How to Pay Yourself as the Owner of a Childcare Business

One of the most rewarding experiences of being a small business owner is the realization that you get to pay yourself. You have invested the time, hard work, and money to turn your dream of owning a childcare business into a reality, and your efforts come to fruition through the act of providing your own paycheck. How you approach your …

How to Deduct Your Home Office for Your In-Home Childcare Center

If you operate your childcare business out of your home, you may be qualified for the home office tax deduction. The IRS sets forth guidelines for at-home daycare centers to help childcare business owners assess whether they are eligible for the home office tax deduction. In this article, we will take a look at the home office tax deduction, including …

Choose the Right Business Structure for Your Childcare Business

One of the most important decisions you will make for your childcare business is the business structure you choose. Your business structure will have a significant impact on the way you run your childcare business, the paperwork you need to file, the taxes you pay, your personal liability, and your ability to raise funds. Your goal as a business owner …

The Savvy Childcare Business Owner’s Guide to Business Credit Cards

Credit cards can give your childcare business leverage by helping you save money, grow your business, and keep track of spending. If you know how to use credit cards wisely, they can become a tool that will help you propel your daycare business forward. In this article, we examine the advantages that credit cards can offer you as a childcare …

What You Need to Know About the Employee Retention Credit

Is your childcare business eligible to receive the Employee Retention Credit, and if so, how can you claim your refund? In the following guide, we cover the essential information you need to know about the Employee Retention Credit, including what it is, what provisions have been modified and expanded in recent months, who qualifies for a refund, and how you …

What to Consider Before Buying or Leasing a Vehicle for Your Daycare Business

Thinking about buying or leasing a vehicle for your childcare business? A company vehicle may prove a valuable asset to your daycare business. You have several important options to consider when it comes to your company vehicle. In this article, we explore buying versus leasing a vehicle, standard mileage deduction versus actual costs deduction, and depreciating your vehicle. Read on …

Why You Need a Financial Dashboard for Your Childcare Business

Creating a financial dashboard is key to measuring the fiscal performance of your childcare business. In this article, we provide a brief overview of your financial dashboard, including what it is and why you need one, and we offer several best practices to help you get started with a financial dashboard that works for your childcare business. Read on to …

Top 4 Services to Outsource for Your Childcare Business

You’re always looking for ways to save money and increase revenue for your daycare business. Did you know one of the most cost-effective strategies you can use to maximize your childcare company’s profitability is outsourcing? It’s true.  Businesses of all sizes and across all sectors of the economy use outsourcing as a way to cut costs and get the most …