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How San Luis Obispo Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for San Luis Obispo small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news:There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans (under...

An Important PPP Loan Update For San Luis Obispo Business Owners

There's both good news (for some) and bad news (for many) as we round the corner into December.And I'm not talking about our culture, or politics, or sports, or anything like that.I'm talking about TAXES.I'll start with the good news. This is applicable to some of my...

5 Helpful Tips for San Luis Obispo Businesses To Be More Resilient in Crisis

The overall economy is on a tear right now, but for some businesses, things don’t look so rosy. By the way, if that is you and your business (not so rosy), there are a multiplicity of grants, tax credits, and very favorable loans available -- though doing it properly...

Your San Luis Obispo Business Better Have Learned These Small Business Tips…

The return of March Madness this past week was a big reminder of everything that has happened in just one year. In my opinion, it was the canceling of this event in 2020 that made the entire nation (including those of us in San Luis Obispo to) sit up and take notice...

How San Luis Obispo Small Businesses Should Handle A Crazy Customer

We're keeping our powder dry over here at Burkart & Stevens, CPAs and Advisors, as it relates to the "American Rescue Plan'' proposed by Biden. There's plenty of talk about it ... but as of yet, nothing has passed.I prefer to live in the world of what *is* -- instead...

Stevens’s 8 “Right Now” Business Tax Moves

Ready for some yuletide cheer? Inflation might have hit its peak this year. So say the “experts.” That particular category of people hasn’t exactly covered itself with glory of late … so, we’ll see how that actually plays out for businesses in the coming...

Why Should San Luis Obispo Businesses Care About FASB and GAAP?

 Yes, inflation isn't slowing down, even here in San Luis Obispo.Though it's not the main thing I'll be writing about today, I did want to point out this economic elephant in the room for my Chorro business owner readers and clients, and not just speed on by...

8 Important Steps for San Luis Obispo Non-Profits Before Year-End

With the increased standard deduction this past year ($12,400 single, $24,800 married filing jointly, $18,650 head of household), some smaller charities began to see a decrease in donations.This year might be worse.Yes, I hate to be the one to say these things, but...

Making the Most of Your San Luis Obispo Business’s P/L Statement

In the arena of not-so-good news, along with so many other things these days, it looks like IRS interest rates have gone up for Quarter 3. Inflationary insults to injury for San Luis Obispo business owners.These days are getting tougher. Hang in there.Now … the...

Measuring Key Numbers In Your San Luis Obispo Business And Developing Accountability

During the first Super Bowl that Tom Brady won (with the Patriots), these were some of the companies who advertised (hat tip to Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg):AOLBlockbusterRadio ShackCircuit CityCompUSASearsHotJobsYahooVoiceStream WirelessGateway ComputersThe year was...

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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