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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...

Tip of the day: Working on a remote team

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Working remotely can be hard. I’ve now been in a few positions where my team is spread out through different states and different time zones. Each time started with an amazing team meeting and retreat. But often that momentum is hard to sustain and avoid lack of motivation, productivity, and accountability.

As an organizer on the State Training Program, I’ve learned some great ways to avoid that when working remotely:

  • Communicate often and openly. One call a week is not enough to keep your team accountable and focused. Create a structure early on where you are communicating 4-5 times a week. Set up a few times a week where the whole team gets on a call, even if it’s just 15 minutes to review goals for the week. Make sure each call has a theme and clear agenda so that your team doesn’t feel like it’s a waste of time. One on one calls and peer reviews are a great way to keep things intimate in between team calls. Video chat when possible so you can remember each others beautiful faces!
  • Keep things fun and light. Find ways to make your team feel like they have a fun work environment. Whether it be setting up a March Madness bracket, writing supportive emails, or sending out funny youtube videos, it’s important to make your team feel like a team when they’re not in the same room. People are always willing to work harder when they’re working for and with their friends.
  • Be honest about your needs. When you’re not face to face with your team, it is easy to put up a front about your capacity. Your manager and teammates can only help you if you’re open about your needs. It’s okay to feel like you’re failing, that other teammates seem more comfortable than you (that’s often not the case), or that you just don’t have the help you need to accomplish your goals. Be clear about these setbacks so that your team knows how to support you.

How do you stay connected while working remotely? Share in the comments!

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