For Small Businesses

What our Clients are saying

A relative referred me to Cochran Tax Service so I decided to give them a try. Needless to say, the results were much, much better than in any of my previous years. Linda asked pertinent questions and gave me information about deductions that I was unaware about pertaining to my business. I was very excited to get the results for 2009, any even more so with the results from the amended returns for the last 3 years (refunds from overpaid taxes because of an error she discovered on those returns). It goes without saying, that from now on the Cochran firm will be getting my business. Thanks for all the excellent help.

Earl Sparks

Construction Business

Establish Greater Profitability and Business EffICIENCY!

Your business’ profitability and operational efficiency are at the center of your business’ success!

Our experience, resources, and attention to detail make our accounting services second-to-none. As an experienced accounting team, we look forward to the opportunity to help transform your business’ financials as we work with you to establish short- and long-term strategies for growth and profitability.

Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

 

Keeping Your Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We've been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how Flint small business owners simply have to stay laser-focused on tasks that will bring them and their business towards actually achieving their goals. Especially with all of the political and cultural chaos we're...

Solving Problems in Flint Businesses with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe Flint business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset -- although the sharks...

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

Seeing what has happened in our nation's fourth-largest city has been a sobering reminder of the fragility of life, and business. It's helpful to be reminded that threats and disasters can (and do) strike from directions that you might least expect. And while this is...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

These days, I'm often glad that it's our busy tax filing season, so that I have an easy excuse when political conversations are happening: Oh THAT [crazy new political story]? Huh, didn't see it -- I'm too busy with tax season. With all of the chaos out there, the...

COVID-19 Updates For Flint Township Business Owners

How are you holding up? If you haven't yet done so, please do shoot me a quick note to let me know how your Flint Township business is managing.Depending on the situation, I have lots of ways to help ... some of which I'll give you details about today.I will continue...

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

Last week I wrote about working less and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your Flint business work cycle. I'd love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right-hand corner of our site when...

The Three Kinds of Customers For Flint Township Businesses

Bar none, the most important asset in your Flint Township 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 strong case...

Influence and Leadership In The Digital Age by Linda Cochran

Here's a truth that some Flint Township entrepreneur-types HATE to acknowledge: uptight accountants are a useful bunch.One of the things we really like, btw, is getting AHEAD of the game for our Flint Township clients.Which, regardless of your entity structure, means...

The First Thing You Need To Do

Set it as your personal goal to increase (or start) your household money moving in these directions:

Linda’s thoughts on Employee Incentives for Small Business Owners

We work with lots of Flint Township area businesses here, and as a result, I get a little crash course in my clients' business practices. It's a fantastic crash course for me and my team.And since I'm in the financial trenches with so many of them, I see lots of ways...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!