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This is a guest post by Dyanne Ross-Hanson  Read More
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A new accounting standard issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will soon require companies to recognize leases on their balance sheets. In doing so, it could have a major impact on your banking relationship and covenants—and, in turn, impact your access to new capital. Read More
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It’s a simple fact. The price a potential buyer will pay for a manufacturing business is higher when the intangible assets of the business present well. Business owners who have been proactive in managing and protecting their company’s intellectual property assets have an easier time demonstrating that those assets will continue to bear fruit after the transition. Read More


This is a guest post from Earl H. Cohen, Attorney, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC Read More
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Executives and business owners know that whether their goal is to grow the business, or sustain it on an even keel, the right talent can impede or enable their success. Read More
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When Chris Heit, a longtime employee of manufacturing company Precision Mold, set out to purchase the company from original owner Fred Capra in 2014, he didn’t know quite where to start. It seemed the natural first step would be to talk to his personal bank, which he had been banking with for 30 years. Read More
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Since being introduced nearly a decade ago, cloud technologies have become a mainstay within IT departments. In fact, 93 percent of businesses use cloud technology in some form or another.* Beyond being just a place to store information, successful businesses have taken advantage of the cloud to generate better customer data, boost security, and connect devices through the Internet of Things. Read More
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President Trump has made it a campaign priority to bring manufacturing back to the United States. While details are yet to emerge on tax and trade policy proposals from the new administration, there is a potential tax saving opportunity that U.S. manufacturing and distribution businesses may not be aware of - and could take advantage of in 2017. Read More
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Some business owners focus on growing their profits, while others are obsessed with sales goals. Have you ever considered making it a goal to structure your business to run without you? Read More