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Do you have an emergency succession plan?

For business owners, succession planning is ideally a long-term project. You want to begin laying out a smooth ownership transition, and perhaps grooming a successor, years in advance. And you shouldn’t officially hand over the reins until many minute details have been checked and rechecked. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out this way. As the […]

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Business Meal and Entertainment Deductions

Restaurants and entertainment venues have been hard hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of the tax breaks that President Trump has proposed to help them is an increase in the amount that can be deducted for business meals and entertainment. It’s unclear whether Congress would go along with enhanced business meal and entertainment […]

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Benchmarking Financial Performance

You already may have reviewed a preliminary draft of your company’s year-end financial statements. But without a frame of reference, they don’t mean much. That’s why it’s important to compare your company’s performance over time and against competitors. Conduct a well-rounded evaluation A comprehensive benchmarking study requires calculating ratios that gauge the following five elements: […]

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Manage Your Working Capital

Working capital is calculated as the difference between a company’s current assets and current liabilities. For a business to thrive, working capital must be greater than zero. A positive balance enables the company to meet its short-term cash flow needs and grow. And, too much working capital can be a sign of inefficient management. As […]

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Tangible Property Repair vs. Improvement

Did you repair your business property or improve it? Repairs to tangible property, such as buildings, machinery, equipment or vehicles, can provide businesses a valuable current tax deduction — as long as the so-called repairs weren’t actually “improvements.” The costs of incidental repairs and maintenance can be immediately expensed and deducted on the current year’s […]

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