Garrett & Associates, CPA’s Tips on Turning One-Time Buyers into Repeat Customers

In your Inland Empire business, you’re shooting for one thing whether you realize it or not: customer loyalty. Seeking out new customers is an arduous task in itself, but keeping them satisfied is another beast that you should take seriously. Why is it so important to take care of your repeat customers? First, in all of your hustle and bustle … Read More

Ursula GarrettGarrett & Associates, CPA’s Tips on Turning One-Time Buyers into Repeat Customers

Does Your Cost Structure Match Your Inland Empire Company’s Value

Here’s an unfortunate reality: many businesses offer amazing value, but struggle to make enough money because they don’t charge enough. Thinking they are offering customers “a good deal”, their business suffers as a result of selling themselves short. But whether our country is experiencing economic success or is on the cusp of recession (not going to even try to predict … Read More

Ursula GarrettDoes Your Cost Structure Match Your Inland Empire Company’s Value

Three Guidelines for Developing a Successful Referral Network For Your Inland Empire Business

I’ve noticed something over the years about particular business people. Scratch beneath the seemingly successful exterior, and there is something very … small about them. They are always looking for that edge over other people, and are continually in “take” mode. And the smallness of their world ALWAYS comes back around to these kinds of business people, though it sometimes … Read More

Ursula GarrettThree Guidelines for Developing a Successful Referral Network For Your Inland Empire Business

Developing An Employee Compensation Plan For Your Inland Empire Organization

As your Inland Empire business grows, there’s an underlying asset which propels your growth: your people. Now, for some of my clients, “people” mean, well … you. But even in that case, what I have to say today will still matter. Because what I’m talking about today matters just as much for YOU. We’re talking compensation. Wages. Salaries. How you … Read More

Ursula GarrettDeveloping An Employee Compensation Plan For Your Inland Empire Organization

Marketing Tactics that Lead to Business Growth, by Ursula Garrett

Here we are in June (!), and I’ll open this here with a reminder to many of my business owner friends (because most of you have to deal with this): estimated taxes for the second quarter are due June 15th. This one always feels as if it came a little quick (two-month gap instead of the normal three), so you’ll … Read More

Ursula GarrettMarketing Tactics that Lead to Business Growth, by Ursula Garrett

Should I Extend Credit To My Inland Empire Customers?

Before I get into the slippery slope I’m referring to in the title of this post, how are things for you these days? How’s business going? I’d love to hear an update on your business … so click the email button in the upper-right of the site here, and send me a note to let me know. I’d also enjoy … Read More

Ursula GarrettShould I Extend Credit To My Inland Empire Customers?

The Business Intelligence You Don’t Know That You Need For Your Inland Empire Company

You might think that was a typo in the subject line (“pull”, right?). Nope, that’s just me being clever, because today I’m talking about POLLING your various stakeholders for fun and profit. Alright, yes. I should clearly stick to financial matters, and leave the puns to the creative types. But really — for the sake of the health of your … Read More

Ursula GarrettThe Business Intelligence You Don’t Know That You Need For Your Inland Empire Company

Mapping Out Your Inland Empire Prospective Customers’ Experience

Hopefully, you aren’t too locked into national news, stock market jitters, trade wars, etc. As a Inland Empire business owner you’ve gotta keep your head in your own particular game. But you must know this: with all the gloom out there, our mutual customers are looking for solace and for ports in the storm of everyday life. So here’s a … Read More

Ursula GarrettMapping Out Your Inland Empire Prospective Customers’ Experience

Everything You Need To Know About Tax Records For Inland Empire 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 make all year affect your April filing. On that note, you know I … Read More

Ursula GarrettEverything You Need To Know About Tax Records For Inland Empire Businesses

Why Soft Skills Are The Future For The Inland Empire Workforce

We work with many Inland Empire business owners, so that means that the April 15th deadline doesn’t carry quite the same “relief” that it does for many firms who work primarily with individual tax returns. Which is one of the reasons why you still see me posting a strategy note here this week. Another reason is that word on the … Read More

Ursula GarrettWhy Soft Skills Are The Future For The Inland Empire Workforce