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Important Dates for Small Business Owners


As a small business owner, there are several important dates throughout the year that you should be aware of. These dates can help you stay on top of your financial obligations, plan for tax season, and take advantage of marketing opportunities. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the key important dates for small business owners annually.



January 1st – New Year’s Day

The start of the year is a great time to review your business goals and plan for the year ahead. Take some time to reflect on the previous year and set new objectives for your business.


January 15th – 4th Quarter Estimated Tax Payment Due

If you’re self-employed, you’re required to pay estimated taxes on a quarterly basis. The fourth quarter payment is due on January 15th. Make sure to pay this on time to avoid penalties and interest.


February 14th – Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for small businesses to market their products and services. Consider running a promotion or special offer to attract new customers and reward existing ones.


March 15th – S Corporation and Partnership Tax Return Due

If your business is structured as an S Corporation or Partnership, your tax return is due on March 15th. Make sure to file your return or request an extension by this date to avoid late fees.


April 15th – Individual Tax Return Due

Individuals are required to file their tax return by April 15th. If you’re self-employed, make sure to include all of your business income and expenses on your return.


May 31st – Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that falls on the last Monday in May. Consider running a promotion or special offer to attract customers during the long weekend.


June 15th – 2nd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment Due

The second quarter estimated tax payment is due on June 15th. Make sure to pay this on time to avoid penalties and interest.


July 4th – Independence Day

Independence Day is a great opportunity to show your patriotism and run a promotion or special offer to attract customers.


September 15th – 3rd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment Due

The third quarter estimated tax payment is due on September 15th. Make sure to pay this on time to avoid penalties and interest.


October 31st – Halloween

Halloween is a fun holiday that can be a great opportunity for small businesses to attract customers with themed promotions or special offers.


November 11th – Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday that falls on November 11th. Consider showing your support for veterans by offering special discounts or promotions.


November 25th – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for your customers and offer promotions or special offers.


December 25th – Christmas

Christmas is a major holiday that provides many opportunities for small businesses to attract customers with promotions, special offers, and holiday-themed products.


In conclusion, as a small business owner, it’s important to be aware of these key dates throughout the year. Mark them on your calendar and plan accordingly to take advantage of marketing opportunities, meet financial obligations, and avoid penalties and interest. With careful planning and execution, you can make the most of these important dates and grow your business.

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