Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide
How to Keep Your Tax-Exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1413321984
Nonprofits enjoy privileges not available to other organizations. But these privileges come at a price: Nonprofits must comply with special IRS rules and regulations. This book covers what your organization must do to maintain its tax-exempt status. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, Every Nonprofit’s Tax Guide explains ongoing and annual IRS compliance requirements for nonprofits, including: - a detailed look at Form 990 - line-by-line instructions for Form 990-EZ - conflicts of interest and compensation rules - charitable giving rules - unrelated taxable business income rules - lobbying and political activity restrictions - nonprofit bookkeeping - other key tax rules Whether you are just starting your nonprofit or are well established, you’ll find all the information you need to avoid the most common issues nonprofits run into with the IRS.
The Small-mart Revolution
How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition
Paperback ISBN: 1576754669
Defenders of globalization, free markets, and free trade insist there' s no alternative to mega-stores like Wal-Mart -- Michael Shuman begs to differ. In "The Small-Mart Revolution," Shuman makes a compelling case for his alternative business model, one in which communities reap the benefits of "going local" in four key spending categories: goods, services, energy, and finance. He argues that despite the endless media coverage of multinational conglomerates, local businesses give more to charity, adapt more easily to rising labor and environmental standards, and produce more wealth for a community. They also spend more locally, thereby increasing community income and creating wealth and jobs. "The Small-Mart Revolution" presents a visionary yet practical roadmap for everyone concerned with mitigating the worst of globalization.
What If It Does Work Out?
How a Side Hustle Can Change Your Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0486816494
The life coach discusses how to earn an income by pursuing a passion, addressing how to overcome the fear that can hinder this type of endeavor and profiling such successful enterprenuers as the founders of Spanx and MindBodyGreen.
The Kickstarter Handbook
Real-Life Crowdfunding Success Stories
Paperback ISBN: 1594746087
So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler. There's just one catch: You need $100,000 to finance your dreams, and your checking account has barely enough to cover next month's rent. Enter Kickstarter - a phenomenal "crowdfunding" website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. On Kickstarter, it's not uncommon for folks to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or even (the all-time record to date) $942,578! Want a piece of the action? In How to Raise $100,000 on Kickstarter, business writer Don Steinberg interviews dozens of people who have -- no kidding -- raised at least $100,000 on Kickstarter. You'll learn all the strategies of an effective Kickstarter campaign. You'll learn the perils and pitfalls that have dashed many a dream. And you'll learn what to do in the event of a best-case scenario - when your product goes viral and suddenly the cash starts flowing in. On Kickstarter, it happens to a few lucky visionaries every week. Here's how to be one of them.
Home Business Tax Deductions
Keep What You Earn
Paperback ISBN: 1413325742
Home Business Tax Deductions has everything home business owners need to know to make sure they take advantage of all the business deductions they are entitled to take. There are also key tax advantages related to business entity choice under the new tax laws. Home Business Tax Deductions is organized into practical, easy-to-use categories of the most commonly-used home business tax deductions which not only explain the deductions, but also how to make decisions so home business owners can take advantage of them. Includes lots of interesting and relevant examples that make the book easy to read and understand.
Business for Bohemians
Live Well, Make Money
Hardcover ISBN: 1468315935
The founder of the website The Idler offers digestible business advice for the business-averse creative entrepreneur, including information on accounting, social media, the art of negotiation, getting paid, which clients to take, and much more.
Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1605543977
"For home-based family child care (daycare) providers, taking care of the children is only half of the job. The other half is taking care of the business-tracking expenses, being profitable, filing taxes, and meeting government requirements. This resource covers everything family child care providers need to keep accurate business records. If a family child care provider pays close attention to the recommendations in this book, he or she will be able to claim the maximum allowable deductions and pay the lowest possible federal taxes.Since the previous edition of Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide, congress and the IRS have made many changes to tax rules that affect family child care providers. There have been changes in depreciation rules, adjustments to food and mileage rates, and clarifications on how to calculate the Time-Space percentage. Author Tom Copeland has been involved in many IRS audits and represented providers in several Tax Court cases that have also clarified numerous rules. Further necessitating this ninth edition, the IRS issued two significant new rules in 2013. These updates, new rules, and clarifications are detailed in this book; all of the information is applicable to child care providers in every state, regardless of local regulations.Tom Copeland, JD, is a writer, trainer, lawyer, and consultant focusing on family child care business issues. He has conducted record-keeping, tax preparation, and business workshops for family child care providers across the country since 1981"--
Getting Started in Consulting
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0470419806
The Unbeatable, Updated, Comprehensive Guidebook For First-Time Consultants Getting Started In Consulting More people than ever are making the jump from corporate offices to home offices, taking control of their futures, being their own bosses, and starting their own consultancies. Consulting is a bigger business than ever and growing every day. For almost a decade, Alan Weiss's Getting Started in Consulting has been an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to strike out on his own and start a new consulting business. It provides a rich source of expert advice and practical guidance, and it shows you how you can combine low overhead and a high degree of organization to add up to a six- or even seven-figure income. You'll learn everything you need to know about financing your business, marketing your services, writing winning proposals, meeting legal requirements, setting fees, keeping the books, and much more. This new Third Edition of Getting Started in Consulting is more comprehensive, up to date, and practical than ever. In addition to the nuts-and-bolts basics, you'll also get a wealth of new information and resources: - How to leverage new technologies to lower your business costs and increase your profits - A budget sampler that shows you how best to maximize an initial start-up investment of $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000 - Free downloadable tools and forms to help you design and start your business quickly and easily - New interviews with consultants who achieved rapid success, including their personal stories and most effective techniques - Brand-new references, examples, and appendices If your dream in life is to get out of the office and out on your own, consulting is a great way to make it happen. Make sure you do it rightand do it profitablywith Getting Started in Consulting, Third Edition.