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My Sierra Madre Small Business Health Quiz (Part 1)

My Sierra Madre Small Business Health Quiz (Part 1)

Things are getting busier around Ye Olde Accountacy Shoppe (i.e. Ross & Associates Accountancy Corp) as more and more Sierra Madre business owners are touching base to get on our calendar for the next few weeks. Will you join them? If so, great. You know how to find us. Let us know if we can […]

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Five Tips To Build A Healthy Company Culture by Rodney Ross

Five Tips To Build A Healthy Company Culture by Rodney Ross

Like many Sierra Madre business owners, you probably set some goals for 2020. So … hmmm … how are you doing on those? Based on data collected by Statistic Brain, 27.4 percent of people typically abandon their resolutions within a week. Within two weeks of January 1st, 31.6 percent of people will have ditched their […]

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Rodney Ross’ 2019 Personal Income Tax Documents List

Rodney Ross’ 2019 Personal Income Tax Documents List

So yes … you run a business. Which affords you some massive opportunities not available to Sierra Madre wage employees on your PERSONAL taxes (depending, of course, on how everything is set up for you). So that likely means that you have a couple different tax returns to wade through each year (and maybe more, […]

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Influence and Leadership In The Digital Age by Rodney Ross

Influence and Leadership In The Digital Age by Rodney Ross

Here’s a truth that some Sierra Madre entrepreneur-types HATE to acknowledge: uptight accountants are a useful bunch. One of the things we really like, btw, is getting AHEAD of the game for our Sierra Madre clients. Which, regardless of your entity structure, means that I’d like to first inspire you towards communicating with my office […]

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The Three Kinds of Customers For Sierra Madre Businesses

The Three Kinds of Customers For Sierra Madre Businesses

Bar none, the most important asset in your Sierra Madre business is your client and customer list. This is even true if you are in a “capital-intensive” business with significant material assets. In fact, I’d be very interested to hear someone make a strong case that it isn’t true in EVERY business. I’ll paraphrase Andrew […]

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Protecting Your Focus At All Costs by Rodney Ross

Protecting Your Focus At All Costs by Rodney Ross

War drums beating in Iran. Impeachment (?) proceedings. Democratic primaries. Weird economic signals. There is literally SO MUCH that can rob you of your greatest asset as we move forward into 2020. And in case it wasn’t obvious, I’m talking about your focus. As a local Sierra Madre business owner, you’ve gotta play a bigger […]

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How Ross & Associates Accountancy Corp Plans to Make 2020 Our Best Year Ever

How Ross & Associates Accountancy Corp Plans to Make 2020 Our Best Year Ever

By the time you actually get to reading this, there is a very good chance that you’re reading a voice from the last decade. 🙂 I make it a practice to prepare my posts to Sierra Madre clients and friends a few days in advance, and RIGHT NOW, it is still 2019. But 2020 is […]

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Rodney Ross’ Annual Holiday Prayer

Rodney Ross’ Annual Holiday Prayer

In this holiday season full of conflict and impeachment, I’m ever more encouraged to see outside of my own situation, and practice empathy for those around me. And as the years go along, I’m increasingly aware of how this holiday season is a time of joy for many, as well as a time of pain […]

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Will Your Sierra Madre Company Be Giving Year-End Bonuses?

Will Your Sierra Madre Company Be Giving Year-End Bonuses?

The plot to one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time, Christmas Vacation, centers on one holiday hope: the year-end bonus. Clark Griswold, as “the last true family man”, decides he will use his promised year-end bonus to install a pool in his family’s backyard. When the dream fails to materialize, Clark gets […]

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Raise Prices For Your Sierra Madre Business

Raise Prices For Your Sierra Madre Business

Let me start out by once again reminding you that we are nearing year-end (as if you really needed my reminder). And Sierra Madre business owners are extremely well-positioned to make a dent through proper tax planning more than any other population. We’re right here, should the impulse strike you: (626) 357-9703 On the personal […]

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