Why Your Frederick Business Needs Cyber Insurance

In today’s online-driven world, it’s no surprise that securing sensitive information is essential. Just like you cover your Frederick business for other possible risks (property damage, theft, injury, etc.) so should you also be thinking of how to keep your business...

Provisions of the Second Coronavirus Relief Bill That Affect Frederick Small Businesses

Wow, does it ever feel good to have turned the page on 2020. This first "working week" is when I finally began to feel the newness of it all.Yes, it's "just a date" on a Gregorian calendar, but ...2021 holds great promise for our Western Maryland business clients....

Can Frederick Businesses Still Get the Employee Retention Credit?

Everybody keeps saying we’re slowly leaving the pandemic behind – and for Frederick businesses, that means that pandemic tax relief is disappearing, too. But can you still qualify for one of the most popular of the Covid-related federal breaks: the Employee...

Business Bank Account Basics for Frederick Business Owners

Have you been able to keep your mind clear? Have you kept your time-limited output and attention focused on your Frederick business? I hate to repeat myself, but this is so critical during these globally anxious days. Your business, your team – your FAMILY – is...

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...

How Frederick Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for Frederick small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news:There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans (under...

Three Financial Statements Frederick SMBs Need To Get Right

If you’re a successful Frederick business owner in this high-pressure time, you’ve learned to master the art of the pivot. Pivot on pricing, pivot on operations, pivot on hiring, pivot on supply, pivot on financials... Successfully pulling it off is...

An Accounting Methods Rundown for Frederick Businesses

Before I get into accounting methods basics today (a subject near to my heart) ... I hope you were able to get in on some Memorial Day activities this past weekend (though I know some Frederick business owners are in the thick of things during this commemorative...

Jennifer Allen’s Insights on Reducing Business Expenses

No matter how far around the block customers are waiting, in business, only one line counts.The bottom one.That’s why reducing business expenses is critical.Getting a grip on the costs of doing business brings you benefits both short- and long-term. “Cost controls”...

Protecting Your Focus At All Costs by Jennifer Allen

War drums beating in Iran.Impeachment (?) proceedings. Democratic primaries.Weird economic signals.There is literally SO MUCH that can rob you of your greatest asset as we move forward into 2020.And in case it wasn't obvious, I'm talking about your focus.As a local...

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!

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