Information on business financial.

Tax document retention guidelines
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Tax document retention guidelines for small businesses

You may have breathed a sigh of relief after filing your 2017 income tax return (or requesting an extension). But if your office is strewn with reams of paper consisting of years’ worth of tax returns, receipts, canceled checks and other financial…
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Deduct business travel with a vacation?

At this time of year, a summer vacation is on many people’s minds. If you travel for business, combining a business trip with a vacation to offset some of the cost with a tax deduction can sound appealing. But tread carefully, or you might…
Cost Control
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COST CONTROL = TEAM EFFORT FROM MANAGERS & ADVISORS

“That’s just the cost of doing business.” You’ve probably heard this expression many times. It’s true that, to invoke another cliché, you’ve got to spend money to make money. But that doesn’t mean you have to take rising operational…
customer service

4 ways to encourage innovation in customer service

When business people speak of innovation, the focus is usually on a pioneering product or state-of-the-art service that will “revolutionize the industry.” But innovation can apply to any aspect of your company — including customer service. Many…
Cash payments

Reporting Cash Payments to a Business of $10k+

A client recently asked us about reporting cash payments to a business of $10,000 or more. Understanding what is and isn’t considered “cash” as well as the process can be confusing, but the consequences for failing to file correctly and…
Workers Status
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File Form SS-8 to ask the IRS to determine a worker’s status

Classifying workers as independent contractors — rather than employees — can save businesses money and provide other benefits. But the IRS is on the lookout for businesses that do this improperly to avoid taxes and employee benefit obligations. To…
Business Loan

Could your next business loan get “ratio’d”?

We live and work in an era of big data. Banks are active participants, keeping a keen eye on metrics that help them accurately estimate risk of default. Could your next business loan get “ratio’d”? As you look for a loan, try to find…
business for sale

7 ways to prepare your business for sale

For some business owners, succession planning is a complex and delicate matter involving family members and a long, gradual transition out of the company. Others simply sell the business and move on. There are many variations in between, of…
repairs to tangible property
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Tangible Property: Repairs vs. Improvements

Repairs to tangible property, such as buildings, machinery, equipment or vehicles, can provide businesses a valuable current tax deduction — as long as the so-called repairs weren’t actually “improvements.” The costs of incidental repairs…
Supercharged Supervisors

3 ways to supercharge your supervisors

The attitudes and behaviors of your people managers play a critical role in your company’s success. When your managers are putting forth their best effort, the more likely it is that you’ll, in turn, get the best performances out of the…