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Advantages and Disadvantages of an S Corporation

Many business owners assume that incorporating their business will be too costly or time-consuming, but this is not always the case. If you are just starting your business or have been operating as a sole proprietorship or general partnership, you may be wondering about the advantages of incorporating your business as an S Corporation.  In this article, we explore the tax-deduction advantages and disadvantages of the S Corporation. What Is an S Corporation? To form

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The Secret to a Successful Business Culture with Mauro Gregorio (podcast)

Mauro Gregorio joins me to describe Dow’s corporate work culture, diversity and inclusion program, and welcoming atmosphere. He recounts his first job and responsibilities at Dow and what he learned while holding an entry-level position. He explains the importance of humility, asking for help, and ensuring someone is there to help. Mauro also discusses how the pandemic initiated changes in the workplace—particularly in how we work—and how it disrupted the way we value work relationships.

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What’s in the SECURE 2.0 Act?

How will the Secure 2.0 Act affect your retirement? The original SECURE Act was signed into law on December 20th, 2019. Its “sequel,” the SECURE 2.0 Act, was just enacted at year-end on December 29th, 2022. Both pieces of legislation seek to reform how Americans prepare for retirement while juggling current spending needs. How, when, or will each of us retire? How can government incentives, regulations, and safety nets help more people safely do so—or

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3 Reasons to Provide an Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan

As open enrollment approaches, you may be wondering if it’s time to add a retirement plan to your employee benefits package. Or, you might simply want to provide more information about what is currently available to your employees. While employer-sponsored retirement plans offer numerous benefits to employees, there are some serious benefits to focus on from the employer’s perspective. When it comes to retirement plans, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

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Buy-Sell Agreements — Best Practices and Common Questions

Newer companies often get hit with a whirlwind of administrative and legal tasks, many of which are met with sighs and eye rolls when someone suggests they need to be tackled. Entrepreneurs may be very good at vision and managing daily operations but can neglect to take care of non-glamourous aspects of setting up a well-protected business. Every company, even a younger one, should have a plan if something sudden and unforeseen occurs that can

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Multigenerational Family Business Success with Scott and Zach Tucker (podcast)

Scott Tucker is a board member and the Co-President of Maple Leaf Farms, a multi-generational family-owned company and America’s leading producer of quality duck products. A third-generation family member, Scott began working in the company as a teenager. Today, as Co-President, he leads operations, quality assurance, live production, distribution, and the National Duck Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the

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