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Getting the Most from Your Financial Statements
Getting the Most from Your Financial Statements 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

What Best Practices should you follow when conducting a Financial Review to ensure your decision-making is based on a thorough understanding of your business? This article provides pointers to help you get the most out of your Financial Statements. Traditional financial statements, like the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, and Income Statement have been around…

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What Is Your Business Worth? (And Why It Matters)
What Is Your Business Worth? (And Why It Matters) 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

Building a business can be a long, challenging process. One way to assess how you are doing is to VALUE your business… and then try to grow that valuation. This keeps management on track and is interesting to sellers, investors or lenders. In this article, we look at how to go about valuing your business.…

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Managing Cash Flow Through Scenario Planning
Managing Cash Flow Through Scenario Planning 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

In an uncertain business environment, staying on top of future cash needs is challenging… but essential. Scenario planning is one way to reduce risk and overcome uncertainties.   What is scenario planning? A scenario is what we think might happen in the future based on certain assumptions. For example, we may ASSUME it will rain…

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Using Human Resource Data to Support Business Decisions
Using Human Resource Data to Support Business Decisions 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

Employees play a critical role in the success or failure of a company. Not surprisingly, management tries to create a positive environment for the team. Some leaders say they can ‘feel’ when things are stable, energized, motivation is high and productivity is good. There’s value in these ‘feelings’… but what does the data say? Let’s…

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When is the Right Time to Sell Your Business?
When is the Right Time to Sell Your Business? 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

When is the right time to sell your business? We hear replies ranging from “I don’t plan to sell my business” to “I’d sell it yesterday if I could!” One certainty is that EVERY business will experience a major change in ownership… eventually. It’s just a matter of time. People don’t live forever. Companies, trusts…

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Sales Tax – The next tax reform
Sales Tax – The next tax reform 150 150 Pauleen Miller

You know how you can buy something online and not pay sales tax? Well, that may become a thing of the past because on Friday, the Supreme court announced that it would consider to hear a case which would cause retailers to collect sales tax in states that impose it. This all started in 1992 with…

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How your small business can afford a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
How your small business can afford a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 150 150 Pauleen Miller

As a small business owner, you may never have thought of hiring a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). You may have a Bookkeeper and/or a CPA who files your taxes, but when is it time to hire a CFO and how can you afford it? When your business experiences rapid growth, if you are not getting the information you…

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Tax reform – Business Meals and Entertainment deductions that survived the cut
Tax reform – Business Meals and Entertainment deductions that survived the cut 150 150 Pauleen Miller

Bad news: The tax reform wiped out the business –entertainment deductions. Which means you can no longer deduct business related entertainment expenses like business meals, dinner with clients, taking a client to a ballgame, etc. These entertainment expenses are completely nondeductible, regardless of whether they are directly related to or associated with the taxpayer’s business…

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2018 Business Tax Changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
2018 Business Tax Changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 150 150 Pauleen Miller

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a major overhaul for businesses. The new law permanently reduces the corporate tax rate to 21%, repeals the corporate alternative minimum tax, imposes new limits on business interest deductions, limits on meal expenses, disallowance of entertainment expenses, and other numerous changes involving expensing and depreciation.…

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2018 Tax Changes for Individuals
2018 Tax Changes for Individuals 150 150 Pauleen Miller

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a sweeping tax package with lots of changes affecting every taxpayer. This article contains a summary of some of the more important elements of the new laws. We compare pretax Cuts laws to newly enacted law and unless otherwise noted, the changes are effective for tax years…

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