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...

Is It Time For Your Frederick Business To Get A New Tax Accountant?

I'm going to take a moment to address those of you who might NOT be using our services thus far. There's a word or two for current Frederick clients here as well, but allow me to explain.You see, sometimes, you just know you need to make a change, but the timing isn't...

PPP Forgiveness Reminders For Frederick Businesses

Doing business in the summer of 2020 sure ain't easy.I have Frederick clients all over the spectrum -- some whose businesses are on their last legs because of social restrictions and lockdowns, some who are hanging steady, and some who have found ways to grow.Many...

Jennifer Allen’s Four Keys To Smarter Interview Questions

Firstly, with the advent of technology like Google's new "Duplex" system, it's going to reach a point (sooner than we realize) that Frederick businesses like yours -- and mine -- will have less use for employees that are mere "order takers" or who don't engage in...

Develop Your Frederick Target Client With These 7 Important Traits

While we're on the subject of what's holding Frederick business owners back... I wrote recently about how too many of my Frederick small business owner clients don't allow themselves the gift of good delegation. It keeps them toiling along with minor tasks, while they...

How to Run a More Profitable Business (Hint: Put Profit FIRST)

In my line of work, it doesn't take too long for me to discover the financial health of the companies I work with. I can tell who is running a profitable business, who is possibly six months away from shutting their doors and who's taken on too much debt. These aren't...

Leading Through Change In Your Frederick Small Business

Goodness gracious, has there ever been change this year. I'm mostly referring to all of the new regulations in the tax code: the fact that strategies that "used to work" to reduce our clients' tax burdens might not work in the same way as they did in the past.Politics...

Measuring Key Numbers In Your Frederick Business And Developing Accountability

During the first Super Bowl that Tom Brady won (with the Patriots), these were some of the companies who advertised (hat tip to Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg):AOLBlockbusterRadio ShackCircuit CityCompUSASearsHotJobsYahooVoiceStream WirelessGateway ComputersThe year was...

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...

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!