Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week April 1, 2017

7 Tax Facts Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Filing This Year

EntrepreneurBy: Keith Hall

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As the Tuesday, April 18th tax-filing deadline looms ahead, you probably have already started to gather all of your necessary tax documents and are likely spending your afternoons organizing them into neat piles of paperwork. This may include business receipts to W-2 forms, investment statements, student loan documents and other important, personalized financial documents necessary for filing a complete and accurate 2016 tax return. Regardless if you are a self-employed entrepreneur, small Read the full story

Related: Income Taxes Explained

Why Two Heads are Better Than One When Starting a Business

Inc.
By: Martin Zwilling

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Do you hesitate to share your startup equity with anyone else, preferring complete control? Make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. Read the full story

Related: How to Allocate Equity to Key Startup Partners

8 Reasons a Powerful Personal Brand Will Make You Successful

Entrepreneur
By: Matt Sweetwood

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If you don’t have a powerful and visible personal brand, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage in almost every aspect of your professional, business and personal life. Personal branding has become a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business, get a better job, get noticed by the press, take their career to the next level or meet new, high quality friends. Personal branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands — the ongoing process of Read the full story

Related: Creating Brand Awareness on the cheap, White Paper

Why Smart Entrepreneurs Make Bad Decisions

Inc.
By: Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

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CREDIT: Getty Images

Our brains can betray us when we’re under stress. Here’s how to combat those irrational forces. Read the full story

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