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Family Child Care Marketing Guide

Family Child Care Marketing Guide

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Maximize your family child care (daycare) program's enrollment and income with proven tips from Tom Copeland. Whether you are just starting out or have an established business, this resource provides the best marketing strategies for promoting your program and filling it to capacity - even during tough economic times. This second edition of Family Child Care Marketing Guide includes information to help you Identify and communicate the benefits of your program to prospective, current, and former clients Market your business using low-cost promotions, the Internet, and social media Network with professional organization and agencies Determine what rates you should charge Resolve common marketing issues and evaluate your marketing plan This guise also contains checklists, worksheets, and forms to complement your marketing plan.

My War and Welcome To It

My War and Welcome To It

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Family Child Care 2018 Tax Workbook & Organizer

Family Child Care 2018 Tax Workbook & Organizer

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

Save time and money at tax season with the most comprehensive family child care resource available. Tom Copeland is the nation's leading expert on the business of family child care. As tax season approaches each year, thousands of family child care providers save time and money using the Tax Workbook and Organizer. The most comprehensive resource available, this book contains up-to-date guidance so family child care providers can accurately complete their own tax return and take advantage of all the business deductions their entitled to claim. Family Child Care 2018 Tax Workbook and Organizer contains new tax laws, tips to help save money, and tools that take the guesswork out of family child care business taxes.

Family Child Care 2018 Tax Companion

Family Child Care 2018 Tax Companion

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Feel confident when preparing your taxes and ensure all business expenses are properly deducted. Family Child Care 2018 Tax Companion is a comprehensive tool that will help tax preparers understand the unique rules that affect family child care businesses. Using this resource will increase your confidence in the tax professional who prepares your return, help you identify potential errors before your taxes are filed, and ensure that your tax preparer is claiming all allowable deductions. Once you fill out the worksheets in this book, give it to your tax professional to use as a guide as your tax forms are completed. This will help you ensure your business expenses are properly deducted.

Family Child Care Contracts & Policies

Family Child Care Contracts & Policies

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

Family Child Care Contracts and Policies, Fourth Edition offers the most up-to-date tools for family child care providers to establish and enforce contracts and policies. Topics include: how to establish good business relationships with parents, what to look for before signing contracts with parents, what information is vital to include in contracts and policies, how to prevent conflicts with parents over contracts and policies, when and how to end a contract. Updates to the new Fourth Edition include: offering and charging for part-time care and extended care rates and policies for child care during the summer months expanded advice for how to handle siblings and family discounts expanded advice on charging for vacation time how to handle parent objections to paying for care when a child stays home information on bad-weather policies advice on how to deal with parents visiting during program hours caring for children who aren't immunized expanded advice for how to turn down a client updated information on comparing income to minimum wage expanded advice for how enforce polices that previously weren't enforced

Family Child Care 2017 Tax Companion

Family Child Care 2017 Tax Companion

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2018

Family Child Care 2017 Tax Companion helps your tax preparer understand the unique rules that affect your business. This resource will increase your confidence in the tax professional who prepares your return, help you identify potential errors before your taxes are filed, and ensure that your tax preparer is claiming all allowable deductions.

Family Child Care 2017 Tax Workbook & Organizer

Family Child Care 2017 Tax Workbook & Organizer

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2018

As tax season approaches each year, thousands of family child care providers save time and money using the Tax Workbook and Organizer. The most comprehensive resource available it also includes new tax laws, tips to help you save money, and tools that will take the guesswork out of doing your taxes.

Family Child Care 2016 Tax Workbook and Organizer

Family Child Care 2016 Tax Workbook and Organizer

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2017

Thousands of family child care providers save time and money using the Workbook and Organizer. Full of tips to help you save money, information on new tax laws, and tools to take the guesswork out of doing your taxes. The most comprehensive tax resource available for family child care providers.

Family Child Care 2016 Tax Companion

Family Child Care 2016 Tax Companion

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2017

There are many unique tax rules that affect your family child care business. This workbook is a comprehensive tool that will help your tax preparer understand your business and ensure that they are claiming all allowable deductions on your behalf.

Family Child Care 2015 Tax Companion

Family Child Care 2015 Tax Companion

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2016

There are many unique tax rules that affect your family child care business: Time-Space percentage, Food Program and food expenses, general house expenses, and more. The Family Child Care 2015 Tax Companion is a comprehensive tool that will help your tax preparer understand your business. Using this resource will increase your confidence in the tax professional who prepares your return, help you identify potential errors before your taxes are filed, and ensure that your tax preparer is claiming all allowable deductions.

Family Child Care 2015 Tax Workbook and Organizer

Family Child Care 2015 Tax Workbook and Organizer

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2016

The most comprehensive resource available, this book contains up-to-date guidance so you can accurately complete your own tax return and take advantage of all the business deductions that you're entitled to claim. It contains information about new tax laws, tips to help you save money, and tools that will take the guesswork out of doing your taxes. The Family Child Care 2015 Tax Workbook and Organizer provides updates on retirement plan limits and Saver's Credit limits, and highlights from recent Tax Court cases.

Family Child Care Record Keeping Guide

Family Child Care Record Keeping Guide

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Operating a family child care program can be both difficult and rewarding. Few people give as much of themselves or accept more responsibility than you do as a family child care provider. And few are more deserving of the satisfaction that comes from helping children learn and grow. However, there are other challenges that are equally important-taking care of your business by tracking your expenses, doing your taxes, and meeting government requirements. This resource covers everything you need to keep accurate business records and save money on your taxes. If you pay close attention to the recommendations in this book, you will be able to claim the maximum allowable deductions and pay the lowest possible federal taxes. This latest edition of Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide includes descriptions of two new IRS depreciation rules that make it much easier to deduct items you previously had to depreciate. It also explains why you should avoid using a new Simplified Method to claim house expenses that benefits other home-based businesses, but not family child care providers. New clarifications on bartering, claiming hours as part of the Time-Space percentage, non-deductible expenses, bundled utility expenses, travel expenses, gifts, conducting a household inventory, business meals, and red flags are provided, as well as new links to outside resources where the latest tax information can be accessed. The information in this book applies to child care providers in every state, regardless of local regulations.

Family Child Care 2013 Tax Companion

Family Child Care 2013 Tax Companion

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

There are many unique tax rules that affect your family child care business: Time-Space percentage, Food Program and food expenses, general house expenses, and more. The Family Child Care 2013 Tax Companion is a comprehensive tool that will help your tax preparer understand your business. Using this resource will increase your confidence in the tax professional who prepares your return, help you identify potential errors before your taxes are filed, and ensure that your tax preparer is claiming all allowable deductions.

Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide

Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2010

Family Child Care Money Management & Retirement Guide

Family Child Care Money Management & Retirement Guide

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2008

There are a multitude of financial decisions that must be made when running a family child care business. This resource offers valuable advice-whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned child care provider-to learn how to worry less about monetary details so that you can keep your focus on the children. You will find information on ways to reduce your expenses, earn more money, and pay off your debt; how to handle special financial situations such as applying for a loan or grant; what you need to know about the basic principles of retirement planning; the five fundamental rules of investing and how to balance and diversify your investment portfolio; and information on the rules and benefits of the six major individual retirement account (IRA) plans.

Family Child Care Business Planning Guide

Family Child Care Business Planning Guide

Author: Tom Copeland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2008

A business plan is a comprehensive blueprint for how you will run your family child care business. This guide outlines each step for writing your own and explains how to use it to manage your business more effectively, whether you are just starting out or have an established operation. You will find information on the considerations that you should weigh before you decide to become a family child care provider; how to write a start-up plan; how to create a first-year budget and estimate your first-year business income and expenses; and how to use your annual budget as a tool to help communicate with your clients and manage your business more effectively.