I Received a Gift so Special I just said WOW. Kindness Rules.

When people say Kind words about you that are unsolicited, it is a nice feeling. Sometimes it is so special you want to display it in lights…. Here is  what my dear friend Sandy Geroux had to say in print about me: When I first met Patrick LeClaire, what struck me most about him was […]

Ten Steps to Increased Sales or Let’s Make a Deal

The constant search for prospects with enhanced Salemanship skills is fraught with dangers and mistakes. If able to overcome the pitfalls of choosing the right candidate your company is able to increase the rate of successful and happy clients. Here is some sound advice from my favorite consultant: If there was ever an art in […]

Are you using the 40% Rule to Expand your Business?

The year 2018 offers some exciting opportunities for our businesses to expand. Tax changes and a rising equities market offer stimulus to an already growing economy. It is the year for all of us to step up and put those growth plans into action. Plant that seed and watch it grow into the dream you […]

Payroll Solutions: Thinking of Hiring a Third Party Payer?

My client base is full of good business men and women who work long hours to produce a superior product or service. They often tell me it is a team of quality employees that make it possible to be successful. When the Eagle flies on Friday they want to get paid. So you pay them. […]

Starting and Running a Business Owned and Operated by Spouses

Starting a business with the one you love and seeing it grow into a thing of success is rewarding. It doesn’t come without a unique set of challanges and rewards. New Life Tax Resolutions was started as a family run business. Two personal bits of advice and then on to the technicals. Know your personality […]

Business Tax Corner: Let’s Talk About Your Employees

Congratulations you have built up your business and now can afford to hire employees to take over some of the responsibilities you have carried yourself through the initial growth period.   Who Are Employees?   Generally, employees are defined either under common law or under statutes for certain situations. Employee status under common law. Generally, […]

Would you take tax advice or offers from the IRS?

The IRS sent a notice  saying you need to contact them to resolve the issue stated in the letter. If you’re in trouble, the LAST person you’d trust is the person that says you’re in trouble.  That’s  how most people feel when it comes to getting tax advice or offers from the IRS. It’s the […]

What will stop you from Retiring?

Retirement is the time when you stop working completely or reduce work hours  to the point it becomes a minor part of life.  What factors should be considered when planning for the golden age? When we got our first good job, HR asked if we would be investing towards retirement. We started to get a […]

Keeping in touch equals more money in your pocket.

This week, I’d like to talk about some ways that you can use old leads (be they customers or simply interested parties) to create new revenue. Let’s face it – old customers are great.  They can look past a poor customer experience (in many cases) with a sort of strange cognitive dissonance that allows them […]

Who wants a Raise? Start Here!

So you want a raise …. I want one too. Any entrepreneur worth the title is looking for that angle to make more money and not spend more time doing it.  Some choose to grow their businesses vertically, some horizontally, and some by investing in alternate streams of income. What works best?  That is a […]