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Burnout: How it Affects Everyone and How to Re-Charge

By Reba DeVore / October 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Burnout: How it Affects Everyone and How to Re-Charge

Mike Hello everybody, welcome to another edition of the One Step Better podcast, I’m your host, Mike Schaeffer, and today, we’re gonna talk about a topic that has been maybe beat up a little bit on some circles but it’s something that we haven’t really hit on in a while. We’re gonna try to take…

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Company Values that Drive Culture

By Reba DeVore / September 14, 2020 /

What does it mean to have a good “company culture”? Culture has become a such a buzzword, it’s hard to find a clear definition.   We define culture as helping employees understand how they thrive in your organization. In a larger organization, roles might be more clear-cut, but that doesn’t mean small businesses can’t have a strong company culture that continues and thrives as…

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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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Top 3 Tips from Patrick Accounting Staff

By Reba DeVore / August 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Top 3 Tips from Patrick Accounting Staff

What’s your top three tips for small business owners? We asked our local experts (the Patrick Accounting staff) for their best bits of wisdom! Tucker Stock, Staff Accountant 1. It’s always a good idea to have at least two bank accounts, one for payroll and one main operating account. Restaurants may also benefit from a…

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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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