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Startup Accounting Practices

Now that we're well into spring and nearing summer, I thought a best accounting practices for Startup Businesses post might be appropriate...

How to establish an accounting method that will grow with your business:

Determine the accounting practices and procedures that you will use at the very start. Establish a bookkeeping method that is forward-thinking, so that you're business growth doesn't have to wait while you refigure your bookkeeping methods



Added by John Huddleston on May 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What subjects are you interested in?

The Webcasts at will all cover subjects helpful to small business. That is pretty broad, however. What particular subjects would you like to see covered in a Webcast? What type of professionals should we target for Webcast Instructors?

Added by John Huddleston on March 7, 2010 at 1:01pm — 3 Comments

80 New Members in an Hour?

I just deleted 80 members (or one member with 80 email addresses). Just to clarify, any post here should be about small business. Members are welcome to post if it meets that pretty simple requirement. If I want Viagra, I'll go to my email junk box. Seattle CPA John Huddleston.

Added by John Huddleston on March 5, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments or

We have two domains registered for this site, and The site was originally registered as However, I was concerned that this site would be perceived as a Seattle only site (inspite of the national success of Phoenix University). For this reason, I also registered Both domains accurately convey the principal component of this site which is education. Both domains also convey the type of… Continue

Added by John Huddleston on August 29, 2009 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Valerie Farris Named Instructor for the Small Business Institute

Congratulations to Valerie Farris who has been named as an instructor for the Small Business Institute. Valerie is a Seattle attorney who excels at assisting small businesses in the area navigate legal mine fields so that they may concentrate on maximizing profits. Her expertise includes business planning, liability issues, entity creation, contract drafting and negotiation, trademark and copyright consultation and employment law consultation. Valerie is a leader in the Seattle law community in… Continue

Added by John Huddleston on August 24, 2009 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Are you a leader in your industry?

The Small Business Institute of Seattle & Bellevue has openings for practitioners who are leaders in their field. If you would like to share your expertise with other small business owners, please contact us.

Added by John Huddleston on July 30, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments



Investing In Non-qualified Annuity by Subs Corp

Can a Subs investment in a nonqualified annuity?  If so, would the income be reported as other income?Continue

Started by David Jones in Tax & Accounting Jun 30, 2016.

Retirement fund for an S Corp owner 10 Replies

HiMy wife and I are the only 2 shareholders of our S Corp which we set up for her business.I would like to set up a retirement fund that is pre=approved by the IRS. Do you guys have any recommendations on that? We still haven't paid her any salary…Continue

Started by charyo in Tax & Accounting. Last reply by Mike Fox Jul 12, 2013.

How has Local Online Marketing Helped Your Business? 5 Replies

Really, I wanted to ask: a two-part question Part 1: How much new business are you gaining through local pages and review sites like Google Maps, Yahoo Local, Bing Business Portal, & Yelp?a) Less than 5%b) 5 -- 10%c)10 -- 25%d) more than 25%!!e)…Continue

Tags: maps, yahoo, bing, google, business

Started by Steven Good in Marketing for the Small Business Owner. Last reply by Edward Murray Dec 20, 2017.

Intro 5 Replies

Hello everyone, I see that I'm the first one to post an introduction here. Interesting. Anyhoooo I actually found this site from the Craig's list events section. Who knew? I've just started with a new company selling sustainable Disaster Resistant…Continue

Started by Demelza in Introduce Yourself. Last reply by Pat Mckemy Jan 14, 2014.



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