POP UP Art Exhibition & Open House – March 9-12

Kulvinder Kaur Dhew. ‘Requiem for passage.’ Charcoal on paper. 38 x 50 in.

Bruce Dehnert and Kulvinder Kaur Dhew of Peter’s Valley, New Jersey, join local artists Tom Alexander, Louise Hublitz, Christian Marcum, Marsha Owen, Carleton Sheppard and Mui-Joo Wee to bring us an artistic feast for our tired, winter eyes. Ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography and note cards will be on view and for sale during the Art Exhibition & Open House Thursday, March 9 – Sunday, March 12.

My Flagstaff CPA office is pleased to host a talented group of artists for this POP UP art exhibition & open house. The opening reception is Thursday, March 9, 3-7 pm at my office: 1600 W University Ave, Suite 206. The show continues Friday, March 10, 3-6 pm, Saturday, March 11, noon-4 pm and Sunday, March 12, noon-4 pm.


Flagstaff’s Minimum Wage Update

The Flagstaff City Council will meet on February 14th, 6:00 pm, for a special meeting to consider Proposition 414 options. This controversial, voter-approved minimum wage increase (staged increase to $15/hour) has created division in our Flagstaff community.

For a discussion of the options on the table, take a look at the AZ Daily Sun’s write-up January 15, 2017: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/three-groups-battle-over-new-flagstaff-minimum-wage/article_1537f5db-2163-5b24-b78f-c0137cfc8d49.html

If you have any questions regarding how this law might affect your business and payroll requirements, please call my Flagstaff CPA office at 928-774-0440.

Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Time Laws

Propositions (AZ) 206 and (Flagstaff) 414 were passed by voters on November 8th, 2016.

AZ Proposition 206 phases in minimum wage hikes beginning January 1, 2017 to $10/hour through January 1, 2020 to $12/hour. The proposition also added a mandatory paid sick time policy to employment law for all Arizona employees which goes into effect July 1, 2017.

Flagstaff Proposition 414 pegs increases in the minimum wage for Flagstaff employees to $2/hour greater than the AZ minimum wage beginning July 1, 2017 and phasing in over 4 years to $15/hour.

For a consulting appointment to discuss how these new Arizona & Flagstaff laws will affect your business, call me at 928-774-0440.

Quickbooks Workshop for Business Owners

Though your business is established, you’re probably still finding that managing your books is a mystery and a nuisance. You’d like to spend more time managing day-to-day operations, visioning your future and developing business relationships. Though a they can be a nuisance, well organized books are vital for the health of your business. It’s important to keep your business on track for taxes and payroll, as well as maintaining your client and vendor base, understanding where you’re spending your money, and which clients are really driving your sales.

As a local CPA who supports small business owners, I’ve designed three Quickbooks ™ classes to help take the mystery out of computerized bookkeeping. I want Quickbooks ™ to work for you. I’ll teach you how to be more efficient in your bookkeeping, and to discover new ways to utilize information you’ve already input.

Class schedule *:
Beginning Quickbooks ™ Thursday, November 10, 2016 3-5PM
Intermediate Quickbooks ™ Thursday, November 17, 2016 3-5PM
Advanced Quickbooks ™ Thursday, December 1, 2016 3-5PM

Register now at www.bit.ly/GailLowe. *Seating is limited.

All classes will be held in my office:
Gail D. Lowe CPA PC
1600 W. University Ave, Suite 206
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Office: 928-774-0440

I want your business to be the healthiest it can be!

Business Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping accurately and timely in your business provides the basis to succeed. The ideas and plans that give your business its purpose are monitored through bookkeeping and subsequent financial analysis and planning. The profits you generate are managed and grown by understanding what the numbers are behind the balances. For example: are you aware of income sources and capitalizing on potential possibilities for expansion? Is the credit you’ve extended to customers being collected in a timely manner? Are you managing creeping costs? Have you done your tax planning so you have a good idea of what tax season has in store for you? Is your business keeping up with and/or exceeding industry norms?

Teaming with you to provide financial information, consulting and tax planning & preparation to Plan, Grow and Prosper.