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productive remote teams

Powerful Tips For Highly Productive Remote Teams

“I can’t wait to get back to the office” is a common refrain that misses the complexities of current work from home situations. As Anne Helen Petersen writes for The New York Times

“But people don’t really want to get back to the office. They want to get out of their apartments, their houses, their parents’ houses. People want their children back in school, and also out of the house. They want to see people’s faces again and have conversations with people who are closer than six feet from them. But that doesn’t mean that they actually want to be back in the office. At least, not the way the office was before.”

Digital Nomad: Working Remotely from Puerto Rico

Digital Nomad: Working Remotely from Puerto Rico

With more people working remotely, have you dreamed of becoming a digital nomad? You’re not the only one!

In 2019, my wife and I took our two sons out of school, packed our cherished items into a 5×10 storage unit in Vermont, and got rid of our home and everything in it to become full-time digital nomads. It was both liberating and challenging to say goodbye to everything we owned. Not to mention, our friends and family that we visited with frequently.

As a digital nomad, you make a lot of sacrifices. You give up the comforts of home, the possessions that once brought you joy, and deep interpersonal relationships. You give these up in exchange for cultural variety, food experiences, architecture, and a new perspective. It’s rewarding, but it’s also incredibly complex, emotionally.

Can You Hold on? I Have to Let the Dog Out…Working from Home.

A new work schedule has become our new lives – Here’s a typical schedule for those working from home or at distance.

The Typical Daily Schedule Working from Home

  • Wake-up
  • Workout
  • Get kids off to school,
  • Grab coffee with a friend, (for me, my second or third coffee for the morning)
  • Back at home – Turn on the computer hit the emails, video calls, assignments, and projects
  • Work through lunch
  • Pick up kids from school
  • Start dinner
  • Go back on the computer for similar work from morning
  • Have dinner with family.
  • Spend time doing something other than work
  • End the night with some email

Oh, I almost forgot – text messaging and phone calls available from wake-up to bedtime.

Cost Segregation Helps Real Estate Owners

How Cost Segregation Helps Real Estate Owners Build Wealth

A general tax strategy is to recognize as many write-offs as we can.

We want to do this as early as we can to minimize taxes. And cost segregation helps real estate owners minimize taxes. Reinvest tax savings into your growing business. Use those additional funds to invest in items that further reduce your taxes. When it comes to your tax return, this is one of the few times when losses are actually a good thing! Cost segregation is one of the most effective ways to create losses when you are a real estate investor or your business owns real estate.

What qualifies as R&D expenses?

What Qualifies as R&D Expenses?

The Research & Development Tax Credit (R&D tax credit) is a dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit that incentivizes the development of new or improved products or processes.

Potentially any company that performs “qualifying research activities” (QRAs) on U.S. soil can take advantage of the credit. R&D expenses that qualify for the R&D tax credit are known as qualified research expenses or qualifying research expenditures (QREs).

How successful ecommerce businesses convert traffic to customers

How Successful eCommerce Businesses Convert Traffic Into Customers

You hear it again and again, “You need more traffic for your eCommerce store”.

But getting traffic to your website doesn’t mean your sales will go. Dilemma, no? Your eCommerce store is not the first to face this issue, and it definitely won’t be the last. The good news is that to convert traffic into customers isn’t rocket science. It just takes a growth marketing mindset!

While we argue that being a growth marketer means being a scientist (and artist, psychologist, accountant, and writer…but I digress), the nuts and bolts of successful growth marketing come down to smart testing.

Setting eCommerce goals for your store

Setting eCommerce Goals For Your Store

You’ve secured your domain. You’ve created a beautiful website. Your inventory is ready and waiting, and you can’t wait to sell. Well…now what?

Chances are when you started your eCommerce store you had a vague idea of your overall eCommerce goals. Maybe your goal was to make a single sale the first month. Maybe you were shooting for the moon, like a multi-million dollar revenue year. Both of these goals are respectable, even achievable! But do they align with the time, resources, and capital you are willing or able to put into your store? That’s the big question.

At EmberTribe, we believe in giving our clients the full picture. eCommerce goals are a delicate balance between recognizing your growth potential and marrying that with realistic, achievable steps to get there.

Remote Work, what does it mean for a business owner?

Remote Work – What it Means for a Business Owner?

As a small business owner, we typically wear a lot of hats.

Over the last year, we were pushed into wearing a hat that small business owners may have never imagined they would ever be wearing. Whether you were ready for it or not, remote work is here. Although we are not strangers to daily challenges as small business owners, this one was a bit tougher to solve in a day. As your remote work coach and expert, I am here to break down some of the ways you can set your business up for success while keeping the company culture thriving. We will lean into wearing this new hat of ours, that doesn’t seem to be leaving any time soon.

Now, in order to approach remote work successfully, we need to look at three things. It’s important for you and your business to hire the right people and lead them well so you can work well remotely. These three themes really impact what your every day will look and feel like.

What is a cost segregation study?

What Is a Cost Segregation Study, and Why Plan One Now?

Cost segregation is a tax planning strategy that reduces federal income tax liability.

It does this by accelerating the depreciation of commercial building costs. It can be a smart way for businesses to make their real estate investments work for them sooner rather than later. So, let’s look at the cost segregation process and the benefits of doing a cost segregation study.

Marketing Your Small Business for Free

Marketing Your Small Business for Free

As a business owner, are you finally at a place where you can think about dipping your toe into the world of marketing?

Well, you might be ready to get your brand out to the world, but you might not have the cash to invest in it. So, how to go about marketing your small business for free? Here are a few ideas.

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