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Did You Hear? We Are a Firm of the Future

Team Holly CPA Selected As Firm of the Future by Intuit We are proud to announce that your very own Team Holly CPA won a prestigious award from Intuit this year – Firm of the Future! Intuit, QuickBooks’ parent company, launches a contest each year in search of the top “Firms of the Future.” The winners […]

Sue Becomes QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor

Sue Tithof Leads Team Holly to Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification We’re proud to announce that our intrepid Master CPA and Financial Goddess, Sue Tithof, became an Certified ProAdvisor Advanced for QuickBooks Online this month. As part of her training for the certification and exam, Sue attended the QuickBooks Online Virtual Conference in October 2017, learning […]

Smart Disaster Planning Tips

We know: disaster planning is not high on the list of things we all want to do. But in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Irma and Harvey, or the wildfires out West, disaster planning should be top of mind for all of us.  Too often natural disasters strike and serve as reminders that it’s […]

5 Tips to Get You Ready for Tax Season

The holidays are upon us and that means it’s time to get your end-of-year ducks in a row for some smooth sailing through the upcoming tax season. Here are five tips to help you get organized so that your 2016 tax filing is as easy as floating down the lazy river: Small biz owners: Gather […]

4 Great Reasons to Take Payroll as an S-Corp Owner

As you probably know, October is tax planning month for us at Team Holly. We’ve already posted some blogs about what kinds of financial decisions might warrant a call to your CPA (so you can assess the tax impacts of your choices), and some investment tax planning strategies. So what do S-Corp payroll and tax […]

Your Small Business Website: DIY or Not?

It’s hard to believe that in 2016 almost half of all small businesses in the U.S. do not have websites for their companies, especially when 70-80% of customers do online research before making a purchase or choosing a service. Does your small business have a website? If not, it’s time for you to consider creating […]

4 Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

As a business owner, you want to focus on what you know best – your product or service. Accounting and finances are a necessary evil but probably aren’t a favorite part of your work. However, lack of knowledge about finances and accounting could cost you big-time down the road. So, set up your small business […]

Business Structures 102: The Corporation Showdown

Our last post compared LLCs and Partnerships. If you’re starting your own business, enjoy today’s post comparing some tax advantages for LLCs and corporations. LLC (Limited Liability Company) vs. Inc. (Corporation) The biggest advantages of an LLC over a corporation are flexibility in management and pass-through taxation. While corporations must have a formal management structure […]

Branding Your Small Business: What’s in a Name?

One of the first things most small business owners must do is name their business. Sounds easy enough, right? But, it’s not that easy. Your business name is an extension of your brand – you know, that perception that customers or clients have about your product or service. Your branding is more than just your […]