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How To Approach Bigger Business Players In San Luis Obispo or Your Niche

Local San Luis Obispo business owner to local San Luis Obispo business owner(though you might actually be out of the area -- but this still applies), I want to remind you of something that you probably already know:With the election just one month away, the world is...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

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...

Use These Financial Reports For Business Decisions By Dennis Burkart, CPA and Cole Stevens, CPA

Just in time for the weekend, the IRS issued Friday-evening guidance about the overly-hyped (at first) payroll tax "holiday".There was initial hope that this might be a great shot-in-the-arm for San Luis Obispo businesses and employees, but given how the thing is...

How San Luis Obispo Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for San Luis Obispo small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news:There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans (under...

Passing Down Your San Luis Obispo Family Business

There is talk right now that Congress might enact automatic forgiveness for all PPP loans under $150K. This would be a sigh of relief for San Luis Obispo small businesses (and their accountants!) everywhere. Nothing has been passed, but it's under strong...

Identifying Your Target Prospect by Dennis Burkart, CPA and Cole Stevens, CPA

With the business deadline (9/15) behind us, we're in tax planning season.Though the IRS (and Congress) haven't yet definitively made a statement about it (that we know of), here at Burkart & Stevens, CPAs and Advisors we are operating according to the fact that the...

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...

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

Seeing what has happened in our nation's fourth-largest city has been a sobering reminder of the fragility of life, and business. It's helpful to be reminded that threats and disasters can (and do) strike from directions that you might least expect. And while this is...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

These days, I'm often glad that it's our busy tax filing season, so that I have an easy excuse when political conversations are happening: Oh THAT [crazy new political story]? Huh, didn't see it -- I'm too busy with tax season. With all of the chaos out there, the...

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!