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February 29, 2024
Adapting Your Business to Changing Times

When the economy fluctuates, business owners do their best to access the situation and adapt. Here are six questions that can help you take stock of your business operations, formulate new strategies, and find innovative resources to help improve the efficiency and economy of your business.

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January 16, 2024
Assess the Health of Your Business

Taking a closer look at your company’s internal operations and external environment may help you avoid costly mistakes, improve your management practices, and refine your long-term strategic goals. There is an analysis tool that can help you hone your business strategy and strengthen your position in the marketplace.

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November 16, 2023
Craft a Giving Strategy for Your Business

How can you give back to your community while improving your bottom line? Regardless of your company’s size and resources, you can find a way to make a difference in your community. This article will give you a few tangible ideas to start you thinking about your own giving strategy.

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September 15, 2023
Business Owner's Plan for Succession

With all of the time and effort you’ve invested into your business, you owe it to yourself to ensure that your business will continue to flourish through developing a business succession plan. When you’re ready to retire or in the unforeseen event such as death or disability, you can help make certain of a smooth transition by considering these key aspects of succession planning.

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May 12, 2023
The Advantages and Challenges of Hybrid Work

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses to adjust and pivot by adopting remote work arrangements. As the world emerges from drastic pandemic measures, there is a growing interest in hybrid work, which combines remote work with in-office work. There are many advantages of hybrid work, along with just as many challenges. With the right planning and strategy, it can be a win-win for everyone.

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September 27, 2022
GRATs: A Planning Tool for Business Succession

Have you heard about the ways to reduce your family’s tax burden while keeping your business intact? With this planning tool you can put all or part of your company’s stock into an irrevocable trust that pays you, the business owner, a fixed income for a specified number of years, being especially useful if a business or estate assets will appreciate in value.

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September 11, 2022
Keeping Sight of Personal Priorities

Many business owners become so engrossed in company operations they inadvertently neglect their personal finances and their own personal priorities and goals. This article explains ways that you can develop strategies with your financial advisor that will help strengthen your personal finances, which can change over time with the growth of your company.

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January 11, 2022
Are You on Firm Financial Footing, "Personally" Speaking?

Your personal finances matter, even though you may be busily focused on your business plan. Juggling the responsibilities of your business and your personal affairs is a challenging task. However, it’s important to take some time out of your busy schedule to review your personal plan to help keep your personal finances on firm ground. Here are some suggestions that may help.

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September 28, 2021
Adapting to Changing Economic Times

When business is booming, wasteful practices may abound, but are seldom addressed by business owners in the rush to get the product out or job done. Yet, when business slows, the time is there to take stock of operations, formulate new strategies, and find innovative resources to help improve the efficiency and economy of your business. Here are some issues to consider.

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January 4, 2020
IMPACT: The SECURE Act

The SECURE Act has wide-reaching impact The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Security Act”, or SECURE Act, was signed into law on December 20th, after passing with bipartisan support (97% of the house, and 71% of the senate).  Whether you are an employee with a 401(k) or a small business owner providing retirement benefit […]

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