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The Small Business Tax Savings Podcast is designed specifically for small business owners. We focus on tax savings and ways to have a financially sound back bone to your small business. Our goal is to have you paying the least amount in taxes as legally possible.Hosted by by Mike Jesowshek, CPA, this is a quick hitting podcast aimed to get you important information without all the fluff. You can find episodes, blog posts, our Tax Minimization Program and more on our website: www.TaxSavingsPodcast.com

Small Business Tax Savings Podcast Mike Jesowshek, CPA

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The Small Business Tax Savings Podcast is designed specifically for small business owners. We focus on tax savings and ways to have a financially sound back bone to your small business. Our goal is to have you paying the least amount in taxes as legally possible.Hosted by by Mike Jesowshek, CPA, this is a quick hitting podcast aimed to get you important information without all the fluff. You can find episodes, blog posts, our Tax Minimization Program and more on our website: www.TaxSavingsPodcast.com

    What Does the M&A Process Look Like?

    What Does the M&A Process Look Like?

    Are you ready to learn the In’s and Out’s of selling a small business? On this episode of the Small Business Tax Savings Podcast, we welcome back Stuart H. Sorkin from Business and Legal Advisors to discuss how to eventually exit from your business. This is part two of a two-part series where he discusses why owners exit their business and how to best prepare for it. 


    Stuart H. Sorkin discuss how to best prepare for an exit from a business. He tackles topics such as separating lifestyle businesses from other types of businesses, creating a management team, and handcuffing key employees to ensure the success of the M&A process.


    This conversation provides insight into the due diligence process for selling or buying a business and the importance of finding a professional with experience in mergers and acquisitions. He discusses the important of an LOI when negotiating an acquisition and some key points for sellers to consider, such as warranties, taxes, liabilities, and post-acquisition services Tune in now to learn more about planning for your eventual exit from your business! 


    [00:01] Critical Considerations For A Successful Acquisition
    Creating a business that has value and can go beyond the ownerThe difference between a lifestyle business and other types of businessesDelegating decisions to create a management teamSelling a business as an absentee owner[05:15] Navigating The Complexities Of The Due Diligence Process In Business Deals
    An Overview of the M&A processA Letter of Intent (LOI) is a non-binding document outlining the transactionSellers should specify an amount related to the covenant not to competeGolden handcuffing key employees in advance can prevent “deal failure”[11:16] Maximize Your Return And Minimize Risk
    It is important to seek professional counsel prior to signing an LOIAn LOI may include an exclusivity clause, where the seller cannot talk to anyone else while due diligence is taking placeCashless transactions are becoming more common, where the seller gets equity instead of cash[15:03] Understanding The M&A Process
    Sellers should not hide anything during the process as it could come back to bite themIt is important to find a professional who understands M&A work to protect yourself and maximize returnTax planning should be done before the deal closes in order to maximize tax strategies[17:59] Closing Segment
    Final words

    Key Quotes
    “The point is that you're going to negotiate… There's usually an exclusivity clause that says you can't sell while I'm doing due diligence. You can't even talk to anyone else during due diligence. So, if the deal falls apart, you got to be ready. You've also been off the market for a period of time.” – Stuart H. Sorkin

    Resources Mentioned


    Connect with Stuart:
    Stuart on LinkedInBusiness and Legal Advisors Webpage

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    • 19 min
    Why Will Every Owner Exit Their Business and How Can You Best Prepare For This?

    Why Will Every Owner Exit Their Business and How Can You Best Prepare For This?

    Do you know why every owner exit their business and how can you prepare for this? On this episode of the Small Business Tax Savings Podcast, we welcome Stuart H. Sorkin from Business and Legal Advisors to discuss the ins and outs of exiting a business. This is part one of a two-part series geared towards educating people on what an exit plan looks like and what to consider when leaving their business. Stewart explains that there are six different ways an owner can exit their business: selling to family, management, a third party, becoming an absentee owner, having it liquidated or dying. He also encourages creating a strategic plan from day one in order to ensure that all partners have the same goals in mind. 
     
    Stewart dives into important topics such as the importance of finding a trusted employee to run the business until it is ready to be sold, aligning the goals of key employees with those of the owner, building a due diligence library as part of preparation for potential sale and accounting for unplanned exits from the business. He stresses how important it is to think about the future but also factor in changes that may occur along the way. 
     
    This conversation touches upon many key points that will help you understand how to best prepare your business for sale and create an exit strategy from day one. If you are in the process of or thinking about exiting your business, tune in now for this insightful discussion!
     
    [00:00] Exploring Business Exits
    ·         Every owner will exit his business in one of six ways: selling to family, selling to management, selling to a third party, becoming an absentee owner, liquidating, or dying.
    ·         If an owner does not choose one of the first four options, one of the last two will happen.
    ·         Partners need to have aligned goals and they must agree on the number they need out of the business.
    ·         Financial planning should be done to determine what is needed from the business for retirement 
     
    [04:35] Planning for the Future
    ·         Strengths and weaknesses of the business and management team should be identified
    ·         Business owners should consider delegating tasks they don't like doing
    ·         A strategic plan should be created with a perfect scenario 10-15 years out 
    ·         Plans should be adjusted as needed, but there needs to be a destination in mind 
    ·         Consider unplanned exits such as family members or management team leaving
     
    [08:55] Preparing for a Potential Sale at Any Point in Time
    ·         At some point, you need to find a key employee that you trust to run the business until it is ready for sale. 
    ·         Tie this person in with a stay bonus or percentage commission on the sale of the business. 
    ·         Align key employees' goals with yours regarding an eventual sale. 
    ·         Make sure the business is not too dependent on one or two customers. 
    ·         Always be prepared for a potential sale of the business. 


    [13:28] Creating a Plan for Growth
    ·         Common goals and objectives should be established for a startup
    ·         Financials and personal goals should be taken into account
    ·         Avoid becoming an "absentee owner" by delegating tasks
    ·         Businesses should have a plan for growth

    • 18 min
    What is Strategic Planning?

    What is Strategic Planning?

    Are you ready to create a successful business plan for 2023? On this episode of the Small Business Tax Savings Podcast and hear from Mike on how to set up your business for success. This episode dives into the importance of bookkeeping, tax planning, and strategic planning. Learn how to create a perfect scenario, three- and five-year plans, and a list of action items that need to be completed this year. Find out why having an accountability partner is so important in staying motivated and meeting goals, as well as which websites are great resources for finding more information about tax savings. Finally, get tips on tracking progress during regular board meetings and making adjustments as needed.
    [00:00] Discover How to Achieve Your Perfect Scenario with Strategic Planning 
    ·         Strategic planning in a business is where a business defines its strategy or direction and then makes decisions or plans on how it can get there.
    ·         Determine your perfect scenario: step away from your business for half a day and brainstorm what your perfect scenario would look like in 10-15 years.
    ·         Do your five-year plan, and three-year plan, and determine and implement your 2023 strategic plan.
    ·         Examples of things that may come up during brainstorming session: having your personal residence fully paid off, having a vacation home, working only two to three days per week, having a business profit of a million or 5 million or a hundred thousand dollars, having investments and or savings greater than 5 million, etc.
    [04:42] Creating a Three- or Five-Year Plan and Annual Strategic Plan for Your Perfect Scenario
    ·         Three- or five-year plan: list of action items and goals to complete in the next three or five years
    ·         Annual strategic plan: specific action items to do this year to start chipping away at future goals
    ·         Examples of action items: hire a social media marketing firm, grow social followers, close new sales, hire staff members, max out retirement accounts, put money into investment/savings account, hire kids and fund their Roth, set up a bookkeeping system, tax planning
    [08:50] Strategic Planning, Bookkeeping, and Tax Planning
    ·         Take some time to put together a strategic plan for 2023
    ·         Include building out your perfect scenario, three- and five-year plans
    ·         Check back throughout the year during regular board meetings to see progress
    ·         Start researching and learning about tax strategies available to everyday business owners
    ·         Get an accountability partner to ensure sticking with the plan
     
    [12:15] Closing Segment
     Final words


    Key Quotes
    “The ultimate goal here is to build out a roadmap. A roadmap that's going to take you or lead you to that perfect scenario.” – Mike Jesowshek
    “This is your opportunity to dream, your opportunity to think of what would things look like if everything was perfect in 10 or 15 years.” – Mike Jesowshek


    Resources Mentioned
    Blog Posts:
     
    ·         https://www.taxsavingspodcast.com/blog/how-can-i-setup-my-business-for-success-in-2023
     
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    • 13 min
    How Can I Setup My Business for Success in 2023?

    How Can I Setup My Business for Success in 2023?

    Do you want to set up your small business for success in 2023? On this episode of the Small Business Tax Savings Podcast, we discuss key steps and action items to make sure you are ready to make a major impact. In this episode, Mike discusses how small business owners can set up their businesses for success in 2023. Mike emphasizes the importance of bookkeeping and provides tips on how to do it regularly, keep separate business and personal financial accounts, and maintain accurate records and receipts. Mike also advises creating a budget, reviewing financial statements, and setting goals for the future. Other tips include automating tasks, staying organized, and seeking professional help when needed.
     
    [00:00] 3 Key Bookkeeping Tips to Help You Grow and Pay Less in Taxes
    • Bookkeeping is the backbone to every business and should be done regularly (monthly at a minimum). 
    • Set up a separate bank account and/or credit card for your business and avoid commingling personal and business expenses. 
    • Keep great records and receipts to ensure accuracy in bookkeeping.
     
    [04:07] Maximize Your Tax Savings in 2023
    • Record business expenses as an owner's draw or reimburse yourself
    • Create a spreadsheet of business expenses on personal accounts
    • Utilize an accountable plan for personal expenses related to the business
    • Keep great records and receipts digitally 
    • Consider using cloud-based accounting software 
    • Budgeting is important for understanding your business's financial performance and setting goals
     
    [08:07] Start the Year Right
    • Implement strategies while they are fresh in your mind
    • Join our tax minimization program or hire a tax strategist
    • Think about tax planning first, then tax filing and preparation
    • Strategic planning is important for business success
     
    [12:15] Strategic Planning and Tax Savings Tips
    • Read and listen to the resources that our podcast offer
    • Take bookkeeping seriously and update it regularly 
    • Don't have any commingling of business and personal items 
    • Keep receipts and documentation 
    • File digitally and keep on file 
    • Research, listen, read, and implement ideas 
    • Put a strategic plan together 
    • Get an accountability partner 
     
    [12:59] Closing Segment
    • Final words
     
     
    Key Quotes
     
     
    “Bookkeeping is the backbone to every business.” – Mike Jesowshek
     
    “If you keep up with your bookkeeping on a regular basis, you keep business and personal items separate, and you file all necessary documents in a digital file as soon as you receive them, you will have less stress, be on top of your business and pay less in taxes”. – Mike Jesowshek
     
     
    Resources Mentioned
     
    Blog Posts:
     
    ·         https://www.taxsavingspodcast.com/bookkeeping
     
     
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    Join Our Tax Minimization Program: https://www.taxsavingspodcast.com/tax
     
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    • 13 min
    What Does My Accountant Need for Tax Season?

    What Does My Accountant Need for Tax Season?

    Are you dreading tax season? Join us on this episode of the Tax Savings Podcast as we discuss how to best prepare for tax season in 2023. Mike will cover a variety of topics, including action items such as completing bookkeeping, gathering receipts, bank statements, loan documents, asset purchases or sales, and completing an accountable plan. Mike will also provide helpful advice on due dates related to the 2022 tax year and tips on how to best prepare for filing. Plus, he is going to discuss how to create a system in place for tax documents that makes the upcoming tax season easier and stress free. Don’t miss out on this valuable information!
    [00:00] What Your Accountant Needs and Tips to Make it Stress-Free
    ·       Be proactive and get your documents and financials in order at the beginning of the year.
    ·       Complete your bookkeeping as soon as possible and wrap up the previous year.
    ·       Gather all necessary documents, including receipts, bank statements, loan documents, asset purchases/sales, and accountable documents.
    ·       Consider using digital tools to organize and store your documents


    [04:02] Gather Documents, Complete Your Accountable Plan, and Send to Your Accountant
    ·       Separate interest and principle when doing bookkeeping for loans.
    ·       Let your accountant know if you made any asset purchases or sold any assets that are already on your books.
    ·       Complete your accountable plan and add the activity to your books. 
    ·       Send income statement (profit & loss) and balance sheet to accountant 
    ·       Gather all tax documents and put them in one digital file before sending to accountant
     
    [07:44] Gathering Tax-Related Documents for Tax Season 
    ·       Gather documents such as last year's tax return, payroll documents, 1099s, 1098s, K-1s, health insurance forms, 1098-E for student loan interest and 1098-T for tuition
    ·       Collect information on real estate taxes, medical expenses, charitable contributions, childcare expenses and estimated taxes
    ·       As a business owner, keep track of estimated tax payments.
    ·       Create a spreadsheet with all of the collected information
     
    [11:21] 2022 Tax Year Due Dates and Tips for Business Owners
    ·       Quarter 4 estimated tax payments are due on January 16th.
    ·       W-2 and 1099 forms are due to recipients by January 31st.
    ·       S corporation, partnership, and multi-member LLC tax returns are due on March 15th or can be extended by that date.
    ·       Personal, single member LLC, and C corporation tax returns are due on April 18th or can be extended by that date. April 18th is also the deadline for IRA and HSA contributions for 2022.
    ·       To minimize stress, it is helpful to have a system in place for organizing tax documents as they come in throughout the year.
      
    [16:00] Closing Segment
    • Final words
     
    Key Quotes
    “Take the time now to gather all of your tax documents and have a system in place for organizing them. This will make tax season a breeze and allow you to focus more on your business”. – Mike Jesowshek
     
    Resources Mentioned
    Blog Posts:
    ·       https://www.taxsavingspodcast.com/blog/how-do-i-reimburse-

    • 17 min
    How Do I Build An Email List Utilizing a Lead Magnet?

    How Do I Build An Email List Utilizing a Lead Magnet?

    On this episode we had Will DeShazo from Growth Tools on to discuss how you can build an email list utilizing a lead magent.

    Resources Mentioned
    Blog Posts:
    https://videofruit.com/blog/how-to-build-an-email-list/https://videofruit.com/blog/lead-generation-coaching/https://videofruit.com/blog/lead-magnet/Workshop:
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    • 28 min

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