October 1, 2018
October marks Women’s Small Business Month, and we are happy and proud to recognize women in business both locally and around the world. Successful business women of the past and present continue to forge new paths for female entrepreneurs. We celebrate all those who are breaking the glass ceiling and serving as role models and mentors to women everywhere.
To support Women’s Small Business Month, we wanted to share a few statistics to spotlight the powerful impact women have had and continue to have on the American economy. Women solely own 36 percent of small businesses in the United States, employ 9 million people, and generate $1.7 trillion in sales. Additionally, 2.5 million businesses in the United States are owned equally by women and men. These dually owned companies contribute $2.5 trillion to America’s economy, provide $189 billion in payroll, and employ 6.5 million people.
Our firm effusively congratulates each and every woman in business! Please feel free to reach out to our firm at any time for support and advisory services as needed. Our goal is that you continue to succeed.
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This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the business community:
Alabama started requiring driver license info on their individual return filings a few years ago in an effort to reduce fraudulent filings. At first this was greeted with some complaints and raised eyebrows due to the additional data needed as well as privacy concerns. However, reports indicate that fraudulent tax refunds at the Alabama level have decreased. Between the time saved and increased security, this could be classified as a win for Alabama.
According to Forbes.com, Super Bowl viewers traditionally load up on millions of pounds of less-than-healthy foods during the big game—including ribs, pulled pork, tortilla chips, nuts, popcorn and bacon—all washed down with beer (the Super Bowl beverage of choice). If you are trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat better, consider a few healthy substitutes for the traditional Super Bowl eats: