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What Is The IRS Fresh Start Program

What Is The IRS Fresh Start Program

Need Help Paying Your Tax Bill? Owing money to the IRS isn’t a good feeling. If you owe taxes but don’t have the money or ability to pay, don’t worry.  The IRS’ Fresh Start Program aids taxpayers who have difficulties paying their taxes. What is the Fresh Start...

What Are Qualified Educational Expenses?

What Are Qualified Educational Expenses?

What Are Qualified Educational Expenses? Qualified education expenses are amounts paid for tuition, fees and other related expenses for an eligible student. There are different qualified educational expenses depending upon the level of schooling the student is at....

Top 5 2018 Tax Changes for Individuals

Top 5 2018 Tax Changes for Individuals

Top 5 2018 Tax Changes for Individuals Now that tax season has finished, it is important for individuals to start to plan and know how their taxes will change going forward. The new tax bill that was signed changes many aspects for many Americans. This article will...

Bankruptcy: When to File and Start Fresh

Bankruptcy: When to File and Start Fresh

Usually one thought comes to almost everyone’s minds when they hear the word “bankruptcy” and it’s usually nothing welcoming or positive. Unfortunately, there is an extremely negative stigma surrounding the process and people tend to view it as a personal failure....

Special Business Knowledge And North Dallas Business Success

Special Business Knowledge And North Dallas Business Success

Yes, there's plenty to say about that Super Bowl, the advertisements (apparently, they're all Tide ads), the halftime show, etc. But I'll let others weigh in there. I'm a tax professional after all. Congratulations Eagles fans, etc. Here at Bilsky Financial Group,...

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Teresa

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Teresa

Unless something crazy happens this week, we have a new tax plan. If Congress-watchers are right, the House and Senate should vote to pass this new bill, and it will be signed by President Trump before Christmas. I'm writing this on Monday the 18th (a busy week is...

Build A Brand In North Dallas And Do It Well

Build A Brand In North Dallas And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

Get Stuff Done With Bilsky’s Productivity Tactics

Get Stuff Done With Bilsky’s Productivity Tactics

It's Cyber Monday, and as is my habit, this strategy note is being composed early in the week. Plenty to do this week, and gotta get ahead, after all. Did your North Dallas business run a sale for the holidays, or Cyber Monday or Black Friday? If not, you may have...

Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A North Dallas Business Owner

Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A North Dallas Business Owner

It's a slower week, here in Bilsky Financial Group, Inc World. Yes, it's crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this...

5 Effective Marketing Tips For Your North Dallas Small Business

5 Effective Marketing Tips For Your North Dallas Small Business

Have you noticed that traditional styles of advertising are getting more and more stale? That's because the online world has torn down so many different barriers that we don't realize how much has changed, until we take a look at the real numbers. And across many...

North Dallas Non-Profits Taxes – 10 Important Year-End Steps

North Dallas Non-Profits Taxes – 10 Important Year-End Steps

We deal with all kinds of businesses and organizations around here at Team Bilsky Financial Group, Inc. And while I often address "for profit" organizations with these notes, many of those same strategies (cost controls, marketing, growth, management) apply equally to...

The Billionaire Mindset by Teresa Bilsky

The Billionaire Mindset by Teresa Bilsky

More than being only bean counters or tax strategists for our North Dallas clients, we make it a point to study what works well for our most successful clients, and (with all confidentiality) pass along principles we've seen work in various businesses. On top of that,...

Business Succession Planning Essentials by Teresa Bilsky

Business Succession Planning Essentials by Teresa Bilsky

The final quarter is a great time to take a look at where things have gone for your North Dallas business, and that's perhaps an obvious point. But now (before the holidays really hit), it might also be an even better time to take stock of where you are headed LONG...

Know the Value of Your Time: A North Dallas Entrepreneur’s Guide

Know the Value of Your Time: A North Dallas Entrepreneur’s Guide

Is there an additional way that we can serve your North Dallas business? Please shoot me an email using the button at the top of this page and let me know what's happening in your business, and what seem to be your greatest needs right now. I'd love to speak into it...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In North Dallas

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In North Dallas

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our North Dallas offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to make...

Ask For The Sale! North Dallas Business Owners Sales Psychology

Ask For The Sale! North Dallas Business Owners Sales Psychology

I make it my goal in these weekly notes to pass along information which has proven useful to our firm and our more successful clients. I do this because we want to be a partner with you in helping you grow your North Dallas business. We're not marketing "gurus" around...

North Dallas Small Business Debt Collection

North Dallas Small Business Debt Collection

How are things going for you? Is there something we can do to help your business during this final quarter of 2017? Do let me know. One nice way to make your quarter better is to get an infusion of cash. However, this is too often a rare occurrence. Too many North...

A Story, and Tax Planning 2017 for North Dallas Businesses

A Story, and Tax Planning 2017 for North Dallas Businesses

Story time today. Here we are, with Q3 of 2017 in the rearview mirror, and it's amazing how quickly things move. (And, by the way, this reminds me: have you considered making further pro-active moves to minimize your taxes for this year? With a few months left in the...

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in North Dallas

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in North Dallas

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

Is Your North Dallas Business Making These Advertising Mistakes?

Is Your North Dallas Business Making These Advertising Mistakes?

Every summer as a nation, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges and we're in danger of falling apart. Not only do we seem to be more divided than ever (with a heaping slice of online bitterness thrown in), but each of us...

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your North Dallas Business

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your North Dallas Business

Last week I wrote about working less, and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your North Dallas business work cycle. I'd love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right hand corner of our...

The Pareto Principle And Your North Dallas Company’s Work Cycle

The Pareto Principle And Your North Dallas Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be real tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little...

Growing Customers For Life For Your North Dallas Business

Growing Customers For Life For Your North Dallas Business

We're starting in on the second half of the summer, and I have a question for you: How are you feeling about 2017 thus far for your North Dallas business? Now that we're over halfway through the year, it's a nice time to take stock. So, really, I'd be interested: How...

Should You Buy A Building For Your North Dallas Business?

Should You Buy A Building For Your North Dallas Business?

Every week, we advise our clients about how to handle their North Dallas businesses, and particularly their finances. It's a big part of what we do around here, and many don't even realize how much we're willing and able to help. (And that's fine, because we are...

Goal Setting For Your Richardson, Plano, or Garland Business

Goal Setting For Your Richardson, Plano, or Garland Business

Goal setting. Some people *love* reading and writing about it; but to others, it can provoke a sure-fire rolling of the eyes. Indeed, this whole ritual of "goal-making" can feel very cliche, but look -- we all need little "nudges" to help us actually make changes in...

The First Thing You Need To Do

The First Thing You Need To Do

… there hasn’t been an environment like the one we’re now facing in this economy and in our nation for quite a while. The fact is-I know you’ve got questions…about personal financial strategy, about tax specifics and about how to steer your way through these times we’re living in….