SOURCE: NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - Business Insider recently published a "financial checklist" for small business owners, focusing on important accounting, tax preparation and long-term planning tasks small business owners should prioritize in the coming months. The article serves to underscore the fact that, for small businesses, financial planning is not a one-time act, but rather an ongoing and unending process -- a reality that has won the affirmation of NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
NEXT Financial Group is an independent broker-dealer based in Texas. The firm's representatives offer financial guidance and long-term planning to customers across the country, many of them small business owners. NEXT has responded to the Business Insider article with a new press statement, affirming the important role of regular financial planning for small businesses.
"Small business owners are, in my opinion, the backbone of America," says Barry Knight, President of NEXT Financial Group, Inc. "There are a number of ways they can protect their businesses in light of the current market situation, as well as help pave a pathway for financial success by visiting with an advisor. NEXT representatives are always available to help other small businesses, both in their community and throughout the country."
The Business Insider article echoes NEXT's advice for small business owners to meet with a financial planner, saying that doing so now can ultimately lead to significant tax relief next spring. The article notes that many small business owners wait until close to tax deadlines to consult with an advisor, but reviewing tax information in advance can lead to lower payments and a smoother tax filing process.
Additionally, the article urges small business owners to evaluate important financial data about their company. In particular, small business owners are exhorted to assess their projected tax payments for 2012. This assessment can help avoid penalties for underpayment and overpayment, the article notes.
Furthermore, Business Insider suggests small business owners do more than just plan for the immediate future of the business. They should also plan for their own retirement. Consulting with a financial planner is recommended for finding a suitable retirement option, whether it is the establishment of an IRA or a retirement account of a different kind.
NEXT Financial Group, Inc. is a broker-dealer based in the Houston area. The company has independent representatives who serve customers all over the country. Though these Representatives provide a wide array of financial services, the company's focus is on helping business owners fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.
NEXT Financial Group, Inc. is an independent broker-dealer based in Houston, Texas, serving the needs of financial services representatives throughout the country. The company prides itself in helping business owners enjoy success and financial independence. The company was founded in 1999, and is currently led by President Barry Knight. More information about the company can be found online at www.nextfinancial.com. NEXT Financial Group, Inc. is located at 2500 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. For more information, call 888-876-6398. Securities and investment advisory services offered through NEXT Financial Group, Inc. Member FINRA/SPIC.