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Many businesses are taking a new approach to paid time off (PTO). Under the “PTO bank” concept, employers merge the traditional components of excused absences (vacation time, sick time, etc.) into one employee-managed account. Many of today’s employees and job candidates view PTO banks as easier and empowering. More efficient administration can reduce the associated costs for employers as well. But, despite the many potential benefits, creating PTO banks may not be the best move for every company. Please contact our firm for help assessing the idea.http://bit.ly/PTOBanks
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3 Keys to Strong Business Financials

Businesses fail for many reasons — dysfunctional management, insufficient working capital, insurmountable competition. Why they succeed, on the other hand, is often easily explained. Regardless of size and sector, most healthy companies share the following three characteristics when it comes to their financials http://bit.ly/2cGScm0
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Use These Principles for Better Pricing Decisions in Your #Business

Deciding how to price your products and services is one of the toughest choices you’ll face as a business owner or manager. Prices affect long-term viability, short-term profits, market share, customer loyalty, and myriad other tangible and intangible aspects of your business. Unfortunately, the guidebook or financial guru who can provide infallible answers doesn’t exist.


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Why it’s Time to Start Tax Planning for 2016
Now that the April 18 income tax filing deadline has passed, it may be tempting to set aside any thought of taxes until year end is approaching. But don’t succumb. For maximum tax savings, now is the time to start tax planning for 2016.

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Some “Green” Cars Still Qualify for Tax Credits
If you’re shopping for a new auto for yourself or your business, you may be wondering if the federal government still offers incentives for “green” cars. The answer is yes, in the form of credits you can use to directly reduce the amount of income tax you owe — but only when you buy certain vehicles. Here’s an overview. #taxcredits
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Should You Tap Home Equity for Retirement?
If you’re approaching retirement, you may be taking a closer look at your savings and investment accounts. Perhaps you’re pondering the idea of tapping into your home equity — taking out a home equity loan or opening a home equity line of credit (HELOC) — to bolster your retirement accounts while you’re still working. But is that a good idea? http://bit.ly/1RK8Fh2


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Streamline Your Inventory Management to Boost Cash Flow

Inefficient inventory management is one of the biggest cash drains on many businesses, depriving them of valuable working capital. Excess inventory is literally cash wasting away in your warehouse or on your shelves. So every company needs to do everything it can to minimize its inventory investment. http://bit.ly/25faM67
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Curb Impulse Purchases

You’re standing in line at the grocery store, your shopping cart full of necessities for the upcoming week. While waiting, you scan the shelves. That magazine story looks interesting; that bottle of specialty water would certainly quench your thirst; that sparkling ornament would look great on the Christmas tree. You drop the items into your cart...
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C vs. S Corporations: Tread Carefully When Changing Entity Status

Many #businesses make the switch from C to S corporation status in order to save #taxes. Doing so can help companies avoid the double taxation that happens when C corporation earnings are taxed at the corporate level and again when they’re passed through to shareholders as individuals. http://bit.ly/1XlBBTU

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Conventional Wisdom on #Withdrawals isn’t Always Right

There’s more to a financially successful #retirement than accumulating a large portfolio. You also need to make good decisions about how to withdraw your assets once you’re no longer working full time. http://bit.ly/1rmq1Md
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