The new Federal filing requirement for your business

Just in case you missed the news from your accountant, there’s a new form you need to complete for your business if you’re operating in the United States. On January 1, 2024 the Federal agency, FinCEN (the Federal Crimes Enforcement Network) began collecting Beneficial Ownership form submissions from businesses in the United States. So what is this form, and why does the government need it?  The Beneficial Ownership form essentially tells government agencies who really

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Should you charge for consultations?

As an interior designer your time and expertise are valuable commodities, yet so many designers hesitate to charge for their initial consultations. And it’s especially true when you’re in the first few years of your business when there’s fear  that charging will scare off a potential client. But hear us out – sometimes scaring people off is what you want! Here are some of the reasons we firmly believe that charging for consultations benefits your

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