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  • 5 Questions to Address in an End of Year Performance Review

    November 4

    With the end of the year closing in, it’s time to tie up a variety of loose ends. For many companies, this means an end of year performance review with each employee.

  • What Accountants Should Offer Small Businesses

    November 4

    Making sure that your small business clients get the most out of their experience can seem challenging at times. However, if you want your accounting firm to be successful you have to give them an irresistible amount of service. Today, I will be sharing some strategies to grow your client base by providing your small business clients with a remarkable experience. These strategies have grown out of my experience working with my own firm, Huddleston Tax CPAs.

  • Essential Balance Sheet Facts for Small Business Owners

    November 3

    No matter what type of company they start, all small business owners need to have at least a basic familiarity with balance sheets. Balance sheets are straightforward documents which provide a snapshot of the financial condition of an individual or business. 

  • The Power and Struggle of Women in Tech

    November 3

    While equality between men and women in the workforce has seen improvements in some areas, other fields leave plenty of room for improvement. In technology-related jobs, women are a distinct minority.

  • Your Business Needs You to Stay Healthy This Winter

    October 31

    As a small business owner, you have likely found the following statement to be true: there is no time for sick days.

  • Tax Credits to Pass Along to Your Small Business Clients

    October 30

    Staying current on information regarding business tax credits for your clients can result in deeper relationships as they will see you as their trusted advisor who has their best interests in mind.

  • How Accountants Use Social Media for Business

    October 29

    Many accountants use social media for their business as a way to be present online where like-minds linger.  Social media can start and nurture conversations between you, clients, prospects and other business partners.  It’s free which makes it appealing, and online therefore it’s convenient and accessible. Once you begin using it for business, you will be represented 24/7 in the social media arena.  Social media may not generate a large amount of leads or be a place for you to run advertisements, but think of it like hanging out socially so you are present to engage in discussions that you or others instigate.

  • Business Etiquette When Using Email With Clients

    October 29

    Using email to communicate with clients, without care for proper business etiquette, may risk your reputation as a trusted advisor.  In a rush to Send, Reply or Forward an email without first identifying whether a message is for public consumption may expose information to a wide audience that should have been addressed one-on-one in a more formal business setting.

  • How to Create a Branded Email Signature Using Microsoft Outlook

    October 29

    The use of email to communicate with clients has become commonplace, often replacing what used to be client letters or telephone conversations. Email is popular because it is efficient and often more effective than what used to be time-consuming phone tag with clients. Because of its prevalence in business, an email should be handled with the same level of care as a message leaving your office on company letterhead, which includes a signature that is professional and branded to promote your business.

  • Client Gifts That Keep You Front-of-Mind: It's Never Too Early

    October 29

    Gifting your clients is a token of appreciation that further demonstrates you are thinking of them. Client gifts tend to fall into one of three categories, things they like, things they like but would not buy, and things they like but have not thought of buying (the cool stuff).

  • Is An Open-Office Plan Good For Your Business? #Business #OfficeDesign

    October 28

    Open-office plans can be very attractive. Rather than having everyone stuff in cubicles, open offices seem to let the light in and create an environment ripe for collaboration and a free exchange of ideas.

  • Reciprocal Agreements and What They Mean for Your Business

    October 28

    Unlike federal withholding, which affects employers on a universal scale, states have their own game plans when it comes to withholding. If you have employees that work and live in different states, they might be subject to reciprocal agreements.

  • Halloween Costumes Not to Wear at the Office

    October 26

    It’s easy to get excited about a great Halloween costume. But what works for your friends may not be quite what you want to show up at the office in, hoping to win the Halloween costume contest. The sexy nurse or the Olympic swimmer might not leave enough to the imagination for your coworkers.

  • Politics and Taxes Frighten Small Business Owners

    October 25

    The presidential election seems to have a lot of people on edge, and small business owners are no exception. 

  • Hillary or Trump: Who is Better for Your Business?

    October 25

    It's a question surely every small business has asked during this long presidential campaign. 

  • What You Can Learn from Uber's Business Model

    October 24

    Uber has revolutionized travel in big cities by capitalizing on a few basic principles.

  • The How to Get More Stuff Done Guide

    October 24

    When it comes to productivity, especially in the workplace, you never want to slack off. Instead, you should strive to reach peak performance on a daily basis.

  • Why Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Are Not Retiring

    October 22

    With a growing number of baby boomers reaching retirement age, it is only natural to believe that an influx of small businesses would be available for sale.

  • Product Hunt: Disrupting the Tech and Startup Space

    October 20

    Chances are, you’ve heard of Reddit. But the beauty, and flaw, of the massive online community is that it covers a ton of ground. That means each category can get a little lost.

  • Small Business Owners May Face Changes in W-2 Filings

    October 20

    Unfortunately, identify theft is something we've all become very familiar with during the past few years. We have heard countless stories of criminals who steal someone's personal and credit information and ruin their financial lives. More recently, this type of information has been stolen via some of America's most trusted brands as consumers check out in stores across the country.