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Why Central Florida Tax Debtors Should Unload Tax Debt Now

Why Central Florida Tax Debtors Should Unload Tax Debt Now

Here we are, nearing the end of tax season. It’s been one wild ride. I for one am counting the days until I can turn off my phone, sip on some iced tea, and get lulled to sleep by the wind and bird songs while swinging comfortably in a hammock. If you can’t reach...

Business Budget Basics Central Florida Owners Should Follow

Business Budget Basics Central Florida Owners Should Follow

Well, it’s now *officially* spring. Of course, that means the end of those cold winter months and the start of warmer, longer days, but it also means the possibility of disruption and stormy weather (especially in the south this week).And while we sure do love...

Kimberely Bates’s List of IRS Audit Triggers To Watch Out For

Kimberely Bates’s List of IRS Audit Triggers To Watch Out For

When the tax deadline looms (this year’s is little more than a month out), a lot of Central Florida people start rushing to slap things together before the deadline expires. But in all the rushing, it’s easy to get on thin ice… and fast.So, let’s talk about what can...

Business Bank Account Basics for Central Florida Business Owners

Business Bank Account Basics for Central Florida Business Owners

Have you been able to keep your mind clear? Have you kept your time-limited output and attention focused on your Central Florida business? I hate to repeat myself, but this is so critical during these globally anxious days. Your business, your team – your FAMILY...

Bates’s Tips for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

Bates’s Tips for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

With the events of the past week and whispers of world war, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the non-stop fear cycle. Watching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, anxiously waiting to see if China will invade Taiwan, hearing Turkey issue threats to Russia if they...

Kimberely Bates’s Three Simple Steps to IRS Audit Preparation

Kimberely Bates’s Three Simple Steps to IRS Audit Preparation

Congratulations, you’ve won the lottery!The IRS audit lottery, that is.If you’re being audited by the IRS, you’re in a very select group. Since the IRS audits less than one-quarter of one percent of all income tax returns – that’s less than 1 out of 400 – it’s a very...

Small Business Mentoring For Your Central Florida Business

Small Business Mentoring For Your Central Florida Business

Did you know that about 20% of small businesses fail in their first year? That’s a daunting statistic for anyone starting a new Central Florida business. And, even scarier, is the reality that companies with owners younger than 30 are even more likely...

Succession Planning 101 for Central Florida Businesses

Succession Planning 101 for Central Florida Businesses

Whether you’re partial to the Olympics or American football, this past week has brought some great athletic entertainment to many Central Florida homes and businesses. As we speak, the U.S. has managed to grab 16 medals – 7 of them gold. Among those gold medal...