Posts Tagged ‘Entrepreneur’

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…

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…

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…

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…

Great Customer Service Experience

Great Customer Service Experience

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How can you take customer service to the next level? Just about every business intends to provide world-class customer service. And though many organizations claim their customer service is exceptional, very few can back up that assertion.  Once a company has established a baseline level of success in interacting with customers,…

Company Dashboard

Company Dashboard

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Don’t make hunches — crunch the numbers Just as a car dashboard gives you a snapshot of the how your car is doing, we recommend that all business owners have a company dashboard with important metrics that are accessed regularly.  This vital tool will help business owners make major decisions by…

Valuation Expertise is key to Succession Planning

Valuation Expertise is key to Succession Planning

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What can a valuation expert do for your succession plan? Most business owners spend a lifetime building their business. And when it comes to succession, they face the difficult decision of whether to sell, dissolve or transfer the business to family members (or a nonfamily successor). Many complicated issues are…

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