Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Frederick Business

Last week I wrote about working less, and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your Frederick business work cycle. I'd love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right hand corner of our...

Effective Meetings Guidelines For Frederick Companies Looking For Efficiency

Well, I don't want to alarm you but the chances are good that we DON'T have to meet anytime in the next couple weeks, as we move towards tax season.(That is, unless something has changed with your Frederick business, and you need our help. Give us a call: (301)...

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...

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...

A Story, and Tax Planning 2017 for Frederick Businesses

Story time today. Here we are, with Q3 of 2017 in the rearview mirror, and it's amazing how quickly things move. (And, by the way, this reminds me: have you considered making further pro-active moves to minimize your taxes for this year? With a few months left in the...

Solving Problems in Frederick Businesses with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe Frederick business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset -- although the...

Key Marketing And Sales Metrics Your Frederick Business Should Track

It's a large part of my job to work with Frederick business owners by "picking up the pieces" of their finances, and, unfortunately, it's often too late to have done any good. And of course, we work with plenty of thriving businesses in Frederick by helping them spot...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In Frederick

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our Frederick offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to make...

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,...

Why Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Frederick Business

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who have been dealing with such a massive disruption of their lives -- and during a time of year that is already one of the busiest. The IRS has set up a "catch all" page for those cleaning up 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!