Run Your Biz

From starting up to growing your small business we’re here to help with practical advice on everything from which business structure is best to hiring employees. We’ll also feature business owners who want to share their story!

Biz: A Medical Savings Account for the Self Employed?

by Benita Tyler, Business Accountant & Tax Planner Q. I run my own company and plan to hire two employees this year. I’m researching medical savings account and wondered if there is any tax advantages for me as a self-employed business owner? A. From the standpoint of tax planning, two Medical Savings Account (MSA) that you […]

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#MoneyChat Biz Series: Startup Reality!

Hey #MoneyChat FAM! I hope you all are doing well… I’m confined to my couch with Theraflu and a box of tissues… the Detroit winter has been so mild, some of us (ME) forgot it was indeed… WINTER!  I wanted to make sure I posted this recap of Monday’s chat that kicked off our Biz […]

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Biz Owners: Should You Deduct Your Home Office?

by @BenitaTyler, TBS USA Accounting and Tax Advisory If you use a portion of your home for business purposes, you may be able to take a home office deduction whether you are self-employed or an employee. Expenses that you may be able to deduct include the business portion of real estate taxes, mortgage interest, rent, utilities, insurance, […]

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Biz Owners & The Graphic/Web Designer Blues….

So… you have a major campaign launching tomorrow that you are pretty excited about, one last look at your site and ERROR!!! Utter horror sets in and frantically you call, email, text your designer. No answer.  A couple hours later you get a call, email, text that they are busy and might get to you by […]

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Linear Income – A Straight Line to Staying Broke!

I’m pleased to have as a guest blogger today Success Coach – Celest Turner. A dynamic individual, Celest believes in helping others pull multiple streams of income from the talents they have inside. Enjoy the article and be sure to visit Celest’s website.    ———————————————————————————–     Over the years, I have met some amazingly […]

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Navigating the Conference Scene!

Congratulating Mark and Tiffany Douglas as their Detroit Avis Ford Dealership won the B.E. 100s Award The first year I attended the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference a friend gave me valuable advice that helped me get featured in the magazine and meet some great people who attended as well. I’m going again this year and thought […]

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