January 1 is around the corner. It’s time to figure out what the new federal overtime rule means to your business. Read More
It’s that time of year again. Can you sense it? Year-end is just around the corner. The weather is chillin’ and the Christmas decorations are appearin’. However, the small business owner has a lot to do before year-end arrives.
As we age, the need for regular medical testing usually increases. Thinking about what and when to be proactive is a great way to monitor changes in your body. Following are common tests that older adults should get.
Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement. As survey after survey has shown, the average person is simply not saving enough to provide for a comfortable retirement. That’s why Congress is currently proposing reforms to retirement plan rules.
Social media continues to be a cornerstone for online marketing, with growing importance as Millennials and Gen Zers gain more and more purchasing power. What once was a low-cost option for marketing and advertising, today, you won’t make much of an impact on your social platforms without allocating some money towards it. With Facebook and Instagram’s upcoming algorithm changes, plan to develop a social media budget in your 2020 marketing plan. Read More
Halloween is over and the first snow has fallen already…and it’s way too early, in my opinion! But what it is not too early for is yearend tax planning discussion. Here are the top five reasons I would recommend an early planning discussion with my clients. Read More
The Wall Street Journal recently posted online (September 19, 2019) the estimated increase for Social Security recipients for 2020 to be approximately 1.7 to 1.8% from current. An average recipient receives $1305 a month so the increase could be approximately $27 at that level.
Knowledge is Power. This is the sixth and final blog in the series on Instructing and Guiding you to improve your bookkeeping procedure, getting it in shape and keeping it in shape. Don’t wait, click now to get started.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made several changes to deductions for meal and entertainment expenses. I went through these changes in my blog of January 2018, explaining that many of the expenses that were either 100% or 50% deductible were changed to being only 50% or not deductible at all. The biggest change was that entertainment expenses would no longer be deductible at all.
While planning your marketing for 2020, put the customer at the forefront of your strategy. Instead of focusing on selling customers on your product/service’s features and benefits, shift your mindset to that of your customers – Why do they want to engage with your company? Why are they reading or viewing your marketing material? How can you make it easier for them? Read More