Accounting

First Quarter Business Check-Up

In a recent April 2015 report published in the CPA Insider, Blake Christian, a partner with the CPA Firm HCVT, LLP created an outstanding list of questions that every business owner should be looking at.  We will be asking these questions throughout the summer:   1. Are you tracking revenue and expense trends for the past three years? How do you benchmark yourself? Do you have resources that show you industry statistics? Are you using up-to-date computerized software? 2. What is your debt-to-equity ratio? During the economic downturn, many of our clients relied on debt to finance their business activity, however, [...]

2016-10-27T16:54:56+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Accounting, Business Tax|Comments Off on First Quarter Business Check-Up

“Every Business Needs an Accountant”

Published via YouTube on Mar 26, 2014 Arizona business attorney Ruth Carter explains why every business, even those that are operating on a shoestring budget, needs an accountant, and she shares her experience working with hers. A good accountant is worth their weight in gold. They will save you time and headaches in the long run. They are a critical partner for your business' success. You can see all the ways to contact and connect with Ruth on the Carter Law Firm website: http://carterlawaz.com/contact/. Disclaimer: This video does not constitute legal advice. Watching this video does not create an attorney-client [...]

2016-10-27T16:54:57+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Accounting, Business Tax|Comments Off on “Every Business Needs an Accountant”

Smart Disaster Planning Steps

Too often natural disasters strike and serve as reminders that it’s important for both individuals and businesses to protect themselves against the potential financial consequences of such events. A few smart steps we recommend include making electronic backups of important records, including your insurance policies, tax returns, bank and credit card account information, and vital records.  It is critical that you store this backup in a separate location that will be easy to access if your area suffers damage.  You should also take the time to take pictures or videos of your home or business and store them separately in [...]

2016-10-27T16:54:57+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Accounting, Business Tax|Comments Off on Smart Disaster Planning Steps

August 2014 QuickBooks Clinic Hours

Gilbert Chamber Member The Blau Company, Ltd. will be providing complementary QuickBooks assistance to EZ Spaces and Gilbert Chamber members on August 13 from 2pm – 5pm.  Feel free to drop by with questions on file set-up, invoicing, reconciling, or other issues.  No reservations are necessary, but to ensure your spot, you can make a reservation.  Please bring the laptop computer you are using to host your QuickBooks or a BACKUP of your QuickBooks file.   Registration is not required, but is recommended. Click here to register. EZ Spaces is a co-working space located on the north-west corner of Val Vista and [...]

2016-10-27T16:54:57+00:00 July 30th, 2014|Accounting|Comments Off on August 2014 QuickBooks Clinic Hours

Quickbooks Clinic

Gilbert Chamber Member The Blau Company, Ltd. will be providing complementary QuickBooks assistance to EZ Spaces and Gilbert Chamber members on July 2 from 11pm – 3pm.  Feel free to drop by with questions on file set-up, invoicing, reconciling, or other issues.  No reservations are necessary, but to ensure your spot, you can make a reservation. Please bring the laptop computer you are using to host your QuickBooks or a BACKUP of your QuickBooks file.   Registration is not required, but is recommended. Click here to register.

2016-10-27T16:54:57+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Accounting|2 Comments

Ask The Expert!

88% of our surveyed clients believe our newsletter and blog provides timely and relevant information.  That isn't high enough!  We want to know what YOU want to know! Do you have a nagging tax question?  Did you think of a question, but forget to ask it during your client interview?  Post your question in the 'comments' section, and it may be the subject of our next blog post! You can remain anonymous, or can even request that your question stay confidential, so feel free to let us know what your aunt's dressmaker's sister's ex-roomate who lives in Hoboken once said [...]

2016-10-27T16:55:00+00:00 June 11th, 2014|Accounting, Business Tax, General Consulting, Our Office, Personal Tax|Comments Off on Ask The Expert!

Exit Strategies … thoughts on a White Paper

Robert Young, Asst. VP with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., recently sent me a high quality white paper produced by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch discussing Exit Strategies. The paper starts with the fact that "it's never too early to start planning for that transition."  Truer words could never be said, especially in relation to businesses owned by the self-employed.  There are too many 'what ifs' in life.  The effective transition of your business is what is best for your family and your customers. Business owners should look at a strategy that maximizes cashflow as well as value.  This [...]

2014-02-28T16:48:50+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Accounting, Business Tax|Comments Off on Exit Strategies … thoughts on a White Paper