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5 Mid-Year Tax Planning Strategies

For many small business owners, thinking about taxes occurs only twice a year … when returns are being prepared and perhaps at the end of the year. This is a mistake. With half of 2017 over, now is a great time to assess where you stand and to take action that will be helpful to […]

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9 Simple Money Moves You Should Make This Week

1. Open a Separate Bank Account Aleksle/Getty Images The first step we recommend for organizing your finances and boosting savings is opening a separate bank account. Operating everything out of one checking account can make your finances muddy and contribute undue stress to your money management. To simplify, open a second account for a dedicated […]

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Freya Shoffner: As seen on TV

See Freya LIVE June 8 at 4:00pm Stoughton TV. Freya Shoffner will be featured on the Hidden Gemz Show fielding questions from panelists about estate planning and small business. Here’s the link to the station http://www.stoughtontv.com/about.html Need a Speaker for a Business Event? With the right help, you are more likely to succeed. The attorneys at […]

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The Latest Wedding Trend Is Planning For Your Future Divorce.

  Laurie Itkin met her husband Dan on Match.com when she was 35 years old. He was 41. After dating for about eight months, they bought a house together in San Diego. They lived together for a few years before Dan decided he wanted Laurie to take a more active role in parenting his 10-year-old daughter […]

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National Small Business Week

  Shoffner & Associates are celebrating National Small Business Week with the SBA.   Taking place April 30th – May 6th. And like last year, we’re taking the show on the road to celebrate small businesses across the United States. We’re excited for this year’s activities, which will include forums and panels about trends in […]

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Double the chocolate and add bacon.

I’m still looking into ways to increase productivity at work, and I found something interesting.  Apparently chocolate really is the answer. Fast Company says that the polyphenols found in chocolate can relax you and improve your mood (duh!), which can make you more creative.  It appears that polyphenols are “a group of badass antioxidants” as […]

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They’re Just Not That into Doing Business with You: 6 Dating Tips to Improve Sales

Dating and sales both require social skills, being vulnerable to rejection, and putting yourself outside your comfort zone. The biggest difference between the two is that in dating you only need to find one person with whom you truly connect. Those who work in sales have to nurture existing relationships and find new ones every […]

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How Do You Stay Productive and Mindful?

The concept of mindfulness is a hot topic these days, but it’s not just a trendy fad, it’s a centuries-old practice rooted in Buddhist Meditation and made popular in 1979, thanks to Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Plainly put, mindfulness is the practice of focusing intently on one thing at a time […]

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33 Smart Ways to Cut Your Taxes Right Now

Preparing your 2016 tax return may feel a lot like filing last year’s did, because there are very few changes in the rules. But you’re completing this annual chore against a backdrop of uncertainty, as President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans contemplate a sweeping overhaul of U.S. tax laws. How to proceed? Keep an eye […]

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Important Information on W-2/SSN Data Theft Scam

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent this bulletin at 03/28/2017 04:08 PM EDT Tax Exempt Government Entities March 28, 2017 Useful Links TE/GE at a Glance TE/GE contacts Exempt Organizations Retirement Plans Federal State & Local Governments Tax Exempt Bonds Indian Tribal Governments Other IRS Resources Compliance & Enforcement Contact My Local Office Filing Options Forms […]

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