Dear Companies, Are Your Email Newsletters Working?

I get a lot of replies and personal comments about the emails that I send out, both to our business owners and to our family/individual clients. Today (and perhaps a little more in future weeks), if you’ll permit me, I’m going to peel back the curtain on some of the thinking behind why we do what we do. Because there’s … Read More

Rajiv MahajanDear Companies, Are Your Email Newsletters Working?

One Common Reason Many Companies Go Out Of Business

Well, as we are indeed rounding into the final quarter of 2016, how are things going in your business? I’d love to know what we could be doing to help you finish the year strong. I hope it’s obvious to you, but the reason we exist at all is simply to make your financial life easier. We take great joy … Read More

Rajiv MahajanOne Common Reason Many Companies Go Out Of Business

Why Overnight Success Does Not Happen Overnight For Businesses

Labor Day weekend is past … but no rest for the business owner, right? Sure, you may have taken some time off on Monday, but chances are (if you’re anything like me, or most of my business owner clients), it can be hard to take a “vacation” from your family’s livelihood. We’re headed into a busy period before the deadlines … Read More

Rajiv MahajanWhy Overnight Success Does Not Happen Overnight For Businesses

Who Is Your Real Business Competition?

Last week I posted a short quiz, and in case you didn’t see it, take another look: How many “Yeses” can you answer? 1) I have a financial statement for my business that is no more than 30 days old. 2) I reviewed my financial statement with my bookkeeper or accountant within the last month to pinpoint the potential trouble … Read More

Rajiv MahajanWho Is Your Real Business Competition?

Small Business Tax Traps

I hope you haven’t forgotten about the big changes that are coming down the pike at the end of this calendar year, as it relates to overtime, salaries, etc. [If you haven’t been paying attention, the FLSA exemption limits are changing, and many business owners will need to have a different compensation strategy if they want to remain within compliance … Read More

Rajiv MahajanSmall Business Tax Traps

Businesses, Customer Experience and First Impressions

The Olympics have been like a cool blanket draped over all of the intensity we’ve been experiencing as a nation this summer. Just watching this picture of amateur excellence makes my heart happy. (Though of course many of these athletes are, indeed, professional … but for some reason, they don’t feel that way when competing under the flag of their … Read More

Rajiv MahajanBusinesses, Customer Experience and First Impressions

5-Step Process For Handling Customer Complaints For Businesses

I wrote some of this to my individual and family clients, but I think it’s just as important for us business owners to consider, during this moment in our national history. Even though I’m a tax and accounting professional, and I have found it wise to “stay in my lane” during these kinds of events, I still care deeply. And … Read More

Rajiv Mahajan5-Step Process For Handling Customer Complaints For Businesses

Rajiv Mahajan’s Tips For Growing Your Business

We are mourning with those who have been affected by the brutal events in Orlando this past weekend. What a horrific event, and regardless of what you might think about how our political leaders (and we) should respond, let’s all remember that there many very pained families right now, and they deserve our prayers. In times like this, and during … Read More

Rajiv MahajanRajiv Mahajan’s Tips For Growing Your Business

Three Key Tips To Effective Marketing Messages For Businesses

Firstly, a reminder to most of my business owner friends, but in this instance about your personal taxes (because most of you have to deal with this): estimated taxes for the second quarter are due June 15th. This one always feels as if it came a little quick (2 months instead of the normal 3), so you’ll want to make … Read More

Rajiv MahajanThree Key Tips To Effective Marketing Messages For Businesses

Business Owner’s Guide To The New Overtime Rules

Don’t you just love new government regulations? (And I say that with my strongest southern drawl, as in: Isn’t that just precious??) You might have heard that the White House unveiled new overtime rules recently (on Wednesday, May 18th). It’s obviously been all over the news, and debate is raging about them. And it’s true that we business owners always … Read More

Rajiv MahajanBusiness Owner’s Guide To The New Overtime Rules