Five Ideas to Attract Staff During the Great Resignation

You’re not alone if you’re having trouble attracting and keeping staff. A convergence of issues has created one of the greatest talent shortages in our lifetimes. With boomers retiring in large numbers, pandemic and opioid deaths, people not wanting to work for low wages, child care availability

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How to Reconstruct Tax Records After a Disaster

While it’s not always possible to prevent an emergency, you can reduce the likelihood that an emergency will become a disaster by being prepared.  Here are some tips to do just that. Store your documents in a waterproof and fireproof safe that is convenient to access. Make

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Understanding Sales Conversion Metrics

How effective is your sales function in your business? One way to answer that question at a deep level is to calculate conversion metrics for every step of your sales cycle. These numbers are not tied to any numbers on your balance sheet or income statement, but

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The “Dirty Dozen” IRS Tax Scams

Each year, the IRS unveils its list of scams that target unsuspecting taxpayers.  Below are five of the most common tax scams impacting taxpayers today, as well as tips to not become a victim: Fake Charities are created to exploit natural disasters and other situations such as

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The Power of Thank-You Notes

As we approach the holiday of giving thanks, it’s the perfect time to think about how we can use thank-you notes in our businesses and lives to express our gratitude to others. When to Say Thank You There are many opportunities in business to say thank you:

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What You Should Know About Required Minimum Distributions

With all the legislative changes related to retirement distributions over the last couple of years, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what to expect for the current year.  In particular, it’s critical to know what to expect with Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for tax year

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Updates to the Employee Retention Credit

In early August of this year, the IRS released additional guidance on the Employee Retention Credit.  For 2021, the credit was expanded to allow businesses to receive a credit of up to $7,000 per employee per quarter if their operations were fully or partially shut down by

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Making Customers Pay… You

If you grant credit to customers or take recurring credit card payments, the unexpected can happen: a customer fails to pay on time, the credit card expires, or the check bounces. What can a business owner do to spend as little time as possible on these items

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