Author Archives for Michelle Bomberger

Preparing for Proposed Tax Changes

Preparing for Proposed Tax Changes

by | June 23, 2021

Tax changes can add an unwavering complexity, but proper timing and good advisors can keep you ahead of proposed tax changes. Trying to do your own taxes is not a simple endeavor, and as a business owner, it’s even more complicated. You’re not only concerned with payroll taxes or income taxes; you’re also concerned about... View Article

diversity initiatives

Create Endless Opportunities by Broadening Diversity Initiatives

by | May 26, 2021

Diversity initiatives in business have become front and center over the past year. It’s not new, though. Studies have shown that diversity on our teams drives innovation and positive results. But only recently have businesses really considered what actionable steps they can take to increase diversity. For many businesses, the desire to increase diversity in... View Article

mental health at work

Connecting the Dots – Physical and Mental Health at Work

by | May 2, 2021

For years, businesses have addressed workplace safety by focusing on the physical workplace. They’ve taken actions like correcting for and improving seating, lighting, and repetitive movements. Some of these implementations were voluntary, while others were legal requirements or medical accommodations. The focus, though, addressed physical injury and typically did not consider the impacts of mental... View Article

preparation is key for difficult conversations

Preparation is Key for Difficult Conversations

by | March 30, 2021

We can all think back to difficult conversations. Most of us have had dozens of them across professional, personal, and family relationships. When thinking about which of these conversations ended successfully, what factors come to mind? For me, the answer is “preparation.” Preparation forces us to critically consider why the conversation will be difficult, how... View Article

data protection

Data Protection Goes Beyond “Don’t Click on That”

by | February 24, 2021

We’ve all heard about cybersecurity risks and the increasing sophistication of hackers seeking to access our data. Small businesses are particularly at risk because they often don’t have sophisticated systems in place. The increasing work-from-home environment due initially to COVID-19, but likely to continue in the future, created even more access. Employees may use their... View Article

Create Lasting Business Value by Protecting Assets

Create Lasting Business Value by Protecting Assets

by | January 27, 2021

In owning a business, you take responsibility for an entity separate from yourself. Daily, you make operational and strategic decisions on behalf of the entity to increase revenue and serve your customers. The goals you pursue are a means of creating business value. The value, though, arises from the cash generated by the business and... View Article

survive challenging times

3 Business Priorities to Survive Challenging Times

by | November 25, 2020

Business owners have been doused in COVID-19 news, regulations, and challenges for most of the year. We’re not looking to rehash this year, but to plan ahead for a better year in 2021. Tucked around all the challenges we faced, there are some exceptional lessons we can learn from each other to survive challenging times.... View Article

Why the hiring process matters

Why the Hiring Process Matters (and how to do it right)

by | October 29, 2020

Hiring is a beast of a process – and when done right, it pays off. However, what does “doing it right” look like? The hiring process specifics will be different for each company, but the core is about structuring the process. Structure helps you identify that the individual has the key characteristics to be successful... View Article