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Put the business book DOWN!

By Anna Masker In standard31st August, 2016 Put the business book DOWN!

I struggled to write this post, because frankly,  I LOVE business books.   I mean I really  love them.   I read about 1 every two weeks (well, technically I don’t read them, I listen to them.)   If you check out my Audible account it’s pretty ridiculous the number of books I have in my library.   

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Bookkeepers aren’t cheap CFOs

By Anna Masker In standard9th May, 2016 Bookkeepers aren’t cheap CFOs

Every so often I see an underlying theme start to converge in blog posts and LinkedIn. Most recently I’ve seen an influx of encouragement that you should use your bookkeeper to do analysis for you, to help you manage cash etc and improve your workflow. I think these people are making a big, big mistake.

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“Well… that sucked.”

By Anna Masker In standard19th April, 2016 “Well… that sucked.”

“Well… that sucked.” That was the summation of a business owner’s experience filing his taxes this year.  He finished working with his CPA feeling underserved, unimpressed and blind-sided by a big tax bill he didn’t know was coming. Before this turns into a gripe session about accountants, let’s set one thing straight.  CPA firms are

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If You Serve the Healthcare Market, You Need to Know This

By Anna Masker In standard7th March, 2016 If You Serve the Healthcare Market, You Need to Know This

HIPPA compliance isn’t just for hospitals, doctors or surgical centers.  It can also impact you if you serve any of these markets.  Understanding what your responsibilities are when it comes to HIPPA compliance will keep you off the Department of Health and Human Services’ “Wall of Shame.” We interviewed Nelson Gomes for this week’s post. 

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The Secret Decoder Ring for Your Financials

By Anna Masker In standard12th February, 2016 The Secret Decoder Ring for Your Financials

One year after Valentine’s Day, I went to the store and saw that Valentines were on clearance. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I literally bought about four years’ worth of Valentines for my two kids that day.  (Hey, they were only $0.25 a box!) We have all sorts of Valentines to give

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Sell-side due diligence—what you have to do now even if you don’t think you’ll ever sell.

By Anna Masker In standard11th February, 2016 Sell-side due diligence—what you have to do now even if you don’t think you’ll ever sell.

Value is in the eyes of the beholder, right?  So if a buyer were to approach you today, is your business ready to sell?  Selling a business isn’t for the faint of heart—it’s an arduous and rigorous process of opening your company to outside scrutiny.  If you have a sophisticated buyer, everything gets scrutinized– your

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Anna Masker featured on Podcast talking about D.I.S.C.

By Anna Masker In standard21st January, 2016 Anna Masker featured on Podcast talking about D.I.S.C.

Anna Masker was the featured guest on Michael Michalowicz’s podcast, Grow My Accounting Practice.  Click on the link below to see how she and her team use DISC personality profiles to find ways to effectively communicate with their clients, and learn an interesting and quick test that you can use to help determine personality profiles

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Higher Section 179 Expensing Limit is Made Permanent

By Anna Masker In standard23rd December, 2015 Higher Section 179 Expensing Limit is Made Permanent

Thanks to Nick Sarinelli of Nisivoccia & Company for being this month’s guest blogger! The 2015 PATH Act modifies and makes permanent the Section 179 expensing limit In what is easily the most positive tax legislative action taken for small business in the past several years, Congress recently made permanent the $500,000 Section 179 expensing

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Tis the season for… Post Mortems?

By Anna Masker In standard9th December, 2015 Tis the season for… Post Mortems?

What???  How morbid!  It’s the holiday season—it’s time for parties, and celebrations and gifts– not dead bodies!! Well, actually, it is a good time to do all of the above AND do some post mortems on your business.  What’s a post-mortem?  Webster defines post mortem as the following:   1:  done, occurring, or collected after death (as

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Giving Thanks: The No-Cost Incentive Plan

By Anna Masker In standard25th November, 2015 Giving Thanks: The No-Cost Incentive Plan

In this season of thanks and giving, our thoughts are often turned to family and friends, gift giving and focusing on gratitude. It might be time to take a moment to think about how you thank your other “family–”  the ones you spend most of your time with every day—your employees. It goes without saying

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