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How Sierra Madre Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for Sierra Madre 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 $150K), and Congress is having trouble coming to […]

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PPP Forgiveness Reminders For Sierra Madre Businesses

Doing business in the summer of 2020 sure ain’t easy. I have Sierra Madre clients all over the spectrum — some whose businesses are on their last legs because of social restrictions and lockdowns, some who are hanging steady, and some who have found ways to grow. Many have taken advantage of the Paycheck Protection […]

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Passing Down Your Sierra Madre 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 Sierra Madre small businesses (and their accountants!) everywhere. Nothing has been passed, but it’s under strong consideration. And, in case you didn’t know, the PPP program is STILL available — […]

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Is It Time For Your Sierra Madre Business To Get A New Tax Accountant?

I’m going to take a moment to address those of you who might NOT be using our services thus far. There’s a word or two for current Sierra Madre 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 […]

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Thank You Sierra Madre Small Businesses

Lifting my heavily-lidded eyes to peer up through the haze of government forms and procedures, I peek at the calendar, which today says: July. And we are still doing tax work. This year has been insane. Yet we have had the PRIVILEGE to walk alongside you through major disruptions and chaos. Because I do count […]

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What To Try When Your Sierra Madre Business’ Receivables Are Slowing Down

At the end of last week, the House approved the Senate’s action of extending the PPP loan availability for 5 more weeks, and the President signed it shortly thereafter. This means that approximately $129 billion in remaining PPP funds can be tapped by Sierra Madre businesses who have failed to do so yet. This program […]

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Using KPI’s For Your Sierra Madre Business

Scattershotting around the world of SBA loans and taxes here before the huge deadlines looming on July 15th. (As a reminder: 2019 personal tax returns and payments, first AND second quarter 2020 estimated tax payments are ALL due on Wednesday, July 15th.) We’re working with all of our Sierra Madre business owner clients to dot […]

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Hey Sierra Madre Business Owners, Do You Understand The Value of Time?

How are you and your Sierra Madre business hanging in there these days? I’d be interested in what kind of revenue you’re managing (unless you’ve already given us visibility into your books — I can see for myself). Shoot me an email, and let me know. I might have some ideas for you that could […]

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Customer Value Represents The True Value For A Business In Sierra Madre

The nation keeps roiling, and life for many of your Sierra Madre customers might take longer than anticipated to get back to “normal”. For some, they might not actually want to get back to whatever that “normal” was before all of this. Some of this change might be healthy. But for many, these days are […]

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Good News for Sierra Madre Businesses About

Just when we thought that the business-related news might slow down for Sierra Madre business owners… Not only are unemployment numbers improving (much to the surprise and delight of the stock markets), but … Congress passed, and the President has signed a bill that affords businesses who received the PPP (whether in the first or […]

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