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Get on the Ball!

On October 16th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity, Uncategorized by 2 Comments

Sitting at a desk all day or even for several hours at a time can be a pain – literally! It’s often not just your behind that gets sore, but your neck and shoulders, too. There’s an easy fix for this dilemma: sit on a fit ball. Normally used for exercise, fit balls make great..

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Don’t Confuse Activity with Progress!

On April 4th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Do you ever have times when you are so busy, yet you feel like you’re making no progress at all? You’re working hard, but your to-do list seems to be getting longer instead of shorter. That has been me for the last 2 weeks. Here’s what has saved me: Prioritize: When you’re really busy and..

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IRS Warns Of New Tax Scam

On March 22nd, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

It’s disheartening when we read about scams that target senior citizens. Actually we don’t like it when scams target anyone, but the latest scams being perpetrated are aimed at seniors urging them to file tax returns on which they claim fraudulent refunds. The reason people are falling for this? The scheme promises refunds to people..

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Does a Website Have to Cost a Lot?

On February 27th, 2012, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

What would you say if I told you that you could have a nice looking website for $16.98? I am not kidding! I recently needed a new website and I needed it up fast. So here’s what I did: I called my friendly tech guy at GoDaddy. For $11.98 I got a website with a..

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This is a Test…This is Just a Test!

On June 14th, 2011, posted in: E-News, Uncategorized by 1 Comment

It's possible that no one would ever know – except the client and me – but that wasn’t the point. The point was, he wanted to do something that was not just wrong, it was against the law. He had obviously come to the wrong firm, because we simply won’t do that.

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Who’s on Your Team?

On June 7th, 2011, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Uncategorized by 2 Comments

This is the bare minimum that you need on your team. The smart thing to do is to put them in place in advance so that when you have a need, your team is there to help. Your team members should work together as needed to make sure that your needs are met. If you’re missing one of these key people, ask someone you respect to give you a recommendation.

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We are on the Radio

On May 19th, 2011, posted in: E-News, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

TAO CEO Carolyn Brown was a guest on the “Business for Breakfast” show with Ken Morgan on Money Radio 1510 recently. It is always fun to chat live about our unique services. Ken and his partner Julie Dougherty, CFP, have been interviewing all of the finalists for the Better Business Bureau Business Ethics Awards. Money..

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Security threats lurking in discarded photocopiers!

On May 5th, 2011, posted in: Security, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

We all photocopy or scan personnel information and other sensitive business data. Imagine that information sitting in a warehouse where photocopiers are being stored for resale and your private personal or business data can be accessed by whoever purchases the unit? Not good!

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Do You Have Endurance?

On April 26th, 2011, posted in: E-News, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

CPAs aren’t the only businesses with a busy season. Your business probably has one, too. How you deal with your busy season could be a key element in your business success. The strength and focus that’s needed to endure can propel your business forward in your non-peak times.

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Are You Extended? You Have Until April 18th This Year!

On April 14th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

The personal income tax return filing deadline for 2010 returns is April 18, 2011. Evidently April 15th is some kind of holiday that isn’t on my calendar. To be safe, I’m filing by April 15th as usual. In fact, my return is already on its way.

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