Solving Problems in Columbia, MD area Businesses with Effective Solutions

solving problems

There’s this idea out there among many wannabe Columbia, MD area 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 — although the sharks do a very nice job of bursting the bubbles of … Read More

Rajiv MahajanSolving Problems in Columbia, MD area Businesses with Effective Solutions

Sales Positioning For Columbia, MD area Freelancers And Small Businesses

Sales Positioning

Have you ever heard of Mary Meeker? Perhaps not. But for those who follow securities analysts, she’s a little bit like Michael Jordan. She’s been issuing an “internet trends” report since the ’90s — and she’s usually right. Which, I suppose, is rare for securities forecasters. For instance, in 2004, she predicted that online advertising was poised to explode (compared to … Read More

Rajiv MahajanSales Positioning For Columbia, MD area Freelancers And Small Businesses

Financial Behaviors For Columbia, MD area Business Owners (Part 2)

Financial Behaviors

For many Columbia, MD area business owners, the Memorial Day weekend is sometimes one that can feel a little lonely. While many of those around you are floating on a boat with a fishing pole in the water, or firing up the backyard grill, there you are in the office or in the store, moving things forward while others play. … Read More

Rajiv MahajanFinancial Behaviors For Columbia, MD area Business Owners (Part 2)

How Money Works For Columbia, MD area Business Owners (Part 1)

how money works

Sometimes it feels like all we face is turmoil. And this feeling is not restricted to those Columbia, MD area businesses who survive “month-to-month”. Even the best-capitalized among us can get trapped by the ever-increasing cycle of impending doom. This is especially true if we follow all the Facebook rabbit trails, or shiny object “gurus” — it seems like much of … Read More

Rajiv MahajanHow Money Works For Columbia, MD area Business Owners (Part 1)

Rajiv Mahajan’s Four Keys To Smarter Interview Questions

smarter interview questions

Firstly, with the advent of technology like Google’s new “Duplex” system, it’s going to reach a point (sooner than we realize) that Columbia, MD area businesses like yours — and mine — will have less use for employees that are mere “order takers” or who don’t engage in complicated work. Which means that all of us should be thinking a … Read More

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Five Financial and Tax Strategies For Columbia, MD area Small Businesses

Tax Strategies

It’s increasingly clear to all of us that our present “cultural moment” can take a toll on any Columbia, MD area person’s mind who isn’t vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more dangerous than I believe we realize. There are so many negative voices out there, that … Read More

Rajiv MahajanFive Financial and Tax Strategies For Columbia, MD area Small Businesses

Three Tips On How To Succeed as an Entrepreneurial Business Owner in Columbia, MD area

entrepreneurial business

Now that TY2017 is behind us, it is time to turn our greedy eyes towards the savings possible for you and your Columbia, MD area business in the “new” tax code under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. And there are many ways to save with these new regulations. One of the most talked about new deductions is … Read More

Rajiv MahajanThree Tips On How To Succeed as an Entrepreneurial Business Owner in Columbia, MD area

Tax Return Review and 2018 TCJA Planning Session for Columbia, MD area Businesses

TCJA

I’m going to take a moment to address you who might NOT be using our services thus far. There’s a word or two for current Shalini Gupta & Associates, PA clients here as well, but allow me to explain. You see, sometimes, you just know you need to make a change, but the timing isn’t quite right. Well … is now … Read More

Rajiv MahajanTax Return Review and 2018 TCJA Planning Session for Columbia, MD area Businesses

2018 Tax Season Reflections From A Columbia, MD area Tax Professional

tax season

As I write, it’s the day before tax day (which is Tuesday the 17th), and we are pushing hard during this final stretch. Procrastinators in Columbia, MD area are streaming through our doors, both virtual and actual (after all, we welcome them here), the phone is ringing off the hook, and my email inbox is overflowing. Another year, another tax … Read More

Rajiv Mahajan2018 Tax Season Reflections From A Columbia, MD area Tax Professional

How To Eliminate Bad Business Debt In Your Columbia, MD area Small Business

bad business debt

There’s a bunch of “business” I need to communicate today, before I get to my discussion of your Columbia, MD area business debt. That’s because the personal filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17th, and the majority of our Columbia, MD area business clients also have us handle their personal returns. So, with that in mind, a few things you should ALSO note … Read More

Rajiv MahajanHow To Eliminate Bad Business Debt In Your Columbia, MD area Small Business