Master the Art of Active Listening Using these 7 Techniques!
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Master the Art of Active Listening Using these 7 Techniques!

Active listening is a crucial skill to building strong relationships and effective communication within teams and with clients. It is essential for problem-solving and avoiding misunderstandings, a key component in achieving business goals. What is Active Listening? We often overlook the importance of listening in communications. Many of us might assume presentation skills are the…

Leveraging Charitable Deductions for Mitigating Taxes and Increasing Cash Flow
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Leveraging Charitable Deductions for Mitigating Taxes and Increasing Cash Flow

by James A. Lavorgna, J.D., LLM, CFP, TMBCP Many charitable tax strategies are used to mitigate taxes but two  have been a favorite of mine for some time. They are the reversionary charitable lead trust and the charitable bargain sale. Here are just a couple of stories about the everyday uses of these strategies. Tax…

Why Hiring a CFO is BEST for Your Startup Business
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Why Hiring a CFO is BEST for Your Startup Business

by Ina Masten, Founder of Masten Solutions In the dynamic realm of startups, every decision counts, every resource is precious, and every opportunity is a potential game-changer. Amidst the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurial endeavors, one role often overlooked but undeniably critical is that of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Though the traditional image of…

Upskill & Reskill to More Income, Freedom, and Fun in Your Bookkeeping Business
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Upskill & Reskill to More Income, Freedom, and Fun in Your Bookkeeping Business

by Ina Masten, Founder of Masten Solutions Are you struggling in your current business? Many people launch their own businesses because they want to work from home, set their own hours, and stop working for other people.  But unfortunately, many of these people struggle to get clients, bring in consistent income, and have the freedom…

These 4 Benefits Prove that Networking is a Key Business Strategy

These 4 Benefits Prove that Networking is a Key Business Strategy

by Ina Masten, Founder of Masten Solutions In the realm of business, success is often synonymous with connections. Networking, the art of building and nurturing professional relationships, has emerged as a cornerstone of strategic growth for businesses large and small. While its importance is widely acknowledged, some may still underestimate the profound impact networking can…

10 State and Local Tax Developments You Should Know to Effectively Navigate the SALT Maze
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10 State and Local Tax Developments You Should Know to Effectively Navigate the SALT Maze

by Patrick Gately, Strategic Development Associate at Leyton Do you ever find yourself having difficulties navigating the SALT Maze? This article will help you have a better understanding of the State and Local Tax Developments from 2023. The landscape of State and Local Taxes (SALT) is constantly evolving, influenced by legislative changes, economic factors, and…

5 Key Reasons a Mastermind Group is Beneficial for Your Business Growth
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5 Key Reasons a Mastermind Group is Beneficial for Your Business Growth

by John Kolditz, Entrepreneur Whisperer at On the Bus – Small Business Owners Coaching “Do I need to be in a Mastermind Group to run my business?“ This is a great question and I’m suggesting these questions to help you answer for your situation:  Are you able to confidently answer those questions without wavering? If…

3 Important Questions for Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim
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3 Important Questions for Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim

by Lyle Sprung, Agent for Goosehead Insurance “Should I file an insurance claim on my homeowners insurance policy?“ This is one of the most frequent questions I get as an insurance agent. It is a topic that I could write 20,000 words about and still not be able to cover everything.  Before we get into…