Author Archives for Michelle Bomberger

Keeping It Local — The Impact of Local Spending

by | December 8, 2009

When you own your business, normally it is difficult to separate business from personal. I was in a meeting with a CPA today who mentioned that even our personal vehicles could arguably be considered 80% business because most of their use goes to promoting the business – whether you’re headed to work or a cocktail... View Article

Year End Planning for Investment/Retirement

by | November 24, 2009

Our Guest Blogger this week is Kris Gray of Integrity Financial Group based in Bellevue, WA. IFC works with individuals and business owners to help them plan their investment and retirement strategies. ———————————– With the holidays approaching and the New Year around the corner, now is an ideal time to consider making necessary changes to... View Article

Year End Tax Planning

by | November 19, 2009

Our colleauges at Berntson Porter & Company have collaborated to provide some end-of-year tax planning tips. Thank you to Jennifer Raybon, David Berthon, and Darcy Kookier for sharing their knowledge! ——————- In order to achieve financial goals, comprehensive tax and financial statement planning is not just a good idea, it is a cornerstone of fiscal... View Article

Year End Estate Planning

by | November 10, 2009

Our guest blog post this week is by Kanoa Ostrem, a Seattle-based estate planning attorney. Mr. Ostrem’s practice focuses on counseling and assisting individuals and families with their estate planning needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner. For more information, visit his website at ———————— The end of the year presents just one critical... View Article

Planning: A Legal Check Up for Your Business

by | November 2, 2009

Planning is always a critical part of starting a business. As the business grows, though, many find that the daily operational demands and “firefighting” take over. Even when time is set aside for planning, the time is often encroached upon by other work that seems more pressing. Business owners realize the importance of the plan... View Article

Angel Investment Today

by | October 30, 2009

Our guest blog post to wrap up this topic is from Loren Lyon, CEO of Magic Wheels, Inc. and presenter at the Zino Society Zillionaire Forum in September. Loren shares insights as to what investors are looking for now. —————– Having been on both sides of the fundraising fence, as a potential investor and as... View Article

Credit for your Business

by | October 26, 2009

Our guest blogger this week is K. Suzanne Goff Guitierrez, business banker extraordinaire. ———————————— Credit for your Business Several of the key ingredients to obtaining financing for your business are the basics: Credit Score, History of more than two years with Net Positive Income, Positive Net Cash Flow, where Total Assets are more than Total... View Article

Official Launch: Equinox Business Law Group

by | June 1, 2009

We are thrilled to officially introduce to you our new brand Equinox Business Law Group. As many of you are aware, at Small Business Legal Services, we’ve been working diligently on a rebranding effort that more clearly reflects our mission and services. We selected the word “Equinox” as it resonates clearly with our core values... View Article