Thank You Inland Empire Small Businesses

Lifting my heavily-lidded eyes to peer up through the haze of government forms and procedures, I peek at the calendar, which today says: July. And we are still doing tax work. This year has been insane. Yet we have had the PRIVILEGE to walk alongside you through major disruptions and chaos. Because I do count it as a privilege. Small … Read More

Ursula GarrettThank You Inland Empire Small Businesses

What To Try When Your Inland Empire Business’ Receivables Are Slowing Down

At the end of last week, the House approved the Senate’s action of extending the PPP loan availability for 5 more weeks, and the President signed it shortly thereafter. This means that approximately $129 billion in remaining PPP funds can be tapped by Inland Empire businesses who have failed to do so yet. This program was launched in April 2020, … Read More

Ursula GarrettWhat To Try When Your Inland Empire Business’ Receivables Are Slowing Down

Using KPI’s For Your Inland Empire Business

Scattershotting around the world of SBA loans and taxes here before the huge deadlines looming on July 15th. (As a reminder: 2019 personal tax returns and payments, first AND second quarter 2020 estimated tax payments are ALL due on Wednesday, July 15th.) We’re working with all of our Inland Empire business owner clients to dot every i and cross every … Read More

Ursula GarrettUsing KPI’s For Your Inland Empire Business

Hey Inland Empire Business Owners, Do You Understand The Value of Time?

How are you and your Inland Empire business hanging in there these days? I’d be interested in what kind of revenue you’re managing (unless you’ve already given us visibility into your books — I can see for myself). Shoot me an email, and let me know. I might have some ideas for you that could help, depending on your stage … Read More

Ursula GarrettHey Inland Empire Business Owners, Do You Understand The Value of Time?

Customer Value Represents The True Value For A Business In Inland Empire

The nation keeps roiling, and life for many of your Inland Empire customers might take longer than anticipated to get back to “normal”. For some, they might not actually want to get back to whatever that “normal” was before all of this. Some of this change might be healthy. But for many, these days are hard. And that includes many … Read More

Ursula GarrettCustomer Value Represents The True Value For A Business In Inland Empire

Good News for Inland Empire Businesses About

Just when we thought that the business-related news might slow down for Inland Empire business owners… Not only are unemployment numbers improving (much to the surprise and delight of the stock markets), but … Congress passed, and the President has signed a bill that affords businesses who received the PPP (whether in the first or second round) some big flexibility … Read More

Ursula GarrettGood News for Inland Empire Businesses About

Ursula Garrett’s Four Steps To Properly Handle Upset Customers

2020 has been … something. Maybe, if we’re all fortunate, the SpaceX launch will be the best thing to come out of this season. Because there is simply pain all around right now. I said this in another place, but it’s overwhelming, as someone who has to communicate to a broad base of Inland Empire clients, to even articulate meaningful … Read More

Ursula GarrettUrsula Garrett’s Four Steps To Properly Handle Upset Customers

For The Sake of Your Inland Empire Business, Don’t Navigate This Extended Tax Season Alone

…don’t navigate this season alone. The more we learn about the nuances of PPP forgiveness, EIDL regulations, the Employee Retention credit (an alternative, payroll-tax-specific way to save cash for your Inland Empire business) … well, the more that we discover that much is still unclear. Any Inland Empire tax professional who is honest will tell you the same thing. In … Read More

Ursula GarrettFor The Sake of Your Inland Empire Business, Don’t Navigate This Extended Tax Season Alone

Big PPP Loans Forgiveness Update From The IRS For Inland Empire Businesses

Are you tired of talking and thinking about the PPP? Because I’m tired of talking and thinking about the PPP. That said — this program has been a lifesaver for a variety of my Inland Empire clients, and it has provided a great shot in the arm for others. And, well … we finally have definitive guidance FROM THE SBA … Read More

Ursula GarrettBig PPP Loans Forgiveness Update From The IRS For Inland Empire Businesses

Should Your Inland Empire Business Consider Returning The PPP Loan?

There has been a lot of recent chatter about the PPP money, who got it, who didn’t, and even if some Inland Empire companies should pay it back. Well, I have some thoughts on this for you today, but ultimately, you will have to be the one who makes this decision. It’s an easy decision if you desperately needed it. … Read More

Ursula GarrettShould Your Inland Empire Business Consider Returning The PPP Loan?