7 Tips From The NFL For Building Strategic Alliances

Every year, before stepping foot on the field, every NFL team spends hours (yes, really) going over their playbook. Each team member studies and studies each play until they know every single one by heart. When the team huddles and the quarterback calls the play, every player immediately knows exactly where he’s supposed to be and which direction he needs to move after the ball is snapped. The quarterback knows when to pass left and when to throw long and every receiver knows exactly … [Read more...]

How To Turn Tax Preparation Into Year-Round Profit

Profit

Your expenses don’t just go away during the off season. But in most cases, the reality of life as a tax professional is that the vast majority of your income is probably derived from the work you do over the course of just 100 days of the year. How can you make it year round profit? This puts many tax professionals in the same situation that every seasonal business encounters, experiencing problems such as: cash shortages during the off season difficulty finding and keeping qualified … [Read more...]

Financial Planning For C-Level Executives

Financial Planning

Today, we’re going to talk about financial planning for C-Level Executives. A C-Level Executive’s collective earning potential can easily hover around $500,000 annually. In addition to collecting a very impressive salary, most C-Level Executives also earn bonuses, enjoy profit-sharing rewards and sometimes even commissions.  But don’t be mistaken, while they may be able to run a company to its pinnacle, that doesn’t mean they know how to manage the hefty paychecks they’re collecting. After all, … [Read more...]

How To Turn Extra Office Space Into Extra Income

income

This month's series is all about relieving the financial stress of the off-season by creating year-round income. If you own an office space, or even possibly if you rent one, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table if you’re not subletting or renting it out when you’re not using it. How many hours each week is your office completely empty? If you reduce your hours during the off-season, and especially if you work from home more often, you should consider these … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Legitimize Wacky Tax Deductions

legitimize wacky tax deductions

We’re sure you’re aware that there is a right way and a wrong way to do your taxes. But sometimes, tax deductions aren’t as “cut and dry” as they seem. Take, for instance, the junkyard owner who had a rodent problem. Instead of hiring an exterminator, he bought cat food and put it out to attract feral cats. The cats took care of his problem and he claimed the cost of cat food as a business expense. Or how about the taxpayer who tried to claim the cost of a daily sitter for his dog? It … [Read more...]

How Wealthy CPA’s Profit From Answering “Quick” Questions

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This time of year, every minute counts.  And that’s why there are few things as frustrating as clients that call with pesky, “quick” questions that often, are not quick at all.  And worse yet, they suck away minutes from the clock—5 minutes here, 15 minutes there—until before you know it, you’ve lost several hours during your very busiest season and you haven’t been paid a dime. Not that you want to nickel and dime your clients—you don’t—however, something’s got to give.  Your time and … [Read more...]

How Technology & Outsourcing Can Save You Big Money

Outsourcing Technology

If you’ve ever been to a conference or meeting where a panel of people behind 7 figure success stories share their secrets, you’ve most definitely heard at least one tell you the secret to success is to spend your time working on the tasks that ONLY YOU can do and to begin outsourcing everything else. They’re right. There is absolutely no reason you should be emptying the trash, stocking the kitchen, scanning in tax forms, or securing signatures from your clients in person at this stage in … [Read more...]