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Your Financial Partner Through Tough Decisions

By Matt Patrick / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Your Financial Partner Through Tough Decisions

Through the uncertainties you are facing, we at Patrick Accounting and Whirks strive to be a guiding light, a sounding board, and a friend. We know you have tough decisions to make that will impact your team and your business. Here are some of the actions we are taking to help our clients, who are…

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How to Manage Yourself and Your Team When You are Constantly Pulled in a Million Directions

By Matt Patrick / February 28, 2020 / Comments Off on How to Manage Yourself and Your Team When You are Constantly Pulled in a Million Directions

I am probably like most small business owners. At the end of my day, I often wonder what I was able to get done. My office is like a revolving door. I get technical tax questions, customer service questions or issues, new sales insight or pricing questions, I get process questions. I get employee issues. I get recruiting…

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Create a Winning Corporate Culture

By Matt Patrick / January 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Create a Winning Corporate Culture

Have you ever heard the saying “Teamwork makes the dream work?” Yeah I am sure you have, and I am also sure you thought it was super cheesy.  Well, it is cheesy, but it is also so dang true!  A Three Musketeers atmosphere of “all for one and one for all” is such a great…

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It’s the 4th Quarter!

By Matt Patrick / October 1, 2019 / Comments Off on It’s the 4th Quarter!

Too many years ago playing high school football, I remember when the horn blew to end the 3rd quarter and every player would put four fingers in the air. Everyone in the stands would do it, and everyone would be looking around like, “Hey you know what’s after the 3rd quarter right – the 4th quarter, no way!” …

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An Accountant’s Perspective on Profit First

By Matt Patrick / May 28, 2019 / Comments Off on An Accountant’s Perspective on Profit First

We’ve been talking a lot about Profit First the last several months. Profit First is the accounting practice that is revolutionizing our clients’ businesses. If you missed any of the posts, I’ve included them below. 3 Reasons to Read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz You Must Focus on This if You Want Your Business to…

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What to Do When Tax Season Isn’t What You Expected

By Matt Patrick / May 14, 2019 / Comments Off on What to Do When Tax Season Isn’t What You Expected

We’ve all had the experience in school of walking out of an exam feeling woefully under-prepared and thinking… “Well, that’s definitely not what I expected.” But when you are running a small business and you walk out of your accountant’s office saying the same thing about your taxes, there’s a problem. Your taxes should not…

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How Do I Implement Profit First?

By Matt Patrick / April 30, 2019 / Comments Off on How Do I Implement Profit First?

Joshua Chamberlain is quite possibly the one man responsible for the U.S. winning WWII. This is impressive considering that he fought in the Civil War. Chamberlain was a college professor in Maine who volunteered to join the Union Army during the Civil War. He is best known for a single moment of action at the…

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Our Taxes are HOW Much? (and other things you should never have to say to your accountant)

By Matt Patrick / April 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Our Taxes are HOW Much? (and other things you should never have to say to your accountant)

We are hitting pause on our regularly scheduled programming to do a post-tax-season pulse check. Do any (or all) of these statements describe how you are feeling now that tax season has ended? “How in the world am I going to make payroll this month, write the huge check I owe for taxes, AND pay…

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Four Ways to Implement Profit First in Your Business

By Matt Patrick / April 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Four Ways to Implement Profit First in Your Business

Profit First is a radical accounting system that will transform your business. Since the book’s release in 2017, 30,000 businesses have put it into practice, and they’ve seen incredible results! We’ve already done several introductory posts on Profit First. (If you’re just joining us, take a couple of minutes and take a look through these.…

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What if your accountant could help you make your business more profitable?

By Matt Patrick / March 26, 2019 / Comments Off on What if your accountant could help you make your business more profitable?

You don’t have to look far to find people who fail to meet expectations. (Just Google “you had one job” or head over to hadonejob.com for a long list of hilarious examples…after you finish reading this post, of course!) Fortunately, most of the world is populated by dependable people who get up, go to work,…

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