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

happy employees

There is a lazy truism to which many Milwaukee 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 I … Read More

Jon NealFive Keys To Happy Employees In Milwaukee (That Don’t Have To Do With Money)

Jon Neal’s 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 Milwaukee 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 of … Read More

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Four Tips To Get What You Want From Successful People In Milwaukee

successful people

First of all, there’s something that I wrote about to my individual and family clients that I thought is *especially* important for those of us operating in the Milwaukee business realm: You see, right now, the world is SWIMMING in negativity. And you need to be serious and proactive about protecting yourself from it. Because — if you don’t — … Read More

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Five Key Recordkeeping Tips For Milwaukee Business Owners

recordkeeping

As Milwaukee 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 few … Read More

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Complimentary Review Of Tax Season 2017 For Milwaukee Businesses

tax season 2017

I know how hard it is to move from one Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee business owners “make the switch” over to us, year after year. I know that you’ve … Read More

Jon NealComplimentary Review Of Tax Season 2017 For Milwaukee Businesses

A Big End Of Tax Season Thank You From Jon Neal

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 Milwaukee tax and accounting professionals, we make it a point to do a bit more … Read More

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Jon Neal’s 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

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Four Steps For Responding To Customer Complaints With Grace By Jon Neal

customer complaints

We’re moving fast, checking lots of lists, and filling out forms like focused machines here at Team Neal. 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

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When to Hire, Promote, or Fire: A Personnel Checklist by Jon Neal

Personnel Changes

Now that spring has sprung, and you’re planning ahead for the summer, many of my Milwaukee 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 it … Read More

Jon NealWhen to Hire, Promote, or Fire: A Personnel Checklist by Jon Neal

How To Set Business Financial Goals For Milwaukee Companies

Business Financial Goals

There is a delicate balance for business owners in Milwaukee 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 I … Read More

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