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...

Why Frederick Business Owners Should Excel in Year-End Giving

I wrote something similar to what I'm about to offer you today for our individual/family clients recently, but it occurred to me this morning that YOU, as a successful Frederick business owner, might especially benefit from the perspective that I'd like to offer...

Financial Behaviors For Frederick Business Owners (Part 2)

For many Frederick business owners, the Memorial Day weekend is sometimes one that can feel a little lonely. While many of those around you are floating on a boat with a fishing pole in the water, or firing up the backyard grill, there you are in the office or in the...

How To Get Your Frederick Prospects To Respond To Your Marketing Messages

We have a pretty clear choice as Frederick business owners in our current cultural moment. Either we allow all of the media negativity (social and otherwise) to rob us of our focus and drive, through distraction and the agitation of the moment, and our business sort...

Jennifer Allen’s Price War Strategies: Three Reasons To Raise Your Prices

I take a look around the small business world sometimes, and I get a little sad.It's heartbreaking to watch small businesses in Frederick go out of business or not bring home enough bacon simply because they get trapped into thinking about their pricing in the wrong...

Dealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For Frederick Business Owners

As I have been saying to some of my personal tax preparation clients in Frederick, I'm not sure that there is very much that I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something like...

2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for Frederick Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind

The holidays are funny for Frederick business owners. And, I must tell you, especially so for tax professionals like me. Every year, Congress delivers updates to the tax code, seemingly at the very last minute, so my staff and I are often working over the holidays...

Everything You Need To Know About Tax Records For Frederick Businesses

Tax season is over.Just like the North Pole elves in the Will Ferrell classic, Elf, perhaps your team could use a brief moment of celebration before getting back to work?Although it's a relief now, remember that tax season isn't a one-time occasion. The decisions you...

Effectively Using Your Frederick Company’s CRM For Sales Management

Well, before I dive into today's dose of real world business strategy, you should know that as I write on Monday, the IRS has begun receiving filed federal tax returns.That means things are about to get real.Now, for our Frederick business owner clients (like you),...

Jennifer Allen’s Updated Tax Preparation Checklist for 2019

Tax season 2019 is inexorably moving forward. We now have less than two months before personal federal taxes are due. Which, of course, means that it's time to get started if you haven't yet done so already.I'm here today with a large checklist that you can work from,...

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!