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Risk Management for your Business

Risk Management for your Business

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Fortifying your business with enterprise risk management Establish an enterprise risk management (ERM) program to protect your business. Just as hundreds of years ago, when prosperous towns managed the various risks of foreign invaders, thieves and wild animals by fortifying their entire communities with walls and towers. Assessing threats In short, ERM…

Tax Planning Newsletter

Tax Planning Newsletter

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It’s time to call Wilke & Associates, Pittsburgh’s leading CPA Firm for 2017 Year-End Tax Planning! Now’s the time to wrap up 2017 and make considerations for year-end capital investments to reduce your tax liability or make fiscal changes to your 2018 budget. By incorporating your 2017 financial data and…

Making a Loan to Your Company is Complicated

Making a Loan to Your Company is Complicated

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Loan or Capital Contribution   Have you given a loan to your company as a business owner? Is that transaction recorded as a liability payable back to you? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be at risk for the IRS ruling that your business decision will be reclassified…

Founders and Transition Planning

Founders and Transition Planning

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Don’t let “founder’s syndrome” impede your succession planning Are you the founder of your company? If so, congratulations — you’ve created something truly amazing! And it’s more than understandable that you’d want to protect your legacy: the company you created. But, as time goes on, it becomes increasingly important that…

15 COMMONLY MISSED TAX DEDUCTIONS

15 COMMONLY MISSED TAX DEDUCTIONS

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Business interest on vehicles Business interest on credit cards Business bank fees Business use of internet access fees Business use of computers and accessories/software (general tools of your trade) Non-cash charity (i.e. donating clothing, art work, collectibles, etc.) Business tolls/parking and tips paid while traveling Business gatherings at the home…

Accounting Software – Update it Regularly

Accounting Software – Update it Regularly

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Why business owners should regularly upgrade their accounting software Many business owners buy accounting software and, even if the installation goes well, eventually grow frustrated when they don’t get the return on investment they’d expected. There’s a simple reason for this: Stuff changes. Technological improvements are occurring at a breakneck…

Put Your Successor in a Position to Succeed

Put Your Successor in a Position to Succeed

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Business owners: Put your successor in a position to succeed When it comes time to transition your role as the business owner to someone else, you’ll face many changes. One of them is becoming a mentor. As such, you’ll have to communicate clearly, show some patience and have a clear…

IT Strategy

IT Strategy

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It may be time for your company to create an IT plan Many companies take an ad hoc approach to technology. If you’re among them, it’s understandable; you probably had to automate some tasks before others, your tech needs have likely evolved over time, and technology itself is always changing….

A Successor in your Transition Plan

A Successor in your Transition Plan

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3 Hot Spots to Look for Your Successor Picking someone to lead your company after you step down is probably among the hardest aspects of retiring (or otherwise moving on). Sure, there are some business owners who have a ready-made successor waiting in the wings at a moment’s notice. But…

Bring Your Kid To Work Day

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On Thursday, April 27th we hosted 16 precious children. None have said they want to be accountants when they grow up!? They participated in group games and activities that demonstrated leadership, teamwork, accountability and learning their strengths and latent talents. #countonme

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