JOIN OUR LIVE EVENT ON JULY 1; How to sell on livestream

Vivian Nguyen holds up a toy in front of a phone and ring light.
Vivian Nguyen sells squishy and plushy toys on livestream shopping app Popshop Live.

Livestream shopping in the US is estimated to become a $6 billion market this year and $25 billion by 2023, according to research firm Coresight Research. Originally popularized in Asia, this method of ecommerce is like a modern QVC show meets Instagram Live.

Small businesses and resellers are using livestream shows to personally connect with their customers in real-time. Several apps and platforms offer the technology, but it still hasn’t quite reached mass adoption in the US, which means you have a chance to get ahead of the curve by building up a loyal following now.

Join us for our free event on July 1 at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST. We’ll explain what livestream shopping is and ask sellers for their best tips for gaining loyal viewers and making sales.

Meet our panelists:

Vivian Nguyen is a YouTube influencer and sells toys, accessories, and snacks on the livestream shopping app Popshop Live. In 2020, Nguyen’s business, Cyndercake, made more than $60,000 in sales on the app. It’s helping her pay for college and her rapid growth led her to open her first ecommerce site this year.

Miguel Rivera is the collector and seller behind Master Poppins Collectibles. He auctions off FunkoPop figurines on the livestream shopping app Whatnot.

Kelley Cawley is the owner of a women’s apparel boutique and retail store in LaSalle, Illinois. Cawley began hosting livestream shopping shows on Facebook during the pandemic and it’s now become the bread and butter of her business.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The basics of livestream shopping – what is it and how to use it.
  • Differences between various livestream shopping apps and platforms.
  • How sellers and business owners use livestream to connect with their customers.
  • Advice on hosting an engaging livestream show that people will want to watch.
  • Tips for making sales and building your audience.

If you’d like to submit a question to be answered, please fill out this brief form. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions live during the webinar.

You can sign up here for our event.

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WATCH: How small businesses can master their taxes in 2021

Filing taxes might be a bit different for small business owners this year. Many were greatly impacted by months of mandatory closures, lost essential revenue, civil unrest, government loans and grants, and layoffs. 

To find out what all these things mean for your taxes, small business reporter Jennifer Ortakales Dawkins talked with tax expert panelists. They covered how the pandemic, PPP loans, and revenue losses could impact your filings. 

Meet our panelists: 

Robbin Caruso is a partner in the tax department and the co-leader of the National Tax Controversy group of Prager Metis.

Nicole Davis is the founder and principal of Butler-Davis, a tax and accounting firm located outside of Atlanta, GA. 

Rick Lazio is the senior vice president of alliantgroup and a former US representative.

Topics covered: 

At 1:57 we go over basics like who is considered a small business and what the tax filing deadlines are depending on your business license. 

At 14:16 panelists explain what business owners should know about PPP loans and other types of federal aid and how those can affect your taxes. 

At 23:09 we cover how government-mandated closures affect business taxes,  what to do if your business deferred payroll taxes in 2020, and what pandemic-related expenses businesses can claim. 

At 33:00 panelists explain new, existing, and updated tax credits and incentives, including the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Research and Development (R&D) credits. 

And at 46:33 we go into a Q&A to respond to viewers’ questions as well as hear a few more tips from our panelists. 

Watch the full webinar above. For more information on filing your taxes as a small business, check out additional coverage below. 

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JOIN US TODAY FOR A FREE EVENT: How small businesses can master their taxes in 2021

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Filing taxes might be a bit different for small business owners this year. Many businesses were greatly impacted by months of mandatory closures, lost essential revenue, civil unrest, government loans and grants, and layoffs. 

To find out what all these things mean for your taxes, please join our small business reporter Jennifer Ortakales Dawkins and tax expert panelists. We’ll cover how the pandemic, PPP loans, and revenue losses could impact your filings. 

The hour-long chat is slated for March 2 at 1 pm ET/10 am PST, and we want your questions. 

Meet our panelists: 

Robbin Caruso is a partner in the tax department and the co-leader of the National Tax Controversy group of Prager Metis.

Nicole Davis is the founder and principal of Butler-Davis, a tax and accounting firm located outside of Atlanta, GA. 

Rick Lazio is the senior vice president of alliantgroup and a former US representative.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • What’s changed from last year’s tax forms and rules
  • How to claim a PPP loan or EIDL advance on your taxes
  • What businesses can do if they had a significant amount of revenue loss or layoffs
  • How to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)
  • What documents you’ll need to file
  • How to get tax credits and incentives

If you’d like to submit a question to be answered, please fill out this brief form. The experts will also be taking reader questions live. 

You can sign up here.

Read the original article on Business Insider

JOIN US ON TUESDAY FOR A FREE EVENT: How small businesses can master their taxes in 2021

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Filing taxes might be a bit different for small business owners this year. Many businesses were greatly impacted by months of mandatory closures, lost essential revenue, civil unrest, government loans and grants, and layoffs. 

To find out what all these things mean for your taxes, please join our small business reporter Jennifer Ortakales Dawkins and tax expert panelists. We’ll cover how the pandemic, PPP loans, and revenue losses could impact your filings. 

The hour-long chat is slated for March 2 at 1 pm ET/10 am PST, and we want your questions. 

Meet our panelists: 

Robbin Caruso is a partner in the tax department and the co-leader of the National Tax Controversy group of Prager Metis.

Nicole Davis is the founder and principal of Butler-Davis, a tax and accounting firm located outside of Atlanta, GA. 

Rick Lazio is the senior vice president of alliantgroup and a former US representative.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • What’s changed from last year’s tax forms and rules
  • How to claim a PPP loan or EIDL advance on your taxes
  • What businesses can do if they had a significant amount of revenue loss or layoffs
  • How to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)
  • What documents you’ll need to file
  • How to get tax credits and incentives

If you’d like to submit a question to be answered, please fill out this brief form. The experts will also be taking reader questions live. 

You can sign up here.

Read the original article on Business Insider

JOIN US ON MARCH 2: How small businesses can master their taxes in 2021

insider events small businesses taxes 2021 2x1

Filing taxes might be a bit different for small business owners this year. Many businesses were greatly impacted by months of mandatory closures, lost essential revenue, civil unrest, government loans and grants, and layoffs. 

To find out what all these things mean for your taxes, please join our small business reporter Jennifer Ortakales Dawkins and tax expert panelists. We’ll cover how the pandemic, PPP loans, and revenue losses could impact your filings. 

The hour-long chat is slated for March 2 at 1 pm ET/10 am PST, and we want your questions. 

Meet our panelists: 

Robbin Caruso is a partner in the tax department and the co-leader of the National Tax Controversy group of Prager Metis.

Nicole Davis is the founder and principal of Butler-Davis, a tax and accounting firm located outside of Atlanta, GA. 

Dean Zerbe is the national managing director of alliantgroup and a former senior counsel to the US Senate Finance Committee. 

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • What’s changed from last year’s tax forms and rules
  • How to claim a PPP loan or EIDL advance on your taxes
  • What businesses can do if they had a significant amount of revenue loss or layoffs
  • How to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)
  • What documents you’ll need to file
  • How to get tax credits and incentives

If you’d like to submit a question to be answered, please fill out this brief form. The experts will also be taking reader questions live. 

You can sign up here.

Read the original article on Business Insider