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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…

Key Performance Indicators for Business

Key Performance Indicators for Business

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Key Performance Indicators are necessary for running any business. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help you to find the right path forward in managing your business on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to have a successful year.  At Wilke & Associates, we like to refer to KPI’s as your…

Retirement NQDC Plan may work for you

Retirement NQDC Plan may work for you

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Rev up retirement offerings with an NQDC plan Many business owners and executives would like to save more money for retirement than they’re allowed to sock away in their 401(k) plan. For 2017, the annual elective deferral contribution limit for a 401(k) is just $18,000, or $24,000 if you’re 50…

UPCOMING TAX DEADLINE DUE DATES

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Major Tax Deadlines for September 15, 2017 September 15 – Third quarter installment of 2017 individual estimated income tax is due. September 15 – Filing deadline for 2016 tax returns for calendar-year corporations that received an automatic extension of the March 15 filing deadline. September 15 – Filing deadline for 2016 partnership tax…

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…

Prepare for Disaster

Prepare for Disaster

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Make sure your company is prepared for any disaster What could stop your company from operating for a day, a month or a year? A flood or fire? Perhaps a key supplier shuts down temporarily or permanently. Or maybe a hacker or technical problem crashes your website or you suddenly…

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…

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