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Family Business Succession Tips

This article discusses the sad reality of how fewer than 1/3 of family businesses are successively handed down to the second generation. However, utilizing the tips outlined in this article such as starting your succession planning early, including family members in discussions, training, and sticking to the facts can all set your family business up …..

Getting the Most From Selling Your Business

This article discusses how there are many factors at play when a business gets bought or sold. Specifically, topics such as reoccurring revenue, why someone sells, buyers’ interests, evaluation criteria, and the 4 P’s (People, Platform, Processes, and Product) are all outlined within this link. No matter where you are at in the mergers and …..

OTHER ITEMS TO NOTE

SINGLE AUDIT SUBMISSION EXTENSION The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memo M-20-21 (Memo) that instructs federal awarding agencies to allow recipients and subrecipients that have not yet filed their single audits with the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) as of Mar. 19, 2021 (the date of the Memo) with fiscal year ends through June 30, …..

Which Meals Qualify for the Temporary 100% Expense Reduction?

This article discusses how the IRS released guidance explaining deductions on food and beverage within a restaurant. There was a temporary 100% deduction which was “designed to help restaurants, many of which have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.” However, as we continue to move forward, there were questions regarding when the 100% deduction and …..

Creating a Post-COVID Workplace

This article discusses how businesses are starting to return to the workplace following the relaxing of COVID-19 regulations. However, this process may be more difficult than anticipated. This article outlines three steps to consider when implementing your return to work process. For example, determining what this process looks like operationally, prioritizing what employees need, and …..

REVISIONS TO THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE AFFECTING RECIPIENTS

By Tammy Ricciardella, CPA On Aug. 13, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Final Guidance on amendments to the OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements (Uniform Guidance). This reflects the first revisions to this guidance since they were originally issued in 2013. The impact from these revisions range from minor and unique …..

Marketing Your New Startup

This article discusses how many startup firms are having similar problems in marketing and getting their new ideas out there. Whether your startup is 5 years old or 5 days, utilizing tips such as email best practices, social media, blogs, and truly staying authentic can prove beneficial in the long run. Be sure to check …..

Assessing Risk to Maximize Cyber Insurance Coverage

By Mark Millard It’s 8 a.m. on Monday. You open the doors to the office, preoccupied with tasks for the week: grant applications that need review, donor phone calls to make, staff disagreements to manage, current program execution and strategy for the future. As you settle into your desk and turn on your computer, the …..

Tips for Family Business Success

This article acknowledges and discusses how running a family business can be difficult at times. From balancing a family work-life balance to communication issues, this industry can be very challenging. However, by following tips such as actively managing family dynamics, hiring externally when necessary, establishing a structure, and succession planning, your family business can be …..

Nonprofit Data Breach Vulnerabilities and How to Avoid Them

By Mike Lee, CIPM, Alexandre Chanoine, J.D. and Derrick King As more people are shifting to digital lifestyles and remote operations, data is being passed through the internet now more than ever. Proportionate to this, however, are the opportunities for potential compromise of the data, particularly via a data breach. Data breaches are the unauthorized …..

Financial Mistakes Business Owners Made During the Pandemic and How to Avoid Them

This article discusses how many businesses felt a significant negative impact due to the coronavirus pandemic this past year. Although most of the setbacks were unavoidable, it is important to do everything in our power to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. For example, mistakes such as not keeping good business records, not …..

CARES Act Employee Retention Credits for Nonprofit Employers

By Carolyn Smith Driscoll, Gabe Rubio, Brad Poris  Many nonprofit organizations were forced to shutter or temporarily close their operations under a governmental order as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while others were forced to severely limit their offerings. One way to continue to pursue your organization’s objectives is to ensure that you are …..

Presentation of COVID-19 Related Federal Programs on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards

By Amy Guerra, CPA New aid provided by federal agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can impact the presentation of your organization’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA), Notes to the SEFA, and Federal Audit Clearinghouse Data Collection Form (DCF). As you prepare for your audit, it is important to understand the funding …..

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II

By Andrea Taylor The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), which was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, $21.2 billion of which is now available to institutions of …..

Strategy of Time Clock Rounding

This article discusses the business strategy of time clock rounding in order to ease payroll calculation and prevent employee time theft. With many employees still working from home, these practices are important to review frequently. Legally, if you participate in rounding, there are three approved rules that you must follow. One is the 15-minute rounding, …..

Provider Relief Funds – Reporting and Audit Requirements

By Carla DeMartini, CPA, Chad Krcil, FHFMA, CHFP, and Venson Wallin, CPA, CGMA, CFE, CHC, FHFMA, CHFP, HCISPP When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, it established the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to support American families, workers and healthcare providers in the battle against COVID-19. Through the CARES Act and supplemental …..

Remote Work Policies That Last

This article discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way many industries are conducted on a day-to-day basis. Specifically, teleworking has become the new norm, and it is important to have proper procedures in place in order to promote efficiency for your business. A few tips include communicating and being transparent with your employees, …..

IRS Issues Final Regulations on UBTI “Silos”

By Marc Berger, CPA, JD, LLM On Dec. 2, 2020 the U.S. Treasury and IRS published final regulations under Internal Revenue Code (IRC or Code) Section 512(a)(6), the provision requiring tax-exempt organizations with more than one unrelated trade or business to calculate unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) separately with respect to each trade or business. …..

The Benefits of Work Management

This article discusses the definition of work management and how it differs from project management. Specifically, work management “is the oversight and supervision of all individual and team tasks and task lists within one project or across a company’s operations.” The concept of work management can include pieces of time, resource, process, and client relationship …..

Tech Trends for Small Business to Watch in 2021

This article discusses and outlines seven different technology trends to watch within the small business industry. Specifically, these trends are designed to improve software, automation, and machinery functionality. Artificial intelligence-powered chatbots and CRM, streamlining HR work, 5G, and voice-activated payments are all expected to have a significant impact. Be sure to check out this link …..