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Tax Tips for Savings

January 23, 2020 by OSYB Staff

Vinay Navani, of Merrill, shares some ideas and questions for you to ask your tax professional and possibly save some money on your taxes this year: Is itemizing still the best way for you? In 2019, standard deduction rose to $24,400 for married couples filing jointly and $12,200 for single filers, while itemized deductions have […]

Keeping Tabs on Overhead Costs

January 21, 2020 by OSYB Staff

Overhead costs are expenses and costs that are not directly related to creating products or services but are paid with regularity to keep the business operational regardless of how the business is doing. Here are some examples of overhead costs: rent and utilities repairs and maintenance insurance office supplies accounting taxes salaries for administrative employees […]

How Do You Deal With Passive Aggressive Workplace Behavior?

January 16, 2020 by OSYB Staff

We can’t pick our family and we cannot often pick our co-workers, unless you are the boss, but the truth is most of us are not. Inevitably, most offices have at least one or more employees that play the proverbial passive-aggressive game. One of the most common passive aggressive tricks is when your co-worker sends […]

Feeling Burnout at Work?

January 14, 2020 by OSYB Staff

If it feels like there are too many deadlines to meet or you seem to be the only go-to-person in the office and you are beginning to feel more than stretched and stressed out, and to top if off, you also feel under appreciated and not valued – sounds like it’s more than time for […]

Should You Automate Your Invoicing? Part 2

January 9, 2020 by OSYB Staff

In part 1 of our summary of an Intuit QuickBooks blog, we covered what you should know more about before you decide to automate your invoices. Here is more information as you think about automation: automation will save time and minimize errors when done properly use parts of your current system to start the process, […]

Should You Automate Your Invoicing? Part 1

January 8, 2020 by OSYB Staff

Before you consider automating your invoices, here’s a quick summary shared by Intuit QuickBooks of what you should know before considering this next step: understand your cash flow cycle analyze your cash flow usage discern how liquid you are know your liabilities Once you understand how your business liquidity works, here are a couple things […]

2020 Thoughts to Ponder

January 2, 2020 by OSYB Staff

David Finkel, a business coach shares on Inc. some sustainable new year’s resolutions to consider: set realistic and sustainable work hour limits follow the 1/50 time management plan which means that once a week you will select a day or hours in a day that you will set aside to work on tasks where 1 […]

Is a Home Office Deductible?

December 31, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks shares some information that may help you figure out whether you can deduct your home office. First, they recommend knowing the tax forms that you need to fill out as small business owner: Schedule C is where small business owners who are self-employed report their business income and expenses Part 2 of the tax […]

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