Did you know that by incorporating yourself, you could possibly save thousands in taxes every year? Not to mention protect your personal assets from frivolous lawsuits! It's true
It's also true that many freelancers and independent contractors don't do this because the process seems costly and confusing, and involves too much time consuming paperwork!
THAT'S WHY WE'VE CREATED...
*Always verify any potential tax savings with a licensed CPA. Play Louder is not a licensed tax advisory firm.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE...
(The Intro & Entity Formation Modules)
Please use the "preview" button on the curriculum section, to take the beginning of the course, at no charge. By watching the first entity formation video, you will be walked through "Setting Up an Entity in IncFile"...completely free. If that's all you are interested in, then you don't have to spend a dime!
"We recently hired Joe to help with our incorporation, business bookkeeping and tax guidance...turns out we were doing a lot of things wrong. Joe quickly put us on the right path, and is interfacing with our CPA to help us save more. The process was very smooth."
- JOSH MARTIN, FILM DIRECTOR
THE PACKAGES INCLUDE...
ENTITY CREATION: The initial step is to create your INC or LLC entity. The first video walks you through setting up your entity using IncFile.com, while the second covers your corporate documents.
OBTAIN A FEDERAL TAX ID NUMBER: You’ll need to obtain an Employer Identification Number (AKA a Tax ID or EIN) with the IRS, for the purpose of identifying your business, as well as for payroll. This is like the social security number for your business. I'll show you how to do it.
FILING AN S CORP ELECTION: After you obtain your Federal EIN, you will need to apply for your S Corp election with the IRS. I'll walk you through this process.
ESTABLISHING YOUR STATE EMPLOYER ID: You will also need to establish an employer tax account with your state, so you can run payroll for yourself. I will guide you though this process (using FL as an example), and discuss other tax related items you need to be thinking about.
BANK ACCOUNTS & CREDIT CARDS: I will guide you in setting up a bank account for your business (using BofA as an example). I recommend you get a business credit card at this stage as well. I'll explain what specific document you'll need to to do this.
PAYROLL: I'll take you step-by-step through setting up your payroll service with GUSTO, so you can give yourself an annual W2 salary. You’ll want to pay for the service every month so that they file your quarterly payroll returns with the Fed and your state.
IYB COURSE & CONSULTING
This option includes all of the above, plus two hours of my time via phone or Skype. We can spend the time discussing issues directly related to your incorporation, or any other topics you would like to cover regarding your business. You can read about the ways I help my various business clients here.
FULL SERVICE INCORPORATION
This package includes the course and consulting, but ultimately comprises of Play Louder handling the entire process for you. We'll discuss your desired goals and approach, then I set out to establish your entity, gather your necessary federal and state account IDs, assist with bank account setup and your payroll setup. I will also guide you on your next best steps in the months to follow, as well as help determine your best approach come tax time.
*Each state has a entity creation fee of their own, which will need to be incurred. This cost varies by state.
*The course value itself is guaranteed. Any time I spend consulting with you is not refundable.
"Joe has been my business manager and friend for years now. He is what I like to call a “Business Sherpa.” Nine times out of ten, when I have a business question, Joe has an answer. He is an amazing resource of knowledge."
- RYAN MCNEELY, DESIGN COMPANY OWNER
FUTURE CONTENT AT NO EXTRA CHARGE...
As we add these additional videos, the course price will increase, but if you purchase now you'll get them for FREE!
BUSINESS WEBSITE CREATION: Maintaining a simple website is critical to establishing your brand, and keeping your independent contractor status. I can assist you in this process and help make it easy for you.
*Additional content not guaranteed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I spent my career in Los Angeles, starting and owning entertainment businesses---primarily Therapy Studios. My major roles were finance, marketing, branding, sales, technology, project management and real estate...ie I was an Executive Producer.
While my wife and I had a great 19 year run in LA, we decided we wanted to slow things down and focus more time on our family. So my partners graciously cashed me out of the businesses, and we moved to a charming town on the FL gulf coast.
My partners were also nice enough to keep me on as a part time consultant, to continue managing the finances from afar, which I am still doing. Then some other friends asked if I would manage the finances for their businesses, so now I have several clients, and consequently a CFO consulting business!
I'm also sharing a lifetime of fiscal know-how via playlouder.com, along with my online courses, to help individuals and business owners increase their net worth and plan better for their future.
"I hired Joe to handle our business and my personal finances. He is an amazing business manager. He got us organized, created an operating budget, and keeps me on task and well informed regarding our money. He also set up additional corporate entities for us and took care of the whole process. I very much recommend him."
- BRENT NICHOLS, MUSIC COMPANY OWNER
WE CAN ALSO ORGANIZE AND OPTIMIZE
YOUR BUSINESS FINANCES...
(WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL SERVICES)
BOOKKEEPING: I can manage all your books: bank accounts, credit cards, loans, investment accounts, etc. I usually do this in Quickbooks, but I'm open to other software. I’ll track things like your assets, liabilities and net worth, then report on the progress, and suggest ways you can improve.
ANALYSIS: I will review your company finances and analyze the results. We’ll have discussions about what's working, what's not, and brainstorm any ideas to improve. We’ll also review all your expenditures, create an operating budget and figure how much money you need to be making every month.
TAXES: You will need to file a tax return for your business (and yourself) at the end of the year. You can do this with an accountant, enrolled agent, or licensed tax preparer, or even through a service like H&R block or Turbotax depending on your situation. I can get you prepared for your tax return submissions.
PLANNING: I'll help make sense of your overall financial picture. I will also share my knowledge and support you through the various aspects of both business and personal finance including: budgeting, saving, investing, real estate, trust planning, asset protection and retirement.
ADDITIONAL CONSULTING: I have extensive experience in finance, marketing, branding, SEO, operations, technology and real estate. All of my knowledge and experience can be at your disposal.