Why We Are Here by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom, CPA

Why Are We Here

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I am a strong believer in the American dream of owning your own business. I believe that those who want to be successful business owners can be. Our mission at Focus CPA is to improve the lives of small business owners.We do that by removing stress and bringing the fun back.Our tax, accounting and advisory services go beyond staying in …

Picture of my Garden from Life is Good by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom, CPA

Life is Good

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People who have good health have many dreams; those that are struggling with their health have only one – to be healthy. My life is good so I have many dreams. Each summer one dream comes true every year. It starts in spring then summer arrives and my backyard comes to life. In the morning and evening, I survey my …

The Storm is Over - Focus CPA

The Storm is Over

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Whew! Tax season is finally over. This one came at full force with the new tax law, new staff and bringing on new clients. The IRS shutdown didn’t help. The big wave was the release of the final regulations in February on the major tax law passed in December 2017. Our tax software was updating almost every day. We are …

Improve Your Cash Flow with Reoccurring Sales

Improve Your Cash Flow with Reoccurring Sales

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Can you imagine waking up knowing that your business will cash flow that day?  It is possible.  Removing that stress will release your energy to do great things!  Does it Sound like a miracle to you?  Maybe it doesn’t happen in your industry.  Take a close look around.  Reoccurring sales abound!  Many are Subscriptions and membership programs such as Amazon’s …

Spring is Close | Focus CPA

Spring is Close

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Every spring I get a beautiful surprise! In early March, I discover fresh sprouts on the garden rhizomes and bulbs sitting in my basement. I dug them out last fall before the frost hit. I am always in a rush so they end up dumped in baskets, boxes and paper bags. I store them in the unfinished part of my …

How to Stay Out of Tax Trouble – Best Tax Practices for Small Businesses

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Keep personal separate from business – Create a separate checking account, use a separate credit card, separate PayPal account, etc. By keeping it all in only one account it simplifies the recording and strengthens your position with the IRS. They may keep out of your personal stuff. Documentation – Keep customer invoices, deposit detail, vendor invoices, detailed credit card receipts, …

Life in the Fast Lane, Or Not - Focus CPA

Life in the Fast Lane – Or Not

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Earlier this year I was caught in a car chase. I was minding my own business, going home on a Friday night when I notice flashing lights about a block behind me. I pulled over to the side. A truck passed me and another car came flying down the road almost hitting my back bumper. It then sped around me …

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 …