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THE SMART BUSINESS OWNER’S LIST OF TAX DEDUCTIONS

For a business owner, taxes can be overwhelming and cumbersome. Tax deductions allow you to save thousands of dollars each year on your taxes and make tax filing a much more bearable experience. In this post, we'll list some of the tax deductions you can use to...

The Smart Business Owner’s List Of Tax Credits

One of the best ways to cut costs as a business owner is to take advantage of all the tax deductions and tax credits for which you're eligible. As a business owner, you're concerned with the bottom line--increasing your net profits. That probably means you spend most...

PRESS RELEASE: Cassidy Jakovickas, CPA of Fresno, CA Appointed to Intuit’s Accountant Council

Select Panel Advises on Products and Services that Accountants and Their Clients Want Most             FRESNO, CALIFORNIA – June 4, 2019 –Today, Intuit, Inc (Nasdaq: INTU) announced that Cassidy...

Beyond The Numbers: What We’ve Been Reading

Although our team loves using numbers and spreadsheets to help our clients make the best financial decisions, we also enjoy reading great books. Staying well read on both fiction and non-fiction books helps us hone our imagination and introduces us to new, sometimes...

Looking Back At April

It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of April, but it’s true! This month, we helped our clients wrap up another great (and busy) tax season. There was, as always, a lot of paperwork, emails, and nail-biting involved in the days preceding April 15, but that’s all...

5 Last-Minute Tips For Filing Taxes in 2019

Well, April 15 is almost here, and the tax-related panic is thick. If you haven’t filed your 2018 tax paperwork and are rushing to get your taxes in by the deadline, we’ve decided to give you some last-minute tax advice that will hopefully help ease your stress....

An Introduction To Cybersecurity for Business Owners

Keeping your sensitive business and customer data secure has never been more critical. Whether you are a small business or a national corporation, you can't relax your defenses against those criminals seeking to take advantage of lazy cybersecurity policies. Virtually...

March News Roundup

Wow! It seems like we just started March and we’re already moving into April! As we move into the final stretch of tax season, we’re recapping this month’s news for you, just in case you missed it amid the tax-related hubbub. MBS Accountancy: November Review This...

4 Key Changes To Depreciation Under The TCJA

As the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) continues to be unraveled by tax professionals, it’s important to review the changes and their implications on business operations and tax strategies. In this article, we’ll highlight TCJA’s changes to first-year bonus depreciation,...

3 Ways A CPA Can Make Your Business Successful

It can often seem unnecessary to hire a certified public accountant (CPA) since bookkeepers and accountants are frequently believed to be the be-all-end-all for a business’ finances. However, there are certain advantages to having a CPA by your side. While we...

5 ways to establish budget credibility

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By The NonProfit Times – April 8, 2014

Every single aspect of a grant proposal offers you an opportunity to gain or lose credibility. “I’ve reviewed thousands of grant proposals,” said Barbara Floersch, director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, “and the credibility or believability of your organization and the project it is proposing is the most critical issue in winning funds.”

A credible grant proposal has the following characteristics, according to Floersch:

  • The applicant organization presents a strong track record of accomplishment, shows genuine and vigorous community partnerships, and demonstrates administrative competence.
  • The proposed project is clearly responsive to the needs of the organization’s constituents, and connected to the organization’s mission.
  • The argument for grant funding is grounded in meaningful, relevant data — facts and figures rather than beliefs and assumptions. Facts and figures are enriched with compelling quotes from community members, experts, and clients. The organization and the project are clearly supported by the community.
  • The program approach is based on best practices in the field and reflects a high level of topic-area expertise.
  • The budget is reasonable and justifiable: not too high and not too low. It all adds up.

Don’t wait for a specific deadline. Begin collecting the more generic credibility documentation now. Convincing information about your organization, supporters, and partners is relevant to all grant proposals. Credible, logical, compelling — if these adjectives apply to your organization’s grant proposal, you are well on the way to a grant award.

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