Diane Gardner comes with a long list of accomplishments and book titles. She talks on how a downturn in business motivated her to become a better, more strategic marketer and someone who now can talk into the dreaded microphone. She is proud of the tax savings she has saved her clients and shows it on a counter on her website. She also shares her information in every way technology allows including videos, mastermind groups and books.
Taxes are a constant reality for small business owners. But instead of putting the fear of taxes up there with the fear of death—or avoiding the subject until you’re in trouble—it’s best to tame the small business tax beast head on with the help of a good coach.
In this episode of the Go For Launch podcast, Diane Gardner talks about important business tax issues. Known as Your Tax Coach, Diane specializes in saving small business owners between $5,000 and $50,000 per year in 60 minutes or less through proactive tax planning. She has saved her clients over $417,000 in taxes to date.
Listen to this interview as Diane tells Erin of The Starters Club about how she went from big city California to small town northern Idaho, with a change that could almost bring anyone to his or her knees. Instead she found her inner mindset and is making a difference in the business world as well. Hear Diane’s journey and what she’s learned while growing her successful business.
What is a tax coach and why should we find one for ourselves?
What do you mean by a co-author book and what is the process?
What is ‘lumpy mail’?
What is the process for writing your book and tips on getting content written?
Share about the relationship behind the scenes with your co-author
What is your advice as a tax coach?
What is the biggest tax mistakes people make?
ABOUT CO-AUTHORED BOOKS
Being an author is a great way to become an authority in your industry
Figure out what your ‘prime writing time’ is and stick to that schedule
Since your name is on the product you have to be careful who you partner with (make sure you’ve known them a while and trust them)
Do your research on your co-author to find out what their work ethic is and the quality of work they are producing
Always make clear on who is doing what work when in a partnership
Split the content with your co-author and commit to having chapters done by agreed upon dates
Did you know that taxes are our biggest expense? And did you know that owning your own business – even a startup or sideline business – is the best tax shelter in America? Are you taking advantage of every opportunity to lesson your tax burden?
If you are like most of us, taxes are not only your biggest single expense but also your biggest nightmare. Can you imagine what you would do with an extra $15,000 per year? Sadly, that is the average amount small business owners waste in taxes that they just don’t have to pay.
Diane Gardner, “Your Tax Coach” is the best selling author of ‘Stand Apart’ and Why Didn’t My CPA Tell Me About That?’. She has been working in the accounting field with small businesses since 1982 and is the founder of Adept Business Solutions and Tax Pro Solutions which meet the needs of her clients by providing accounting and tax planning services.
Diane will share timely tax information that business owners and entrepreneurs can put to work immediately.
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