How to Hire The Best Accountant For Your Business

On October 22nd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant I know there are many do-it-yourself accounting software programs that an entrepreneur can utilize. Remember though, just because you own a swimming pool doesn’t mean you know how to clean a swimming pool. This means that just because you own the software for your business accounting, doesn’t mean you know how..

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Are You Affected or Infected?

On May 13th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

The people you closely associate are so important to your success in life. They either affect for good you or infect you for bad. How to tell if they’re affecting and not infecting:  They have a positive attitude, not a negative one They listen to you and serve as a sounding board, not tell you..

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What Business Are You In?

On August 21st, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 2 Comments

Several years ago when I was rebranding my company, I called my brother who has a PhD in Marketing. When he asked me what I sold, I said, “Peace of mind.” After a pause he said he thought I was going to say accounting services, to which I replied that we hadn’t sold that it..

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Arizona New Minimum Wage

On December 29th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

The minimum wage for Arizona employees increases to $7.65 effective January 1, 2012. This is an increase of .30 cents per hour. It is the result of a cost-of-living formula tied to consumer prices and inflation. Employers should be aware of this and discuss the changes with their Phoenix accountant.

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Mileage Rates for 2012 Released

On December 15th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

The IRS recently announced the standard mileage rates for 2012 (Notice 2012-1). Use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile. Business use of an automobile remains at 55½ cents per mile. Even in our virtual accounting office, we still put miles on our vehicles traveling to meet with..

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Do You Need the Taxpayer Advocate?

On December 1st, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

Have you been trying to work out something with the IRS and they just don’t “get it”? They don’t understand what you are telling them? What tax statute you’re trying to use. When you’ve about come to the end of your rope, when repeated requests have been made but not complied with, when they tell..

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Year-end is Coming Fast: Are You Ready?

On November 17th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

It’s hard to believe that there is only a little more than 6 weeks left in 2011, but it’s true. If you haven’t looked at how your business activities in 2011 will impact your income tax situation, now is the time. Since some tax strategies can only be implemented before year-end, November is the perfect..

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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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Visibility: Can You See Me Now?

On May 13th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

Referrals are the lifeblood os many businesses. Stay visible! Here are a few ideas that are working for us.

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Great Teamwork: A Triple Braided Cord

On May 6th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

As any sailor knows, three strands that are woven or braided together are hard to break. You can count on them to hold when conditions get rough. Each sail has its own kind of line that is designed to function best for the stress and strain it will undergo. A good crew knows which line..

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