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The #1 Moving Destination Is Atlanta?

As a small business owner, we face challenges every single day. It’s always nice to see great news or interesting articles about our hometown city, so I thought this one was worthy of sharing with you on Your Smart Money Moves if you hadn’t seen it or saw a caption somewhere in your LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter feeds. According to www.businessinsider.com, last year, truck rental giant Penske told us the No. 1 moving destination in America was Atlanta. The year before that, they told us the No. 1 moving destination in America was Atlanta. And the year before that. And now we learn that this year, everyone is … still moving to Atlanta. People complain about a lot of things in Atlanta or sometimes affectionately called Hotlanta.   They complain about the traffic.   Now, I lived in Boston and Washington, DC where the traffic was way worse than the traffic here in Atlanta.  And I think anyone who is from L.A. can attest to the fact that ...

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You Are A Sole Proprietor: How About A Solo 401(k)

I am seeing more and more people quit the corporate America lifestyle and venture into becoming their own business owner.  This shape of a business owner can be a freelancer, consultant, or someone who actually starts up a ‘brick and mortar’ operation.    Many of these folks will ask questions about whether they should incorporate their business, which I have discussed in other articles.    Once they become profitable, they often ask which kind of retirement plan would suit them the best.   For someone who is a sole business owner, the Solo 401(k) has been around for about a decade and provides a great alternative to helping maximize your retirement contributions.   Here’s a little history on the Solo 401(k) and how it can be a smart money move for your business. The Solo 401k came about in 2002 after Congress passed Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA). EGTRRA added some small paragraphs to the tax code that put ...

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Where Can I Get An Unsecured Line Of Credit?

In the past five or six years, many Americans may feel like getting a line of credit parallels to being at a David Copperfield magic show, at one time, you could easily get free offers in the mail to consolidate your debt or gain access to easy capital, but the days of capturing an unsecured line of credit have all but vanished into thin air from our banking system. It’s hard enough to acquire new capital if you are a small business owner as you practically have to give your left arm or right eye, and personally guarantee everything you own just to get your hands on some much needed funds. Even worse, if you are an individual with a small amount of personal debt from $5,000 to $25,000, going straight down to your local bank to get these funds can be just near impossible. However, for both investors and debtors alike, every time there is a serious problem it ...

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Can you name the 18 small business tax cuts?

It’s hard for all us not to get political during an election year.    In the next several months you’ll see more negative mudslinging between the Presidential candidates in a war of negativity and word twisting that I don’t believe we have ever experienced before.    Since I am a small business owner, one of my points of view during this election is to look out for and inform other small business owners.    Since I think small business owners will be the real engine of job growth over the next four years, owners need to really look closely at what the candidates are proposing to do to support the growth of small business. It’s funny to me that all we hear about is that over the past four years there have been 18 small business tax cuts by the current administration to drive small business growth.  If you try to Google the 18 small business tax cuts, you’ll find out quickly that ...

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Check it out – Hardtofind800numbers.com

Have you ever scoured a website and searched around for a customer service number only to become frustrated that you can’t find the right phone number to reach a human being.   Some of the major corporate websites bury those numbers in hard to find places so the majority of contact can come through e-mail. It may also be that once you do have the phone number, you simply want to know the quickest way to get to speak to someone about your situation.   Hardtofind800numbers.com has only one major purpose.  This being to quickly help you find those 800 numbers so you can get your problem solved or reach the right area to serve your needs. From Wal Mart to the White House, the website has about 200 different 800 numbers from some of the major companies, magazines, and internet sites.   If you are in a quick bind to find one of these numbers, check this one out and add it ...

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10 Small Business Owner Mistakes

At oXYGen Financial, we have interviewed many of the top entrepreneurs and CEO’s in small and medium sized business in and around the Atlanta Metro area.   From all of our radio show interviews, which you can see in their entirety at www.40yobv.com, we have some great insight into the mistakes you should try to avoid if you want your business to run and grow successfully. Don Rountree – President of Rountree Group Communications Find New Revenue Sources – What generates revenue for your company now may not make your business any money in 25, perhaps even 10 years down the road. Diversifying how your company creates revenue is a critical strategy business owners often overlook. A change in industry regulations or unexpected economic variables can absolutely destroy a company that solely relies on one source of income. Marc Borrelli – Corporate Finance Associates No Side-Businesses – Stay focused on what you are doing. It is incredibly easy to get sidetracked ...

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40 Year Old Business Virgin – Diane Coleman – Director of New Business Development – oXYGen Financial, Inc.

40 Year Old Business Virgin – Business Radio Come join your hosts, Ted Jenkin and Kile Lewis; CEOs of oXYGen Financial EVERY Friday at 12pm as they interview local Atlanta Area CEOs to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting up, running, and growing a new business in today’s economy. TUNE IN LIVE – EVERY FRIDAY at Noon!!!! LISTEN ONLINE-Click Here Today’s Guest – Diane Coleman Director of New Business Development, Senior Business Consultant oXYGen Financial, Inc. 11680 Great Oaks Way Suite 175 Alpharetta, GA 30022 O: 770-777-0427 F: 678-551-7961 www.oxygenfinancial.net Diane moved to Atlanta 10 years ago from California.  In addition to graduating top in her class from the University of Phoenix where she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting, she has more than 20 years’ small business accounting and taxation experience.  She came to oXYGen Financial Tax and Business Services after negotiating a buyout from an engineering firm in Alpharetta, Ga where she was the acting CFO and ...

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