Five Keys To Happy Employees In Colorado Springs (That Don’t Have To Do With Money)

happy employees

There is a lazy truism to which many Colorado Springs business owners, managers and employers hold: to attract better talent, you have to pay top dollar. Well, I’d like to challenge that notion. And don’t just write this stuff off because I happen to be a “penny-pinching accountant”. Though, of course, that is indubitably true. I love saving money. But … Read More

Kathy BylkasFive Keys To Happy Employees In Colorado Springs (That Don’t Have To Do With Money)

Kathy Bylkas’ Salesmanship Tips

salesmanship

Over the years, I’ve become more and more convinced that almost everything about business leadership comes down to salesmanship. I might never “sell” a thing — and certainly, as a Colorado Springs accountant, the reputation of being a heavy sales person is the last thing I want associated with me — but as leaders, we are ALL in the business … Read More

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Five Key Recordkeeping Tips For Colorado Springs Business Owners

recordkeeping

As Colorado Springs business owners, we all have so many documents, forms, receipts and statements flying around that it’s tempting to just toss them all into one massive pile and “deal with them later”. Sometimes it’s the old “circular file” for almost everything. “After all, anything worth having can be retrieved from the cloud!” … Right? Well, I have a … Read More

Kathy BylkasFive Key Recordkeeping Tips For Colorado Springs Business Owners

Complimentary Review Of Tax Season 2017 For Colorado Springs Businesses

tax season 2017

I know how hard it is to move from oneColorado Springs tax professional to another. Which is why I’d like to take this opportunity, now that “tax season 2017” is in the rearview mirror, to ask you a question… After all, we’ve helped many Colorado Springs business owners “make the switch” over to us, year after year. I know that … Read More

Kathy BylkasComplimentary Review Of Tax Season 2017 For Colorado Springs Businesses

A Big End Of Tax Season Thank You From Kathy Bylkas

tax season

Well, our primary work for this tax season has just about wrapped up. As I write this, it’s the day before the big individual filing deadline, and we anticipate some slowdown around here. But notice I said “primary work”, there … you see, unlike some Colorado Springs tax and accounting professionals, we make it a point to do a bit … Read More

Kathy BylkasA Big End Of Tax Season Thank You From Kathy Bylkas

Kathy Bylkas’ Three Important Qualifiers for a Company Retirement Plan

Company Retirement Plan

As you are no doubt aware, personal tax returns are due on Tuesday, April 18th. And we are definitely fairly busy this week as we wrap things up with certain clients, and ensure that everything is as excellent as it can possibly be — the right deductions, the right asset characterizations, depreciations, etc. So THIS week might not be the … Read More

Kathy BylkasKathy Bylkas’ Three Important Qualifiers for a Company Retirement Plan

Four Steps For Responding To Customer Complaints With Grace By Kathy Bylkas

customer complaints

We’re moving fast, checking lots of lists, and filling out forms like focused machines here at Team Bylkas. Once April hit, it seems that many of our clients FINALLY remembered this “tax deadline” thing? It’s real, and it’s here. Let us help you. We have only a limited number of appointment slots available before April 18th. Send us an email … Read More

Kathy BylkasFour Steps For Responding To Customer Complaints With Grace By Kathy Bylkas

When to Hire, Promote, or Fire: A Personnel Checklist by Kathy Bylkas

Personnel Changes

Now that spring has sprung, and you’re planning ahead for the summer, many of my Colorado Springs clients add to their staff or make personnel changes, whether seasonally, or because the natural rhythms of the year mean that it’s the right time to promote someone from within. As you perhaps understand, WE’RE in our busiest time of the year, and … Read More

Kathy BylkasWhen to Hire, Promote, or Fire: A Personnel Checklist by Kathy Bylkas

How To Set Business Financial Goals For Colorado Springs Companies

Business Financial Goals

There is a delicate balance for business owners in Colorado Springs in how they manage the different proportions of cashflow that they allocate for personal income, and re-investing into the business. Identifying that proportion is a simple matter of budgeting, and managing your own expectations of how much you will pull out on a monthly basis. A rule of thumb … Read More

Kathy BylkasHow To Set Business Financial Goals For Colorado Springs Companies

5 Entrepreneurial Mistakes That Can Cause Startup Failure by Kathy Bylkas

startup failure

The world NEEDS new, good businesses, but far too often they fail right at the start. And I hope to help you (or perhaps your friend) fix that. Now, I’m an accountant in Colorado Springs, and we’re thick in the middle of our busiest season. (Which, I’m reminded — if you haven’t set up a time to go over your … Read More

Kathy Bylkas5 Entrepreneurial Mistakes That Can Cause Startup Failure by Kathy Bylkas