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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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    printing industry

    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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    Is Your Business Financially Weak?

    Signs of Financial Weakness

    Is your business financially weak? Is its financial position weakening each year? It may be surprising to learn that many business owners cannot answer these questions. If you would like to determine the financial health of your company, here are a few financial weakness indicators you will want to be on the look-out for: 1....
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    A strong balance sheet enables businesses to make decisions proactively

    How Strong is Your Business Balance Sheet?

    In these very challenging and uncertain times many businesses see their sales and profitability fluctuating dramatically. They see their customers delaying purchases or reducing the size of these purchases. They may also find that their ability to get financing has diminished. It is in these times that the need for sound financial management is eve...
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    Top 5 Challenges in the Transportation Industry

    Top 5 Financial Challenges in the Transportation Industry

    The transportation industry is an exciting and fast paced industry. It is a cyclical industry that is capital intensive and contains many large and small industry participants. It is a high-volume business with relatively low gross and profits margins. The industry can be significantly impacted by changes in such things as fuel prices, tariff and...
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    How to Position Your Company for Growth in a Recession

    How to Position Your Company for Growth in a Recession

    Necessity may be the mother of invention but, could a recession be the mother of innovation? If we take a look at history we can make a strong case for just that! More than half of the 2009 Fortune 500 Companies were founded in a recession. Many of the world’s leading, multibillion-dollar corporations, from General...
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    Measuring Business Financial Strength

    Business financial strength is of vital concern to business owners, corporate managers, investors and lenders. Efficiency and cost control are keys to success in many companies throughout the United States and the world. There are many ways to measure the financial strength of a company. The key is identifying the right measurement tools for the...
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    Qualified Opportunity Zones

    President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) on December 22, 2017. This $1.4 trillion tax cut was expected to lower taxes for middle-class Americans and bring back jobs to the United States. One of the new provisions in this act was the creation of “Qualified Opportunity Zones” under Internal Revenue Code 1400Z-1...
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    Individual Tax Engagement Letter

    Pinnacle Business Solutions L.L.P. Individual Tax Engagement Letter 2018 CLIENT NAME: STREET ADDRESS: CITY, STATE ZIP:   Subject: Preparation of Your Individual Tax Returns   Dear CLIENT NAME:   Thank you for selecting Pinnacle Business Solutions to assist you with your tax affairs. This letter confirms the terms of our engagement wi...
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    Tax Services | Pinnacle Business Solutions

    Business Tax Engagement Letter

    Pinnacle Business Solutions L.L.P. Business Tax Engagement Letter 2018 CLIENT NAME: STREET ADDRESS: CITY, STATE ZIP:   Subject: Preparation of Your Business Tax Returns   Dear CLIENT NAME:   Thank you for selecting Pinnacle Business Solutions to assist you with your tax affairs. This letter confirms the terms of our engagement with y...
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    Are You in Compliance With These Major FASB Accounting Standards Updates?

    Did you know that every year the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issues updates that modify the accounting rules for businesses? If not, your company’s accounting system may not be in compliance with the latest accounting rules of FASB. These accounting rules have been updated over the last several years. Here are five maj...
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    2018 Tax Planning Update

    President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) on December 22, 2017.  This $1.4 trillion tax cut was expected to lower taxes for middle-class Americans, and bring back jobs to the United States.  The jury is still out on the effectiveness of this Act.  However, since this act was signed, US GDP has...
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    Business Valuations – Do You Know the Value of Your Business?

    In today’s competitive business environment, more than ever, is it important to know the value of your business today and focus your efforts on those activities that increase its value in the future. However, determining a businesses value can be a challenging task for some. In general, there are three key ways in which businesses are valued:...

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