25 episodes

Hunt Demarest, CPA has consistently provided his financial business acumen to help move the industry toward greater heights of success and profitability. Hunt was recently referred to as a "terrific advocate of the aftermarket."

He is the author of the book, Your Perfect Shop: How to Start, Run & Sell a Profitable Shop. In this book, he compiled some of the best practices for auto repair shop owners, whether they are just starting or have been in the business for years.

Hunt's podcast will provide a core understanding of the financial aspects of running an auto repair shop.

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Hunt Demarest, CPA has consistently provided his financial business acumen to help move the industry toward greater heights of success and profitability. Hunt was recently referred to as a "terrific advocate of the aftermarket."

He is the author of the book, Your Perfect Shop: How to Start, Run & Sell a Profitable Shop. In this book, he compiled some of the best practices for auto repair shop owners, whether they are just starting or have been in the business for years.

Hunt's podcast will provide a core understanding of the financial aspects of running an auto repair shop.

    Inflation Reduction Act - What We Know Now

    Inflation Reduction Act - What We Know Now

    Inflation Reduction Act - What We Know Now
    This week Hunt discusses what we currently know about the act currently going through congress.
    What is the Inflation Reduction Act, and why is it called that?
    What is included in the bill as we know now?
    What are the changes to taxes, and are those going to affect me?
    What are the overall impacts of the bill, and what should I be doing now to prepare?

    The Show is sponsored by:
    Shop-Ware on the web at https://getshopware.com (getshopware.com)
    NAPA Auto Care Repair Shop of Tomorrow at https://repairshopoftomorrow.com (https://repairshopoftomorrow.com)
    Hunt Demarest, CPA
    Paar Melis and Associates – Accountants Specializing in Automotive Repair
    Visit us Online : http://www.paarmelis.com/ (www.paarmelis.com)
    Email Hunt: podcast@paarmelis.com
    Get a copy of my Book :https://paarmelis.com/your-perfect-shop-book-download/ ( Download Here)

    • 28 min
    Interest Rates

    Interest Rates

    Interest Rates
    This week Hunt discusses interest rates and how it is affecting your business, and personal life, and what you need to do to try and work with them.
    Talking Points:
    Why are interest rates going up, and who is making these rates increase?
    What is the federal reserve, and how do these changes affect inflation?
    What can you be doing right now to offset interest rates and still be a profitable business?
    What does the near future look like because of this increase in interest rates and the economy in general?

    The Show is sponsored by:
    Shop-Ware on the web at https://getshopware.com (getshopware.com)
    NAPA Auto Care Repair Shop of Tomorrow at https://repairshopoftomorrow.com (https://repairshopoftomorrow.com)
    Hunt Demarest, CPA
    Paar Melis and Associates – Accountants Specializing in Automotive Repair
    Visit us Online : http://www.paarmelis.com/ (www.paarmelis.com)
    Email Hunt: podcast@paarmelis.com
    Get a copy of my Book :https://paarmelis.com/your-perfect-shop-book-download/ ( Download Here)

    • 30 min
    Inflation - What You Need to Know

    Inflation - What You Need to Know

    Inflation.
    This week, Hunt discusses inflation, how it affects your business and personal life, and what you need to do to try and work with it.
    • What is inflation, and how is it calculated?
    • What is causing the high inflation that we are seeing today?
    • What can you be doing right now to offset inflation and still be a profitable business?
    • What does the near future look like because of this inflation and the economy in general?

    • 50 min
    Tax Planning

    Tax Planning

    Tax Planning
    This week Hunt discusses the importance of tax planning and some tips to save you money.
    • When should I start tax planning and how often should you update this?
    • Do I have to make estimated tax payments?
    • What are the best ways to save taxes?
    • What are some common mistakes or bad ideas when trying to minimize taxes?
    The Show is sponsored by:
    Shop-Ware on the web at https://getshopware.com (getshopware.com)
    NAPA Auto Care Repair Shop of Tomorrow at https://repairshopoftomorrow.com (https://repairshopoftomorrow.com)


    Hunt Demarest, CPA
    Paar Melis and Associates – Accountants Specializing in Automotive Repair
    Visit us Online : http://www.paarmelis.com/ (www.paarmelis.com)
    Email Hunt: podcast@paarmelis.com
    Get a copy of my Book :https://paarmelis.com/your-perfect-shop-book-download/ ( Download Here)

    • 39 min
    Handling Big Purchases

    Handling Big Purchases

    Handling Big Purchases
    This week Hunt discusses the different ways to finance large purposes and how that changes the tax treatment?
    • Should I buy or lease my equipment and does that affect my taxes?
    • How are different kinds of leases taxed?
    • What kind of car will get me the most tax savings?
    • What kind of improvements to my real estate am I allowed to write the entire amount off?
    The Show is sponsored by:
    Shop-Ware on the web at https://getshopware.com (getshopware.com)
    NAPA Auto Care Repair Shop of Tomorrow at https://repairshopoftomorrow.com (https://repairshopoftomorrow.com)
    Hunt Demarest, CPA
    Paar Melis and Associates – Accountants Specializing in Automotive Repair
    Visit us Online: http://www.paarmelis.com/ (www.paarmelis.com)
    Email Hunt: podcast@paarmelis.com
    Get a copy of my Book :https://paarmelis.com/your-perfect-shop-book-download/ ( Download Here)

    • 30 min
    Entity Choices - Taxation and Legal Protection

    Entity Choices - Taxation and Legal Protection

    Entity Choices - Taxation and Legal Protection
    • What is the difference between a Corporation, LLC and Sole Proprietor?
    • What are my options for taxation for a LLC?
    • How should I setup my real estate entity and why is it important to have that in a LLC?
    • How should I setup my loaner car LLC... or should I?
    The Show is sponsored by:
    Shop-Ware on the web at https://getshopware.com (getshopware.com)
    NAPA Auto Care Repair Shop of Tomorrow at https://repairshopoftomorrow.com (https://repairshopoftomorrow.com)
    Hunt Demarest, CPA
    Paar Melis and Associates – Accountants Specializing in Automotive Repair
    Visit us Online : http://www.paarmelis.com/ (www.paarmelis.com)
    Email Hunt: podcast@paarmelis.com
    Get a copy of my Book :https://paarmelis.com/your-perfect-shop-book-download/ ( Download Here)

    • 33 min

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