Advisory

Is An HSA Right For You?

By |2019-12-12T15:37:19-06:00December 12th, 2019|Advisory, Healthcare, Medicare, Saving, Tax|

To help defray health care costs, many people now contribute to or are thinking about setting up, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). With these accounts, individuals can pay for certain medical expenses on a tax-advantaged basis. The basics With HSAs, you take more responsibility for your health care costs. If you’re covered by a qualified [...]

5 Reasons Outsourcing Works for Growing Businesses

By |2019-12-09T13:07:09-06:00November 27th, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Goals, Internal Control, Payroll, Tips|

As your small business grows, the demands on your time and energy grow, too. You and your employees can find yourselves consumed with activities that creep beyond your passion and proficiency. This can be risky for your business, at worst, and boring or unfulfilling for you and your employees, at best. Many business owners [...]

What Your Financials Say About Your Business

By |2019-12-12T13:57:08-06:00November 21st, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Goals, Tips, Value|

As a small business owner, it can be overwhelming when trying to review and understand your company’s financial statements. Luckily, there are several ratios that you can utilize to help better understand what the financial statements are trying to tell you. This article lays out several of the key management ratios that are used across [...]

Should Gifting Be Part Of Your Succession/Transition Plan?

By |2019-12-11T14:16:51-06:00November 21st, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Agriculture, Gifts, Preparation, Succession Planning, Tax, Tax Reform, Tax Services, Value|

There has been a lot of commotion in the gifting arena recently. Gifting is something to consider when moving farm assets from one generation to another. Particularly land if the intention is to keep it in the farming operation indefinitely. Timing may be of the essence when it comes to gifting decisions and getting [...]

Increasing The Value of Your Business

By |2019-12-09T13:08:02-06:00November 21st, 2019|Advisory, Business Valuation, Change, Goals, Internal Control, Investment, Preparation, Sell, Value|

Have you ever wondered, “What is my business worth?” You’ve worked hard and are committed to the success of your business, but you might be considering retirement or pursuing a different career path. You may want to sell to an outsider or your children that are actively involved in the business. Regardless of the [...]

Book Review – Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business

By |2019-12-09T13:11:05-06:00September 6th, 2019|Advisory, Change, Goals, Preparation|

Do you feel like you get caught up in the day-to-day details of your business and never have the opportunity to work on the business itself? This is exactly how our firm’s leadership group felt here at TDT. Fortunately, we found Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business, by Gino Wickman, and it changed [...]

How Does Your Company Keep Score?

By |2019-12-09T13:13:38-06:00August 14th, 2019|Advisory, Change, Goals, Value|

To keep score of anything, you have to identify the triggering event. It can be a ball going through the hoop or matching up numbers on a bingo card. In a business environment, a company may have hundreds of triggering events, also known as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Measuring KPIs will provide a value [...]

4 Takes on Succession Planning: Part 2

By |2019-12-09T13:14:04-06:00August 14th, 2019|Advisory, Change, Internal Control, Morale, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Our friends, Bob Hodges and Colin Hendricks, and their estate planning group from BrownWinick – Attorneys at Law, are focused on assisting individuals and business owners in structuring their operation so that assets (business and personal) transition from one generation to the next in a smooth and tax-efficient manner. BrownWinick is a full-service law [...]

4 Takes On Succession Planning-Part 1

By |2019-12-09T13:21:44-06:00March 27th, 2019|Advisory, Change, Internal Control, Morale, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Our friend, Rena Striegel, owner of Transition Point Business Advisors, is focused on the human and emotional aspects that often cause hurdles and setbacks if not dealt with. Here’s a little bit about Rena and what she shared with us about her role in succession planning. Rena Striegel is an internationally recognized business coach [...]

Standard Deduction vs. Itemized Deduction for Charitable Contributions

By |2019-12-09T13:20:53-06:00March 20th, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Deductions, Donation, Saving, Tax, Tax Reform|

The benefits of charitable contributions may be eliminated for some taxpayers. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) doubled the standard deduction, meaning more taxpayers may find themselves in a better tax position by choosing the standard deduction over itemizing. Since charitable contributions are itemized, this is leaving many to wonder, “Will I still [...]