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Small Business Saturday, Allstate

Make the Most of Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2018

Owning a small business is one way many people achieve The American Dream. As a small business owner, you can offer something special to your community, whether it’s providing unique products and services or creating a small-town friendly atmosphere at your business by getting to know customers by name. This Thanksgiving weekend, you have the opportunity to showcase...

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10 tax deductible small business expenses

10 Tax Deductible Small Business Expenses

Small business owners can generally deduct certain expenses on their taxes. But which ones? Here’s a quick look at what’s deductible and what isn’t, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These Items Are Typically Tax Deductible: Employees’ pay Retirement plans Business rent Interest Taxes Insurance Business meals Business travel Business...

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Advantages of ‘Pay as You Go’ Workers’ Comp

Pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation is increasing in popularity in the business world. Eliminating up-front costs and outdated payment methods, are two of the biggest reasons businesses are turning to pay-as-you-go workers’ comp insurance. Another large benefit is not having to deal with audits. The cost and time typically spent on audits...

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If You Work From Home and Don’t Have This Insurance, You Could Be at Risk

Even if you just work (for yourself) from home, rather than running a full fledged home-based business, you need insurance to protect yourself. Why? “You need to separate your business from your home,” Ahart said. “If you make a mistake in your professional life, you don’t want people to...

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