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New Law Doubles Business Meal Deductions and Makes Favorable PPP Loan Changes Image
New Law Doubles Business Meal Deductions and Makes Favorable PPP Loan Changes

Businesses received several favorable tax breaks in the COVID-19 relief bill that was recently signed into law. Here ...

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1/21/2021
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The Benefits and Challenges of a Third-Party Sale

As a business owner, when you go to sell your business, you may be looking at a long list of candidates. One of your ...

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1/20/2021
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Is a Family Transfer Right for Your Business?

There are many benefits, as well as challenges, to transferring the ownership of your business to someone in your fam...

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1/6/2021
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The QBI deduction basics and a year-end tax tip that might help you qualify

Some taxpayers may be able to achieve significant savings with the QBI deduction by taking certain steps at year end....

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12/23/2020
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Cutoffs: What Counts in 2020 vs. 2021

Accounting is time-sensitive. Here’s a primer on cutoffs for reporting revenue and expenses to help companies t...

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12/9/2020
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Health Savings Accounts For Your Small Business

Health Savings Accounts offer a way to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical expenses. Here...

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12/3/2020
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Keep Your Family Intact with Proper Estate Planning

It can be difficult to consider what will happen to your business and your family if you die unexpectedly. This ...

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12/2/2020
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Principles to Guide Your Nonprofit’s Relationship with Donors

The Donor Bill of Rights still offers solid principles for the care and handling of your nonprofit’s donors. Bu...

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12/1/2020
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New Business? It’s a Good Time to Start a Retirement Plan

Entrepreneurs: Don’t ignore saving for retirement. Here are the basics of tax-favored plans to help build your ...

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11/25/2020
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Smart Nonprofit Leaders Know How to Delegate

Good delegation is essential to running your nonprofit efficiently and cost-effectively. Here’s how to choose t...

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11/24/2020
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Don't Let Your Key Employees Jump Ship

Next-level management teams are the drivers behind building business value, but how can you and your advisors attract...

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11/18/2020
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How Much Insurance Does Your Nonprofit Need to Mitigate Risk?

Insurance is the cornerstone of your risk management program. Fortunately, it can be affordable because most nonprofi...

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11/17/2020
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If You Don’t Uncover the Skeletons in Your Closet, Your Buyer Will

What is due diligence and why is it important when it comes to selling your business? Find out more...

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11/5/2020
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Year-End Tax Planning for 2021

We asked our tax professionals for a few suggestions on how to get organized and prepare for 2021. Here they are...

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11/3/2020
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Ingredients to Jumpstart the Planning Process

When deciding to exit your business, you will need a proven process in place to ensure you have covered all the bases...

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10/21/2020
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The Process of Selling Your Business Has Already Begun

Every action you take during the life of your business has an impact on your departure down the road. Learn more ...

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10/7/2020
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Collective Impact Initiatives: All for One and One for All

Before your nonprofit joins a collective impact initiative, review five typical requirements; it could mean the diffe...

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10/6/2020
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Business Website Costs for Tax Purposes

Your business likely has a website. How do you treat the costs involved in developing your site for tax purposes? Her...

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Private Foundations Need Strong Conflict-of-Interest Policies

Even if your private foundation has good intentions, it may not be enough. You need a conflict-of-interest policy to ...

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9/21/2020
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Not All Strategies Are Created Equal

Know the difference between Succession Planning, Exit Planning and Business Planning and how to best execute each.

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9/16/2020
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Reporting Discontinued Operations Today

Many businesses have undergone strategic shifts during the pandemic. Here’s how to determine whether that chang...

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9/15/2020
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Financial Dashboards Can Steer Your Nonprofit Towards Financial Success

Financial dashboards help nonprofit leaders make decisions by providing clear visualizations of key metrics. Here is ...

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9/10/2020
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Find Your Best Path to the Future

Follow these steps to develop a clear picture of how to transition your business to the successor you choose. 

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9/3/2020
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3 Steps to "Stress Test" Your Business

Under stress? Here’s how you can spot vulnerabilities and prevent your business from being blindsided in crisis...

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8/27/2020
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Should Your Nonprofit Accept That New Grant?

Government or foundation grants can help your nonprofit, but they could hamstring your organization. Learn more....

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8/26/2020
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Funding a Sale to “Insiders”

Business owners often consider “insiders” as viable successors. Can this be a fatal flaw in planning...

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8/19/2020
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How to Codify Your Nonprofit's Ethics

Nonprofits that enforce a "code of ethical conduct" are associated with 50% lower fraud losses. Get started here...

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8/18/2020
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Forecasting Financial Results for a Start-Up Business

Today’s markets are unpredictable, but changing conditions can open new business opportunities.

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8/13/2020
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File Cash Transaction Reports for Your Business - On Paper or Electronically

If your business receives large cash or cash equivalent payments, you may have to report them to the IRS. 

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8/12/2020
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Rethinking Cash Flow

Since you can’t escape the impact of cash flow, you might as well take it head on, right?

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8/6/2020
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Reporting CAMs in the COVID-19 Era

How the pandemic could add a new layer of complexity to the new-and-improved auditor’s report. 

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8/3/2020
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Drive Success with Dashboard Reports

Is your business running like a fine-tuned machine? Dashboard reports can help you quickly recognize problems and eme...

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7/29/2020
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Reporting Embedded Leases

Beware: Your supply and service contracts may contain hidden surprises known as “embedded” leases.

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7/15/2020
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Steer Clear of the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

The “Trust Fund Recovery Penalty” is among the more dangerous tax penalties facing business owners and ma...

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7/6/2020
Where Transferable Value Comes From

One of the most important elements of a successful business transition is transferable value. No matter what an owner...

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6/18/2020
Realistic Timelines

Global economic disruption uniquely affects each business.

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CARES Act: Tax Provisions for Businesses

CARES Act - Tax Provisions for Businesses

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Preparing Your Company for Possibly Disruption Due to the Coronavirus

There is a lot of information, and misinformation, being shared about Covid-19. With the continued spread of the viru...

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Fairness and Equity Among Family Members

Owning a successful business can complicate family relations, especially when it comes to family finances. With ...

3 Things That Can Build Future Business Value

What can you do to help yourself overcome growth plateaus?

Concrete Data to help with “The Art of the Deal”

Do you have the information you need to negotiate for your business?

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2/8/2019
How Business Owners Are Approaching Their Futures

Take a moment to consider the long-term future of your business.

THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT: 30 Ways The Act May Affect You And Your Business

A summary of the most widely applicable points of the tax reform passed in December 2017.

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1/19/2018
THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT: Changes to Business Taxation

Part 3 of 3: A summary of the most widely applicable points of the tax reform passed in December 2017.

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1/19/2018
How Do I Sell Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

It’s been said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago — or today. The same applies to your bu...

Does Your Organization Have Unrelated Business Income?

Even though an organization is recognized as tax-exempt, it still may be liable for tax on its unrelated business tax...

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Understanding Small Business Certification

As companies vie for their share of federal funds in a competitive market, many are weighing the benefits of a small ...

Due Diligence: How to Avoid Surprises When Acquiring a Manufacturing Company

Due diligence is one of the most critical stages in the process of purchasing a business. Some buyers incorrectly ass...

What Will Happen To Your Business When You Leave?

We understand that business owners are so busy addressing today’s economic challenges that they can overlook th...

Set A Fair Price To Sell Your Share Of The Business

If, emulating Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, you hope to climb the Pyramids and hit the tables in Monte Carlo whe...

‘Look-Through’ Lowdown

We all know how important it is to understand how tax laws affect the day to day operations of a construction busines...