Name Reservation – CA Secretary of State Name Reservation

Name Reservation The Secretary of State rejects thousands of documents for many reasons. Many business entity filings are rejected due to a conflict or match to another name.  You forfeit the counter fees when documents get rejected. This can cost you up to $350. Solution: Do a name reservation before you file your documents. The first thing […]

Transition from Sole Proprietorship to LLC

Sole Proprietorship Sole proprietorship is by far one of the most basic form of business to start. This is typically where an individual operates his or her own business. The advantage of a Sole Proprietorship is that it involves little or no paperwork and can be easily managed by anyone. However, the downside is that the […]

File Documents with the CA Secretary of State in Sacramento

Get faster processing time when you hire us to file your documents  with the CA Secretary of State Sacramento counter! •  Basic document review to check for common errors to reduce chances of rejections. •  We can get expedited 24-Hour processing or standard 7-10 day processing to cut costs. •  Daily trips to the CA Secretary of […]

How to Beat Procrastination

It’s almost Christmas and have you started shopping yet or have you wrapped all your gifts?  Would you call yourself a procrastinator? Do you suffer from chronic procrastination? If so, you’re not alone, and with our to-do-lists growing daily, the percentage of people who procrastinate chronically has increased over the last few decades.   There’s […]

What Is Reasonable Compensation for a Shareholder?

Reasonable compensation is a term you want to be familiar with when valuing your company and your shareholder compensation.  As business owners, we have the privilege and responsibility of setting our own wages.  However, how much we take impacts the profits we report on our financial statements. Why should I use it? The health of […]

The Entrepreneur’s Paycheck

As business owners, we may be so busy making sure the bills get paid and the product gets out the door that we may not be quite as proactive about our own compensation.  To pay themselves, many new business owners take what’s left after employees and vendors have been paid, and that ends up being […]

Cool Apps: Amazon Echo

Did you ever want a secretary that could answer questions all day? Amazon has a cool app: Amazon Echo.  While Amazon’s Echo product can’t fetch coffee, it can perform all sorts of digital tasks that come up in daily life at work and at home. Many Choices: There are three types of Amazon Echos: The […]

Five Places Where Spending More Pays Off

It’s generally a good idea to keep overhead costs low so that your business profits will be higher.  This is especially true with items that are easily commoditized and fairly standardized, such as utilities and rent.  But there are times when increasing expenses pays off nicely, and here are five places where spending more pays […]

The Death of the Annual Performance Review

If you have employees, you probably also have a process to help them understand how they are doing on their job performance. There’s a new trend in large companies to kill the annual performance review and replace it with continuous, instant feedback as well as a tool called an after-action review.  This trend is the […]

Five Ways to Add Pizzazz to Your Customer Service

It’s the little things that add up to make an exceptional experience for your customers. Here are five “little things” you can add to your services to create an exponentially memorable connection with your customers.   Generosity   Add a little extra something to the products or services you offer. It could be a piece […]