Friday, April 16, 2021

SHOULD YOU HIRE A CPA?

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The Income tax filing date for 2021 has been extended to May 17 for most individuals, with some exceptions. A majority of Carpet Cleaning Companies fall into the category.

There are many changes to the tax laws being proposed. If you have not done so in the past, then now may be a good time to seek the advice and counsel of a CPA to oversee your business’ accounting operations.

A good CPA will not technically cost you anything. Instead, you should recognize savings by taking advantage of all allowable deductions and other tax law advantages.

Finally, they will keep you out of trouble with the IRS as they will have you file accurate returns on time.

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DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS

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This is something that is taught to children at a young age. However, it is also advice that grownup business people should also adhere to.

Covid has forced many companies to close offices and have their employees work from home. It also seems like it has brought the telephone solicitors out of the woodwork.

Every week our office is deluged with exotic offers. Some are in the form of robo calls or Google calls and most often “live” general sales solicitations. They all have something in common besides being obnoxious and annoying. We don’t know who is calling so therefore we don’t talk to strangers.

Know with whom you are doing business and never buy anything from anyone you don’t know. Stick with that philosophy and you should never be burned by the many con artists, who ply their trade over the telephone.

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Friday, April 09, 2021

DON'T INSULT YOUR POTENTIAL CUSTOMER

Dont Insult Your Prospect

Whether you have been asked to give a bid or are cold calling, you don’t insult your potential customer. Obviously, no one does this intentionally. However, one of the surest ways to alienate the prospect is to criticize the previous work by saying that it looks terrible. Very likely, the person you are talking to contracted the previous cleaning. Maybe they were dissatisfied, perhaps they thought the previous amount paid was too high? Whatever the reason, your job is to sell them on your company and the service you will provide.

While reviewing the areas to be cleaned, mention that it will be your intent to have the appearance of their building to be the best it can be. Discuss the equipment and chemicals you use. Mention your experience and the training that you and your employees have received. Provide references and other facts that lend to your credibility.

After this initial exchange of information, turn the conversation to answering specific questions as soon as possible. By answering your prospect’s questions, you should be able to turn any negatives into positives.

Above all, don’t insult your customer.

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Friday, April 02, 2021

THE FAMILY BUSINESS - Part II

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The Blog of March 26, 2021 discussed The Family Business as a blessing or a curse. It explored the good, bad and ugly of such an enterprise.

At some point in time, The Family Business may become too large to be operated by just family members. At that time, it will become necessary to expand the business beyond family members or the business will stagnate and not continue to grow.

To paraphrase a statement made in the March 26th Blog, treat your employees like family and your family like employees. If this can be accomplished, a business will be well on the road to continued growth and additional success.

However, many people express the common feeling “they don’t want the hassle of having employees”. But having employees doesn’t have to be a hassle; in fact, it can be a pleasure. Employees can become just like family...the “business family”. This family can become as large as desired.

When interviewing and ultimately hiring these new “family” members, it will be necessary to hire people who will blend in and complement the existing family members.

In fact, some of the new “family” members may take over duties and responsibilities of the existing family members. This will allow those members to take on additional or new responsibilities. Ultimately leading to the business having continued expansion and success.

The Family Business can be a blessing or a curse. If the founding Family Members treat the new Family Members as a blessing. then it will not become a curse.

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