Value

How Does Your Company Keep Score?

By |2019-08-29T21:16:40-06:00August 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 |2019-04-05T14:59:26-06:00January 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 the [...]

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

By |2019-01-16T09:51:09-06:00January 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 Or [...]

Planning For Your Succession? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

By |2019-04-10T13:26:00-06:00September 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 |2019-05-29T13:50:12-06:00June 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 |2018-07-12T09:09:45-06:00April 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 [...]

Standard of Value in Divorce Proceedings – Getting it Wrong Could be Costly!

By |2019-04-10T13:36:46-06:00March 8th, 2018|Business Valuation, Value|

Do you recall a time when you were traveling between different states and noticed the interstate speed limits were different, sometimes 65 MPH and other times 70 MPH depending on what state you were in? It is safe to say that different states (jurisdictions) have different laws regarding the speed limits. It is the responsibility [...]

Do You Speak The Language?

By |2019-02-03T13:27:29-06:00December 4th, 2017|Advisory, Cash Flow, Goals, Leading, TDT, Value|

Are you fluent in your business?  Can you speak the language?  Most of us would say of course!  But what language are you speaking?  The financial language or the business language – and why is that distinction important? Answer the following questions: Can you make a profit and not have any cash? Can you make [...]