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How to Improve Your Future Financial Results

By |2020-10-01T17:57:19-05:00May 26th, 2020|Advisory, Cash Flow, Goals, KPIs, Records, Value|

Your basic financial statements report what has happened in the past – these are lagging indicators. Those numbers are certainly important, but they only tell you what has already happened. If you don’t like the results, there’s nothing you can do to change them. However, to impact future results, you must also identify Key Performance [...]

Increasing The Value of Your Business

By |2020-10-01T17:32:57-05:00December 14th, 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 [...]

What Your Financials Say About Your Business

By |2020-10-01T18:09:51-05:00November 21st, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Goals, Tips, Value|

Have you recently provided your financial statements to a lender, investor, large customer or vendor? Did you wonder what they were looking for? Were you caught off guard by the questions they asked or the decisions they made? Financial statements reveal a lot about a business. Readers of financial statements use financial information to make [...]

Should Gifting Be Part Of Your Succession/Transition Plan?

By |2020-01-16T15:29:45-06:00October 5th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 Accounting Acronyms Every Business Owner Should Know

By |2020-10-01T18:07:05-05:00January 30th, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Cash Flow, Tips, Value|

You need accurate financial information to help you measure the results of all the hard work that goes into your business. The problem is, your accountant uses more acronyms than your teenage daughter’s text messages. This leaves you feeling frustrated and confused. You can either smile and nod until the conversation ends or spend [...]

Highly Appreciated Assets: Should You Keep it, Sell it, or Die with it?

By |2019-12-09T13:21:19-06:00January 9th, 2019|Accounting, Agriculture, Estate Planning, Executor, IRS, Preparation, Tax, Tax Reform, Value|

Keep it, sell it, or die with it may seem like strange choices, but with highly appreciated assets, those may be the very choices that need to be considered.  Examples of highly appreciated assets include real estate and stock investments which have gone up significantly in value.   Let’s look at an example.  To Sell [...]

Planning For Your Succession? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

By |2019-04-10T13:26:00-05:00September 26th, 2018|Business Valuation, Preparation, Retirement, Succession Planning, Value|

A captain doesn’t decide on a whim that he or she is going to sail around the world tomorrow. The voyage will take proper planning, appropriate resources, and a skilled co-captain. The same can be said for succession planning. Business owners, like captains, must plan and consider many variables before selling or transitioning their business [...]

3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Outsourcing Your Accounting

By |2019-11-19T13:51:22-06:00June 19th, 2018|Accounting, Advisory, Goals, Payroll, Tax, Tax Planning, Value|

Jodi Kerr, CPA, and TDT Tax Partner, provides insight to outsourcing your accounting and the mistakes that can be avoided in the process. Jodi specializes in small business consulting, individual and business tax compliance. Having accurate, detailed, and well-organized financial information is important when it comes to your tax return, but even more important for managing your business. [...]

Navigating Requirements for Donor-Restricted Funds

By |2018-07-12T09:09:45-05:00April 24th, 2018|Donation, FASB, Gifts, Nonprofit, Value|

Ross Van Laar, CPA and Assurance Manager at TDT, explains considerations for nonprofit organizations when accepting gifts. With more than seven years of experience, Ross specializes in audits of nonprofits, governmental entities, and employee benefit plans. Nonprofits face unique legal, ethical, and accounting challenges due to requirements for complying with donor restrictions on donations. A [...]

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