Three More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your Inland Empire Small Business Plan

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We are in that “calm before the storm” period before busy season begins in earnest for us, and it’s a great time for us — and for you, in my opinion — to take stock. As we prepare for the increased activity and communication level that always comes this time of year, we also take the opportunity to evaluate our … Read More

Ursula GarrettThree More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your Inland Empire Small Business Plan

3 Important Questions For Inland Empire Small Business Owners To Answer In 2018

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Now that we are into the first full work week of 2018, how are you feeling about your direction? We’re here, and we’re in your corner. I’d love a note from you about what you are hoping to accomplish during this year, and how we can be a resource to you as you do. As you no doubt know, we do … Read More

Ursula Garrett3 Important Questions For Inland Empire Small Business Owners To Answer In 2018

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for Your Inland Empire Business Work Goals in 2018

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Happy New Year! It’s time to turn the page… If you’ve been paying attention, I’ve been diving pretty deep into the new tax regime under which we are NOW operating. What will be interesting to see is the *actual* technical guidance from the IRS about all of these changes, as well as the “technical corrections” that will inevitably come (these are par … Read More

Ursula GarrettKey Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for Your Inland Empire Business Work Goals in 2018

2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for Inland Empire Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind

Tax Strategies

The holidays are funny for Inland Empire business owners. And, I must tell you, especially so for tax professionals like me. Every year, Congress delivers updates to the tax code, seemingly at the very last minute, so my staff and I are often working over the holidays when others are not. But you get this, I imagine. There are unique … Read More

Ursula Garrett2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for Inland Empire Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Ursula

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Unless something crazy happens this week, we have a new tax plan. If Congress-watchers are right, the House and Senate should vote to pass this new bill, and it will be signed by President Trump before Christmas. I’m writing this on Monday the 18th (a busy week is ahead!), and I’ve already spent some time digging into the changes … and … Read More

Ursula Garrett2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Ursula

Increase Profits For Your Inland Empire Business With Effective Compensation Strategies

Increase Profits

We’re still waiting on Congress to reconcile the different tax reform plans passed by the House and the Senate, but we do know a couple things. First, it looks pretty certain that you’re not going to be able to deduct your state and local income taxes in 2018. Both the House and Senate bills kill this deduction. This means that if you … Read More

Ursula GarrettIncrease Profits For Your Inland Empire Business With Effective Compensation Strategies

Build A Brand In Inland Empire And Do It Well

Build A Brand

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here’s the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new legislation governing pass-through businesses and multinational corporations, in only four weeks without … Read More

Ursula GarrettBuild A Brand In Inland Empire And Do It Well

Get Stuff Done With Garrett’s Productivity Tactics

Get Stuff Done

It’s Cyber Monday, and as is my habit, this strategy note is being composed early in the week. Plenty to do this week, and gotta get ahead, after all. Did your Inland Empire business run a sale for the holidays, or Cyber Monday or Black Friday? If not, you may have (ahem) missed out on some great selling opportunities. The days are long … Read More

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Thanksgiving Week Reflections From An Inland Empire Business Owner

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It’s a slower week, here in Garrett & Associates, CPA World. Yes, it’s crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this holiday works for tax professionals. The December holidays are wonderful, of … Read More

Ursula GarrettThanksgiving Week Reflections From An Inland Empire Business Owner

5 Effective Marketing Tips For Your Sun City Small Business

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Have you noticed that traditional styles of advertising are getting more and more stale? That’s because the online world has torn down so many different barriers that we don’t realize how much has changed, until we take a look at the real numbers. And across many different Sun City businesses that friends of mine own, in many different industries, we’re … Read More

Ursula Garrett5 Effective Marketing Tips For Your Sun City Small Business