Create Higher Profits

You are spinning your wheels, in the truck, directing tech’s, dispatching jobs, preparing quotes, dealing with accounting, managing, sales and everything else for your service business yet at the end of the day you either

1 – Don’t know your numbers (what ARE the profits exactly, what ARE your ratios, profit margins on your trades)

2 – Your profits are thin and you don’t know how to turn that around besides raising prices and cutting back on expenses (There are SO many other strategies!)

3 – You are stressed and exhausted and just want to make more money without killing yourself!


This is where Profit First will help…

-transform the way you think about profits.

-transform your bank accounts

-transform your business


We are Mastery Level Profit First Professionals

Tax Coach 4 You utilizes the Profit First method of cash management. Our team is trained and certified by the Profit First Professionals organization to guide business owners and entrepreneurs in maximizing their profits.

Our firm is one of the select few, nationwide, that have achieved Master Level certification in Profit First. 

In case you are not familiar with the Profit First concept yet, it is a method developed and documented by business author Mike Michalowicz. Nearly immediately after its introduction, Profit First became the most popular book of all time on how to systematically (and easily) grow profits in any business. Profit First became a TED talk, had an entire segment on MSNBC, was written about in Forbes, and was featured in AccountingToday all in the same week.

Our firm was selected over hundreds of competitors to provide businesses with guidance and support using the Profit First methods. And as a result my clients – that’s you – will directly benefit.


So What Exactly IS the Profit First Formula?

The GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) formula for determining a business’s profits is: Sales – Expenses = Profit. It is simple, logical and clear. Unfortunately, it’s a lie. The formula, while logically accurate, does not account for human behavior. In the GAAP formula profit is a left over, a final consideration, something that is hopefully a nice surprise at the end of the year. Alas, the profit is rarely there and the business continues on its check to check survival.

Sales – Expenses = Profit

Sales – Profit = Expenses

With Profit First you to flip the formula to Sales – Profit = Expenses. Logically the math is the same, but from the standpoint of the entrepreneur’s behavior it is radically different. With Profit First, you take a predetermined percentage of profit from every sale first, and only the remainder is available for expenses.

What does this mean for your service business? 

In addition to our coaching services, we will guide you with the methods to greatly increase the profitability of your service business.  Of course, we will guide you through the business challenges you face – but you should expect that from any coach you hire. We also address the most important factor for any business – maximizing your profits.

As they say, the proof is in the pudding.



We’ll assess where you stand now, and give you actions that you can immediately use to grow your profits. The service is completely free! Why? Because we are confident you will be so impressed by what we can do for you, you will want to work with us going forward.

How do we know it works?

We Take Our Own ‘Medicine’ – We utilize the Profit First method of cash management ourselves. We use Profit First to constantly improve our financial health.  It goes without saying, you should always expect your ( accountant | bookkeeper | coach ) to use the exact method that they employ with you, their client.

Quick Start – Our process of maximizing your profits takes effect literally by your next deposit. There is no stretched, long consultative process or recommendations report that will sit on your shelf. We simply implement a few changes in your cash management and you are increasing your profitability from day one.

You Don’t Need To Worry About The Details –  There are many complex approaches to evaluating your financials. Profit First is an extremely simple method and will allow you to ensure profitability without the need to dig into your financial statements.  We will take care of the details behind the scene.




Diane Gardner, Your Tax Coach, is a best-selling author and a Quilly Award recipient. She is also a Certified Tax Coach and an Enrolled Agent.

Diane’s expertise lies in the area of tax planning. Her goal is to make sure successful entrepreneurs across the United States are paying the least amount of income tax they can legally pay. As a tax coach, she offers a FREE tax analysis for those interested in finding out if they are overpaying their income taxes.  Her goal is to save taxes one business at a time through the use of proactive tax planning.

But it’s more than just taxes. Diane’s team guides her clients in maximizing profits using the Profit First method of cash management, as a certified Profit First Professional.  Here she is to the left with Ron-Saharyan and Mike-Michalowicz!

Diane is also a believer in the mastermind and coaching concepts. She is a member of three mastermind groups and also offers coaching services to other entrepreneurs.

But it doesn’t stop there! Diane knows the struggles of a growing accounting firm and is passionate about paying it forward. She has dialed in procedures and processes to create a WOW! experience by offering Out-Of-This-World customer service to her clients. This guarantees a productive and profitable office. Her Get Off The Wheel Program helps other Accounting firms put an end to overwhelm, gain control back of their business, and increase profit in the process. 

In her “spare time”, Diane enjoys writing books. Her books are available on this website and on Amazon. Her book, “Stop Over Paying Your Taxes” is a compilation of actual case studies from her clients, which makes this book a very interesting read. (Names and other private information have been changed to protect clients’ privacy.)

She is also a proud wife, mother, grandmother and an active member in her church and community.