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Virus-Resistant Human Resources Management: Post-Shutdown Talent Sourcing

Posted on: May 26, 2020

This series is intended to give general guidance during our current pandemic environment. Scenarios discussed may be dependent upon multiple factors not included in these discussions and nothing contained herein should be considered legal advice.  By: Kit M. Foreman, SPHR, MBA, founder of Strategic Performance Solutions Millions of Americans are out of work. The unemployment…

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Virus-Resistant Human Resources Management: The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Posted on: May 19, 2020

This series is intended to give general guidance during our current pandemic environment. Scenarios discussed may be dependent upon multiple factors not included in these discussions and nothing contained herein should be considered legal advice.  By: Kit M. Foreman, SPHR, MBA, founder of Strategic Performance Solutions It is not hyperbole to say that the entire…

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Virus-Resistant Human Resources Management: The UI Conundrum

Posted on: May 12, 2020

This series is intended to give general guidance during our current pandemic environment. Scenarios discussed may be dependent upon multiple factors not included in these discussions and nothing contained herein should be considered legal advice.  By: Kit M. Foreman, SPHR, MBA, founder of Strategic Performance Solutions  On April 28, The Wall Street Journal, citing Department…

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Virus-Resistant Human Resources Management: Assessing Readiness to Return to Work

Posted on: May 7, 2020

This series is intended to give general guidance during our current pandemic environment. Scenarios discussed may be dependent upon multiple factors not included in these discussions and nothing contained herein should be considered legal advice.  By: Kit M. Foreman, SPHR, MBA, founder of Strategic Performance Solutions The talk on the street is “re-opening America,” with…

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Tax Strategy Series #3 – Take Action in Your Tax Strategy

Posted on: May 7, 2020

By: Matthew Andersen, CPA Thanks for joining us for the final installment of our month-long journey into strategic tax reduction. So far, we have explored the general framework we use for our clients, the risks of being too aggressive beyond an IRS audit, and today we complete our series by providing clear actionable ways to…

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Tax Strategy Series #2- The Balancing Act

Posted on: May 7, 2020

By: Matthew Andersen, CPA Welcome to part two of our Tax Strategy series! In our last post we laid out the general framework that we follow to make a significant impact in income tax reduction. This post will explore financial factors that entrepreneurs face when trying to reduce taxes without strategy. We find that there…

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Tax Strategy Series #1: Building a Framework That Works

Posted on: May 7, 2020

By: Matthew Andersen, CPA Taxes are the largest expense you will face as an entrepreneur. They can be a major burden when you need capital to grow your infrastructure, team, and impact in the market. Cash is the precious resource that we all need to keep on hand. So, how do you keep your cash…

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Lean Organizational Strategy

Posted on: March 24, 2020

By: Jeremy Turner, MBA – Founder & Managing Director of EPIC Mission, Inc. All too often I meet people who are operating under the assumption that the creation of an effective organizational strategy will cost them dearly from a financial perspective and will take more time and human resources to develop and implement than they have…

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Choosing the Right Type of Strategy for Your Business

Posted on: March 17, 2020

By: Jeremy Turner, MBA – Founder & Managing Director of EPIC Mission, Inc. Last week we discussed how empathy fuels great strategy by connecting you intimately with those you seek to serve through your organization. This week, we’re going to walk through the primary types of strategy your firm might adopt. According to Harvard Business School…

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Great Strategy is Fueled by Empathy

Posted on: March 10, 2020

By: Jeremy Turner, MBA – Founder & Managing Director of EPIC Mission, Inc. In last week’s offering, we covered some of the basic elements and understandings related to strategy, starting with a simple definition and progressing from there. Now, it’s time to take the next logical step forward which, in my mind, entails furthering a deep…

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Getting Beyond the Jargon to Get Real About Strategy

Posted on: March 4, 2020

By: Jeremy Turner, MBA – Founder & Managing Director of EPIC Mission, Inc. Strategy is a term that gets thrown around willy-nilly in boardrooms, classrooms and locker rooms across the globe, and the term has become a buzzy, fuzzy piece of jargon with no concrete meaning. Let’s see if we can’t clear the air a bit…

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What Are the Alternatives to Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes?

Posted on: February 18, 2020

With the April 15, 2020 deadline to file and pay your taxes rapidly looming, people are starting to worry about the balance they owe the IRS for last year.  As we have discussed in previous posts, estimated tax payments are an option to pay your taxes throughout the year to make April 15th a little…

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The What? When? Why? of Estimated Tax Payments

Posted on: February 4, 2020

Primarily, estimated taxes are a way of paying tax on income that has been earned but does not have anything withheld on it. These taxes are paid quarterly to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by anyone whose income is not subject to withholding taxes. When people earn income through interest, wages, dividends, or rent, they…

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What is your “Why”?

Posted on: January 28, 2020

By: Marki Zander Many business owners are able to identify what they do and how they do it. Where the challenge lies comes with the “why” – why you are in this business, and why clients and vendors alike should choose you to work with among your competitors. Identifying this “why” will not only set…

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You’re worth more than that! – A Beginner’s Guide to Proper Pricing

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Creating an effective pricing model for your business is one of the most important tasks you face as a business owner. If you properly price your goods and services, you will enjoy a healthy profit margin while attracting new and repeat customers. But if you miss the mark on your pricing, your business is apt…

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How to Build a Winning Business Culture

Posted on: January 14, 2020

As the owner or operator of a growing business, your livelihood hinges on building a business culture that will attract talented employees and long-term clients. But exactly how do you go about building a winning company culture? Business owners who achieve this goal also manage to create a supportive work environment for their employees by…

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Celebrate Your Accomplishments!

Posted on: December 31, 2019

As we say goodbye to 2019 and enter 2020, you may be making resolutions to make the most out of the new decade. Forward-looking resolutions are extremely important; after all, setting goals is a key component in terms of both personal and business success. Equally as important, but more often overlooked, is the process of…

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Why Should I Invest in Tax Strategy?

Posted on: September 26, 2019

Our tax strategy add-on service is the best way to get the ball back in your court.  Our team will review your 2019 data, entity structure, retirement plans, and goals to determine recommendations and create an action plan to save you tax dollars! On average we find 2X our fee in first-year tax savings!!! Here…

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Who is Reading That Email You Just Sent?

Posted on: September 26, 2019

  Many people don’t realize that sending documents over email does not keep your information safe! When sending an email un-encrypted, the message and all its attachments encounters a number of servers when moving from sender to recipient. At any point in that process, someone could intercept your message and end up with a treasure trove of…

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What About My Home Office Deduction?

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Do you work from home? Are you using your home to start or run your business? We often get questions about the benefits of the home office deduction. While there are pros and cons to this deduction, we generally believe the cons outweigh the pros. Home Office Basic Requirements   Regular and exclusive use —…

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Feeling Generous?

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Did you know that if you give someone a gift in excess of $14,000 you may have to pay taxes on the amount over $14K? You may also have to file a gift tax return! This “gift tax” has been catching a lot of our clients off guard. Here are some things to know. What…

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