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Succession Planning for Small Business Owners

Succession Planning for Small Business Owners

Retiring as a business owner is more complicated than retiring from a typical job. In addition to ensuring that you have adequate retirement income, at some point you will need to transfer your business. Whether you plan to liquidate your business assets, sell your...
Guide to Choosing a Business Advisor

Guide to Choosing a Business Advisor

Whether you’ve recently started your first business or are a seasoned business owner, a knowledgeable guide can make your journey much smoother. Sometimes you struggle with how to meet your profit goals, while other times, rapid expansion causes growing pains. Other...
Restarting a Business During a Recession

Restarting a Business During a Recession

For businesses that have temporarily closed or scaled back operations during 2020, the prospect of restoring full operation holds a great deal of uncertainty. Predictions and opinions abound, including whether and for how long the U.S. was officially in a recession,...
Should You Start a Business During a Recession?

Should You Start a Business During a Recession?

A recession is defined as a period of economic decline, one that historically lasts, on average, four to five years. During a recession, businesses may scale back operations or close their doors altogether. It doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom, though. A...
Why Clearwater, FL is a Great Place to Start a Business

Why Clearwater, FL is a Great Place to Start a Business

Clearwater is an excellent location to start a business, thanks to its proximity to other large Florida cities and its variety of successful industries. At FMA C.P.A., we see many small businesses take off and thrive in Clearwater and surrounding Pinellas County and...
How Realtors Can Benefit from Business Advisory Services

How Realtors Can Benefit from Business Advisory Services

Florida leads the nation in its number of residents who work in real estate. With a mean annual income exceeding $60,000, with potential to make considerably more, real estate attracts many Florida-based entrepreneurs. If you’re a real estate agent or realtor, you’ve...
Why a Small Business Needs a CPA

Why a Small Business Needs a CPA

You might think of a certified public accountant, or CPA, just as that smart person you call each year during tax time. If you own a small business, you may want to rethink that image. There are times when you absolutely must work with a CPA or other highly certified...
How Long Should I Keep Tax Returns and Records?

How Long Should I Keep Tax Returns and Records?

Many small business owners ask: “How long should I keep tax returns and related financial records?” You may hear conflicting advice on this subject. So what do accountants advise? The short answer: seven years.  The longer answer: as long as you and...
How to Track Tax Deductions for Your Home Office

How to Track Tax Deductions for Your Home Office

How to Track Tax Deductions for Your Home Office If you’re a solopreneur or run a small startup, there’s a good chance that you work–at least part of the time–out of a home-based office. Smart choice! A home office saves on overhead, makes your workday...