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What is the Best Payroll Software for Your Washington, DC Metro Area Small Business?

Every Washington, DC Metro Area business owner in today’s inflationary environment is looking for ways to economize and improve: overhead expenses, workload, staffing needs, office space, supply chains, etc. It all feels stretched. We’re *all* feeling it, even here in...

Time Management Software Choices for Washington, DC Metro Area Businesses

Tax “season” is over – at least for most of us. For all of the tax-exempt organizations out there operating on a calendar year basis, just a little nudge regarding the May 16th filing deadline. We’re here to help.Now, however, despite the relief that comes with the...

Small Business Accounting Software: A Washington, DC Metro Area Owner’s Guide

For as long as trade has existed, so has accounting. Goods are sold, profit is made, expenses are accrued, and everything gets recorded (presumably, ha!). And it wasn’t THAT long ago that electronic spreadsheets were considered “a big advancement” in...

Business Budget Basics Washington, DC Metro Area Owners Should Follow

Well, it’s now *officially* spring. Of course, that means the end of those cold winter months and the start of warmer, longer days, but it also means the possibility of disruption and stormy weather (especially in the south this week).And while we sure do love...

How Keith Cole, CPA, EA Handles Investors in Small Business

I can’t write without mentioning that somewhat awkward, somewhat shocking, somewhat moving star-studded Oscars event. There were some, well, memorable scripted (and *unscripted*) moments.One truly happy surprise was the best picture winner CODA (child of deaf adults)...

Pointers From Keith Cole, CPA, EA For Handling Business Debt

While we all helplessly watch the war in Ukraine, we are also seeing the toll it’s extracting on our economy… and small businesses. Oil prices are skyrocketing and supply chain disruptions are becoming regular fare.The shock of the last two years hasn’t really worn...

Business Bank Account Basics for Washington, DC Metro Area Business Owners

Have you been able to keep your mind clear? Have you kept your time-limited output and attention focused on your Washington, DC Metro Area business? I hate to repeat myself, but this is so critical during these globally anxious days. Your business, your team –...

Cole’s Tips for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

With the events of the past week and whispers of world war, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the non-stop fear cycle. Watching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, anxiously waiting to see if China will invade Taiwan, hearing Turkey issue threats to Russia if they...

Small Business Mentoring For Your Washington, DC Metro Area Business

Did you know that about 20% of small businesses fail in their first year? That’s a daunting statistic for anyone starting a new Washington, DC Metro Area business. And, even scarier, is the reality that companies with owners younger than 30 are even...

Succession Planning 101 for Washington, DC Metro Area Businesses

Whether you’re partial to the Olympics or American football, this past week has brought some great athletic entertainment to many Washington, DC Metro Area homes and businesses. As we speak, the U.S. has managed to grab 16 medals – 7 of them gold. Among those...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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