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

Three More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your Columbia, MD area Small Business Plan

small business plan

We are in that “calm before the storm” period before busy season begins in earnest for us, and it’s a great time for us — and for you, in my opinion — to take stock. As we prepare for the increased activity and communication level that always comes this time of year, we also take the opportunity to evaluate our … Read More

Rajiv MahajanThree More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your Columbia, MD area Small Business Plan

3 Important Questions For Columbia, MD area Small Business Owners To Answer In 2018

business questions

Now that we are into the first full work week of 2018, how are you feeling about your direction? We’re here, and we’re in your corner. I’d love a note from you about what you are hoping to accomplish during this year, and how we can be a resource to you as you do. As you no doubt know, we do … Read More

Rajiv Mahajan3 Important Questions For Columbia, MD area Small Business Owners To Answer In 2018