Today’s small business news roundup has advice about starting a business, tax audits, and workers’ compensation as well as some good news for entrepreneurs who would like to travel to London. Read on!
- IRS Offers Small Business Guides to Tax Audits: Thanks to Reuters for the hat tip on this information; the IRS has put out some informational videos intended to help the small business owner better understand the auditing process. For those of you who file quarterly taxes, by the way, remember the next payment is due September 15th!
- Small Business Workers’ Compensation: 5 Things to Know: Another Reuters article that aims to inform small business owners about the basics of workers’ compensation. Tips include keeping close track of the number and status of workers on your payroll.
- 5 Expensive New Business Mistakes: Are you just starting out? Now is the time to learn about all the mistakes you could make and how to avoid them. SF Gate, home of the San Francisco Chronicle, shares five things you shouldn’t do as they may end up costing you lots of money in the long run. Excellent advice here, so be sure to check it out.
And I’ve saved the most exciting news for last: Small Businesses Fly Free on British Airways!
British Airways today relaunches its Face-to-Face Program and offers U.S. entrepreneurs and small business owners the critical tools for building business relationships abroad and stimulating growth Face-to-Face. As part of the Face-to-Face campaign, British Airways will award 250 small businesses the opportunity to travel to London and beyond through the British Airways Face of Opportunity contest. Any entrepreneur or small business owner with a clear business need for international exposure should visit www.ba.com/facetoface for the opportunity to compete for and win a free flight.
What’s new in your small business world this week?