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    The American Rescue Plan

    On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law, the one year act, called the American Rescue Plan.  This act contains many tax provisions to help individuals and businesses impacted by Covid-19.  Some of these provisions are listed below.  As a business owner it is in your best interest to be aware of these provisions...
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    If You Are Not Utilizing These Cash Flow Management Strategies, You Are Going Out of Business!

    As many small business owners know, maintaining a smooth cash flow can be a challenge. It can require you to juggle nearly every aspect of your business, from staying on top of accounts receivable, to extending lines of credit, to managing inventory. Successful cash flow managers effectively manage the inflows of cash to their business...
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    Financial Management Systems for Businesses

    Is your company experiencing one or more of the following? Inability to grow revenue or profitability beyond a certain point Growth in revenue while profits remain flat or decline Costs spiraling out of control Growth in revenue constrained by limited cash flow Surprise at year end when profitability not where it should be Limited time...
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    Need Help Increasing Your Cash Flow?

    As many small business owners know, maintaining a smooth cash flow can be a challenge. It can require you to juggle nearly every aspect of your business: from staying on top of accounts receivable, to extending lines of credit or managing inventory. Successful cash flow managers effectively manage the inflows of cash to their business...
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    2020 Federal Tax Law Changes

    2020 has been a challenging year for many businesses.  Covid-19 has caused numerous businesses to rethink their business strategy.  Many businesses have had to pivot to new markets to sustain profitability and cash flow.  Congress has also had to respond to Covid-19.  It made changes to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act for 2020.  It...
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    Like-Kind Exchanges Can Greatly Impact Your Bottom Line

    Is your business buying and selling property on a regular basis? Are you paying tax with every sale that results in a gain? If so, you may want to consider a like-kind exchange! In general, all gains and losses realized on sales and other dispositions of property are taxable, but an exception is made when business...
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    Five Tips for Buying or Selling a Business

      Owning a business can be very exciting but it can also be quite risky, especially if you are starting it from ground zero. One way to reduce some of that risk is to buy an existing successful business; one that already has products/services and customers. This reduction in risk does come at a price,...
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    Managing Business Risk

    Does Your Company Have a Good Cost Reduction Program?

    Many companies think they have a good handle on their business costs. However, when we ask a few simple questions about their costs, they are oftentimes surprised at what they have been missing. They soon realize that they have significant opportunity to improve their company profits by more effectively managing their costs. Having a comprehensive...
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    Could your business benefit from a solid financial plan?

    Many business owners work tirelessly to develop excellent product and service offerings and/or high quality manufacturing and distribution capabilities. However, when it comes to putting that same energy and focus into a financial plan, they come up short. However, it is the financial plan that helps them manage their growth and ensure they are get...
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    Income Tax Brackets for 2019

    Are You Overlooking These Federal Tax Credits For Your Business?

    Federal tax credits can help you pay part of the cost of running your business. Many businesses overlook them each year, even though they often qualify for one or more of these credits. Though both tax deductions and credits can save businesses money, they do it in different ways. A deduction lowers the income on...
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    A Good Accounting System Can Help Your Business

    How does a good accounting system increase your company’s likelihood of staying in business and earning larger profits? It helps you answer questions like these: How much business am I doing and how much of that business is tied up in receivables? A good accounting system will not only help you track your company revenues,...
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    2019 Federal Tax Law Changes

    New Covid-19 Tax Credits for Businesses

    Covid-19 has significantly impacted businesses throughout the United States in many different ways, from government mandated shutdowns to significant decreases in customer demand and disruptions to business supply chains.  In an effort to reduce the economic impact of Covid-19, the Internal Revenue Service has recently introduced three important ne...
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    Stay in Business with Debt Restructuring

    Financial Management in a Challenging Market

      In these very challenging and uncertain times many companies struggle to maintain focus, and control of their businesses. All too often, these companies become paralyzed by the uncertainty in their markets. In many cases, their lack of decision making, results in the market making the decisions for them and a business closure. The need...
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    Process Improvement

    Business Value Creation

    The goal of most business owners is to increase the value of their company. However, in many cases this discussion does not arise until the business owner decides it’s time to sell the company. In most cases, this is too late in the game to have the discussion. Business owners that focus on building shareholder...
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    Managing Business Risk

    Managing Business Risk

    Business owners, just by their very nature, are greater risk takers than the average person on the street. In many cases, the process of starting a business requires that the entrepreneur put a significant portion of everything they have worked for on the line, based on a belief that their efforts will lead to success....
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    Credit Cards for Business

    Should Your Business Be Taking Advantage of Credit Cards?

    Business credit cards have been around for many years, but only recently explicitly targeted true entrepreneurs by offering special financing incentives. Now, major credit card issuers are going after the small business market with a diverse array of credit card products. What isn’t explicitly stated in most credit card offer’s is the f...
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    2019 Federal Tax Law Changes

    2019 Federal Tax Law Changes

    The verdict is still out on the effectiveness of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) with increasing GDP, lower unemployment and increasing wages offset by increases in our nation’s deficit and debt (105% of GDP in 2018). That being said, there are several provisions of the TCJA that will impact businesses and individuals in...
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    Retirement Plans for Businesses

    Retirement Plans For Businesses

    One of the greatest benefits you can provide to your staff is a retirement plan. Retirement plans provide benefit to the employee as well as the employer. Retirement plans allow you to invest now for financial security when you and your employees retire. As a bonus, you and your employees get significant tax advantages and...
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    Beware of IRS Impersonations and Tax Scams

    Beware of IRS Impersonations and Tax Scams

    If you get a call from the “IRS” threatening you with lawsuits or jail unless you pay up immediately … guess what? It’s a scam. IRS impersonation and tax scams by phone, email, postal mail and text are ongoing. Criminals use more and more creative ploys to trick taxpayers and tax preparers. Don’t be a...
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    Financial Planning for Business Success

    Financial Planning May Be the Key To Your Business Success

    Many business owners believe they are so involved with their business, they know every intricate detail, and the last thing they need to spend their time on is a financial plan. They can keep track of all the financial issues their business faces in their head. Others believe that as long as their top line...
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    The Value of Business Planning

    The Value of Business Planning

    Does this sound familiar? I know my business, why do I need a written plan? I have the plan in my head. My time is better spent running my business rather than writing about it. The plan will be obsolete the day after I write it. While business and strategic plans are used regularly in...
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    Is Your Company Effectively Managing Its Debt?

    Is Your Company Effectively Managing Its Debt?

    For a growing business, having a manageable level of debt can be an effective way of doing business. While some small business owners are proud of the fact that they’ve never taken on debt, that’s not always a realistic or optimal approach. Significant growth often demands considerable capital, and getting that money may require you...
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    Should You Consider A High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account for Your Company?

    Is a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account Right for your Company?

    With the cost of healthcare increasing each year, should you be considering a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account for your company? A High Deductible Health Plan (“HDHP”) is a new health plan product, that when combined with a Health Savings Account (“HSA”) provides insurance coverage and a tax-advantag...
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    Stay in Business with Debt Restructuring

    Stay in Business with Debt Restructuring

    The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that approximately 40,000 businesses close their doors or file for bankruptcy each month. Many of these businesses were buried in debt without a viable plan to dig themselves out and had hopes that things would get better. Getting a business out of, or in control of its debt requires...
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    top financial challenges in the manufacturing industy

    Top Financial Challenges in the Manufacturing Industry

    The manufacturing industry can be significantly impacted by changes in such things as commodity prices, labor rates, technology, tariffs and duties. This industry can present challenges from a financial perspective to its participants. Some of these challenges include management of inventory, capital equipment, profit, cash flow, financing and solv...
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    Top 5 Financial Challenges in the Printing Industry

    The overall market in the commercial printing industry generated a combined revenue of approximately $84 billion in the United States among approximately 25,000 establishments and 447,000 employees. The industry has also been experiencing consolidation, as the larger printers acquire the smaller printers in the market. Of these revenues, approximat...
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    Process Improvement

    Business Process Improvement and Performance Monitoring

    In today’s competitive marketplace, almost every category of product or service is characterized by accelerating changes, innovation, and massive amounts of new information. Much of this rapid evolution in markets is fueled by changing customer needs. Significant customer behavior and market changes happen almost overnight. Changes in market ...
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    Arizona Enterprise Zone Program

    Arizona’s Enterprise Zone Program

    The primary goal of the Arizona Enterprise Zone Program (or “EZ” program) is to improve the economies of areas in the state with high poverty and/or unemployment rates. The program does this by enhancing opportunities for private investment in certain areas that are called enterprise zones. Increased investments in such areas tend to st...
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    Is Your Accounting System Up To Par?

    Is Your Accounting System Up to Par?

    Have you taken a good look at your accounting system recently? If not, it’s probably a good time for a review. Many companies think that their accounting system is in good shape, until they begin trying to use it as a tool to better manage their business. Experience clearly indicates that a good accounting system...
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    What is the Best Type of Financing for Your Business

    What is the Best Type of Financing for Your Business?

    Finding the right financing for your business can be a challenging task. However, if you understand a few of the basics when it comes to your financing options, you can reduce the amount of time it takes to find that financial partner and increase your chances of getting the right financing for your business. Just...
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