Knowledge and Insights: Newsletters

Times Are Changing – Have You Reviewed & Updated Your Strategic Plan?

It’s hard to believe that over a year has gone by since many of us have changed the way we do business. I have only been in the office a handful of times over the last year; I am fortunate and can work from just about anywhere. Of course, for many of you, this is…

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Is Your Organization in Compliance in Today’s Virtual Environment?

What was initially anticipated as only a short-term disruption to our normal, everyday lives, has caused a multitude of changes to the way we do business, some of which appear to be here for the long haul. One of the most notable changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is the transition to a remote work…

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Why Your Organization May Benefit From a Process Efficiency Study

The world has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic hit over a year ago, causing organizations to adapt to these changes and adjust to operating in a remote environment. New policies and procedures along with increased regulatory requirements can be a hurdle for any organization. As such, your organization should consider performing an efficiency study. Efficiency…

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How to Position Your Business for a Successful Transition

All business owners should consider their succession plan; not just those nearing retirement. The earlier you start planning, the better. Many business owners wait until it’s too late, and leave money on the table–or worse–struggle to transition or sell their business. It is never too early to start planning. After decades doing this, I can…

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The Importance of Long-Term Strategic Planning

One of my core consulting activities is helping businesses with long-term strategic planning. It’s an important, often overlooked facet of business growth. You see, business leaders who spend too much time working in the business forget to work on the business. The day-to-day pays the bills, after all. But if you want your business to…

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The Challenges of Distributing American Rescue Plan Funds

The recent passage of the American Rescue Plan earmarked billions of dollars for local governments to support citizens struggling through the economic impact of COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, local governments have done crucial, life-saving work, but resources have been stretched thin. This latest round of funding poses fresh challenges. Verifying Eligibility & Allowability It’s crucial…

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Summary & Highlights of the American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, (ARPA or the Act) which will provide $1.9 trillion in relief funds across a wide spectrum of categories, including additional relief for nonprofits and small businesses, the extension of unemployment benefits, new tax provisions, assistance for restaurants and bars, and more.…

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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Consolidated Appropriations Act Update

We have received many questions about the updated employee retention credit.  This article will take you through the highlights and hopefully answer some of the questions we’ve gotten on this subject.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act, (CAA) enacted on December 27, 2020, changed several provisions, involving the employee retention tax credits first implemented under the CARES…

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Tax Outlook for 2021

Successful tax planning does not just require arranging one’s affairs to take advantage of current tax laws. It also requires anticipating changes that may occur so that you do not get caught with a plan that just does not work. The election is now behind us and we know that Democrats control the White House,…

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Internal Control Considerations During a Pandemic

Much has changed for businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost a year ago in March 2020.  One of the biggest changes has been the introduction of remote working in the business environment.  Remote working has provided many unanticipated benefits, like more time with the family and less time commuting. While there are benefits to…

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