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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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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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How To Make More Money (And Not Feel Guilty About It)

By Matt Patrick / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on How To Make More Money (And Not Feel Guilty About It)

I learned a painful lesson the first three years after starting Patrick Accounting. My revenue was going up significantly; however, I made the same amount of money in my third year as I did in my first year. If you are like most business owners, part of the appeal of starting and running your own…

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You Must Focus on This if You Want Your Business to Succeed

By Matt Patrick / January 16, 2019 / Comments Off on You Must Focus on This if You Want Your Business to Succeed

Do you love profit? We do. And not in a shallow, superficial kind of way. We love profit because of what it means and what it can accomplish for business owners. 1. Profit is a reliable indicator of your business’ health. We all have different reasons for starting businesses. I started Patrick Accounting because I…

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Sliding Into 2019 Like Whee!

By Matt Patrick / December 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Sliding Into 2019 Like Whee!

2018 has been an exciting year of learning, growth, and opportunities for Patrick Accounting and our clients. We have a lot to be grateful for and look forward to in 2019. Here are the posts that YOU told us were your favorites from 2018. We hope they help you review 2018 and prep for 2019.…

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7 Ways to Save Money on Taxes Before the End of the Year

By Matt Patrick / December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on 7 Ways to Save Money on Taxes Before the End of the Year

As a small business owner, you don’t need me to tell you that 2018 is quickly disappearing. By the time you subtract holidays and vacation, there are really only a few days left! Before the calendar flips into 2019, we’ve rounded up some great ways to help you save serious money on your taxes this…

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How to Increase Your Prices Without Losing Customers – Part 2

By Matt Patrick / December 4, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Increase Your Prices Without Losing Customers – Part 2

The most important consideration once you have decided to raise prices is ensuring you communicate with your customers so they are not surprised. Customers would more likely be upset by a lack of communication than by the price increase itself. Here are best practices for rolling out increased pricing: Let your customers know when you’re…

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