ENTREPRENEUR INSIGHTS

Great ideas for entrepreneurs from the thought leaders at Casey Neilon.

IDEAS TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST FROM THE NEW TAX LAWS BEFORE YEAR-END

Some Of These Require Immediate Action – Before The End Of 2017 Congress has passed the biggest tax reform bill in thirty years.  These new tax laws will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family and your business calculate your federal income tax bill.  They will also likely change the amount of federal tax you will pay. Since most of the changes will...

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WHY YOUR CPA SHOULD BE YOUR FINANCIAL QUARTERBACK

HOW ENTREPRENEURS BENEFIT FROM THIS APPROACH Most entrepreneurs I work with are busy people who are confronted with more decisions than they have time or the desire to research.  The implications of making the wrong decision or of not fully executing on the right decision can be severe. My colleague Darsi Casey recently wrote an article about why entrepreneurs need a close relationship with their...

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WHY FEAR IS THE ENEMY OF ENTREPRENEURS

HOW TO GET PAST IT Investors who play the markets are often torn between fear and greed.  When stocks go up, they buy, sometimes taking on more risk than is wise.  When stocks go down, they sell, usually out of concern for losing it all.  Typically these investors follow trends because they fear they are missing out on opportunities.  Fear and greed.  These two shape...

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TRUSTED ADVISORS ARE CRUCIAL TO ACHIEVING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL

5 WAYS PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS IMPACT ENTREPRENEURIAL OUTCOMES My uncle is a successful construction industry entrepreneur who today owns 5 businesses. Nothing in his early life suggested that he would accomplish so much. He came from a challenging childhood environment; his family was not wealthy; he did not grow up in a family business; and he did not complete high school. What he did have was...

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WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR CPA?

WHY TAX RETURNS ARE NOT ENOUGH When most people think of CPAs, they probably picture a technician who is very good with numbers. CPAs are often thought of as being left-brained dominant. They are analytical, good with numbers and “just-the-hard-facts” kind of people. Right-brained people are thought of as creative. They are good at language, art, abstract ideas – you know – the softer mushier...

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5 REASONS YOU NEED A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CPA

AND WHY YOU SHOULDN’T WAIT UNTIL TAX SEASON TO BUILD IT.  I’d like to address a common concern I hear when talking to people about CPAs.  While they like their CPA and believe they’re competent, they wish their CPA was more proactive.  Usually what they mean is that they want a CPA who is looking out for them and their business interests.  They either feel...

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