Key Year-End Tax Moves Inland Empire Businesses Should Consider

There are so many things for Inland Empire business owners to consider at the end of the year. From year-end profitability analysis, to staff bonuses, to marketing initiatives to capture year-end spending … do not neglect this wonderful opportunity for the calendar to work in your favor. Especially when it comes to marketing and sales: the opportunity to bring in … Read More

Ursula GarrettKey Year-End Tax Moves Inland Empire Businesses Should Consider

What Success Looks Like In Reality For Inland Empire 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 knee-deep in the year-end moves that this final month of … Read More

Ursula GarrettWhat Success Looks Like In Reality For Inland Empire Businesses

Can I Take the Section 199A Deduction For My Inland Empire Business?

Lots of business owners have been contacting us of late, as we’ve developed a bit of a reputation around the Inland Empire area for helping business owners save a bundle on their taxes. And many of the business owners in Inland Empire that we’ve talked to have a similar question: Can I take the new 20% deduction for qualified business … Read More

Ursula GarrettCan I Take the Section 199A Deduction For My Inland Empire Business?

Ursula Garrett’s Thanksgiving Thank You To Inland Empire 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 Inland Empire who are taking proactive steps to get ahead of the … Read More

Ursula GarrettUrsula Garrett’s Thanksgiving Thank You To Inland Empire Business Owners

Six Underlying Needs For Effective Small Business Planning In Inland Empire

So last week, I began the conversation around those foundational items of necessity for a “real” business that many business owners in Inland Empire don’t quite take into consideration when they first get started. These are the sort of things that can be the difference between a long-term, sustainable business versus one that gets sunk. And yes, these issues are … Read More

Ursula GarrettSix Underlying Needs For Effective Small Business Planning In Inland Empire

Ursula Garrett’s Essentials On Small Business Insurance Coverage

“Go start a business!” they said. “It’ll be fun and you’ll make a lot of money!” they said. “FLEXIBILITY!” “BE YOUR OWN BOSS.” But then … well, you are your own boss now. And there are so. many. things. to think about beyond what you got into your business to actually do. It’s time to put on your grown-up pants, … Read More

Ursula GarrettUrsula Garrett’s Essentials On Small Business Insurance Coverage

Leading Through Change In Your Inland Empire 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 change, cultures change, and what is happening in YOUR Inland … Read More

Ursula GarrettLeading Through Change In Your Inland Empire Small Business

Brand Leverage: How to Maximize your Inland Empire Small Business’ Strengths

Some nice news from the oh-so-kind people at the IRS. Shoot, I probably should have told you this sooner, so you could EAT BETTER. The “meals” deduction is back! Per the guidance released earlier this month, we can once again deduct MEALS for business. (Entertainment is still gone.) So keep eating out with those prospects, clients, associates and friends. Do … Read More

Ursula GarrettBrand Leverage: How to Maximize your Inland Empire Small Business’ Strengths

What Is The Proper Role Of A Inland Empire Small Business Owner?

Firstly, I gotta say — we’re past the midpoint of October, and, well … the calendar is speeding up. Sure, looking back from an historical perspective might still enable us to find some deductions. But by the time the end of the year hits, it’ll be too late to fix problems like missing the new 20% QBI reduction, lost MERP … Read More

Ursula GarrettWhat Is The Proper Role Of A Inland Empire Small Business Owner?

How To Find a Business Mentor In Inland Empire

We’re knee-deep in extension-land for some of our individual and family clients (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” solutions, or one of those tax prep boiler rooms. We’re grateful for … Read More

Ursula GarrettHow To Find a Business Mentor In Inland Empire