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Tax Q&A: We're renting a property. What can we deduct?

<i>Tax Day is here. Every day leading up to it, members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have answered selected tax questions from</i> <i>USA TODAY's</i> <i>readers. Today's installment is the last of the series.</i><p><b>Q. We moved out of our home for work reasons a couple of years ago, and leased</b> …

The One Thing That Successful Business Leaders Have in Common

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are people who rely on you: employees, customers, partners, suppliers, family. If you make wrong decisions or go out of business, they will suffer. They are expecting you to make the right decisions so that your company succeeds and …

Profit

Evolve or Die in the Age of the Consumer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was in college and working for a parts distributor and sporting a then-stylish mullet, I received a letter from a gentleman who appreciated the customer service I had provided. Two decades later the words of that customer continue …

Customer Experience

Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As Silicon Valley’s lean startup method quickly gains popularity, many entrepreneurs are led to believe that the business plan is dead. While today a one size fits all solution hardly works as in years past, the business plan is certainly …

Small Business

How much income will you need in retirement?

When planning for retirement, you might be inclined to use an oft-quoted rule of thumb that has you striving to replace 80% of your income in retirement.<p>Don't — there is no absolute standard, according to Michael Hurd, a principal senior researcher and director of the Center for the Study of Aging …

The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn And More

Subway has this sandwich with Fritos on it. I know this because their commercials play constantly on my TV and computer such that I nearly have the …

Social Media

How Do You Feel About Raising the Minimum Wage?

President Obama’s efforts to encourage Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 have received a lot of press. The …

An Update on the Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act

Government contracts for small businesses were discussed this week on Capitol Hill.<p>U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) asked the House Armed Services …

Is Your Small Business Maximizing Its Use of Email Marketing Software?

Email marketing software can be a powerful tool for small businesses. It can drive traffic to your website, increase sales, build brand loyalty, and …

Anthony Smith of Insightly: How to Attract 20,000 Users in 3 Months

In 2011, Anthony Smith launched Insightly, a CRM platform aimed at the SMB market, because he couldn’t find a customer management product that …

Apply for the Inc. 5000 List

Honor your team’s<br>achievements.<p>Get recognition<br>for your success.<p>Application for the 2018 list is now closed. <br>Sign up now to receive notifications for future Inc. 5000 lists.<p>Apply for the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America.<p>Get the Recognition<br>You Deserve<p>Since 1982, the Inc. …

Employment

The Secret to Getting Noticed on LinkedIn

This underused field can get you more clicks.<p>Click on Profile on your LinkedIn site and you'll see a list of your experiences, schools, and contacts. Most people focus on developing these lists to make connections at places they've worked and where they have gone to school. LinkedIn, after all, is …

How to keep your tax return safe from the Heartbleed bug

Looking for a silver lining in the mess stirred up by the discovery of a major flaw in the software used by many internet sites to encrypt your passwords and other private data?<p>Good news: The so-called “Heartbleed” bug has delayed tax day.<p>But only if you are Canadian. US taxpayers still have to …

Tax returns go from post office to digital

<i>Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of this story misidentified Sue Brennan. She is a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service who handles operations issues.</i><p>April 15 will mark a digital first for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. It will be the first year …

IRS: E-file wins over paper tax forms

More people are e-filing their taxes this year, accounting for about 91% of the returns filed so far with the Internal Revenue Service, the tax body said this week.<p>The IRS has received 82 million tax returns through e-file, up 1.8% from last year. It projects to end the year with more e-filings …

Tax Q&A: Can you roll a 401(k) to a Roth IRA?

<i>As the April 15 tax deadline fast approaches, you probably have questions. Fortunately, we have answers. Every day until April 15, members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have agreed to answer selected tax questions from</i> USA TODAY <i>readers. Submit your questions to</i> …

Tax Q&A: Travel reimbursements on a W-2?

<i>As the April 15 tax deadline fast approaches, you probably have questions. Fortunately, we have answers. Every day until April 15, members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have agreed to answer selected tax questions from USA TODAY readers. Submit your questions to</i> …

Social Media Marketing World: 16 Super Tools to Optimize Social Media

Want to make significant improvements to your social media presence to-day?<p>At the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego last week I …

Infographics

A Content Marketing Manifesto: 10 Principles to Drive Creative Content

No two content marketers are like. For example, Dan Zarella of Hubspot likes to focus on the data-driven reasons for why marketers do what they do. …

Marketing

10 New Media Trends Shaping the Lives of Modern Consumers - Keynote with Randi Zuckerberg #CZLNY

The opening keynote at ClickZ Live New York started off with an introduction from John Barnes, Managing Director, Digital & Tech at Incisive …

Adweek

Introducing the Small Business Trends Publisher Channel - Small Business Trends

Today we are pleased to announce the Small Business Trends Publisher Channel. This is a new program of editorially-curated content we syndicate from …

IRS: Don't Fall Victim To Tax Advocacy Scam

The Internal Revenue Service is warning of a scam that involves fake emails sent to gain personal information from unwary taxpayers, including small …

5 Small Business Owner Taxes You Need To Be Aware Of

When you think of taxes for your business, likely you’re thinking about income taxes on your profits, especially at this time of the year. But your …

"Recognize Them" to Grow Your Business Through Your Employees

It’s almost never about the money. I just saw an article that quoted a Gallup Engagement survey that stated that 72% of US workers are not engaged in …

Learn About Taxes on Crowdfunding and About the New WordPress - Small Business Trends

It’s time for another Community News and Information Roundup. As tax season approaches, we’ve got some important news about taxes on for crowdfunding …

Small Business Events, Contests and Awards For You - Small Business Trends

This list of small business events, contests and awards has been selected just for you. Check these out. And to see a full list or to submit your own …

Brace Yourselves: 15 New Types of Twitter Ads May Be Coming

Twitter is stepping up its advertising game in a big way, according to reports.<p>New app install ads, among other ad formats, are coming to the service …