I have had the good fortune to work with a few really good business leaders and owners; and more than a few not so good business leaders and owners. And while there are a number of traits that the good leaders possess and use, there are two that I believe are critical:
- Insane long-term focus on the business strategy
- Extraordinary devotion and relationships with all employees
It’s easy to believe that you are intensely focused on your business strategy and your business, it’s quite another to practice that focus. … Read more >
After a short spring break vacation, it was encouraging to open the business section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune today and see good economic news reported for the state on a number of fronts. Now if we can just do more about the taxes, fees and regulations in the state! Regardless, it is evidence that we are in a relatively good economic period for the state.… Read more >
Every business creates reams of data, essentially “Big Data”. But it doesn’t mean anything unless information can be gleaned from the data.
CFO’s have full access to the financial data; true information comes from layering in operating data. CFO’s need to be in the business talking to managers; understanding the complete business story.… Read more >
From our CPA friends at HLB Tautges Redpath, Ltd.
On Friday March 21, 2014 the Minnesota Legislature passed a tax bill that provided relief to individuals and businesses. The bill eliminated three business-to-business sales taxes passed in 2013 and changed the date for the capital equipment up-front exemption. The changes are highlighted below:
• Repair and maintenance of electronic and precision and commercial and industrial equipment will not be taxable starting April 1, 2014.… Read more >
With the recent heightened awareness around IT and network security, it is timely that B2B CFO client, Secure Digital Solutions of St. Louis Park, MN, was recently featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Please click on the attached link for the full article content. The company has been a client for two years and has earned a reputation as a go to expert in the field of network security.… Read more >