Jennifer Allen’s Thanksgiving Thank You To Frederick Business Owners

It's Thanksgiving week, which definitely seems to have come too fast this year.Because of the holiday, things are a bit slower -- but not by much. With so many changes for the business owner in this year's tax code, we're having lots of conversations with clients in...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in Frederick

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

Jennifer Allen’s 2017 Tax Document Checklist

Yes, the calendar reads 2018, but the IRS of course, is living in the past. As you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing something we're pretty good at: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our Frederick clients' business financial doings...

Growing Customers For Life For Your Frederick Business

We're starting in on the second half of the summer, and I have a question for you: How are you feeling about 2017 thus far for your Frederick business? Now that we're over halfway through the year, it's a nice time to take stock. So, really, I'd be interested: How are...

Frederick Small Business Debt Collection

How are things going for you? Is there something we can do to help your business during this final quarter of 2017? Do let me know. One nice way to make your quarter better is to get an infusion of cash. However, this is too often a rare occurrence. Too many Frederick...

Jennifer Allen’s Small Business Cash Flow Controls

... cash flow.Shoot, this is even true for any nonprofit of any kind of substance.And yes, my meticulous accountant's brain is kicked into high gear in this response, but you need somebody in your corner who is thinking about these things, or your Frederick business...

Establishing Clear Pricing For Your Frederick Customers

Last week, we had a little "mid-year pep talk."After a good locker room session, it's good to enter Q3 and Q4 with a solid gameplan. And a solid gameplan, of course, means good plays.As it relates to your Frederick business, we're talking about the actual offerings...

Marketing Tactics that Lead to Business Growth, by Jennifer Allen

Here we are in June (!), and I'll open this here with a reminder to many of my business owner friends (because most of you have to deal with this): estimated taxes for the second quarter are due June 15th.This one always feels as if it came a little quick (two-month...

The Pareto Principle And Your Frederick Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be real tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!