Monthly Archives

December 2016

Tax
December 27, 2016

2016 Year End Tax Planning Guide

Will Tax Rates Drop in 2017? The maximum federal tax bracket for 2016 is 39.6%. This bracket is reached when taxable income exceeds $415,050 ($466,950 if married filing joint). In addition, capital gains are taxed…
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News
December 23, 2016

Technological advances and expansive supply chains make doing so easier than ever. But business owners who make this move impetuously may soon find themselves on stormy seas, taking on waves of debt and unanticipated expenses.…
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News
December 23, 2016

3 Ways to Get Started on Next Year’s Budget

As the year winds down, business owners have a lot to think about. One item that you should keep top of mind is next year’s budget. A well-conceived budget can go a long way toward…
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News
December 23, 2016

Build consensus before you buy business software

Business owners get to make executive decisions. It’s one of the perks of the job. But acting unilaterally when buying business software can be a risky move. Because new technology affects the entire team, the…
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News
December 7, 2016

Keeping your family business in the family

A successful family business can provide long-term financial security for you as its owner, as well as for your loved ones. To improve the chances that your company will continue to benefit your heirs after…
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2016 Fall Financial Lending Notes
December 6, 2016

Marketplace Loans – A Threat to Traditional Small Business Lending?

As our lead article in this issue discusses, fintech companies are becoming a disruptive force in the financial services industry. Nowhere is this more apparent than in small business lending, where marketplace lenders have exploded…
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2016 Fall Financial Lending Notes
December 6, 2016

The Rise of Fintech – How Community Banks Might Be Affected

By now, you’ve probably heard the term “fintech,” but you might not be sure exactly what it means. Or more importantly, you might be wondering what impact fintech might have on the traditional community banking…
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