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Victor M. Quinones’ Annual Holiday Prayer

Well, Congress seems to have heard the cries of the huddled masses of SMB's around the country, and more PPP funding is (seemingly) on the way.Details aren't finalized yet as of this writing, so I will have more to say on these matters in future weeks.Even these early...

5 Business Mistakes That Can Be Fatal by Victor M. Quinones

All the political people are arguing over taxes, and my inner geek smiles.(By the way, if YOU want to argue about the tax issues, here's a good explainer article to start with before you make big declarations about the tax issues involved.)Because I'm not really...

The Pareto Principle And Your Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be really tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little...

My Los Angeles County Small Business Health Quiz (Part 1)

Last week, when I wrote my message to our Los Angeles County business clients, the biggest news was the second round of the PPP, and that expenses covered under the first round of it would be tax deductible.Has anything happened since then?Goodness, even just the...

About That PPP Forgiveness Application for Los Angeles County Businesses

I have a few quick-hit things to cover today.The first of which relates to some timing issues. Labor Day is behind us (though many of my Los Angeles County business owner friends and clients don't really take time off for that).(You can't really take a vacation in the...

Keeping Your Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We've been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how Los Angeles small business owners simply have to stay laser-focused on tasks that will bring them and their business towards actually achieving their goals. Especially with all of the political and cultural chaos...

Keeping Your Los Angeles County Business Focused During Distracting Times

Apparently there's some news happening around us in Los Angeles County these days.I often use this space to share East Los Angeles-specific, detailed information about PPP forgiveness, tax code updates, leadership and marketing strategy, expense reduction, and more --...

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...

How Los Angeles County Businesses Get More Done With Less Time

Would you shoot me a note?How are things going for your Los Angeles County business right now?Doesn't have to be long ... just a little status update, is all. There might be some things we can do to help, if needed (or traps we can help you avoid if things are rolling...

Provisions of the Second Coronavirus Relief Bill That Affect Los Angeles County Small Businesses

Wow, does it ever feel good to have turned the page on 2020. This first "working week" is when I finally began to feel the newness of it all.Yes, it's "just a date" on a Gregorian calendar, but ...2021 holds great promise for our East Los Angeles business clients....

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!