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Considering a spinoff? Think it through

In popular culture, the word “spinoff” usually refers to a television show whose main characters originated from an already established show. But the word applies to the business world, too. Here it describes a division or subsidiary of a company being sold off to a buyer as a separate entity.

Posted on December 29, 2016 in Taxes

How entity type affects tax planning for owner-employees

Come tax time, owner-employees face a variety of distinctive tax planning challenges, depending on whether their business is structured as a partnership, limited liability company (LLC) or corporation. Whether you’re thinking about your 2016 filing or planning for 2017, it’s important to be aware of the challenges that apply to your particular situation.

Posted on December 28, 2016 in Taxes

Your company’s balance sheet makes great reading this time of year

  Year end is just about here. You know what that means, right? It’s a great time to settle in by a roaring fire and catch up on reading … your company’s financial statements. One chapter worth a careful perusal is the balance sheet. Therein may lie some important lessons.

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Taxes

Setting sail into the global marketplace

  For many of today’s companies, going global seems like a quick and trouble-free growth strategy. Technological advances and expansive supply chains make doing so easier than ever. But business owners who make this move impetuously may soon find themselves on stormy seas, taking on waves of debt and unanticipated expenses.

Posted on November 23, 2016 in Taxes

Mentoring can make your succession plan better

  The owners of many companies launch their enterprises with a business plan — a written document outlining the company’s strategic objectives and practical means of accomplishing them. Likewise, many owners leave their businesses via a succession plan, a written document outlining how the company’s ownership will transition.

Posted on November 3, 2016 in Taxes

Thinking big is the first step toward growing your business

  Nearly every business owner wants to grow his or her company. But with growth comes risk, and that can keep you from taking the steps necessary to move forward. Yet if you don’t think big and come up with a long-term strategic plan, you’ll likely continue to spin your wheels.

Posted on October 19, 2016 in Taxes

How can your business make the most of the cloud?

  Like many companies, yours probably stores at least some of its business files, documents and information in “the cloud.” This is the widely used term referring to the seemingly infinite data storage capacity of the Internet.

Posted on October 13, 2016 in Taxes


  Everyone needs a solid estate plan to distribute assets according to their wishes and benefit their heirs. But this necessity is especially keen for business owners, many of whom have spent years working hard to build up the values of their companies. If you can relate to this statement, one effective way to reduce… Continue reading BUSINESS OWNERS, HELP YOUR ESTATE BY GIFTING COMPANY STOCK

Posted on October 1, 2016 in Business Strategy, Taxes