Kathy Bylkas’ Essentials On Small Business Insurance Coverage

“Go start a business!” they said. “It’ll be fun and you’ll make a lot of money!” they said. “FLEXIBILITY!” “BE YOUR OWN BOSS.” But then … well, you are your own boss now. And there are so. many. things. to think about beyond what you got into your business to actually do. It’s time to put on your grown-up pants, … Read More

Kathy BylkasKathy Bylkas’ Essentials On Small Business Insurance Coverage

Leading Through Change In Your Colorado Springs Small Business

Goodness gracious, has there ever been change this year. I’m mostly referring to all of the new regulations in the tax code: the fact that strategies that “used to work” to reduce our clients’ tax burdens might not work in the same way as they did in the past. Politics change, cultures change, and what is happening in YOUR Colorado … Read More

Kathy BylkasLeading Through Change In Your Colorado Springs Small Business

Brand Leverage: How to Maximize your Colorado Springs Small Business’ Strengths

Some nice news from the oh-so-kind people at the IRS. Shoot, I probably should have told you this sooner, so you could EAT BETTER. The “meals” deduction is back! Per the guidance released earlier this month, we can once again deduct MEALS for business. (Entertainment is still gone.) So keep eating out with those prospects, clients, associates and friends. Do … Read More

Kathy BylkasBrand Leverage: How to Maximize your Colorado Springs Small Business’ Strengths

Kathy Bylkas’ Key Points On How To Make Sound Financial Decisions (Part 2)

We just wrapped up all the extension returns for TY2017, and can finally place our gaze SQUARELY at what’s ahead. Which is a funny thing to say, because, well … for too many of our clients, we are continuously looking backwards — simply because they haven’t worked with us before the year is over, and we aren’t able to make … Read More

Kathy BylkasKathy Bylkas’ Key Points On How To Make Sound Financial Decisions (Part 2)

What Is The Proper Role Of A Colorado Springs Small Business Owner?

Firstly, I gotta say — we’re past the midpoint of October, and, well … the calendar is speeding up. Sure, looking back from an historical perspective might still enable us to find some deductions. But by the time the end of the year hits, it’ll be too late to fix problems like missing the new 20% QBI reduction, lost MERP … Read More

Kathy BylkasWhat Is The Proper Role Of A Colorado Springs Small Business Owner?

How To Find a Business Mentor In Colorado Springs

We’re knee-deep in extension-land for some of our individual and family clients from Colorado Springs (extensions due in about a week). And I’m glad to say that we’ve been able to help a lot of families keep far more in their pockets than if they had used the “drag and drop” solutions, or one of those tax prep boiler rooms. … Read More

Kathy BylkasHow To Find a Business Mentor In Colorado Springs

Kathy Bylkas’ Five Key Elements For Setting Smart Business Goals

When I sit down with my Colorado Springs business owner clients (whether in person or on the phone), we try to look at EVERY aspect of their business, not just their books. And there is often great clarity when we peek at what is *behind* the books (marketing, sales, management, asset management, etc.). The good news for my business owner … Read More

Kathy BylkasKathy Bylkas’ Five Key Elements For Setting Smart Business Goals

Should Colorado Springs College Students Invest In The Market Or Pay Off Student Loans Early?

As a general rule, most debt isn’t helpful to you. In fact, I could probably state that more clearly: debt can be a massive load on your financial future. And, of course, that is especially true of student loans. Now, much can be written about the explosion of student loan debt over the last decade (and has), but today I … Read More

Kathy BylkasShould Colorado Springs College Students Invest In The Market Or Pay Off Student Loans Early?

Kathy Bylkas’ Price War Strategies: Three Reasons To Raise Your Prices

I take a look around the small business world sometimes, and I get a little sad. It’s heartbreaking to watch small businesses in Colorado Springs go out of business or not bring home enough bacon simply because they get trapped into thinking about their pricing in the wrong way. When you differentiate yourself based on price, you simply cannot provide … Read More

Kathy BylkasKathy Bylkas’ Price War Strategies: Three Reasons To Raise Your Prices

Here’s What Happens When You Use A Penetration Pricing Strategy For Your Colorado Springs Company

As we all watched radar images from Hurricane Florence last week, and we all benefited from modern scientific pre-knowledge of these sort of events, I thought about what it would be like to have had no warning whatsoever about that kind of storm. Even 100 years ago, there wasn’t any kind of advance warning. Imagine that. And it made me … Read More

Kathy BylkasHere’s What Happens When You Use A Penetration Pricing Strategy For Your Colorado Springs Company