Category: Business

The Rumors of my Retirement are untrue

Written by July 12, 2018

Recently, it has come to my attention that many folks feel that I have merged D.E. Rodrigues and Company with Jardim and Marotta in order to retire. This could not be further from the truth! Neither myself, Rose Jardim , nor Christie Marotta plan to retire or sell our practices in the future. The offices are also not being moved...

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Want a successful business? Delegate

Written by April 11, 2018

It’s easy to get in the mindset that if you want things done the right way you have to do them yourself. But that isn’t always the best approach at work, even if you firmly believe you’re the best person for the job. There simply isn’t enough time in the day, especially if you have a business to run. Limke...

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Is your business susceptible to payroll fraud?

Written by January 5, 2018

Unless a small business owner handles all aspects of computing and paying payroll, there is room for fraud. Even if your company has only a few employees — it does not guarantee your funds will be safe.   How payroll fraud happens Perhaps one of the easiest payroll fraud techniques is the overpayment of withholding or payroll taxes. Your bookkeeper...

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Remember, local is not always local-Know the difference

Written by December 26, 2017

Not all CPA firms are alike! Pay attention to the details when deciding. One firm in our area claims to be the largest firm in the area. That firm is part of a national firm whose headquarters are in the Midwest,  whose partners are local. Therefore, their structure is nothing more than a satellite office of a much larger firm; whose operations...

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Why do I need a business valuation?

Written by August 3, 2017

This is a question I am often asked. The basic reason why you would want to value your company would be for two good reasons; you either are in a multiple partner business and it is part of a buy-sell agreement or if you are in fact ready to sell your business. In either case, you will need to determine...

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What to Look for in a CPA

Written by April 4, 2017

When choosing a CPA it is important to determine the qualifications of the CPA. Check their most current peer review and ask if they had any findings. Assess their attitude when asking certain questions regarding their background and qualifications. Are they proud to discuss the matter, do they downplay or minimize the answer, or are they defensive? I personally feel...

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Start smart: Five items to focus on when starting a new business

Written by January 26, 2017

Are you starting a new business in the new year? Put these items on your to-do list. Business plan. Outline who will own the business and what the legal form will be, your qualifications to run the business, the competitive market you face, the products or services you will sell, and how you intend to advertise to prospective customers. How...

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Local is not always local – Know the difference

Written by January 26, 2017

Not all CPA firms are alike! Pay attention to the details when deciding. One firm in our area claims to be the largest firm in the area. That firm is part of a national firm whose headquarters are in the Midwest,  whose partners are local. Therefore, their structure is nothing more than a satellite office of a much larger firm; whose operations...

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Keep up with wage laws

Written by January 26, 2017

While the new federal overtime rules that were scheduled to take effect in 2016 have been put on hold, perhaps permanently, other wage laws are still around, including those that establish minimum pay levels. These minimum wage laws vary from state to state, and some have changed beginning January 1. In addition, you may be required to post notices or...

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