The Small Business Reference Guide - Minute Help Guides

The Small Business Reference Guide

By Minute Help Guides

  • Release Date: 2011-03-07
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings


It is estimated that over 1,600 new businesses are started each day. While entrepreneurship has been forced upon many people during the economic downturn, most people who start a business do so in pursuit of a dream, or the quest for independence and financial security.  The U.S. government, through its tax code, encourages entrepreneurship and small business start ups by providing small businesses with a number of tax incentives.  

For small businesses, it is a double-edge sword, as the tax code can also be frustratingly complicated. The unfortunate reality is that many business owners, already overwhelmed with the demanding tasks of starting and managing their business, fail to treat the tax aspects of their business as a year-round endeavor. As a result, they are unable to take full advantage of the tax incentives, and worse, they fall into traps that can be very costly.

The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate the maze of tax issues that confront small businesses each day in order to make the filing process far less taxing.

The following topics are covered:
Small Business Taxation Overview
Planning Your Business for Tax Efficiency
Record Keeping Essentials
Paying Your Estimated Taxes
Calculating Business Capital Gains and Losses
Tax Implications of Financing Your Business 
Structuring Retirement and Health Benefits for Maximum Tax Advatanges
Getting the Most from Business Deductions (while staying out of trouble)
Online Resources for Tax Help
365 Day Tax Planning


  • Kae

    By iam4kae
  • Helpful

    By IamArt
    This book has answered most of my basic tax questions. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
  • Great reference

    By MattnNaples
    While the book doesnt go into the most intense of detail ( which would take up thousands of boring pages) it does cover all the keypoints for a small business owner. These keypoints are also given great links to where to get more detail if you need. Great little reference book and great price!
  • Good read

    By Wend1*
    I read this book in less than 2 hours and found the information simple and easy to read. It was very informative and really did cut through the jungle of paper required by the IRS into simple and helpful bites. Thankyou
  • Tax

    By Wordlost
    This is a great book for a person looking into how taxes work for small businesses but that is about it.
  • Very informative

    By Rod Powell
    Great value, especially at the price. Gave me ideas about areas that I need to investigate further.