Episode 172: Unf*ck Your Biz Student Q&A

On this episode of the podcast, my Unf*ck Your Biz alumni answer commonly asked questions about their experiences with the program. To learn more about the course visit Unfuckyourbiz.com

 

If you’ve been listening to this podcast lately you’ve heard me mention the Oh Shit Cycle. You might even be in it right now, many of us are or have been. The Oh Shit Cycle is when you’re trying to do all the things at once like keep up with loan payments, put money into savings, pay off back taxes and save for retirement all at the same time. It can feel never ending, which do you pay first and how do you save money for all of them at once? Getting out of the cycle is covered in my Unf*ck Your Biz course.

 

I often hear business owners who are considering the Unf*ck Your Biz course share a few of the same common concerns over and over again. They’d rather hire someone to do it for them, they don’t have time, they don’t have the money, they’re...

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Episode 168: Learning the Ins and Outs of DIYing the Tax and Legal Aspects of Your Business

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Karen Escobar, owner of Golden Coast Marketing about her process through the UFYB course fully setting up her business for success.

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

Karen had been in business for less than a year when she joined Unf*ck Your Biz. As much as she was able to figure out certain things she needed someone to ask questions and help. Karen filed for an LLC when she started her business to help mentally separate her business from her full time job...

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Episode 167: Changing Your Mindset to Unf*ck Your Biz

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Amanda Trejo, owner of wedding planning and coordination business Sassy Little Bee and Unf*ck Your Biz student.

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

Joining Unf*ck Your Biz, Amanda was coming to terms with how irresponsible she had felt as a business owner about the backend of her business and wanting to find someone to help her move past the embarrassment she was feeling about back taxes. We are our harshest critic and instead of embarrassment we just need to...

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Episode 166: The Importance of Making Time to Unf*ck Your Biz

interview sales tax Apr 19, 2021

On this episode of the podcast I chat with guest and former Unf*ck Your Biz student Jen Draper about how she got out of the "Oh Shit" cycle.

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

Dietician Jen Draper found herself in the "oh shit" cycle of owing back taxes and juggling those payments, savings, and loan pay-off. Jen wasn't sure what to pay first and not sure how to pay it all at once. When Jen joined the Unf*ck Your Biz course she learned that she wasn't the only one who owed back taxes and wasn't alone...

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Episode 164: Unf*cking Your Established Biz

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Los Angeles DJ Courtney Ibarra, better known as DJ Dazzler about her business and how she leaned into the business owner title.

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

When we don't account for our money, we have no idea how much we have. When it comes to bookkeeping and setting up a business bank account, we get a better understanding of our business and if we are truly makin money and being profitable.

 

The subject of money can be scary and unattractive to...

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Episode 162: Unf*cking Your Biz from the Start of Your Entrepreneurship Journey

On this episode of the podcast I chat with guest and former Unf*ck Your Biz student Suzanne Birnbaum about her move into entrepreneurship

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

Suzanne shares about her move into entrepreneurship as a stay at home mom and finding her niche in wedding planning. She discovered Unf*ck Your Biz through wedding planner Megan Gilikin and decided to register for the course while attending the Masterclass.

 

Suzanne has developed her contracts during the Unf*ck Your Biz...

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Episode 160: How to Juggle the Legal and Tax Side When You Run Multiple Businesses

On this episode of the podcast I chat with multi business owner and Unf*ck Your Biz alumni Connie Hurlburt about how she manages the tax and legal aspects of her LLCs and partnerships.

 

This episode is brought to you by my new FREE Masterclass, "The Most Common Legal and Tax Mistake at Each Stage of Business and How to Avoid Them." This Masterclass will cover if it's time to go from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or an LLC to a S-Corp and how to properly run an S-Corp. You'll learn how to get more profitable in a snap and put your taxes on auto-pilot as well as how to manage the growth of your business without fear of IRS hate mail or lawsuits. Click here to sign up for the Masterclass.

 

Connie found me through a friend and signed up for my Masterclass to get the free bonus. With multiple income streams, Connie was starting to get scared taking on more clients not knowing what she owed in taxes or how to pay them, especially being in a partnership and not knowing how...

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Episode 158: Getting Your Business Up and Running

On this episode of the podcast I chat with guest and former Unf*ck Your Biz student Stephanie Lay.

 

Stephanie Lay is an event manager pivoted to virtual assistant to solo female entrepreneurs. Stephanie took a free two week challenge with Braden and discovered how the tax and legal aspect could actually be fun and not as scary and intimidating as it sounded and how much she still had to learn.

 

The tax and legal aspect of business is not one that you can just wing and isn't the easiest to figure out through Google searching the way a new email software or design program may be.

 

Unf*ck Your Biz is open to all levels of business owners, from brand new to years in, helping one another learn from what they have done and what they need to do.

 

Stephanie opened her business bank account, set up her Qapital account and has started going to taxes. She started her LLC in her state. She went on to join the Unf*ck Your Biz alumni-only group to Unf*ck Your Finance and...

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Episode 149: Sales & Use Tax Q&A Roundup

interview sales tax Mar 12, 2021

On this episode of the podcast my guest, Amy Monroe, answers small business owners' sales and use tax questions.

 

This episode is brought to you by my FREE Tax Challenge. Taxes suck but we all have to file them. I'll walk you through the 5 steps you need to get your tax documents organized and ready to file. Sign up for this free challenge.

 

1. How to calculate sales and use tax for something that has a service and product component to it. - submitted by Reena Borwankar

For the answer to this, and other sales tax questions, check out Amy on episode 21 of the podcast.

 

2. What if you have your sales tax ID but have not made any sales? Do you truly submit $0? - submitted by Jamie

Yes, it’s called a zero return. You may get asked to file if a lot of time goes by and you have not filed anything. If you do get one of these letters you will need to file the past returns. Some states will charge you late fees for not filing. If you are filing those zero returns...

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Episode 148: The 101 on Use Tax

income tax interview Mar 11, 2021

On this episode of the podcast my guest, Amy Monroe, talks about use tax and the difference between income tax and sales tax.

This episode is brought to you by my FREE Tax Challenge. Taxes suck but we all have to file them. I'll walk you through the 5 steps you need to get your tax documents organized and ready to file. Sign up for this free challenge.

Income taxes impact a business's bottom line. These are what income tax brackets are based off.

 

Sales tax is subject to sales of physical goods and products. Learn more about the exceptions to this on episode 21 of the podcast.

Use tax is sometimes referred to as the other side of the same coin as sales tax. You can look at use tax from the point of view of a consumer and the point of view of a business owner.

If you bought something from an online retailer that didn't collect sales tax from you, technically at the end of the year you would self-report the use tax (the sales tax that should have been collected) because you are...

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