Small Business Consultation
Posted September 15, 2018
The Watson CPA Group offers expert small business consultation in-person, by telephone or via Skype. We love to Skype- faces, inflections, all the good stuff for our long distance clients. Heck, even people in the same building seem to prefer a phone call or Skype.
Our fee is $150 for 40 minutes. If we decide to press forward with an engagement, we will credit the $150 towards future services. If you don’t need convincing and already want our services such as business tax return preparation or S Corporation subscription, and you simply have some housekeeping questions, we answer those at no charge. Charging a consult fee to tell you how great we are is not cool.
Consultations are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Yes, we can accommodate other days and after-hours, but those are reluctantly agreed to. We will answer your questions to determine three things-
- Do you need our help?
- Can the Watson CPA Group and its support staff help you?
- Can we work together as a collaborative partnership?
From there we can determine the best plan, and we will provide a quote for those services. You might be able to catch us online too-
This page is for small business consultation requests. While all these requests go into one big hopper, you might want to route your consultation requests using the buttons below-
Shockingly we actually return all consultation requests via email and phone call. No black holes here!
Small Business Consultation Agenda
What do you want to chat about? You probably have a good list of things on your mind, and that usually springboards into other topics. In general, we try to touch on high level issues such as-
- tax savings, planning and income modeling
- S Corp election and operating as an S corporation
- Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 and Section 199A deductions
- small business fringe benefits and deductions
- expense reimbursements and the Accountable Plan
- industry analysis and peer to peer comparison
- health insurance, ACA compliance and long-term care
- executive and fringe benefits
- business liability
- partnership agreements, corporate structures and ownership layering
- retirement plans including solo 401k plans, defined benefits pensions and self-deployed annuities
- asset protection and trusts, estates and probate
The button below links to our Periodic Business Review (PBR) Agenda. We use this throughout the year as a checklist for our business clients. We can also use it for any type of business consultation.
You might find our year-end tax planning tutorial to be helpful for creating talking points.
Our job is to serve you. And to do that, we need to discover your goals and find out where you want to be. Next we find holes in your financial or business life, and unveil problems and predicaments that are getting in the way of reaching your objectives. And finally we need to continuously evaluate the plan and tweak as necessary. You know this of course- but you also know that you might need an objective outside voice.
And as Clint Eastwood once said in Dirty Harry, A man’s got to know his limitations. In other words, we are not interested in billable hours. We are only interested in providing you with sound advice. So if we feel that we cannot comprehensively and accurately deliver the information you need, we will provide referrals of other trusted professionals.
Additional Conversation Fodder
Click on the buttons below to read about our business consultation services including Period Business Reviews and Year-End Tax Planning. Anyone can balance a checkbook or put the right numbers on a tax return, but proper consultation is necessary to stay ahead of the tax obligations and understand business nuances.
It is challenging to discern when an interview BY the client turns into free advice FOR the client. And more importantly we are bound by the IRS, State of Colorado and our insurance provider to not engage in offering professional advice without an engagement agreement. Darn rules.
To set up an appointment, please call our offices or use the form above. Thank you in advance for time, and we look forward to working with you!