Issue: 8 | Volume: 1   November 2012
From the Desk of the Executive Director In This Issue

"Six words that spell business success: create concept, communicate concept, sustain momentum." – Yale Hirsch

Greetings To You All,

Here we are almost in the holiday season and holidays often means slower business and busier personal lives yet we are still required to maintain our usual high standards of customer service and accuracy. One area where accuracy may help preserve your profits is if you make sure your year-end tax planning is in order. Here are a couple of articles that may help you:

  • “Critical Year-end Tax Planning Advice for Small Business Owners” By Louis Balbirer
    An unprecedented number of tax law changes are on the horizon, and as we near the end of the year, that poses a number of tax-planning challenges for business owners. Moreover, because we are in an election year, we can’t easily predict which if any of these changes will actually take place in 2013. Read More...

  • “Small Business Tax: Five Year-End Moves” by Barbara Weltman
    It’s never too early, or too late, to take action that can translate into small business tax savings. With the clock ticking on 2011, now’s the time to get started on your taxes. Here are five helpful ideas: Read More...

Now that your year-end tax planning is done, you know where your business is, and it is time to take a look at how you got there and what you can do to improve it for the future and to make a plan.

You know the saying: “Businesses that fail to plan, plan to fail.” We all know how important business planning is, but it's easy to put it off in the hustle of daily events. Hopefully this year-end task reminder has inspired you to get to it and will make your business planning easier.

Finally, this is the good time to pause and think of everything and everyone we are grateful for!

Djuliani Soeharto Cordiano
Executive Director, Small Business United

This month's newsletter includes article links to help you plan for the 2013 business tax season.

Partner products and services updates.

About SBUA

Small Business United, Inc. (SBU) is an Association chartered in 1992 as a State of Texas nonprofit corporation. SBU's mission is the furtherance of small to mid-sized employer needs. Additionally, SBU provides an opportunity for trade associations, interest groups, professional employer organizations (PEO's), unions, and other organizations comprised of or serving small businesses. We are dedicated to making group purchasing programs available for our association clients and their members. SBU provides its clients and members access to a vetted group of tools, discounts, welfare, benefit, and group purchasing plans.

Small businesses need information on laws, policies, and current events that affect them. They need ways to save money on products and services they use every day. And, they need the ability to attract and retain employees by offering big-business benefits like health insurance and 401(k) plans.

Small businesses can meet these needs by joining SBU and gaining access to informative resources, group purchasing discounts, group-rated health insurance options, and much more.

Contacting SBUA

Call 1-877-SBUA-USA or visit us online at or contact your insurance agent to find out more about SBU.

Products and Services

SBU members can still get a great deal on data backup with Mozy. Through the rest of the year members can get 10% off a subscription to MozyPro. Click here for more details.


Get a free $10 Starbucks Gift Card with order of $100 or more! Also, get a free Bic Ecolutions Gel Pen with $50 order! Click here for more information.


SBU's OfficeMax Partner Advantage Program is still offering great deals on eveyday office products and services. Save on everything from cleaning supplies to office furniture.