June 18, 2011Grab your gadgets and check out the top 20 iPad and iPhone apps for entrepreneurs, as recommended by brandmakersnews.com —applications developed with your hectic lifestyle in mind. Here are the top 10:1. HBR Tips—Keep your entrepreneurial skills sharp with tips from the Harvard Business Review. 2. iTalk Recorder—You can easily record whatever you’re listening to. Just playback the audio and catch the details later.3. Dragon Dictation—Send text messages and emails by speaking into your phone. It recognizes your voice, and does the typing for you.4. FileViewer—Get instant access to documents on your computer. The FileViewer app lets you access, organize, and send files straight from your iPhone.5. ScanBizCards—Throw out your Rolodex. The ScanBizCards app scans business cards and sends the contact information to your address book. 6. FreeConferenceCall—Come together virtually with the FreeConferenceCall app. Just dial into your assigned number, send out access codes to your participants, hit the record button, and chat away.7. VehiCal—Track mileage and expenses like tolls, parking costs, repairs, gas prices and more to help you get the reimbursements you’re entitled to.8. eWifi—Find an internet connection wherever you are. The eWifi app scans the area, shows you the available networks, and connects to the strongest signal to get you up and running fast.9. Siri Assistant—Need a personal assistant? The Siri Assistant app helps you make dinner reservations, find movie times, book taxis, and more. Just say what you need and watch Siri work.10. AroundMe—Locates your position and highlights the nearest stores, gas stations, coffee shops, banks, restaurants, and hotels in your immediate area. Make your selection and AroundMe will map out the route to guide you there.To learn about more time-saving apps for the business owner on the go, click here.We want to hear from you. Tell us which iPad and iPhone apps work best for you and your business.
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.
Like the old paraphrased saying goes: In this world, two things are certain—death and taxes. The recent federal tax overhaul changed a lot of rules, so it’s as important as ever to understand your tax obligations, including those on Social Security benefits.
Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known malware, Emotet.