Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A Frederick Business Owner

It's a slower week, here in J Allen & Associates World. Yes, it's crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this holiday...

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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.

10 Simple Fraud Protection Safeguards Frederick Companies Should Implement

Things have been cranking at the J Allen & Associates offices of late! We have had a steady stream of new Frederick clients calling, emailing and coming through our doors. But it's also because of all of the questions we are fielding about the new tax law changes,...

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...

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...

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...

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for Your Frederick Business Work Goals in 2018

Happy New Year! It's time to turn the page... If you've been paying attention, I've been diving pretty deep into the new tax regime under which we are NOW operating. What will be interesting to see is the *actual* technical guidance from the IRS about all of these...

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...

Is Your Frederick Business Making These Advertising Mistakes?

Every summer as a nation, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges and we're in danger of falling apart. Not only do we seem to be more divided than ever (with a heaping slice of online bitterness thrown in), but each of us...

5 Effective Marketing Tips For Your Frederick Small Business

Have you noticed that traditional styles of advertising are getting more and more stale? That's because the online world has torn down so many different barriers that we don't realize how much has changed, until we take a look at the real numbers. And across many...

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!