business. Here's why and how you can help them get going. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227680 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227680 There are lots of benefits to having your college-age kids start their own business. Here's why and how you can help them get going. How to Protect Your Business From Personal Legal Trouble Without taking the proper steps to protect your company, you could be putting it at risk in the event of personal issues like a divorce or a car accident. Here are steps to help you plan ahead. Tue, 14 May 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226659 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226659 Without taking the proper steps to protect your company, you could be putting it at risk in the event of personal issues like a divorce or a car accident. Here are steps to help you plan ahead. How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You Before you think of incorporating your startup in a "tax haven" state, here is what young entrepreneurs need to know. Tue, 07 May 2013 10:32:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226549 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226549 Before you think of incorporating your startup in a "tax haven" state, here is what young entrepreneurs need to know. How to Protect Your Personal Finances From Business Risks You need to be prepared should your company one day be faced with a lawsuit or accident. Here are four ways to make sure your personal finances are safeguarded from business liabilities. Thu, 02 May 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226544 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226544 You need to be prepared should your company one day be faced with a lawsuit or accident. Here are four ways to make sure your personal finances are safeguarded from business liabilities. How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension Don't feel pressured to file by April 15. If you're scrambling to get your taxes done this weekend, you might be better off filing for an extension. Here's how to do it the right way. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226375 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226375 Don't feel pressured to file by April 15. If you're scrambling to get your taxes done this weekend, you might be better off filing for an extension. Here's how to do it the right way. 5 Questions to Ask Before Filing Your Taxes Don't file your taxes just yet. You could save yourself more money by answering these five simple questions. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226276 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226276 Don't file your taxes just yet. You could save yourself more money by answering these five simple questions. 7 Tips for Keeping Receipts Organized for Tax Time Your accountant will love you if you follow these record-keeping basics. And auditors will have less cause for concern. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225900 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225900 Your accountant will love you if you follow these record-keeping basics. And auditors will have less cause for concern. Tips for Writeoffs, Obamacare and Keeping the Tax Man at Bay Tax accountant Mark Kohler offers need-to-know advice to business owners. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/225420 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/225420 Tax accountant Mark Kohler offers need-to-know advice to business owners. What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff Deal and Saving Taxes in 2013 Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:19:38 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225412 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225412 Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Fiscal Cliff Worries? Starting a New Business Could Be Your Best Tax Option Higher taxes are all but certain. Here are four ways starting a new business can help you offset the impact of any fiscal cliff changes. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225300 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225300 Higher taxes are all but certain. Here are four ways starting a new business can help you offset the impact of any fiscal cliff changes. Why You Should Hire Your Kids This Summer Putting your children on your payroll can help save on taxes and give them a taste of entrepreneurship. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223968 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223968 Putting your children on your payroll can help save on taxes and give them a taste of entrepreneurship. How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says. Wed, 30 May 2012 05:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/223483 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/223483 You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says.