Need a Little Business Boost?

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We recently had the wonderful opportunity to work with Business Success Consulting Group in seeing our business growth in statistical graphs, and in creating an extensive and very useful organizational chart.  They helped us with hiring practices, management procedures, and using our strengths to continue our growth.

Business Success Consulting Group is a Pacific Northwest business consulting company that helps business owners create a successful, well-organized and prosperous business. The company was founded by Adi Klevit and Gary Crawshaw, both well experienced management consultants, who joined forces to help businesses in the Pacific Northwest thrive. They are both very passionate about helping their clients succeed!

Their specialty is improving the efficiency and profitability of the business by implementing organizational systems and procedures, and optimizing the internal operations. As every business is unique, they first perform a thorough diagnosis to identify those existing areas that need to be improved or strengthened. They then present the business owner and the leadership team with a step-by-step action plan of exactly what needs to be done, and work with them to ensure that each step is fully implemented with tangible, positive results.

We are very grateful to Adi and Gary for all their positive reinforcement, and a working action plan for growth and success.  If you are looking at expanding and growing your business in 2017, contact Adi to schedule a 90-minute free consultation.

Business Success Consulting Group
PO BOX 1870, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Dreaming of Warm Sunny Days on The River?

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Hood River is well known for its world class outdoor activities, and the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy them. Having been in business for over 15 years, Kayak Shed is focused on making your kayaking water adventures the best they can be, and they LOVE what they do.  The dedicated and passionate staff at the Kayak Shed are not just there to help you…they are happy to!  Their knowledge is experience based, because they are athletes and outdoor lovers themselves, testing new gear and equipment every chance they get. They love the gear, love using it, and are excited to talk about it if you give them the chance.

This great culture of the Kayak Shed is easy to understand once you meet the owner and head adventurer, John Hart.  John encourages his employees to get down and dirty with the products in the shop so they can offer the best guidance and advice to those who seek it.  If he is not in his office making a customer’s day, he can be found on the river, mountain or trail with a huge smile on his face!

Kayak Shed offers the highest quality kayaks, kayak equipment & accessories, clothing, shoes, & outwear, and even instruction and rentals.  They also work with the Columbia Gorge Kayak School so you can learn just how awesome it is to go kayaking.  They are committed to making sure your experience with Kayak Shed is nothing short of the best ever!

Kayak Shed is located in downtown Hood River, at 6 Oak Street. You can also reach them by phone at 877-725-2925 or 541-386-4286.mYou can also find them on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, or Google+.

Top 5 Tips to an Easy Tax Season

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1. File folders are your friends!
Set up a desk filing system, place it front and center on your desk just waiting to be used. Label your folders with categories that relate to your business.

2. Itemize Your Deductions Throughout The Year.
This alleviates the headache of shuffling through each and every receipt trying to find and total up deductions. Again, file folders are your friends:)
Sample folders you may wish to include for your deductions are listed below:

  • Advertising
  • Auto
  • College
  • Depreciation
  • Donations
  • Home
  • Legal & Professional Fees
  • Medical
  • Office Supplies
  • Other Expenses
  • Shipping Fees
  • Supplies
  • Travel
  • Utilities

3. A Little Time Now Saves A Lot Of Time Later
At the end of every month pull out your trusty file folders and enter them into a spreadsheet for month end totals. Your spreadsheet should include the same info on your files from our top 2 tips. This will prevent dread when you think of tax season:)

4. For Those On The Go
We get it you are busy – you are in and out of your office all day, who has time to file? Well we have a solution – invest in a little mini accordion file. Attach the same labels as you would on your desk top organizers and transfer them over to your desktop filer. Or better yet just enter them directly onto your spreadsheet at the end of each month.

5. Clear Your Mind
This may be the utmost important tip we have. Do whatever clears your mind for you – that may be yoga, fishing or hiking. Whatever it may be make sure to take time to take care of YOU.