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Small business accounting tips for managing costs

By Jim Hess, CEO, CPA   |  November 25, 2015

One of the most challenging decisions every business owner faces is determining the proper price for his product or service. In general, small business owners tend to under value their product or service.

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Critical things to consider in purchasing a business - part IV -What's your future business worth?

By Jim Hess, CEO, CPA   |  November 24, 2015

This is the final part in my blog series on Critical Things to Consider in Purchasing a Business.

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Customer service: Do your employees walk the talk?

November 23, 2015

Good customer service leads to repeat sales and referrals, which lead to higher revenues and profits. The result is a stronger, more secure business. Your sales staff knows this well.

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Make time for some last-minute tax savers

November 23, 2015

That ticking you hear is the tax clock winding down - quickly. There is only a very short time left to cut your taxes for 2015. Here are moves you can still make before year-end.

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Say Goodbye to Some of Our Creative Social Security Claiming Strategies

By Tracy Wells, Investment Advisor Representative   |  November 18, 2015

On November 2, 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was signed into law. With this, some of the creative claiming strategies, specifically “file and suspend" and " restricted application"...

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The Affordable Care Act: What's the latest?

November 13, 2015

What's new with the Affordable Care Act? Here are recent updates. * Open enrollment. The "open enrollment period" began November 1 for 2016 individual health insurance..

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Tax planning, extenders, and uncertainty

November 13, 2015

Are you ready for year-end tax planning? Maybe you're hesitating because you're wondering about the fate of "extenders," those temporary tax breaks that Congress generally...

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2016 Medicare Part B Premiums

By Tracy Wells, Investment Advisor Representative   |  November 13, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on November 10, 2015, the 2016 Premiums. With no Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2016,...

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Looking for the perfect place to retire? Don’t look too far


Ashland may not be known for its sandy beaches or warm winters, but it may need to be on your retirement destination radar for another reason: Ashland was recently rated

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October 2015 Market Insight

November 2, 2015

Markets have rebounded strongly in the month of October, recovering most of the correction from August and September. What a difference a month makes!

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