Valuation in the time of Coronavirus

Nobody could have guessed that less than three months into the year, “social distancing” would be a trending buzzword and our collective reality.  This crisis came upon us on the backs of a strong economy that was close to working at full-employment.  Several well-run businesses were recording revenues and income close to their historical highs. [ … ]

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[ … ]

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,[ … ]

Smart Strategies to Handle the “Downfall” Problem 1 in 4 New Businesses Experience

One of the most (if not the most) important indicators of business health is its cash flow. Even if your business is profitable and growing, if you don’t have a consistent stream of cash coming in, you’ll run into financial trouble. Lack of cash flow is the primary reason that more than one quarter of[ … ]

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[ … ]