Business Succession Planning Essentials by Curtis Collins

The final quarter is a great time to take a look at where things have gone for your North Georgia business, and that's perhaps an obvious point. But now (before the holidays really hit), it might also be an even better time to take stock of where you are headed LONG...

Four Key Steps For Effective Customer Care By Curtis Collins

As "customer service" goes, I can guarantee that you (and YOUR customers too, btw) have multiple stories of North Georgia businesses or organizations that have massively bungled the encounter.For instance, anyone who calls the IRS directly -- instead of having someone...

What Are My Chances of Getting Audited? 11 Tips For North Georgia Small Businesses

On March 15th, 2018, Subchapter S Corporation (S-corps, for short), have their tax returns due. We're already on top of things for our North Georgia clients, but this is a quick reminder to you to make sure that we've communicated, and that your books don't contain...

10 Simple Fraud Protection Safeguards North Georgia Companies Should Implement

Things have been cranking at the ASA Accounting & Tax Services offices of late! We have had a steady stream of new North Georgia clients calling, emailing and coming through our doors. But it's also because of all of the questions we are fielding about the new tax...

2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for North Georgia Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind

The holidays are funny for North Georgia business owners. And, I must tell you, especially so for tax professionals like me. Every year, Congress delivers updates to the tax code, seemingly at the very last minute, so my staff and I are often working over the holidays...

Does Your Cost Structure Match Your North Georgia Company’s Value

Here's an unfortunate reality: many businesses offer amazing value, but struggle to make enough money because they don't charge enough.Thinking they are offering customers "a good deal", their business suffers as a result of selling themselves short.But whether our...

Dealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For North Georgia Business Owners

As I have been saying to some of my personal tax preparation clients in North Georgia, I'm not sure that there is very much that I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something...

The First Thing You Need To Do

Thought: Learning to be content in all circumstances is the foundation for generating real wealth, especially in this economy…

Curtis Collins’ Small Business Cash Flow Controls

... cash flow.Shoot, this is even true for any nonprofit of any kind of substance.And yes, my meticulous accountant's brain is kicked into high gear in this response, but you need somebody in your corner who is thinking about these things, or your North Georgia...

Six Underlying Needs For Effective Small Business Planning In North Georgia

So last week, I began the conversation around those foundational items of necessity for a "real" business that many business owners in North Georgia don't quite take into consideration when they first get started.These are the sort of things that can be the difference...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!