PPP Loan Forgiveness_"Apply Non-deductible Business Expenses Related to PPP Loans in 2020 Taxes", an article by Rolf Neuweiler, a2zCFO.com

Apply Non-deductible Business Expenses Related to PPP Loans in 2020 Taxes

The IRS rules that payroll and business expenses that PPP loans helped to cover in 2020 are not deductible in determining 2020 business taxes. For businesses that took out PPP loans in spring 2020, the IRS does not allow “double dipping” by deducting business expenses associated with the forgivable portions of your PPP loan, as…

Revenue - profit = expense: Use “Profit First” Principles for Businesses during COVID19 and After. Rolf Neuweiler, consulting CFO, principal at www.a2zCFO.com

Revenue – Profit = Expense: Use “Profit First” Principles for Businesses During COVID19 and After

This article is based on the book “Profit First”, by Mike Michalowicz, and a presentation by Gabriel Dutari about applying the Profit First principles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1XzaaJBmRQ&feature=youtu.be) About 99% new businesses are started not by financial experts, but by specialists or technicians such as engineers, architects, lawyers, chefs, artists, who are very good at what they do,…

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Cloud-based system can improve accounting operation

Covid-19 has forced many businesses to conduct daily operations online, including accounting and finance. A cloud based system can improve collaboration and efficiencies in financial and accounting consolidation, reporting and teamwork. There are different types of subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) for accounting, such as QuickBooks Online, SlickPie, Sage 50, Zero and Kashoo.  A…

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Time to re-assess your company’s financial health

As our economy is going through dramatic changes due to Covid-19, it is time to re-examine your company’s balance sheet and income statement to make adjustments or even changes in direction in order to survive and thrive.  This article addresses what you need to do in this regard, following my last blog where I talked…

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Revenue and Profit Margins

In our last blog, we talked about EBITDA and EBITDA margin, and stated that it is better to use both GAAP metrics and EBITDA to determine an organization’s financial health. Under the guidelines of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) requirements for corporate accounting, a profit margin is calculated using one of the three principles: gross…

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EBITDA

What is EBITDA? EBITDA is the abbreviation for “Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization.”  It is a measure of overall profitability of a business.   How are EBITDA and EBITA margin calculated? EBITA = earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. EBITDA margin = EBITDA divided by total revenue.  EBITDA and EBITDA margin help…

Old and New Scams for Stealing Identity in Today’s Digital Age, by Rolf Neuweiler, a2cCFO, LLC, phone:(925) 216-5058 or email: rolf@a2zCFO.com

Old and New Scams for Stealing Identity in Today’s Digital Age

Every day we get calls and receive emails from unknown sources and spammers. The following are not exhaustive lists of scams, as identity thieves are “evolving” with more sophisticated ways to breach cyber security. Here are the top 10 scams from Consumer Reports: Debt collection Fake government officials – IRS, Social Security, State Department, etc.…

Financial and management pitfalls for a growing small business, by Rolf Neuweiler, CFO. Good bookkeeping and accounting practices not only can avoid many problems to make it easy for tax filings, new loans, and pitching to investors, but they will also provide insight into the operation and health of your business enabling sound decisions for management and growth.

Financial and Management Pitfalls for a Growing Small Business – Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2: PITFALLS FOR A GROWING SMALL BUSINESS In January 2019, I talked about financial and management pitfalls for growing small businesses at a professional networking group meeting. Here in Part 1 of the two parts, we first focus on potential pitfalls related to lacking strategic goals and skills. In Part 2 next…

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Personal financial budgeting

We all have heard these:  “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”  “Save money for a rainy day.” “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” However, about ⅔ of Americans do not budget. Many live paycheck to paycheck. Financial stress often spills into relationships and family life.   Budgeting is about intentional spending and mindful living. Budgeting…

Budgeting for businesses and non profit organizations include capital, cash flow, and operating budgets

Three Types of Budgeting for Businesses

Failing to plan is planning to fail, that is why budgeting can help a business achieve financial success, predict profitability, provide a model for performance, formulate plans and strategies, and forecast income and expenditures. Planning and Forecasting A budget provides insight into a company’s financial position for the near future.  A budget is a tool…