Most small business owners have significant knowledge about the products or services they sell and the industry they’re in. However, not all small business owners have a formal business education. Even those that do may find that they have some gaps in their knowledge. That’s where our business education services could be an invaluable resource.
Our team in Shasta County, CA is full of highly-educated and experienced business experts. We can help educate and guide you in various business aspects to help you make the most informed decisions possible. The following are just a few areas where we can help you:
There are countless regulations, both on federal and state levels, that you must abide by. Falling out of compliance can result in harsh fines that most small businesses can ill afford to pay. Of course, you need to be aware of what these regulations are to remain compliant with them. These regulations include tax, labor, advertising, environmental, licensing, and privacy regulations, to name a few. Our team is well versed in both federal and California state regulations, which means that we can help you achieve a compliant avoid business compliance issues obtain and remain compliant.
Tracking expenses is crucial to calculating your cash flow and performing a break-even analysis. It’s also vital for tax purposes. You’ll want to save as much money as possible on state and federal taxes. Our team of tax specialists can track your expenses and make sure that you’re taking every deduction you’re entitled to when it comes time to submit your tax return. We can also make sure you don’t take any deductions you’re not entitled to so you can avoid potential fines.
The more efficient your business operations are, the more likely you are to grow. Increased efficiency can help save money and time — and one of the most effective ways to boost efficiency is by implementing automation solutions. For instance, using automation tools for something as simple as scheduling and sending out an email newsletter can save time and energy focused on more pressing tasks. We can help identify and implement automation solutions that will improve your company’s efficiency.
A lackluster retirement and benefits package can harm your ability to attract talented employees. You may even lose valuable employees to your competition as a result. We can help you choose a retirement and benefits package that suits your company’s needs and your employees. There are all kinds of retirement plans and benefits packages available, and we will work closely with you to explain your options.
Here at J.R. Martin & Associates, we understand all that comes with running a successful business and have an e-learning program available which is specifically designed to help provide you the foundational knowledge needed. With a solid foundation of Smart Planning, Financial Intelligence, Team & Benefits, Business Development and Soft Skills in place, we can help end all the confusion and lead you on a path of that will ensure the growth and longevity of your business. Our Core Mastery program will provide you with 24 essential business concepts (called “cores”) for business success.
Comprehensive business education can improve your decision-making and avoid potential pitfalls as you adopt a business strategy. However, we understand that not every business owner has had the privilege of formal business education. We provide the expertise you require to fill any gaps you might have in your business knowledge. Not only is our team of business specialists experienced and knowledgeable, but we also emphasize continuing education to ensure that we stay up-to-date with all the latest business practices.
It is important to properly classify those who work for you as employees or independent contractors because it is a common trigger for an audit. A misclassification can lead to multiple audits from numerous sources and lead to additional taxes, penalties and fees as well as increase your risk of litigation. Our tax professionals can help guide you through the process of determining how to properly classify your employees.