10 Simple Fraud Protection Safeguards Columbia, MD area Companies Should Implement

fraud protection

Things have been cranking at the Shalini Gupta & Associates, PA offices of late! We have had a steady stream of new Columbia, MD area clients calling, emailing and coming through our doors. But it’s also because of all of the questions we are fielding about the new tax law changes, and what that will mean for Columbia, MD area businesses, etc, … Read More

Rajiv Mahajan10 Simple Fraud Protection Safeguards Columbia, MD area Companies Should Implement

Develop Your Columbia, MD area Target Client With These 7 Important Traits

target client

While we’re on the subject of what’s holding Columbia, MD area business owners back… I wrote recently about how too many of my Columbia, MD area small business owner clients don’t allow themselves the gift of good delegation. It keeps them toiling along with minor tasks, while they could be slaying bigger dragons on behalf of their business. Well, after … Read More

Rajiv MahajanDevelop Your Columbia, MD area Target Client With These 7 Important Traits

Three Easy Ways for Columbia, MD area Business Owners to Develop Delegation Skills

Delegation Skills

The corporation deadline for Columbia, MD area businesses is behind us, and we’re taking a big breath around here (while still focusedly working through personal tax returns as well). Apparently, there are basketball games being played.  Not that we would know much about that. We’re too busy around here. And speaking of too busy, I recently wrote about how some … Read More

Rajiv MahajanThree Easy Ways for Columbia, MD area Business Owners to Develop Delegation Skills

The Most Likely Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail In Columbia, MD area

Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

It’s always been hard-scrapping for small business owners in Columbia, MD area. We’ve all heard the old adage: At least 85% and maybe as high as 98% of new small businesses fail before they hit the five year mark. That rate may have been even higher over the past decade. Now, even with various items of recent good news in … Read More

Rajiv MahajanThe Most Likely Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail In Columbia, MD area

What Are My Chances of Getting Audited? 11 Tips For Columbia, MD area Small Businesses

chances of getting audited

On March 15th, 2018, Subchapter S Corporation (S-corps, for short), have their tax returns due. We’re already on top of things for our Columbia, MD area clients, but this is a quick reminder to you to make sure that we’ve communicated, and that your books don’t contain any “hanging chads” that might come back to bite you. Let me know if you … Read More

Rajiv MahajanWhat Are My Chances of Getting Audited? 11 Tips For Columbia, MD area Small Businesses

Dealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For Columbia, MD area Business Owners

Dealing With Angry Customers

As I have been saying to some of my personal tax preparation clients in Columbia, MD area, I’m not sure that there is very much that I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something like this happens, we grieve for shorter and shorter amounts … Read More

Rajiv MahajanDealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For Columbia, MD area Business Owners

A Columbia, MD area Business Owner’s Simple Plan For Dealing With Angry Customers

angry customers

Even in the middle of the intensity of the busy tax filing season in Columbia, MD area, we occasionally become the target for somebody’s frustration. Over the years, and especially when things are busy and stressful, we’ve had to learn about how to best handle matters when a Columbia, MD area client is becoming (for some reason or another) very … Read More

Rajiv MahajanA Columbia, MD area Business Owner’s Simple Plan For Dealing With Angry Customers

Special Business Knowledge And Columbia, MD area Business Success

business knowledge

Yes, there’s plenty to say about that Super Bowl, the advertisements (apparently, they’re all Tide ads), the halftime show, etc. But I’ll let others weigh in there. I’m a tax professional after all. Congratulations Eagles fans, etc. Here at Shalini Gupta & Associates, PA, we’re already playing in our little Super Bowl: tax season. And it’s been a relatively smooth … Read More

Rajiv MahajanSpecial Business Knowledge And Columbia, MD area Business Success

Rajiv Mahajan’s 2017 Tax Document Checklist

tax document checklist

Yes, the calendar reads 2018, but the IRS of course, is living in the past. As you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing something we’re pretty good at: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our Columbia, MD area clients’ business financial doings to the government for maximum savings — i.e., tax return preparation. In fact, this week, the IRS opened its … Read More

Rajiv MahajanRajiv Mahajan’s 2017 Tax Document Checklist

The Most Important Factor in Columbia, MD area Small Business Valuation

small business valuation

I’ve heard from many of myColumbia, MD area business owner contacts over these last few months, thanking me for the notes that we put together, sending thoughts and questions — and letting me know that they’ve sent their friends to see us for their business and family tax needs. THANK YOU! With “busy season” right around the corner, this means … Read More

Rajiv MahajanThe Most Important Factor in Columbia, MD area Small Business Valuation