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How the new Paid Sick Leave Law is impacting small business

If you have employees or plan to hire, you should be familiar with The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522) that became law in January and went into effect July 1, 2015. This law, informally known as the Paid Sick Leave Law, has a disproportionate impact on small businesses. The law’s biggest… read more


Chip Card Compliance Mandate – Is your small business compliant?

Important information if your business accepts credit cards at the Point of Sale (POS). The Europay, MasterCard and Visa Cards (EMV) Compliance mandate, also known as the Chip Card compliance mandate, went into effect October 1, 2015. The payment industry’s transition to Chip Cards is intended to improve security and reduce credit card fraud. While… read more


Selling digital products and services overseas? What you need to know about new VAT rules

New VAT (value added tax) rules effective January 1 increase compliance burden posing significant challenge for small and medium size businesses. As a CPA who helps many clients with their ecommerce accounting, one area that I focus on is the ever increasing complexity of sales and use taxes. If you are a small business selling… read more


Client Highlight: Bon Affair on Shark Tank

In each issue we take the opportunity to highlight one of our amazing clients. Meet Jayla Siciliano, founder of Bon Affair. Among Jayla’s many accomplishments, she inked a deal on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban earlier this year. If you don’t know Bon Affair yet, it is where vice meets virtue. A new wine spritzer… read more


Mid-Year Tax Planning Tips

Now is the time to review your tax plan for 2014 and make any adjustments. If you act now, you will still have time to impact your 2014 tax obligations. Here is a quick list to review to help you determine if a tax plan review is in order. Have you or will you have… read more


Sales Tax Changes

Mid-year is generally the time we see implementation of Sales Tax Changes as it is the start of a new fiscal year for most governmental agencies. If your business is involved in interstate ecommerce, you are a remote seller or even if you sell services, there are some sales and use tax changes and trends… read more

Cyber Security

Cyber security, data breaches and hackers; it’s in the news every day. Unfortunately cyber threats are everywhere and every business is at risk. As a small business owner, you likely conduct much of your business online and want to make sure your information is protected from malware, hackers and other security risks. As a CPA… read more


Tips on selecting the right credit card for your business

Your business credit card is an invaluable tool for managing expenses and cash flow. If you’ve been in business for any period of time you likely have at least one card and are constantly bombarded with offers to get you to switch. But how do you select the card that is best for your business?… read more


Interview on Biggest Tax Mistakes with Dave Heistein

Jennifer Ellis of Life-Enlightenment.com interviews Dave Heistein, managing partner of Profitwise Accounting about the biggest tax mistakes he sees business owners make and how to avoid them. During this short interview Dave covers pitfalls and strategies related to: Choice of Entity Retirement Plans Family Payroll Audit Proofing To listen to this informative and fast paced… read more


Intensive Business Operating Basics Workshop for Entrepreneurs

We all know that being an entrepreneur is both rewarding and challenging. And fortunately there is help when it comes to addressing the myriad challenges that arise when starting and growing a new business. There are many groups and organizations dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and providing assistance in navigating the challenges. One local San Diego… read more
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