Keeping Your Frederick Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We've been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how Frederick small business owners simply have to stay laser-focused on tasks that will bring them and their business towards actually achieving their goals. Especially with all of the political and cultural chaos...

Here’s What Happens When You Use A Penetration Pricing Strategy For Your Frederick Company

As we all watched radar images from Hurricane Florence last week, and we all benefited from modern scientific pre-knowledge of these sort of events, I thought about what it would be like to have had no warning whatsoever about that kind of storm. Even 100 years ago,...

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...

What Success Looks Like In Reality For Frederick Businesses

Lots of email responses and activity were prompted by last week's note on the new 20% deduction for pass-through entities (if you didn't get it or missed it, shoot me a note by clicking the email button at the top of the page and I'll forward it along), and we're...

Resilience And Frederick Business Growth

If you were a client of ours this tax season, you're probably feeling fine about your tax return.But on the chance that you were not ... we've helped many Frederick business owners "make the switch" over to us, year after year. I know that you may have established a...

Optimizing Productive Time for You and Your Frederick Team

How many times have you started work early -- and the next thing you knew it was 4PM ... and your instant reaction was: I haven't made any progress today on my most important stuff ?If you're like the rest of us: quite a few times -- and maybe "most of the...

J Allen & Associates COVID-19 Policy

Until further notice.This is a busy, fearful and unprecedented time of the year for all of us. We are in your corner, even still.Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our office has stopped seeing clients face to face, until further notice. We will continue to accept...

Everything You Need To Know About Tax Records For Frederick Businesses

Tax season is over.Just like the North Pole elves in the Will Ferrell classic, Elf, perhaps your team could use a brief moment of celebration before getting back to work?Although it's a relief now, remember that tax season isn't a one-time occasion. The decisions you...

Jennifer’s thoughts on Employee Incentives for Small Business Owners

We work with lots of Frederick area businesses here, and as a result, I get a little crash course in my clients' business practices. It's a fantastic crash course for me and my team.And since I'm in the financial trenches with so many of them, I see lots of ways that...

Five Financial and Tax Strategies For Frederick Small Businesses

It's increasingly clear to all of us that our present "cultural moment" can take a toll on any Frederick person's mind who isn't vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more...

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!