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Posted 1/11/2017 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 48
Top 5 Dentist's Fears
Embezzlement is real - it happens to way too many doctors. You put someone you trust in charge of your practice finances and suddenly things just aren't adding up. It’s often those we “couldn’t operate without” that are damaging our practice the most. Take your eyes off...Read More
Posted 10/4/2016 by BluebackJay in Dental Accounting   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 36
Refresher on Your Resources
As a Dental CPA, we’re plugged into resources that are of interest to you. Here’s a rundown of some of the organizations that might be helpful to you: – This is a platform for finding education, encouragement, and confidence in pursuing your career goals. Lots of free...Read More
Posted 9/28/2016 by BluebackJay in Dental Accounting   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 44
Production: Which Numbers Are Important?
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to dental production and the correct numbers to track. Some dentists look at total production, others look at adjusted production, while even others cut it down further. In our opinion, there are two production numbers that should be tracked to better...Read More
Posted 8/25/2016 by BluebackJay in Dental Accounting   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 87
Employee or Independent Contractor?
Clients often ask us about the different ways an Associate Dentist (AD) can be paid: which method (1099 or W2) was better for tax purposes? While this decision is not up to your accountant, here is some food for thought on the subject. Classification as contractor or employee is based on the...Read More
Posted 8/25/2016 by BluebackJay in Dental Accounting   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 77
QuickBooks Online Expert
Jay Holmes, CPA was appointed to the Intuit Accountant and Advisor Customer Council, a 3-year post that began June 2015. So what does that mean? It means that Jay is 1 of 16 select members on a panel that advises Intuit (the maker of Quicken® and QuickBooks® and TurboTax®) on...Read More
Posted 8/25/2016 by BluebackJay in Dental Accounting   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 35
Save Taxes by Hiring Family Members
Besides on-the-job training for your kids and keeping a close eye on them after school, there can be some financial advantages to hiring your children to work in your practice. First, your child-employee under age 21 is exempt from Federal Unemployment (FUTA) tax. If you are a sole proprietor or...Read More
Posted 6/24/2016 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 38
Top 3 Questions from this year's Florida Dental Conference
After speaking with tons of dental professionals from all over the state, and answering tons of questions, we decided to relay a few of the common questions we took away from this weekend. 96 *|MC:SUBJECT|* p{ margin:10px 0; ...Read More
Posted 5/20/2016 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
Getting ready for FDC 2016!
Getting ready for FDC 2016! We had an awesome time in 2015, and were grateful for the friends we were able to meet and eventually help later in the year. Hopefully this year is even more exciting!Make sure you stop by and see us at booth 430 for a chance to win an Apple Watch! Read More
Posted 3/17/2016 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 97
Selling For 80% Of Collections Is Still NOT ENOUGH – I Will Tell You Why.
Looking back at current dental practices sales, we have seen sales typically between 60% to 90% of annual collections when the dust clears. These are dental practices under $2.5 million in production. A funny thing happens when you start to climb over the $3 million mark. These high...Read More
Posted 3/14/2016 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 53
It's Amazing to be a Dentist! I'll remind you why.
It's Amazing to be a Dentist! I'll remind you why. 1. The American Dream. Many doctors are now finding it harder and harder to get autonomy in the market place. Hospitals, insurance providers and large corporate entities are all swallowing up many of these historically well paid medical...Read More
Posted 2/22/2016 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 136
How much should you pay for that Dental Practice?
Buying a dental practice could be the largest investment of your entire life. It is a big deal. You should take this very seriously and make sure you understand all the details that go into your deal. While each deal is very unique, like a beautiful little snowflake, there are similarities that...Read More
Posted 1/8/2016 by Sean / HZP Dental Advisors in HZP's Dental Digest   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 131
Tax Tips: Deducting Massage Therapy
Are you in constant discomfort? Have you visited a chiropractor or medical professional for some form of occupational relief? No one likes being in pain or the costs that can come from medical treatment. Luckily, there are tax strategies that associate with the costs of getting well. When you feel...Read More
Posted 1/6/2016 by Sean / HZP Dental Advisors in HZP's Dental Digest   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 39
How to Connect: Waking the buyer in your patient.
Emotions dramatically impact purchasing decisions. When you engage with your patients on an emotional level, you evoke loyalty and trust that not only encourages additional purchases but also establishes a patient-provider relationship that lasts a lifetime. Here’s how to build an emotional...Read More
Posted 1/5/2016 by Sean / HZP Dental Advisors in HZP's Dental Digest   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 147
If You Build It:  Tax Benefits to New Dental Construction
If your dental practice is established or just getting started,you are probably comparing the costs of brand new construction against those of renovating an existing structure. While new construction may entail more upfront expenses, it offers a greater long-term return on your investment due to...Read More
Posted 11/24/2015 by Sean / HZP Dental Advisors in HZP's Dental Digest   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 125
4 Crucial Things to Examine Before Purchasing a Dental Practice
Purchasing a dental practice is often a high-stress, high-confusion time, and it’s very easy to lose sight of the fundamentals. The last thing you want is to look back in a year or two and think, “I wish I’d known about that before I bought this place.” Fortunately, as long...Read More
Posted 11/24/2015 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 534
Corporate Dentistry - Quit Complaining
News flash, corporate dentistry (or whatever you want to call it) has been gaining market share year after year, for some time now. They have carved out a niche market and there are no signs of this ending anytime in the near future. Great. No big deal. You know what makes being a human so...Read More
Posted 11/23/2015 by Sean / HZP Dental Advisors in HZP's Dental Digest   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 71
Dental Tax Advice: How to avoid - or at least surive - an IRS audit
Like most small business owners, nothing strikes fear into the heart of a dentistlike the words “IRS audit.” Although you can’t always prevent an audit, you can take steps to reduce the IRS scrutiny that is likely to trigger one. And you can be prepared to defend your dental...Read More
Posted 11/17/2015 by Sean / HZP Dental Advisors in HZP's Dental Digest   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 102
Family Tax Benefits: Photos of Your Children
Have you ever wondered who those smiling children are, flashing state-of-the-art braces or beautifully white teeth on websites or in stock images for dental practices? Many are the children of dentists who own their own businesses. Dentists like you. Under certain circumstances, you can employ your...Read More
Posted 11/16/2015 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 116
 Is it time for you to hire an associate?
What are you trying to accomplish? This is the first question that needs to be answered. Are you trying to reduce your face time at a location to work at another practice? If so, then you will want to focus on having your expenses in line and not so much on production or take home...Read More
Posted 11/10/2015 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 120
 What is your Break-Even Point?
Please take the time to understand the financial health of your dental practice. Go beyond your ATM balance and stop dealing with messy QuickBooks financial statements. With the right guidance and proper software, your time invested in understanding your finances will have you feeling relaxed...Read More
Posted 11/2/2015 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 76
Employee or Contractor? The Government Speaks!
[The American Dream is] that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown...Read More
Posted 10/7/2015 by RealTimeCPAs in RealTime CPAs - Trusted Dental Advisors   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 100
EMBEZZLEMENT - Here we go again.
I have heard this many times. "Eric, we are fine. Betty has worked for me 15 years. I know her friends, I have visited with her family, I have even gone to her daughters wedding. She has done so much for the practice I just don't even know how we...Read More
Posted 9/14/2015 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 271
Measuring Success with Jonathan VanHorn : Howard Speaks Podcast #147
Stream Audio here: AUDIO - HSP #147 - Jonathan VanHorn Watch Video here: VIDEO - HSP #147 - Jonathan VanHorn ...Read More
Posted 7/21/2015 by OpenADentalOffice in How To Open A Dental Office   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 294
15 Key Numbers and Trends for Today’s Profitable Practices – Interview with Jon VanHorn, CPA and Strategist Founder of Dentist Metrics
15 Key Numbers and Trends for Today’s Profitable P There thousands of distracting issues in practice ownership, which are most important numbers for you to know? In today’s interview you’ll get...Read More
Posted 3/31/2014 by Brogan Baxter in Four Quadrants Advisory   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1869
INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Symptoms of a Sick Dental Practice
Here's Jason Smith's latest post for the Four Quadrants Advisory™ blog. You run a successful practice and you're making a good income - but you know things can be better. You've tried practice management and marketing with short-lived results. You're not willing to settle with the status...Read More
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