Death and Taxes vs. Preserving Wealth – The Final Exit Planning Contest

Full disclosure: Wealth preservation planning can’t help any of us cheat death, but it can help business owners to avoid taxes and achieve financial security. Read on. The ideal Exit Plan (one that provides the business exit you desire) includes a strategy to help you preserve your hard-earned wealth from unnecessary taxation when it is[…]

What To Expect From A Buyer

Assume that all business owners (except for those forced to liquidate) will eventually sell or transfer their companies, we often focus on what it takes to be a well-prepared seller. Setting exit objectives, planning to minimize the income taxes on the ownership transfer, building business value and selecting a skilled Team of Advisors are some[…]

Preparing for Arizona’s New Mandatory Sick Leave Under Prop 206

On November 8, 2016, Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act passed, receiving nearly 60% of votes. There are two parts to Prop 206; the first is a minimum wage increase, and the second is mandatory employer-provided sick leave. Minimum Wage Increase On January 1, Arizona’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 an hour,[…]

Performance Reviews: Tips for Giving Feedback

Conducting performance evaluations is an integral part of a staff member’s professional development and helps to define a company’s culture of communication and learning. When preparing to provide performance evaluations, it’s important to have a plan that ensures evaluations are provided in a respectful manner that allows staff members to learn which parts of their[…]