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Should You Hire a Recent College Graduate?

By Business Advice

Once upon a time, landing a job right out of college was easy. After all, less than 5% of adults under age 25 held a bachelor’s degree or higher, which made them stand out from the crowd as having the skills and mindset to be productive. However, now more than 40% of adults in this age group have a college degree, which has led to this being a basic requirement for securing employment. But what about recent college graduates who haven’t…

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Tips for Overcoming Personal Risks of Owning a Small Business

By Business Advice

As a small business owner, you have a wide array of responsibilities. You must make decisions each and every day that have an impact on your business. These decisions you make to grow your business can also impact your personal life through the natural risks of owning a small business. If you’re not careful, you may be held personally accountable for your business’s debts and other obligations. If your small business is located in or near Cincinnati, let Orcutt & Co….

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How Much Should My Small Business Set Aside for Tax Time?

By Tax Advice

If you’re not sure how much your small business should set aside for tax time, you’re not alone. This is one of the most frequently asked questions from small business owners. If you need help with the financials of your Cincinnati-based business, let Orcutt and Co. help. We specialize in payroll services, bookkeeping, accounting, and tax prep. In this article, we’ll explain how you can determine how much to set aside for tax time. 3 Steps to Save for Tax Time…

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Can Your Small Business Receive a Tax Refund?

By Tax Advice

Everyone loves to receive a tax refund and, as a small business owner, you may be wondering if it’s possible for your small business to receive one. The simple answer is yes, it is possible for a small business to get a refund. However, it’s not guaranteed and may not be likely depending on your specific business. In order to increase your chances, you need to understand how tax refunds work and how you can increase deductions to decrease income. If…

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Does Recycling Really Save Your Business Money?

By Business Advice

Most business owners agree that the biggest challenge they are facing right now is how to remain profitable. One of the best ways to do this is to find ways to cut costs and one of the first places to look for this is with your waste. Many businesses find that one of the major places they are losing money is through their waste management strategy and not emphasizing recycling efforts. If your business is located in or near Cincinnati, let Orcutt &…

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6 First-Year Financial Mistakes of Small Businesses

By Business Advice

Research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that approximately 20% of small businesses fail within the first year. This is primarily due to financial mistakes. As a small business owner, it is important to understand that your first year in business will make or break you. Below, we’ll explain 8 of the most common financial mistakes that entrepreneurs make within the first year of business. Top 6 Financial Mistakes Leasing Too Much There are two possible outcomes for this…

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7 Ways to Decrease Your Small Business Taxes

By Tax Advice

Every small business owner in the United States is required to pay taxes. The exact amount varies based on your business structure and the state you are in, but this is one of the largest business expenses you will have. On average, small businesses pay a 19.8% tax rate. In addition to being one of the largest expenses, it’s also one of the most important. If you don’t pay your taxes or you pay them late or inaccurately, the consequences could…

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Does Personal Debt Prevent You from Starting a Small Business?

By Business Advice

You’ve been dreaming of starting your own small business, but you’re drowning in debt and don’t think it’s possible. However, the truth is, personal debt doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t start a business, it just might take a little more time and effort. If you are in or near Cincinnati and thinking of starting your own business, contact Orcutt & Company. For more than three decades, we have been helping small businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals, and families plan for their financial…

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How to Identify Problems within Your Small Business

By Business Advice

Your number one goal as a business owner should be to ensure the success of your small business. Therefore, you should be able to identify problems and areas where you could make improvements and then enact those improvements. If your business is located in or near Cincinnati, let Orcutt & Co. handle your business finances. We exclusively work with small businesses and believe that accounting shouldn’t have to be complicated. This is why our service model is designed to handle all of your financial…

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Signs it’s Time to Refinance Your Business Debt

By Business Advice

Most small business owners must borrow the money they need to get started or engage in business-related tasks such as new product testing, acquisitions, and more. Fixed-rate loans are predictable, so you can move your business in the right direction while maintaining control. You may find a need later on to refinance your business debt. In the future, refinancing that business debt will allow you to take out a larger loan to cover the existing debt, as well as new…

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