Business Succession Planning Essentials by Jennifer Allen

The final quarter is a great time to take a look at where things have gone for your Frederick business, and that's perhaps an obvious point. But now (before the holidays really hit), it might also be an even better time to take stock of where you are headed LONG term...

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...

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, and...

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...

The Billionaire Mindset by Jennifer Allen

More than being only bean counters or tax strategists for our Frederick clients, we make it a point to study what works well for our most successful clients, and (with all confidentiality) pass along principles we've seen work in various businesses. On top of that, we...

The BEST Marketing Strategy for Your Frederick, MD area Business

When I chat with my Frederick, MD area business-owner clients and friends, I find that many of them are adopting a "herd mentality" when it comes to marketing their business. I'd like to see that change for you, and for all my business-owner friends. Granted, I know...

The Most Important Factor in Frederick Small Business Valuation

I've heard from many of my Frederick business owner contacts over these last few months, thanking me for the notes that we put together, sending thoughts and questions -- and letting me know that they've sent their friends to see us for their business and family tax...

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...

Three Easy Ways for Frederick Business Owners to Develop Delegation Skills

The corporation deadline for Frederick businesses is behind us, and we're taking a big breath around here (while still focusedly working through personal tax returns as well). Apparently, there are basketball games being played.  Not that we would know much about...

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...

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!