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Getting Started with Metrics and KPIs in Your  Business

Getting Started with Metrics and KPIs in Your Business

Your car dashboard tells you how far you’ve driven and how much gas is left in the tank. Your smartphone has a button to tell you how much space you’ve got left after taking all those pictures of the kids. Your bank’s all too happy to show you a report on how your...

4 Year End Tax Strategies for Menard Businesses

4 Year End Tax Strategies for Menard Businesses

Before I dive into some year end tax strategies Menardbusiness owners can and should be making, I want to address some rumors and misinformation about the SALT workarounds that are available to some of our clients (though not all).Essentially, 22 states (as of this...

How Your Menard Business Can Fight Inflation

How Your Menard Business Can Fight Inflation

Whether you like it or not, you’ve most likely found yourself in a fight against inflation. Somebody hikes prices on your supplier and suddenly your supplier has no choice but to increase the price on you. Then you have no choice but to raise the price on your...

Year-End Business Tax Strategy for Menard SMB Owners

Year-End Business Tax Strategy for Menard SMB Owners

There are many of our clients for whom this time of year is like their version of the Super Bowl. Some Menard businesses are earning 30-50% (or more) of their yearly revenue in this one month.Others ... well, this is a normal month -- except of course for all of the...

The Infrastructure Act and Your Menard Business

The Infrastructure Act and Your Menard Business

Blink, and we're already into December.Which also means… 2022 is right around the corner.Are you ready?The reason I put this so starkly is that you and I have less than 30 days left to make a tangible difference on your taxes (business or personal).For your business...

Jamie R Jacoby’s Thoughts on Being Thankful in Difficulty

Jamie R Jacoby’s Thoughts on Being Thankful in Difficulty

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” I think we can agree that Charles Dickens’s famous lines ring true when looking back at 2020 and 2021 (though “best” might seem like a stretch).With employees shifting their worlds to make room for new priorities,...

How Menard Businesses Can Build a Quality Prospect List

How Menard Businesses Can Build a Quality Prospect List

How’s your client/customer list faring these days?If you’re like every other business around you, you’ve got some churn happening. People move, change jobs, experience a shift in financial circumstances … the list goes on. Even in predictable economic times (remember...

Employee Retention Strategies for Proactive Menard Bosses

Employee Retention Strategies for Proactive Menard Bosses

Your employees are happy, right? They’re never going to leave you ... right?They’re not looking for another Menard job ... uh ... right?You know what the answers are: Maybe, wrong, and I sure hope not.Sooner or later, the advantage will swing back to you, the boss who...