Team Encore’s Las Vegas Getaway

At Encore Partners, we pride oursleves on our strong culture and team bonding activities. We want our employees to be happy in our community.

Summer BBQ – Busy Season Kick Off!

Busy season is always tough – that’s why we love to kick it off with some fun so that we can be in our best mindset as we file your taxes!

Thank you — What a Busy Season!

At Encore Partners, we wanted to say a huge thank you for your overwhelming support and encouragement! We know this time can be busy.

Encore – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Encore hosted a recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts seminar on January 24, 2018, detailing all the new changes in the tax code.

Encore’s 2017 Evening of Excellence

Encore’s 2017 Evening of Excellence – What an Evening!

After another brutal busy season, Encore Partners continues to thrive and excel – and what better way to celebrate than with our 3rd annual Evening of Excellence!

This year’s event was the biggest yet allowing us the opportunity to enjoy fine wine and food with those who made our successes possible: our marvelous clients and magnificent networking partners.

This year was indeed a turning point for us for many reasons, wins and blessings throughout the year made our unimaginable goal into reality, but we also remembered the challenges we faced in the past. Those trials have shaped us into the firm that we are today and humbled us through the years.  We are ever grateful that we have been able to reap the rewards of our hard work year after year.

But of course, we do still have questions going forward, with one perpetually coming up: How do we remain as a valued firm? To answer that, we compiled a video with interviews from a few of our valued clients. Their insights were inspiring and left us with a sense of clarity and direction.

But the excitement wouldn’t stop there – we still had many beautiful gift baskets to give away! With the fabulous gift baskets of themes in Tuscan, snack, breakfast, coffee, and to-be-cooked goods, it’s no wonder that guests were exhilarated to see who won them. So, congratulations to our winners. Our Evening of Excellence was filled with great food, wines and drinks with live music. Our face to face gathering put smile and laughter on all of us as we witnessed new relationships forming among our clients, colleagues and networking partners.

It was indeed the evening of celebration of our excellence and success with those who have been on this journey with us.  Our growth is hand in hand with theirs, and we wish nothing but to continue to flourish with them. We are and always will be in the business of helping yours.

Here is to our unstoppable journey towards excellence together!

Thank you for making our journey possible.

*Click here for our full photo gallery for the event.

How diverse is your workplace?

Encore Partners has fostered an innovative and forward-thinking environment that supports a diversity of ideas and thinking.

Encore Partners: The Real Ninja Warriors

The 2nd Annual Encore Partners Ninja Warrior Challenge took place last weekend. Our teams gave it their all and really brought their game.

Encore’s Business Entity Choices Seminar

Encore is committed to continuously host seminars that are informative and beneficial to our clients, prospect clients and networking partners.

On July 19, 2017, we hosted a seminar titled “Business Entity Choices” to go over various entity types and address pros and cons of each of them.

A choice of entity can affect the number and identity of shareholders and partners, equity structure, control and management. For existing businesses, it is very important to assess suitability for expansion and ease of sale, termination or dissolution.

Our Q&A session was filled with thought-provoking discussions and insights on strategies for specific situations. Our deepest gratitude to all attendees for their presence and input.

If you have any specific subjects that you would like to see covered, we would love to hear about them so that our future seminars will be even more of a success.

What a busy season at Encore Partners!

Encore’s team certainly is catching their breath, but nothing really ends on Tax Day.  Encore is busy year-round whether it’s tax time or not.

Encore Partners LLP – The Conception, Cultivation, and Culture

Life is full of compromises.

I certainly found that statement to be true while pursuing the Partner track at one of the “Big 4” firms. I had dreamt of becoming a partner at this firm and nothing was going to stop me, not even the family that I loved so much; I needed balance I would just have to find a way to make it work. I am the first to admit that I struggled with this. I am an overachiever through and through. I needed to be the best in everything, including the best mother possible. I juggled each of my daughter’s school events, family events, healthy meals and tax deadlines. Trying to keep my family life and work life separate, and in balance, was exhausting; I knew that eventually something would have to give, but I didn’t want that. I wanted it all.

After becoming both thoroughly exhausted and frustrated, I came to this conclusion: “integration” and not “balance” is the key. How was I going to integrate my work life and my family life? I had to evaluate my values and find a way to make it work. Is this something I could do at the “Big 4”? It was possible I could have, but the more I thought about it, the clearer it became. The best way to achieve my goals would be to start my own firm.

Mike and I had worked together for a number of years and were considered top professionals in our field, but we both knew that at the rate we were going, we would eventually burn out. Neither of us wanted that; we loved our work, but we also loved our families. We talked about the ideal firm, what the culture would be like, how it would run, and most importantly, what we as individuals wanted out of life. The more we talked about it the more real our dream firm became, and eventually we made the decision to embark on this endeavor together. Our goal was to create a firm that was known as a top firm, not only to our clients, but to our peers and team members as well. How would we accomplish this?

When Mike and I opened Encore Partners, we knew having the right team was of the utmost importance. Having an environment where team members felt valued, respected and empowered was not only important to us as people, but essential to our growth as a firm. In order to create this type of environment we would need to encourage and assist our staff with the integration of their personal lives and work lives.

Many have asked what I found to be a key factor in creating this type of environment; I can honestly say that technology has been essential in assisting our team with integrating their work and home lives. Providing them with top technology has allowed them to be efficient, and provides them with the flexibility to complete their work anywhere. While we still encourage office hours, we know that life happens both inside and outside of the standard office hours. Perhaps a parent is in the hospital, there is a school event to attend, you would like to coach your child’s t-ball team this season, maybe you would even like to join a sports team yourself, it could really be anything that life throws your way; what do you do? Do you continue to sit at your computer punching numbers while your mind wanders to where you feel you really need or want to be? A wandering mind can often times lead to errors and inefficiency. At Encore, we encourage our employees to do what they need to do so that they are able to maintain a high level of passion and productivity. Empowering our employees to take care of themselves and their families requires a trusting and team environment. Trust is the key; we trust our team to do the work that needs to be done and support others when the need arises, knowing in turn that their support will be reciprocated.

Fostering our company culture, where family and personal lives are respected and addressed along with work expectations, instead of in place of,  is important to us and allows our employees to not only feel like they are getting their cake, but can eat it too. This feeling of belonging and empowerment translates into an environment where our employees are engaged and look toward the opportunities available for long-term growth within the firm. We invest in them and they, in turn, invest in us.

At Encore we want to make sure that our employees know that we support them not only within the office walls, but outside of them too. We know that they as individuals, and their families, will sacrifice time together during our busy season and want to acknowledge and thank them for their support. We do this by frequently hosting events that include our team’s family members.

So while there is always give and take in any relationship, be it at work or at home, we strive to help our employees have it all!

I hope this gives you some insight into who we are as a firm and what our values are. As we pursue the dream that started long ago, we will continue to evaluate our progress and innovatively adapt our company culture as our life model  changes and grows, thus insuring the success of both our team and our firm.

If you would like to share a story highlighting how you have benefited from, or implemented integration in the work place I would love to hear it!

Best of luck in the pursuit of your dreams.

– Betty Garcia, Partner