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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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The Big Lie You’re Being Told

By Matt Patrick / February 8, 2018 / Comments Off on The Big Lie You’re Being Told

I’ve had the good fortune of working in several different businesses in my 30+ year career. Mostly, I’ve worked in the retail management, construction management and customer service industries. Many, many years ago, I was a manager for a large, national home improvement retailer who shall remain nameless, but their color is orange. At one…

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Need Help Trying to Make New Habits Stick? Try These Simple Tips…

By Matt Patrick / January 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Need Help Trying to Make New Habits Stick? Try These Simple Tips…

Even if you are not a New Year’s resolution maker, it’s likely that at some point in your life you’ll want to adopt healthier or more productive habits. When you do want to make a change for the better, consider trying the following tips from lifehack.org to increase your chances of making your new good…

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Plan Now and Take Advantage of 2017 Tax Savings

By Matt Patrick / November 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Plan Now and Take Advantage of 2017 Tax Savings

The end of the year is often hectic, which is why it’s important to take some time now to reduce your tax bill. Our firm can offer additional strategies to further mitigate your tax burden; however, the following 5 tips are an excellent starting point: Defer income. Because income is taxed in the year it…

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Simplify Seasonal Staffing with these Smart Strategies

By Matt Patrick / October 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Simplify Seasonal Staffing with these Smart Strategies

Whether your business needs temporary workers to get through the holiday season or you hire short-term help on a regular basis, the process of finding the right candidates can be challenging. Try applying these strategies to make seasonal staffing easier: Create an ideal employee profile. Even though temporary help may not be with you long, it’s…

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5 Tips to Reset Your Stress Response

By Matt Patrick / October 2, 2017 / Comments Off on 5 Tips to Reset Your Stress Response

Because stress related to work, family issues and other events is something that affects many of us, it’s important to reset your own stress response to protect your health and productivity. Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., a business psychologist, offers these tips: Act don’t react. According to Melnick, “Stress occurs when we feel that situations are out of…

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