Mark J. Kohler

Mark J. Kohler

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Author, Attorney and CPA

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Marketing

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.
Finance

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.
Taxes

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Taxes

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.
Finance

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.
Finance

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.
Finance

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Finance

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.
Finance

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.

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