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and your home, es­pe­cially if you work from a home of­fice. Do­ing so lets you claim the home of­fice de­duc­tion as well as divvy up bills. Even if you have a home of­fice, your busi­ness shouldn't be pay­ing the en­tire electrical bill for your house. At least part of that bur­den should fall into your per­sonal fi­nances. 9. Keep logs of busi­ness use. If you use a per­sonal item, such as your car or your cell phone for busi­ness pur­poses on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, you should be keep­ing track of the split. Of course, life would be eas­ier if you could have a sep­a­rate car and a sep­a­rate phone just for your busi­ness, but if that isn't pos­si­ble, there are plenty of easy log­ging tools to use, es­pe­cially for smart­phones. 10. Talk to a fi­nan­cial pro­fes­sional. If you are at all con­cerned that you are mis­clas­si­fy­ing an ex­pense or you're hav­ing a hard time keep­ing your fi­nances sep­a­rate, bring in a pro. He or she will likely be able to help you es­tab­lish a sys­tem that works for your own in­di­vid­ual sit­u­a­tion. Con­cluded Culled from www.amer­i­canex­press and adapted Do you know any en­tre­pre­neur be­tween the ages of 18 and 40 with an in­spir­ing Busi­ness Story? @youwin_­con­nect youwin­con­nectng @youwin­con­nect

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