Deduct meals and entertainment on your tax return

Deducting meals and entertainment can be tricky – and it’s one of the first things an auditor will look at if they look at your business or employee deductions. You do have to dot your i’s and cross your t’s in order to deduct them, and there are limitations. But it can save you significant… Continue reading

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Million Dollar Check: Crafting your business

If I write you a check for million dollars and you put it in your pocket, what is it doing for you? You have then the means to do $1 million of something. But while it is in your pocket, is not earning any interest. If the $1 million of something that you will do… Continue reading

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Act fast and save on business income taxes with year-end tax planning!

  Check out the following newsletter to learn tax tips that will help you reduce your 2015 business income taxes with year-end planning! The newsletter also has information on tax breaks that expired at the end of 2014, highlights on the Affordable Care Act’s impact on employers and more. If you would like any further… Continue reading

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There’s still time to save individual income taxes with year-end income tax planning!

There’s still time to reduce your 2015 individual income taxes with year-end planning! I’m sharing the  newsletter I sent to my clients – check it out for tax saving tips!  It also has some information on the new tax laws.  If you’d like more information on the new tax laws, contact our office for a… Continue reading

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Tapp Article: Work/Life Harmony, Not Balance

It’s not uncommon that people feel a friction between their personal lives and their business lives, and struggle to mete out their limited time fairly to both. Newsflash – make it about quality, not quantity. Go into your business tasks with laser-focus (need help making a strategic plan?) and your personal life fully present, not fretting over emails.… Continue reading

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The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

A good book for developing systems and processes, especially for a starting company.

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Scaling Up:  How a Few Companies Make It… And Why The Rest Don’t by Verne Harnish

A book with great tools and content for a fast-growing company which has already achieved a level of success, and wants to move to the next level. It provides specific tools for addressing People, Strategy, Execution and Cash.

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Lean Six Sigma for Service by Michael George

“Quality improves speed and speed improves quality.”  The case for applying Lean and Six Sigma principles in a service business – and practical thoughts on how to do so.  The perspective of separating value-added from non-value-added components of the service offering, and removing waste, unnecessary non-value-add time, can dramatically improve profits, by itself.   

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The Toyota Way by Jeffrey K. Liker

Fourteen principles that can improve every business, based on Toyota’s underlying culture of continuous improvement and respect for people.  

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Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch

A systematic approach to marketing that helps us to put first things first, to aim before we fire, and then to decide on effective marketing steps for our businesses. Designed to be as sticky and practical as duct tape – and it is.

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