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As a small business owner, you know better than anyone that you are not just the head of your
business but you’re also the head of HR, the head of IT, and the sometimes the head of cleaning.
And everything else. Needless to say, there’s a lot on your plate. That’s why time management is
such a critical skill, otherwise you end up spending too much time on tasks that don’t make the
most of your time. Here are six tips that can help you better manage your time so you can
effectively run your business.
Study where your time goes
The first step of implementing good time management practices is understanding where you
actually spend your time. You can use a time tracking app to keep a log of the time you spend on
everything from administrative tasks like payroll and accounting through business development
and sales. You could also do this the old fashioned way with a spreadsheet that lists out your
tasks. The most important thing is that you’re meticulous in tracking your time.
Decide where your time is best spent
Next, review where you’re spending all of your time. Does your monthly accounting and payroll
or dealing with your employees take time away from areas where you, as the business owner, can
more productively spend your time? Once you know where your time goes, you can implement
practices to become more efficient and use your time more wisely.
Implement time management techniques
Now it’s time to minimize distractions, make the most of your employees, and focus on growing
your business. When you are making changes, keep the 80/20 rule in mind. This means that 80%
of your results come from 20% of your efforts.
The Pomodoro technique is a popular practice used by business owners to build focus and
attention. In practice, you set a timer for 25 minutes to complete a task, then give yourself a five-
minute break. This simple technique can help keep you focused on the work that needs to be
done by breaking it down into smaller tasks.
President Eisenhower famously said, “What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is
seldom important." This practice categorizes tasks as important, not important, urgent, and not
urgent. Then you decide what you need to do, what you can delegate, and what doesn't need to
be done at all.
Which brings us to the most important, and sometimes the most challenging practice of all:
delegation. You need to have employees you trust to do their jobs with minimal supervision. You
can also outsource administrative tasks like payroll and accounting to businesses like Accounting
Taxes Payroll Partners. Accounting Taxes Payroll Partners is a full-service payroll, tax planning,
and business accounting firm that can take time-consuming but essential tasks off your plate.
If you know that you can spend your time more productively on other things, contact Accounting
Taxes Payroll Partners or call 818-436- 2775 to learn more about how we can save you time and
It’s that time of year again, tax season. Small business owners across Los Angeles are frantically updating their QuickBooks – or other bookkeeping software – and wondering what deductions they are eligible to claim this year. It can be a little daunting, but that’s nothing to feel bad about. Tax accounting is a very specialized field, and you’ve followed your passions in a different direction to own and operate your own small business. Luckily, the small business accountants at Accounting Taxes Payroll Partners followed their passions, too.
As a small business owner, you might be used to taking care of everything by yourself. We’ll give you three good reasons to rely on small business accountants to navigate tax season.
Tax code changes all the time
The big news last year was the new tax legislation passed by Congress. The changes to tax law introduced in the bill are the most extensive changes to taxation in the United States in modern history. The good news is that this new legislation won’t apply to the taxes you are getting ready to file. The bad news? Tax laws and allowances change all the time and the rules for your 2017 taxes are slightly different than your 2016 taxes.
For example, deadlines have changed, certain tax breaks have been extended, and bonus depreciation rules have changed. Small business accountants study tax legislation changes like these and others so they can help clients like you make the most of the available deductions, pass-through earnings, and more to reduce your overall tax burden.
Tax rules are different for different company structures
As a small business owner, you had several company structure options when you set up your company. Each of those structures has different tax rules. Unless it’s your job, you may not be familiar with the nuances between the tax treatment of an LLC and a corporation, or what makes your company an S-corp or a C-corp, or what to do if you’re a sole proprietor. Getting it wrong can end up costing you more or even lead to penalties or an audit. It’s better to work with your trusted accountant and get it right the first time.
Reduce your tax burden and save money
And finally, when you work with a small business accountant who is has a comprehensive knowledge of the current tax laws, your taxes are filed correctly, with all of the correct deductions claimed, ultimately saving you money.
If you’re already scratching your head over how to minimize your tax burden this year, contact the small business accountants at Accounting Taxes Payroll Partners today at 818-436-2775.
A recent study revealed that 9 out of 10 small business startups fail. Almost 30% of those failures are due to a lack of sufficient capital.
A passion for finance isn’t a common labor of love that leads to a startup, but having knowledge about the financial aspects of running a small business can help you manage your business and your money to get you through to more prosperous times. Read on for 6 standard business costs that often surprise new entrepreneurs.
It costs a lot of money to launch a small business and keep it going until it becomes profitable. You also need to cover your own personal costs. It’s common for new entrepreneurs to take Small Business Loans only to be burdened with debt during the lean early days. There are other financing options to consider including self-funded 401ks or raising funds from friends and family.
- Legal and other professional fees
You might think that you can get away without a lawyer or that a cheap and cheerful online incorporation will be enough. However, if you don’t get the legal details right in the beginning, you could be setting yourself up for more trouble in the future. Expert legal and accounting advice at the start pays for itself over time.
- Fees, licenses, and permits
When you start a small business in Los Angeles, you will have to pay for a variety of fees and licenses to do business legally. LA is home to some great talent, but it’s an expensive place to do business.
If this is your first foray into self-employment, you are in for a shock. You might think that if you aren’t making money for yourself that you won’t have to worry about it. However, even if you’re just making enough money to cover your costs, you’ll still need to file your personal and business taxes and will probably end up owing something. Working with an accountant can help minimize your tax burden.
- Employee benefits
People are the biggest expense of any business. However the costs go beyond salaries and taxes. If you have full-time employees, you’ll need to offer some form of benefits, and many startups offer perks to their employees, like snacks or even lunches.
- Office costs
Okay, you might be expecting this one. But office and administration costs include more than rent and utilities. You also need to be prepared to pay for:
- Computers and other office equipment like phones, desks, chairs, etc.
- Phone lines and answering services
- Office cleaning supplies
- Office supplies ranging from paperclips to printer paper
- Computer software and software licenses
The saying goes, being forewarned is being forearmed. If you’re getting ready to launch your company, do your research and build a relationship with a trusted accountant to keep your finances on track. Contact the team at Accounting Taxes Payroll Partners today at 818-436-2775 to learn more about how we can help your small business succeed.