The Three Kinds of Customers For Chicago Businesses

The Three Kinds of Customers For Chicago Businesses

Bar none, the most important asset in your Chicago business is your client and customer list. This is even true if you are in a “capital-intensive” business with significant material assets. In fact, I’d be very interested to hear someone make a...
Protecting Your Focus At All Costs by Ayton Taylor

Protecting Your Focus At All Costs by Ayton Taylor

War drums beating in Iran.Impeachment (?) proceedings. Democratic primaries.Weird economic signals.There is literally SO MUCH that can rob you of your greatest asset as we move forward into 2020.And in case it wasn’t obvious, I’m talking about your...
How To Handle Your Chicago Company’s 2019 Payroll Taxes

How To Handle Your Chicago Company’s 2019 Payroll Taxes

The end of the year is nigh.Which, of course, also carries with it a bunch of tax matters.And, well … it’s no secret that for many people who get in hot water with the IRS, a very common reason is payroll taxes.For many, they aren’t filing properly,...
Ayton Taylor’s Annual Holiday Prayer

Ayton Taylor’s Annual Holiday Prayer

In this holiday season full of conflict and impeachment, I’m ever more encouraged to see outside of my own situation, and practice empathy for those around me.And as the years go along, I’m increasingly aware of how this holiday season is a time of joy for...
Will Your Chicago Company Be Giving Year-End Bonuses?

Will Your Chicago Company Be Giving Year-End Bonuses?

The plot to one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time, Christmas Vacation, centers on one holiday hope: the year-end bonus.Clark Griswold, as “the last true family man”, decides he will use his promised year-end bonus to install a pool in his...