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Drive down the street and you can’t miss the empty storefronts, more and more every week. If you wanted to find new office space, it’s a great time to negotiate an advantageous deal. Let’s face it, we’re seeing businesses fail all around us.

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In the State of Florida, one thing’s for sure: the tax code is complicated.   I should know – I used to work for the Department of Revenue.  In fact, many businesses are unaware of overpayments they’ve made!

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Nothing says “impersonal and indifferent” as much as a generic letter or email,  whether it’s your annual Holiday letter to friends or a form sent to clients and potential clients. It’s deeply impersonal. There’s no reason for this. Customizing form letters or emails to make them appear more personal and directed specifically at the receiver isn’t difficult.

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You may look back on 2008 as a terrible year for your business. Even as you hope to put the rough days behind you, don’t miss out on some tax opportunities.  Here are a few ideas to consider.

  • Net operating loss carryback

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There are two ways to approach difficult times like these.  We can wallow in the bad news (with much moaning and gnashing of teeth) or we can see beyond the numbers to find new opportunities.

It’s all about value: how can we add value? 

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It may feel like the market has completely dried up, but in fact there’s still private money out there looking for deals.

But buyers are getting more and more selective, and sellers still often fail to perform the appropriate due diligence to move a deal to closure. 

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According to the most recent Report to the Nation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, U.S. organizations lose 7% of their annual revenues to faud.  Apply that to the gross domestic product, and that reprsents an estimated $994 billion in fraud losses!

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When will the recession be over?  Eleven different experts gave their best guesses in The New York Times on March 1st, but if you’re running a business you can’t afford to wait to see who’s right.

It’s time to look at historic spending,

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Unless you’re hoping for a thank-you note from the IRS, take note.  A window of opportunity exists to use estate planning tactics which may not be available for much longer.

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The $787 billion stimulus package signed into law on February 17th includes nearly $300 billion in tax cuts, and some significant ones for individuals.

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On Feb. 17, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). While approximately two-thirds of the nearly $800 billion stimulus act is focused on government spending initiatives intended to create jobs and jumpstart the economy,

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