Finding Your Path - Focus CPA

Finding Your Path

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Are you feeling lost! Or struggling with where you are at?  We have many choices as to what path we take and in many areas of our life.  We take a path when we choose a job or career, a business, a mate, to have children, our friends and hobbies.   We can take a short path or the journey …

Being One with My Heart - Focus CPA

Being One With My Heart

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I have chosen to stop watching the news on TV. I skip thru the mudslinging on Facebook and when reading the newspaper I only read factual headlines. I can’t handle the anger anymore. It doesn’t add value to my life. To counter that I am being more conscious of being one with my heart. Being one with my heart can …

4 Critical New Year’s Business Resolutions | Focus CPA

4 Critical New Year’s Business Resolutions

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As you are gathering last year’s financial information for taxes – it is a great time to review the results and make resolutions for the upcoming year. It doesn’t matter if you are focused on growth, profitability, or reorganizing the following checklist will provide options to consider. I promise to value my customers more. List the top 10 customers in …

Ready for Action

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I’m starting this year out well rested. I can’t believe it, but I am tired of vacation! Never in my life did I think I would feel that. Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed Kauai in late November and it was really nice spending Christmas with my kids in Texas. However, I am ready to get back to my …

Ten Ways to Create a Simpler, Happier and Richer Life | Focus CPA

Ten Ways to Create a Simpler, Happier and Richer Life

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Happy New Year!  Take control of your life.  Here are 10 things you can do to create a simpler, happier and richer life. Protect your Health – It is easy to achieve success with it. Make good health practices a major part of your plans – and not a weak afterthought. Recharge! Be sure to get sleep. Eat when hungry. …

What Expenses are Deductible while Sales Prospecting? | Focus CPA

What Expenses are Deductible while Sales Prospecting?

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For a business expense to be tax deductible it must be both ordinary and necessary. Expenses that paid for to drum up business have special rules associated with them.  Here’s a list of the most common. Business lunches are still deductible at 50%. So, a businessperson or salesperson can take a client to lunch to discuss business and an employee eating lunch while traveling are …

Five Steps to Select A Business Advisor | Focus CPA

Five Steps to Select A Business Advisor

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As business becomes more complicated and the world keeps moving at a faster pace, your advisors become more critical to your success.  They can keep you focused, move you forward and watch for unexpected delays in your future. Earlier this year I had a banker take offense to a statement I made in my newsletter.  She noted that if your …

Sharing and Caring | Focus CPA

Sharing and Caring

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Christmas season is a time to share and care with my family, the clients we serve, the staff I work with and others who are important to me. It is a reminder that my goals are not the end all, be all of my life. It is a time for me to reach out. As I reach out to others, …

5 Steps to Gain Full Benefit from the New Tax Law - Focus CPA

5 Steps to Gain Full Benefit from the New Tax Law

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Tax filing is just around the corner.  The impact of the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades has arrived and it will spread far and wide.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law in December 2017.   What’s at stake?  Individual income taxes are the federal government’s single biggest revenue source. In fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. …

Being Thankful

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I focus on the things that I am thankful for – As for my career, I am in the right place for me. I love the challenge! I cherish the clients I serve, for the problems they bring to me to solve. I value the team that works with me to serve our clients I cherish a …