For over a dozen years,
NSPG has been providing the tools that allow contractors to
increase profits and minimize business hassles. With our
simple-to-use-tools, you can make being a business owner
what you always wanted to it be -
successful, profitable and rewarding.
As another year comes to an end, we will take a break
from our ongoing business discussions to celebrate the
advertising series will
continue next month.
In this issue, we will review a few of the traditional
items that we all need to consider as we wrap up another
business year. These include last minute tax and
business considerations like moving any planned
purchases into this year to take advantage of the tax
benefits right away.
Everyone here at NSPG would like to wish you all a
Christmas and Happy New Year.
End Business Tax Tips
Retirement Plan: Make your
contributions to your retirement plan. If you
don't have one, set one up and fund it. This will
not only provide for your future, but could reduce your
tax bill for the year. Catch up contributions
allow just about anyone over 50 to increase their
retirement savings, so be sure to check how much you
Do It Now: If you need a
new piece of equipment or new Price Books, get them now.
As a business expense, they can reduce your tax bill,
and you get the added
benefit of working more
efficiently now. If you have business expenses
that will come due in early January, pay them in
December to accelerate the deduction into this
Donate Now: If your
business is not a C corporation, any donations you make
now will probably reduce this year's tax bill.
Plan Ahead: Review your
numbers with your accountant, and get things in
order for a fresh start next year. While most
accountants know little about the details of your
business, they should know how best to set up you
financial plans to meet your profit and growth
Your Numbers: You have another year's worth
of financial information that you can summarize in
Numbers Cruncher. Do a quick update of your
numbers, and you'll be ready to confidently start
the new year knowing that your prices are where you
need them to be. If you have the latest
version of Numbers Cruncher, now is the time to take
advantage of the new flexibility to make the numbers
match your business.
The cost of
your Numbers Cruncher software purchase before the end
of the year is probably tax
deductible for your business so you can accomplish items
2,4, and 5. You can save money on the software
purchase, and make a good start in the new year with
accurate, profitable prices.
Be sure to
consult your financial advisers before implementing any
of these money saving ideas to be sure they apply to
your specific circumstances.
Christmas and the Trades
Here's a little e-book that we have highlighted in the
past that may have a lesson for many
members of the trades. Could it be a fairy tale
that warns against Going Broke
with the Going Rate?
The Plumber and the Wishing Well
A plumber doesn't have enough
money for his children's Christmas presents. His friend, Tupo, discovers a secret wishing well. The wishing well had broken down
so it can't grant them their Christmas wishes. Tupo tells them they need a plumber to repair it.
When the plumber arrives to do the
job, the little people offer to pay him lots of money
that he could use for his children's presents. He is
very good at fixing broken pipes and leaking taps but
can he repair a wishing well? If he can, everyone,
including his children, are going to get their Christmas
presents and have their best Christmas ever.
We found the e-book
here for a 25% discount.
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