I recently read an article on Bloomberg.com, titled: "Small Business Is Hiring, but Very Carefully." The article indicated that in past recessions, small businesses led the rebound, now they're relying on part-time workers and more productivity with fewer people. The article also discussed an interview with the CEO of a sales promotion company who let go some of his full-time salespeople as a result of the downturn in the economy. The company later kept these employees on as contractors, reducing payroll costs.
While reading this article I thought about a conversation I had with a local economic development agency. Florida and local communities within Florida offer tax incentives to businesses to help with their growth and training needs. There are even greater opportunities for companies located in enterprise zones, brownfield redevelopment, urban and rural areas. THE PROBLEM? Many small businesses do not take advantage of these opportunities!
As a small business owner, have you thought about getting money to help train your employees? Or, maybe you’d prefer a tax credit on business equipment and materials? In a down economy, as a small business owner, you should be excited these opportunities exist.
I hear you asking, what if my business isn’t in Florida? That is definitely not an issue. I assure you that your local community offers similar tax incentive programs. I strongly suggest you contact your local economic development agency and inquire about available tax incentives. Whatever your situation is, don’t you think you owe it to yourself to at least check these out?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what incentives are available. I can also help with other State incentives.