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Demystifying the Employee vs Independent Contractor Rulings

As business owners continue paving the way through 2024, it is important to keep up to date with the latest regulations, including a final ruling recently issued by the US Department of Labor (DOL) that changes the guidance to determine how workers are classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA sets the…

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Planning Your Exit – Maximizing Value And Your Company’s Future

Your 2024 To-Do List for Exit Planning As a business owner, you have worked tirelessly to build your company into your largest financial asset. However, it is important to start thinking about the future.  Perhaps the sale of your company is something you’ve flirted with but you don’t have all the answers, steps, and strategies…

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Understanding the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule: FAQ’s For Business Owners

What does Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting mean to my business? As part of efforts to curb money laundering, increase transparency of business ownership, and reduce other financial crimes, FinCEN has issued a new rule requiring businesses to report the personal identifiable information of their owners. This is known as beneficial ownership reporting. To comply with…

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What is a Good Gross Profit Margin? Tips to Improve GPM and Drive Profitability

As the year ends, it’s essential to keep your business’s financial health n mind. Whether you are running a small business or a large enterprise, the fourth quarter can be a make-or-break period for achieving your financial goals. The good news is there are several things you can do to ensure that your business ends the year…

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Surviving the Black Clouds in Business

Attempting to eliminate or prevent all worry in business is a fruitless pursuit. At any given time we can find ourselves tiptoeing through land mines and navigating unexpected twists and surprises. CEOs and owners who desire to build a business of significance and success often get derailed by would B2B CFO calls “black clouds”. Removing…

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Enhance your company’s value within the current economic landscape

What drives long-term value in your business? Successfully owning and growing a business requires hard work, sacrifice, and commitment. Whether you recently launched a new business or are entering your fourth decade of owner- ship, most business owners eventually plan to exit their business. No matter which path they choose, working on plans to consistently…

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Strategies to Build Company Value Even In Uncertain Economic Times

Successfully owning and growing a business requires hard work, sacrifice and commitment. Whether you recently launched a new business or are entering your fourth decade of ownership, most business owners eventually plan to exit their business. No matter which path they choose, working on plans to consistently maximize value today, will positively impact your company’s…

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How to Find the Right Strategic Business Advisor For Your Company

Starting a new business and then growing it comes with countless challenges. That’s why the support and guidance of a professional business advisor can be invaluable. These experts have the knowledge and experience to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of running a company, providing essential advice and strategies for success.  Hiring a business advisor or…

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8 Signs that You Need a CFO

Many entrepreneurs, whether a start-up or a mature business, struggle with forecasting, cash flow management, and other essential financial tasks. However, these tasks are crucial to the success of any business. Without a solid understanding of the financial aspects of your business and a financial champion at the helm, it is difficult to grow a…

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Six Strategic Questions You Should Be Asking Your CFO

As a business owner or CEO, understanding your company’s financial footing is crucial to making informed decisions that drive growth and success. But if you are not a finance expert yourself, it can be challenging to know where to start. For guidance, this list of six essential questions to ask your CFO will help you…

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