Cypress AGENT Award Recipient Strives to Boost Business in Community

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The coveted Small Business of the Year Award (AGENT Award) was presented to Karla Dennis of Cohesive by the city of Cypress, California on Monday. In exchange for the honor, Dennis will be hosting an event to inspire business growth in the community.

The coveted Small Business of the Year Award (AGENT Award) was presented to Karla Dennis of Cohesive by the city of Cypress, California on Monday. In exchange for the honor, Dennis will be hosting an event to inspire business growth in the community.

In a city that claims home to over 3,400 companies, including corporate giants like Yamaha Motors and Mary Kay Cosmetics, the small business honor takes on significant prestige. Thus, author, public speaker and national tax expert, Dennis, is taking this responsibility seriously and is determined to attract new business to the area.

“As of October of this year, 158 businesses fled California, triple the number that left last year. The majority of those businesses departed from Los Angeles County due to the brutal taxes and regulations there,” explains Dennis. “However, the solution does not have to be wholesale evacuation from the state. There are hidden jewels like Cypress that welcome businesses. The city has a great attraction and retention program, but private business can also pitch in, greatly enhancing the effort.”

The Mayor and Council are scheduled to visit Dennis and the Cohesive offices to plan both the award ceremony at the mayor’s State of the City address in January, as well as craft details for the event. Dennis and the city believe a high powered combination of city services offered backed by local businesses providing encouragement and additional networking and assistance will create a unique synergy to boost the civic and business community to greater prosperity.

“Helping the city, whose council and mayor are local business people creates a business positive atmosphere that builds up all of us,” said Dennis. “This is more than an honor, it is a responsibility. Cohesive and I must now make the city proud that they provided this tribute. Part of that is going beyond our superb tax strategy planning and bookkeeping work to provide the business and local community with the motivation and inspiration to improve our lot in life.”

The official name of the Cypress Small Business of the Year Award is the AGENT Award, standing for Assist, Grow, Educate, Network, and Thrive. It appears in Karla Dennis and Cohesive the city made a perfect choice; a small business that aims to provide a far larger impact than a trophy might indicate.

Karla Dennis is a national taxation expert, author and speaker. Her newest book “Tax Storm” premiers December 10th. She is the founder and CEO of Cohesive, a comprehensive tax strategy and bookkeeping firm in Cypress, CA. For more information about Karla Dennis and Cohesive visit http://www.CohesiveTax.com.

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