The New Stimulus Bill Has Huge Impacts For Frederick Businesses

Some huge news is happening for Frederick business owners, that I'm sure you've heard rumors about, so I wanted to reach out to you quickly with some first-blush details.I also wanted to offer this:If you have business associates or friends who need help ensuring that...

Jennifer Allen’s Perspective On Proposed New Tax Policies

Oh, you thought I would tell you who I thought would win the presidential election?Nope, I'm not going there.I'm a tax professional though, and I'm not immune to conversations about proper planning for either eventuality. In my opinion, however, the BEST advice about...

Four Key Steps For Effective Customer Care By Jennifer Allen

As "customer service" goes, I can guarantee that you (and YOUR customers too, btw) have multiple stories of Frederick businesses or organizations that have massively bungled the encounter.For instance, anyone who calls the IRS directly -- instead of having someone...

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...

Passing Down Your Frederick Family Business

There is talk right now that Congress might enact automatic forgiveness for all PPP loans under $150K. This would be a sigh of relief for Frederick small businesses (and their accountants!) everywhere. Nothing has been passed, but it's under strong consideration.And,...

What Your Frederick Business Should Do If They Received PPP Funding

I promise that one day I'll write to you and my Frederick area readers about matters other than government aid, the CARES Act, PPP/EIDL, and whatnot.But as we all keep saying: these are extraordinary times. Pick your cliche -- it all fits right now.But here is a piece...

Get Stuff Done With Allen’s Productivity Tactics

It's Cyber Monday, and as is my habit, this strategy note is being composed early in the week. Plenty to do this week, and gotta get ahead, after all. Did your Frederick business run a sale for the holidays, or Cyber Monday or Black Friday? If not, you may have (ahem)...

How To Find a Business Mentor In Frederick

We're knee-deep in extension-land for some of our individual and family clients from Frederick (extensions due in about a week). And I'm glad to say that we've been able to help a lot of families keep far more in their pockets than if they had used the "drag and drop"...

Jennifer Allen’s Four Steps To Properly Handle Upset Customers

2020 has been ... something.Maybe, if we're all fortunate, the SpaceX launch will be the best thing to come out of this season.Because there is simply pain all around right now. I said this in another place, but it's overwhelming, as someone who has to communicate to...

Hey Frederick Business Owners, Do You Understand The Value of Time?

How are you and your Frederick business hanging in there these days? I'd be interested in what kind of revenue you're managing (unless you've already given us visibility into your books -- I can see for myself).Shoot me an email, and let me know. I might have some...

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!