Five tech tools to boost small business income

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There are two approaches to boost the income of your small business: Increase revenue, or Decrease expenses. If your experience is like mine, there is no shortage of people willing to help you raise income. Marketing experts, business coaches, networking specialists, branding experts, and so forth. My inbox is overflowing daily from so many offers […]

Three nonnegotiable points on CPA verification letters

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CPAs are commonly asked to verify business information including ownership, finances and available funds. This is a useful part of business operations and often part of the bank lending process There are three simple, clear and nonnegotiable points, however, to these CPA verification letters: CPAs may verify facts, not opinions. A CPA who attempts to […]

An accounting niche opposite the AICPA trend

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An advertisement by a top-qualify national information publishing firm joined up with a prominent AICPA event to deliver an educational program designed to prepare CPA firms for imminent change. The bullet points describing the course content are: End-to-end, automated cloud-based tax preparation AI-enhanced, highly intuitive tax research A cloud-driven, Integrated Audit Approach that focuses on […]

What to do if you didn’t get a tax cut

Posted Leave a commentPosted in lawyer, Self-employed, Small Business, Tax Planning, Tax shelter, Taxes

What if you work in “any trade or business involving the performance of services in the fields of health, law, accounting, actuarial science, performing arts, consulting, athletics, financial services, brokerage services, or any trade or business where the principal asset of such trade or business is the reputation or skill of 1 or more of […]

Introduction to tax planning for professionals

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You didn’t benefit from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? Your business and personal income taxes are still way too high? Don’t give up. Plan a new approach to build tax free income and a secure financial future. I’ve helped dozens of business and professional clients increase the portion of their earnings that they keep […]

How to reduce small business labor costs (without paying employees less)

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This blog post uses examples of real current small business clients. I’m taking this opportunity to reinforce that the stories and examples that I use in frequent public posts are never presented in a way that compromises the privacy or identity of the business or individual. Small business owners feel the financial pressure of overhead […]

New Jersey small business survey

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The voice and thoughts of small business owners should be heard, and we are asking you to participate in a research group of 1,000 small business owners throughout New Jersey to respond to key public policy issues. The research will be conducted by the Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship and FDU Poll, […]

Sample small business bill payment policies and procedures

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Every small business – even one person firms where one person wears all the hats – benefits from having a well-considered bill payment policy. This sample policy is one that I drafted for a client with about $25,000 per month in expenses. The intent is to allow this to spark some ideas about how your […]

Opportunity Zones vs Qualified Small Business Stock: Which is right approach to revitalize Cumberland County NJ?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Financing, Investment, Small Business, Tax shelter

This blog post is meant as an introductory primer for community planners and local small business owners. Investors are encouraged to seek their own professional counsel. The Cumberland County Improvement Authority has a program planned for bankers and Realtors on May 3 that will discuss the local Opportunity Zones. Following the passage of the federal […]

Update on accounting business practices

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In the normal course of business it is necessary to periodically update for changing trends, technology and legal and industry standards. This month I made the following six changes that will be reflected in future engagements: 1. Elimination of fax communications. Fax is just outdated, often insecure and inefficient. Instead, I encourage the use of […]