Monthly Archives: October 2013

Only 4 ways to improve profit

I wanted to share this post from my colleague, Randy:

 

As I was reviewing the monthly financial results with one of my clients, we spent a great deal of time analyzing the gross margin.  She asked me to do a training session with her and her key managers so they could better understand how to improve it. …

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Don't Hire an Additional Employee Until You Check These 3 Things

Even in this tepid recovery, at some point you’re going to have to decide when is the right time to expand your work force? And how can you know how many employees to add without handcuffing yourself to higher-than-necessary overhead? Experts say when it comes to hiring, it’s a mixture of planning, projecting and, in some cases, more of an art than a science.…

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Most Frequently Overlooked Federal Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

For small businesses, tax season can be a big headache. The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service reported that on average, small businesses spend almost 130 hours every year completing Form 1065 (partnership income) and more than 26 hours preparing Schedule C (see infographic). Add to that the hours small business owners spend working and it’s no surprise many overlook key federal tax deductions for small businesses that could help their bottom- line.…

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What Your CPA Wishes You Knew

April 15 may seem light years away right now, but your accountant probably isn’t just lounging at the beach only starting to work on April 1. In fact, he may already be gearing up to handle the work of many clients. Your accountant’s job is to complete your tax preparation accurately and promptly—and save you money in tax-prep charges and by reducing taxes whenever possible.…

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From Chaos to Clarity – Getting to the Truth

Any time there is a change, particularly one as complex as the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), there is bound to be misinformation. There is a lot of information to digest with this particular act, and many phases and components to be implemented that impact individual and employer healthcare plans, particularly in the area of compliance.…

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