Tax reform offers savings opportunities for businesses

We live in an age of instant news and information. The availability of 24-hour cable news, social media, the internet, in addition to traditional...

Remember to put your business mistakes into perspective

On Feb. 14, Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson made a mistake. Peterson resigned about a week later after an investigation found he failed to...

Millennials in the workforce: Do family businesses need to worry?

Research on family business has mostly focused on succession, estate planning, family dynamics and governance. Not much attention has been given to the quality...

Retirement: What’s it all about and how should you prepare for it?

Most people look forward to retirement with both anticipation and anxiety. In most instances, they have thought about it a lot. Some have great...

Estate planning: better done sooner rather than later

The new year is off and running at full speed. I often comment about taxes in some fashion. This month, I am going to...

What would you do with an extra four hours per day?

If you were sick and felt horrible for four hours every day, what would you be willing to pay to feel good? For those...

Avoid the risks in handing down the family business

In a survey by the Family Owned Business Institute, family business owners were asked if the business was meant to be handed down within...

New Year’s resolutions: Will you be a winner?

The new year has arrived. But the question becomes where are we going? For many, they will make this new year an opportunity to...

New year provides opportunity to review finances

The new year has dawned upon us. The past year is a memory, and the new year offers new and exciting opportunities. Many see...

Note to self: Be wary of tax law hysteria this year

So the Trump tax plan has been signed into law. There will be a mad rush to take credit for the good parts and...

Hiking through the 65-day trust distribution rule

So much can happen in 65 days. The pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower in 65 days, you could briskly hike the Appalachian...

Telecommuting: things to consider before implementing

When computers started to appear in the workplace, people were enthralled with how such equipment would change how we work. Many expected an overnight...

U.S. tax reform affects trade, other economies

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, the triple play ritual following the Thanksgiving holiday has ended. The economic engine of the holiday season is...

What does tax reform mean? Depends on who you are

There is an old story from the Cold War about a journalist who asked a Soviet politician what the difference was between communism and...

Be intentional about your business’s succession or sale

Think back … remember what you went through to start up or purchase your business? How many recessions, hiccups or heartaches have you, or...

The ties that bind: employee retention

People use quotes or phrases that they pick up along life’s path that get incorporated into their daily lives. They frequently spew them out...

Tax reform proposals could impact year-end decisions

As the calendar year draws to a close, many of us consider what actions and decisions we should be considering with respect to our...

Can you look back at your life and be happy?

I recently was riding on a boat down a river I first became acquainted with in 1949. My mother’s family had settled there on...

Under lock and key: Are your family assets protected?

Asset protection is a concern for almost all individuals because of the litigious nature of society and the high rate of divorce, but family...

Do your business practices need a mentality shift?

The mentality of the business community, like much of America these days, tends to see everything in a black and white context. They want...

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