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How Los Angeles County Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for Los Angeles County small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news:There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans...

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

Identifying Your Target Prospect by Victor M. Quinones

With the business deadline (9/15) behind us, we're in tax planning season.Though the IRS (and Congress) haven't yet definitively made a statement about it (that we know of), here at Quinones & Co., Inc. we are operating according to the fact that the filing deadline...

Victor M. Quinones’ System To Turn Upset Clients Into Happy Clients

I am simultaneously eager while also being slightly horrified that tax season has officially begun.Horrified, simply because the IRS has been significantly behind the 8-ball this year, and I still can't believe that we're already halfway through February 2021.EAGER...

Victor M. Quinones’ Business Negotiation Skills FTW

Alright Los Angeles County business owners, we’re going to move aside from tax-related things today (though there will be PLENTY to talk about as Congressional plans unfold) ... and circle back into the nitty-gritty of how business works and share with you some...

Big Employee Retention Credit Update For Los Angeles County Businesses

With the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act AND the CARES Act, the government is seemingly trying to go "full Oprah" with all of the credits, grants, and such that they are slinging out to Los Angeles County small businesses...And while the media headlines are...

Why Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Business

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who has been dealing with such a massive disruption of their lives -- and during a time of year that is already one of the busiest. The IRS has set up a "catch all" page for those cleaning up from...

Victor M. Quinones’ Insights on Reducing Business Expenses

No matter how far around the block customers are waiting, in business, only one line counts.The bottom one.That’s why reducing business expenses is critical.Getting a grip on the costs of doing business brings you benefits both short- and long-term. “Cost controls”...

Ultra Last Minute Tax Moves for Los Angeles County Businesses

It's going to take us many weeks to digest everything in this massive omnibus of a relief bill that the President signed on Sunday night.And with year-end barrelling at us (2021 is on FRIDAY), it's unlikely that we will be able to make substantive action on your...

Victor M. Quinones’s Tips for Building a Business Emergency Fund

Pretty sure I've said this before.I'll likely say it again, too.If there’s one thing the past year has taught business owners, it’s that the "unexpected" can occur at any time.Managing your Los Angeles County business during good times is hard enough; rough times make...

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!

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