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    Any Self Employed BB Owners

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    Hello Everyone,

    Looking to chat with self employed BB owners do you use your phone for business only or for both
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    I publish a medical mag and use my bb for business and personal. Why do you ask?

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    Just wondering if we can claim the bill as a business expensive even if we use it as a personal as well. Oh and I am a virtual assistant.

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    I run a couple of children nurseries, fire reg company and claims management company.
    My BB actually gives me more time during the day because all my emails are directed to my phone thus not spending time logging on via my laptop everytime I go into the office.

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    My BB is my most essential piece of equipment.

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    In comment to an earlier thread, I claim the costs of both my BB's against the business. Afterall they are used for such!

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    I wondered what I used to do before my BB and having such power at my finger tips. I always get a thrill when my clients marvel at my response time

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    I get inundated with emails throughout the day. What I love is that I can reply when ever I want. I often stop when travelling at a coffee bar. Spend 10 minutes chilling and answering mail. The benifit is that there is no need to have the hassle of getting my laptop out!
    I can even settle down on the evening with my wife and children without being moaned at that I'm still working and continue with replies. And deleting the "sent via blackberry" means that's all believe I'm still at the office lol

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    You all make great points. I love my BB for the same reasons. I'm a PC Support Specialist. I'm trying to convince my brother he owns a corporation and is constantly lagging his laptop with him wherever he goes. I have 2 laptops and rarely carry either one with me.

    I even use my BB as a flash drive. Copying needed software and programs on it. I simply connect it to clients PC's it becomes a flash drive and install software straight from the BB! Awesome I'm telling Ya just Awesome!

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    I run a couple of restaurants and a construction business and seriously I don't know what ill do without my berry.since its use it a lot for business and surfing pinstack lol,yes I claim it under business expenses. BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    I agree with all of you! I have turned my Blackberry® knowledge into a business.

    I am now an Independent Blackberry Tech©. Business is booming. And yes, I have a laptop, but like Ms Brenda, I really don't use it much...when I go to meet clients, everything I need is already on my bb...would you believe that most of my job is done through Blackberry Messenger? I only go to visit clients really to pickup payments. And now with the help of PayPal®, I don't have to really visit anyone. They pay me, and I do all of the work through bb messenger and over the phone.

    And by deleting the dreaded "sent using my blackberry" comment, everyone thinks I stay in my office...lol. Little do they know, I be working at church, at the barbershop, from the music store...or wherever!

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    I use mine for both. I claim 50%. Take my bill, cut it in half and claim it as business, (via my cpa)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayZ View Post
    I use mine for both. I claim 50%. Take my bill, cut it in half and claim it as business, (via my cpa)
    I do the same. I'm technically self-employed, on a 1099. I do use my BB for business purposes. I don't know any easy or reliable way to calculate what percentages, so split right down the middle seems fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenMarvin View Post
    I do the same. I'm technically self-employed, on a 1099. I do use my BB for business purposes. I don't know any easy or reliable way to calculate what percentages, so split right down the middle seems fair.
    Yep, my cpa said, "lets keep the IRS happy...so we stay happy" lol

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    I run a restaurant, computer networking, BB support all from my device and claim 100% to the IRS.

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