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Eight Simple Ways To Add Sales Growth To Your Business

More guidance came to us last week from the IRS, and this last round is pretty meaty, as it relates to the 20% deduction for "Qualified Business Income" for passthrough entities. And, as a reminder, Congress passed these tax changes, but it's up to the IRS to...

How To Get Your Prospects To Respond To Your Marketing Messages

We have a pretty clear choice as business owners in our current cultural moment. Either we allow all of the media negativity (social and otherwise) to rob us of our focus and drive, through distraction and the agitation of the moment, and our business sort of putters...

Solving Businesses Problems with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset -- although the sharks do a...

Financial Behaviors For Business Owners (Part 2)

For many business owners, the Memorial Day weekend is sometimes one that can feel a little lonely. While many of those around you are floating on a boat with a fishing pole in the water, or firing up the backyard grill, there you are in the office or in the store,...

How Money Works For Business Owners (Part 1)

Sometimes it feels like all we face is turmoil. And this feeling is not restricted to those businesses who survive "month-to-month". Even the best-capitalized among us can get trapped by the ever-increasing cycle of impending doom. This is especially true if we follow...

Frantz Pierre-Louis’ Four Keys To Smarter Interview Questions

Firstly, with the advent of technology like Google's new "Duplex" system, it's going to reach a point (sooner than we realize) that businesses like yours -- and mine -- will have less use for employees that are mere "order takers" or who don't engage in complicated...

Five Financial and Tax Strategies For Small-To-Mid Sized Businesses

It's increasingly clear to all of us that our present "cultural moment" can take a toll on any person's mind who isn't vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more dangerous than I...

Three Tips On How To Succeed as an Entrepreneurial Business Owner

Now that TY2017 is behind us, it is time to turn our greedy eyes towards the savings possible for you and your business in the "new" tax code under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. And there are many ways to save with these new regulations. One of the most talked...

Tax Return Review and 2018 TCJA Planning Session for Businesses

I'm going to take a moment to address you who might NOT be using our services thus far. There's a word or two for current Pierre-Louis & Associates CPA, P.C. clients here as well, but allow me to explain. You see, sometimes, you just know you need to make a...

2018 Tax Season Reflections From A Tax Professional

As I write, it's the day before tax day (which is Tuesday the 17th), and we are pushing hard during this final stretch. Procrastinators are streaming through our doors, both virtual and actual (after all, we welcome them here), the phone is ringing off the hook, and...