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Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

 

5 Business Mistakes That Can Be Fatal by Dennis Burkart, CPA and Cole Stevens, CPA

All the political people are arguing over taxes, and my inner geek smiles.(By the way, if YOU want to argue about the tax issues, here's a good explainer article to start with before you make big declarations about the tax issues involved.)Because I'm not really...

The Seven Primary Tasks For Any San Luis Obispo Business Team

A week past the election, and still plenty of disagreement about the results.That means this is another week where you have the opportunity for the other chumps out there to get massively distracted by the political war games ... while you go about quietly building...

Why Soft Skills Are The Future For The San Luis Obispo Workforce

We work with many San Luis Obispo business owners, so that means that the April 15th deadline doesn't carry quite the same "relief" that it does for many firms who work primarily with individual tax returns.Which is one of the reasons why you still see me posting a...

The Pareto Principle And Your Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be really tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little...

Solving Problems in San Luis Obispo County Businesses with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe San Luis Obispo County business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset --...

Stevens’ Guide To Getting Tasks Done

Maybe I'm writing this today because we're very much feeling the end-of-year crunch here at Team Burkart & Stevens, CPAs and Advisors.Really, we only have a few business days left before 2020 is in the rearview. Yes, my heart wants that to happen YESTERDAY, but my...

Why a Pre-Mortem Analysis for Any New San Luis Obispo Business is a Necessity

Right about now, there are writers and analysts already preparing the articles about why the Trump campaign failed. AND right about now, they might be doing the exact same thing in regards to the Biden campaign.Obviously, as of this writing, we have no idea what's...

8 Important Steps for San Luis Obispo Non-Profits Before Year-End

With the increased standard deduction this past year ($12,400 single, $24,800 married filing jointly, $18,650 head of household), some smaller charities began to see a decrease in donations.This year might be worse.Yes, I hate to be the one to say these things, but...

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

PPP Forgiveness Reminders For San Luis Obispo Businesses

Doing business in the summer of 2020 sure ain't easy.I have San Luis Obispo clients all over the spectrum -- some whose businesses are on their last legs because of social restrictions and lockdowns, some who are hanging steady, and some who have found ways to...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.
But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!