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February 1, 2023
Many Tax Limits Affecting Businesses Have Increased for 2023

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are indexed annually, and due to high inflation, many have increased more than usual for 2023. Here are some that may be important to you and your business....

January 19, 2023
January 18, 2023: The Staffing Challenges Webinar Recording

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act made significant changes to the tax treatment of R&D costs that will affect almost every company in 2022. Boyum Barenscheer's Greg Carlson and Aprio's Dave Hanson hold a webinar that covers the changes, impact on businesses and steps needed to incorpo...

January 18, 2023
How the New SECURE 2.0 Law May Affect Your Business

If your small business has a retirement plan, and even if it doesn’t, you may see changes and benefits from a new law. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act (SECURE 2.0) was recently signed into law. Provisions in the law will kick in over sever...

September 12, 2022
Separating Your Business From Its Real Estate

Does your business need real estate to conduct operations? Or does it otherwise hold property and put the title in the name of the business? You may want to rethink this approach. Any short-term benefits may be outweighed by the tax, liability and estate planning advantages ...

June 8, 2022
Help When Needed: Apply the Research Credit Against Payroll Taxes

Here’s an interesting option if your small company or start-up business is planning to claim the research tax credit. Subject to limits, you can elect to apply all or some of any research tax credits that you earn against your payroll taxes instead of your income tax. This...

June 17, 2021
Don’t Assume Your Profitable Company Has Strong Cash Flow

Most of us are taught from a young age never to assume anything. Why? Well, because when you assume, you make an … you probably know how the rest of the expression goes. A dangerous assumption that many business owners make is that, if their companies are profitable, their...

March 10, 2021
5 Ways to Streamline and Energize Your Sales Process

No matter what your business does, you don’t want your sales staff hamstrung by overly complicated procedures as they strive to seize opportunities in the presumably brighter near-future. Here are five ways to streamline and energize your sales process....

December 30, 2020
Ring in the New Year with a Renewed Focus on Profitability

Some might say the end of one calendar year and the beginning of another is a formality. The linear nature of time doesn’t change, merely the numbers we use to mark it. Others, however, would say that a fresh 12 months — particularly after the arduous, anxiety-inducing n...

March 13, 2020
The Difference Between a Mission Statement and a Vision Statement

Many business owners put off writing a mission statement. Who has time to write down why you’re in business when you’re busy trying to run one! And perhaps even fewer owners have created a vision statement — possibly because they’re not sure what the term even means....

March 12, 2020
How to Make the Most of Your Multigenerational Workforce

Many of today’s businesses employ workers from across the generational spectrum. Employees may range from Baby Boomers to members of Generation X to Millennials to the newest group, Generation Z. Managing a multigenerational workforce with a wide age range requires flexibi...

February 19, 2020
Digital Documents With E-Signatures Aren’t Going Away

Have you applied for a business loan lately? Or had some repairs done on your facilities? Maybe you’ve signed a contract with a certain technologically inclined customer or vendor. In any of these instances, you (or one of your employees) probably had to electronically sig...

November 6, 2019
Is Multicloud Computing Right For Your Business?

Cloud computing — storing data and accessing apps via the Internet — has been widely adopted by businesses across industry and size. Like many technological advances, though, new derivatives continue to emerge — including so-called multicloud computing. ...