Potential Tax Problems For Inland Empire Businesses To Fix Before Year-End

We only have one more month (less!) to make any moves that might affect a whole host of things on your tax bill. I have some examples of what I mean here today, but suffice it all to say: If your business revenues, expenses, structures or results changed in a significant way this year, shoot me an email through the … Read More

Ursula GarrettPotential Tax Problems For Inland Empire Businesses To Fix Before Year-End

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from Garrett & Associates, CPA to you and yours

Right in the middle of the bloody depths of civil war, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving which should take place every year. His entire Thanksgiving proclamation (written by his Secretary of State, William Seward) is worth taking in, or even reading aloud, but the opening is particularly powerful: “The year that … Read More

Ursula GarrettHappy Thanksgiving 2019 from Garrett & Associates, CPA to you and yours

Lemonade Stands And A New Selling Strategy For Inland Empire Businesses

We’re turning the corner into the holidays, and it’s a massive selling opportunity for your Inland Empire business … if you use it. But I’m not referring merely to holiday promotions. Those are almost to be expected at this point. What I have for you today is a story that might help you throughout the entire year — holidays included. … Read More

Ursula GarrettLemonade Stands And A New Selling Strategy For Inland Empire Businesses

Ursula Garrett’s Keys For Empowering Your Employees For Advancement

You can either train your Inland Empire employees and risk that they leave … or choose not to train them and risk that they stay. Think about that for a moment. Are you empowering your employees for growth? Does your leadership team (which might be just you) brainstorm ways to assist your employees’ education, certification achievement and overall professional development? … Read More

Ursula GarrettUrsula Garrett’s Keys For Empowering Your Employees For Advancement

Evaluating Your Inland Empire Company’s Marketing ROI

I put a lot of effort into going beyond being a simple tax/accounting advisor for my Inland Empire clients, and I’m grateful to those who send back comments, who forward these on to their associates and, of course, for the many referrals that my clients and contacts have been sending our way the past few months. People switch accountants for … Read More

Ursula GarrettEvaluating Your Inland Empire Company’s Marketing ROI

The “Profit First” Framework for Inland Empire Businesses

You might have heard the term “profit first accounting” buzzing around Inland Empire business circles as of late. The philosophy was made popular by Mike Michalowicz and his book, Profit First. His theories have blossomed into reality for many business owners. Today, I thought I’d cover some of the core principles that might spark new accounting ideas for the future. … Read More

Ursula GarrettThe “Profit First” Framework for Inland Empire Businesses

Building Your Career: For Inland Empire Workers

Sometimes that thing that “everyone” is saying (especially online) just turns out to be … not true. Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram are chock full of theories, analysis, pitches and argumentation, and so much of it is simply noise. And you know what social media is also overflowing with? Cat videos. Look — who doesn’t love cat videos?? But the … Read More

Ursula GarrettBuilding Your Career: For Inland Empire Workers

Email Marketing Strategies That Inland Empire Businesses Should Avoid

I get a lot of replies and personal comments about the emails that I send out, both to our business owners (like you), and to our family/individual clients. So I thought I’d offer my quick thoughts to you as to why I do this, and open our kimono a little. I’m certainly not a marketing expert, but I’ve discovered something … Read More

Ursula GarrettEmail Marketing Strategies That Inland Empire Businesses Should Avoid

Optimizing Productive Time for You and Your Inland Empire 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 time”. That’s because the least-optimized asset on … Read More

Ursula GarrettOptimizing Productive Time for You and Your Inland Empire Team

Four Non-Bank Options for Small Business Financing

When many people start a business, they do so using their own resources and funds. And there can be great wisdom to this … retaining control, a more lucrative exit, etc. But it also puts your own personal resources on the line, and there are greater risks, as well as possibly a slower build to success and financial stability for … Read More

Ursula GarrettFour Non-Bank Options for Small Business Financing