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The Advisor Podcast

Welcome to The Advisor Podcast. Brought to you by JGS CPA. We are a FULL-service CPA firm. We’ve been in business for over 85 years. Planning for our clients and working hard for their success. We are trusted professionals. And now we have a podcast, we will offer up our knowledge sharing content and information on all things accounting, tax, and business advisory while also opening up our network of attorneys, bankers, financial advisers and even non-profits we support to discuss topics and their services to our listeners. We are your trusted advisors and this is The Advisor Podcast.


Episode Blogs

TAP S2 1 | Growing Your Business
  Brittany Johnson and Laura Johnson aren’t afraid of dirty work as long as it means that they get to grow their business. Their normal business operation, based in Middletown, New York, focuses on fire and water remediation – but COVID-19 added a whole new dimension: disinfection of surfaces. The shortage of PPE combined with significant uncertainty around the spread of the virus made 2020 an extremely challenging year for their business transition. Because of this, the
TAP 32 | Energy For Business
  When cutting costs, people usually don’t think of utilities since it is the lifeblood of any establishment. But what if there was a way for you to save money for your business just by looking into your energy consumption? Today’s guest Matthew Holland is the Vice President of Business Development at Reflective Energy Solutions. They work tirelessly to help clients manage their energy expenses and ultimately save money by analyzing their usage, comparing competing providers, auditing their
  You have to be prepared for the moment 100% of the businesses start to reopen. You have to be there right out of the gate, but how can you do that if you keep worrying about the smaller tasks? If you want to grow, you need your full attention on your main mission. This is why you need a professional employer organization system. To talk more about that is Tom Lemmey and Brian Kennedy.
TAP 30 | Stress Resiliency
  Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you can’t get stressed. Everyone gets stressed. Some people are so used to being stressed that they don’t even know that they are. Join your host, Brian Powers, and his guest, Prash Kotecha, on how to build resilience against stress. Prash is the Owner of Stress To Success, where he coaches leaders to optimize their lifestyle. Especially in these uncertain times, people need to be able
TAP 29 | Business Operations
  The after-effects of COVID-19 for business operations are far-fetching. Without discipline, you’ll have to deal with massive breakdowns. Brian Power’s guest in this episode is Colin Clayton, Business Development Executive at Staples Advantage. Colin talks with Michael about how you can’t rely on one employee or supplier to run your processes. Otherwise, if that one employee or supplier fails, the entire chain of dependables collapses. Join in to find out how you can prevent
TAP 28 | Workplace Efficiency
  Many small businesses these days don’t have the resources to increase efficiency and mitigate costs. This hinders them from moving forward and growing because of how much time they are spending on things that can be automated. This is where the power of technology and digital transformation comes in. Join Brian Powers and Andrew Cohen in this discussion about workplace efficiency.  Andrew is the CEO and Managing Partner at EVOKE, one of JGS CPA’s closest
TAP 27 | Property Tax Assessments
  Doing property tax assessments is one crucial area of real estate to determine where your money is going and what it means to you in the future. Since this is quite a complicated process, seeking professional help is never a bad idea. Brian Power talks with Karen Hagstrom from Stenger, Diamond & Glass law firm to share how she helps people in this process. She explains the pitfalls to avoid in residential properties and the misconceptions
  Social Security definitely offers a lot of retirement benefits, making it an excellent investment for anyone. However, not everyone is properly educated on maximizing how much you can get from it. Brian Powers talks with Jim Blair and Marc Kiner from Premier Social Security Consulting to share the most important strategies to follow to properly navigate Social Security and calculate its benefits. They enumerate tips for various situations, from divorced parents, deceased partners, disabled
TAP 23 | Customer Service
  In this time of quarantine and isolation, running errands can be the last thing you want to do. Brian Powers’ guest has the solution for you. He sits down with Micah Bennett, the owner of Hudson Valley Concierge Service that offers services that range from picking up groceries to being an extra pair of hands during a busy time. In this episode, Micah shares with us the birth of his business that is proving to be a
TAP 11 | Chamber Of Commerce
  Local small businesses make up a significant part of the nation’s economy, yet they are among the worst-hit by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, local chambers of commerce need to step up, be the voice of the business community, and be able to support local businesses when times are at its toughest. Leading the way in this regard is the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, which views itself
TAP 10 | Debt Collection
  With the ongoing pandemic and its effect on the economy, lenders who were not previously using debt collection services are going to see its value sooner, as everyone becomes more cautious about what the COVID-19 crisis is going to mean for their businesses. It is often tough to collect payments, especially when so many companies are taking a hit from the pandemic. Taking the lead in this type of service is ABC-Amega, a Buffalo-based company
  If you are to thrive as a business when all this comes to pass, it is essential to keep delivering your market message to your clients and let them know that you are still around to serve them and look after their best interests. Deborah Garry, the President and CEO of the BBG&G marketing agency, joins Brian Powers to share some marketing tips for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Deborah sees social media as