Power of Peers

In today’s “Everything All the Time” world, searching for a Consultant online will often give you over 1,000,000 choices. How about considering the woman or man at your elbow for guidance? Peer groups often offer unique advantages over individual consultants due to their collaborative nature, diverse perspectives, and shared experiences. Here are some reasons why…
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Year-End Round-Up 2023

Can you believe it’s already time to say goodbye to this year? Time sure flies! 2023 has come to an end, and though it has had its challenges locally and globally, it has still been a year full of promise and success. As we’re gearing up to welcome the new year, we are giving a…
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What Is a 1099 Form?

Tax season is quickly approaching us once again, and for freelancers, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals – plus the business owners who hire them, that means it’s time to familiarize ourselves with various tax forms. One such form that often raises questions is the infamous 1099 form. These questions, and more, are common to hear…
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Words of Wisdom from Protea Financial

There is something to be said for the words we all speak. Day in and day out, we speak and hear thousands, sometimes millions of them. The words we choose say a lot about who we are and what we are passionate about. Here at Protea Financial, we love to share words of wisdom all…
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2022 Thankful Message from Protea Financial

Another year is nearly over, and what an eventful year it has been. We have all been through a lot of ups and down over the last few years, and 2022 was no different. Thankfully, some aspects of life are starting to feel a bit more normal, and we were able to make some progress…
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What Are 1099s?

Any time you are paid for work by a company, that company is required to report your payments to the IRS as income. Typically, this is done through a form W-2 because most, if not all, of the company’s payments go to employees. However, some companies do hire contractors or freelancers. These individuals work on specific projects