October 30, 2007

Finding the Right Foreign Exchange Trading Service

Have you heard about trading foreign currencies? Foreign exchange trading is big business and has caught on with lots of day traders and people looking to profit from this exciting way to trade from home. Many people that decide to trade foreign currencies usually look for a forex service that helps them trade quickly, easily and with all the bells and whistles. Here are some tips on picking the right foreign exchange trading service.

There are plenty of Forex trading services available for anyone that is interested in trading foreign currencies. However if you are just starting out, you will probably be looking for a service that is simple to use, offers detailed information to help make informed trading decisions and a great customer service team in case you have any problems with your software or account.

If you are just starting out, do some research. Many services do differ, so it is important to pick the right one for you. Some services might allow you to start trading with only $250 in your account, others require much more equity. Many services also provide you with great tutorials on how to use their service, trade on the open market, and how to be successful using specialized tools.

Customer service is extremely important. As they say "time is money" and if you are having problems with your account or software, you may need to talk to someone fast. If you can't get in touch with anyone for hours or days, you will become frustrated or worse lose money. So if you are entering the foreign exchange market, do your homework and pick the right service to fit your needs.

Protecting Your Business Against Fraud

If you have a small business, then every penny counts. Don't let scammers take your money or commit fraud against your business. While you can't guarantee that fraud won't affect you, there are a few things that you can do to reduce the risk of fraud. Here are some tips.

If you are a small business that sells online, you probably either accept credit cards, Paypal or money orders. Do not accept any other forms of payment and never send out any merchandise until all payments clear. If you are selling high priced items, always make sure that you include a tracking number and make the buyer pay for postal insurance. These few tips will cut down on large percentage of your buyer fraud. Most buyers try to pay with other forms of payment or even offer you more money if you sell them the product first and then allow them to pay for it once it delivered.

If you are buying items for your business, beware of the people and sites that you do with business with. If you are unsure of the seller or do not like the website buy somewhere else. Always buy a product with a credit card, Paypal or money order. These types of payments are guaranteed and you can always have some legal recourse in case you don't receive your product. So follow the above tips to protect yourself from fraud.

October 27, 2007

Leasing a Car

If you are a small business owner, you may find that the best way to have access to a company vehicle is to lease it. Leasing is a great way to have access to a vehicle for business as well as having the cost of the lease and operating it to be tax deductible. Here are some tips on leasing a car.

Many small business owners realize the inherent value in leasing a car for business. If you use a car primarily for business, you can easily lease a car and have the majority of the cost deducted from your taxes. There are many rules and procedures involved, but for legitimate small businesses, this is a perfect way to cut down on legitimate business costs.

Leasing a car for a business usually requires you to have a corporation or LLC and register the car as a commercial vehicle. Commercial vehicles usually have special plates and fees associated with them. However the cost of operating and paying for the lease of the car is usually tax deductible. If you don't lease a car and use your vehicle for business purposes, you still can deduct mileage costs on taxes. The present rate is about 44.5 cents per mile.

Leasing a vehicle is a very easy process, almost every auto dealer is able to lease you a vehicle. Leasing a vehicle usually requires an acquisition fee as well as other small fees, but you usually only pay for the mileage and wear on the car. For many people that drive seldom and take good care of their car, leasing can actually be less expensive than buying a car outright.