Business Planning

2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan – WEBINAR

Join the business plan webinar everyone needs as they begin their journey as an entrepreneur! 2nd Step of the Pitt SBDC’s no-cost business development and growth course for those thinking about starting a business or established small businesses operating fewer than one year. Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and [...]

2020-09-15T13:37:15-04:00October 16th, 2020||

1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Business (WEBINAR)

Startups in the Pittsburgh area, there is a workshop especially for you! The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering local startups a valuable workshop. 1st Step of Pitt SBDC’s no-cost business development and growth course for those thinking about starting a business or established small businesses operating fewer than one year. Thinking of starting a small [...]

2020-09-15T13:34:52-04:00October 2nd, 2020||

2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan – WEBINAR

Join the business plan webinar everyone needs as they begin their journey as an entrepreneur! 2nd Step of the Pitt SBDC’s no-cost business development and growth course for those thinking about starting a business or established small businesses operating fewer than one year. Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and [...]

2020-09-15T13:39:42-04:00September 25th, 2020||

Business Financing 101

Business financing is one of the most challenging obstacles entrepreneurs will face at one time or another. During this period of economic uncertainty, this is an even greater need for many businesses. The best sources and structure of financing are based on a particular company's needs and can change based on a company's current operating environment. Assessing the length of [...]

2020-09-09T17:33:48-04:00September 9th, 2020|In the News|

Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance

Payroll Tax Deferral Memorandum - The Internal Revenue Service has issued Notice 2020-65 to provide guidance on the employment tax deferral regarding President Donald Trump’s August 8, 2020 Executive Order. Deferral Payroll Tax Period The executive memorandum is effective immediately and only applies for wages “paid” between 9/1/2020 and 12/31/2020. The deferral is only on the 6.2% social security income [...]

2020-09-02T15:51:01-04:00September 2nd, 2020|In the News|

Business Startup Foundations

As a startup business owner, you work your plan and check off your mandatory tasks. Market research – check. Business plan – check. Brick & mortar or online – check. Business name – check. Great job! But there's more to do so your business succeeds, maximizes profit, and minimizes expenses. There are four areas that the initial decision will make [...]

2020-07-13T11:34:52-04:00July 13th, 2020|Agency News|

Forecasts And Projections For Competitive Edge

Forecasts and projections in business are a great way to estimate the future financial position of the company. Forecasts Versus Projections As accountants, clients often ask, “What is the difference between a business forecast and a projection?” In simple terms, forecasts make assumptions based on business history, while a projection adds proposed considerations into the calculation. Perhaps you are considering [...]

2020-03-03T08:59:46-05:00March 3rd, 2020|News and Blog|

Is your company ready for an ERP Solution?

How do you know when your company is ready to go to the next level? Is your company there? Are you ready to put several different systems and applications under one umbrella using an ERP System? If you are at this crossroads, there are a few things to consider and prepare for as you take the next step in your [...]

2019-11-25T11:08:11-05:00July 30th, 2019|News and Blog|

Exit Planning Begins Day One

Now that you have your personal financial statement compiled and you are monitoring KPIs through your customized dashboard, let’s consider your exit or succession plan and the purposes of a valuation. People choose to prepare a valuation for a number of different exit reasons. Everything from internal business decisions to retirement and estate planning, to planning for a sale. A [...]

2019-09-16T14:07:14-04:00March 28th, 2019|News and Blog|

Was your 2018 budget reasonable?

Estimates vs. actuals As the year winds down, business owners can be thankful for the gift of perspective (among other things, we hope). Assuming you created a budget for the calendar year, you should now be able to accurately assess that budget by comparing its estimates to actual results. Your objective is to determine whether your budget was reasonable, and, [...]

2019-08-29T11:55:34-04:00December 28th, 2018|Guest Blog|
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