For Small Businesses

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.

I have used Claudine and her company for many many years for both my personal accounting and business accounting. Claudine aided in setting up my business and has been instrumental in keeping it going to this date. She has prepared my personal and company tax returns for over ten years now and helped in the event that I did not provide all of the necessary documentation. She consistently provides clarity if I am unsure about a new regulation or a specific deduction, etc. She is someone that my family and I rely on for her expertise and reliability. She is outstanding in her field.

Karl H.

Very professional and always courteous. Claudine has prepared my taxes for many years and I have never had any problems or issues. She reviews your information thoroughly and advises accordingly. She responds quickly to all questions and her staff is amazing. Awesome service!

K. Gallman

My No. 1 CPA - Mrs. Claudine Powell-Phillip. I've utilized her services for approximately ten or more years. I don't intend to leave unless Phillip & Associates goes out of business. With her courteous, professional and knowledgeable staff, (not to mention if I have an issue where I need good judgment and advise), Claudine takes time out from her busy schedule to assist. I salute her and recommend others to get on board!!

Claire J.

I have had a few accountants and none of them really understood my business quite as well as Claudine. Before I met Claudine I did not know that my business was incorrectly classified with the IRS which meant I was paying much more than I should have in taxes. Since 2008 Claudine has managed to correct my filing status with the IRS, helped me set up a retirement account and organize my LLC. Claudine and her team are an invaluable asset for any business and I would highly recommend their services.

Pete

Use These Financial Reports For Business Decisions By Claudine Powell Phillip

Just in time for the weekend, the IRS issued Friday-evening guidance about the overly-hyped (at first) payroll tax "holiday".There was initial hope that this might be a great shot-in-the-arm for NYC businesses and employees, but given how the thing is structured, and...

How Your NYC Company Can Do More With Less Time

If you didn't get a chance to do this before, would you shoot me back a quick note through the email button at the top of the page? I'd like to hear from you...How are things going for your NYC business right now?I'd like to get just a few sentences about what you are...

How NYC Businesses Get More Done With Less Time

Would you shoot me a note?How are things going for your NYC business right now?Doesn't have to be long ... just a little status update, is all. There might be some things we can do to help, if needed (or traps we can help you avoid if things are rolling along...

How NYC Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for NYC small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news:There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans (under $150K), and...

PPP Forgiveness Reminders For NYC Businesses

Doing business in the summer of 2020 sure ain't easy.I have NYC clients all over the spectrum -- some whose businesses are on their last legs because of social restrictions and lockdowns, some who are hanging steady, and some who have found ways to grow.Many have...

Passing Down Your NYC Family Business

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Solving Problems in NYC Businesses with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe NYC 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 do a...

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

Last week I wrote about working less and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your NYC 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 you...

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...

Keeping Your Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We've been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how NYC 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...

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!