2016 Deductible Vehicle Mileage Rate Decrease

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2016 Deductible Vehicle Mileage Rate Decrease

January 8, 2016

The IRS has announced the official mileage rates for 2016.   The IRS mileage rates for 2016 for the use of a vehicle are: 54 Cents per mile for business use down from 5 cents in 2015. 19 cents per mile for medical reasons or moving purposes down from 23 cents in 2015. 14 cents per…

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BiggsKofford Alliance with ADP

October 15, 2015

BiggsKofford is extremely selective when reviewing possible partnerships with other businesses. Because of this, when we find a fit, we know the quality of service and care for clients will closely match our firm values. ADP seeks and negotiates partnerships with best-of-breed organizations to bring added value to our joint clients and to increase operating…

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Doing the Deal on Your Terms

August 22, 2014

(AICPA, By Kenneth Marks; Published August 2014) For many Baby Boomers who are considering selling their companies in the coming years, a disappointing reality awaits: Their business is not  worth what they thought. Even in today’s hot merger and acquisition market, a  significant valuation gap exists between what many owners believe their  business is worth and…

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Entrepreneurial Corner|Increasing Business Value

May 13, 2014

Increasing Value in Your Company: For Continued Ownership or Eventual Sale   Our Speaker: Chris Blees, CPA, CM&AA President, Chief Executive Officer BiggsKofford, P.C. What will be discussed? Learn market valuation approaches Understand what drives value Hear how to improve value in your company   Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. BiggsKofford’s Office, 630…

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Entrepreneurial Corner|Sustainable Growth Strategies

March 28, 2014

Sustainable Growth Strategies: Understanding your Business Model Our Guest Speaker: Chuck Kocher Certified Master & Executive Business Coach ActionCOACH What will be discussed? Learn about the nine core areas of your business model See concrete examples of popular business models Use tools to develop your current and future growth strategies Understand how to leverage this tool…

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IRS Audits Target Income of $1 Million or More

February 4, 2014

The number of audits performed this year by the Internal Revenue Service continued to decline in 2013 as it did in the previous year. Although revenue for the IRS has increased by a reported 6.3 percent, annual funding and staffing have decreased tremendously. According to data released in January, the agency, which has lost $1…

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Special Invitation | Gazelle Workshop, led by Chuck Kocher

October 7, 2013

     Executive Sustainable Growth Workshop             Join us for the workshop that more than 20,000 executives and their leadership team members have successfully used for strategic planning and growth.    Last year we helped more than 1,500 businesses on six continents…and have been doing it for more than 15 years. Invest a day to:  …

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401(k) Plan Mistakes: Things You’re [Probably] Doing Wrong

September 17, 2013

Deborah Helton Director Send Email View Full Bio Kris Ponnequin Manager Send Email View Full Bio Are you a 401(k) plan fiduciary?  If you are, you have specific responsibilities and are subject to standards of conduct, because you act on behalf of the participants in the plan.   This position of trust has many embedded legal…

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Will Your Beneficiaries Beat the Odds?

July 22, 2013

(Physicians Money Digest) Two-thirds of baby boomers will inherit a total $7.6 trillion in their lifetimes, according to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research — that’s $1.7 trillion more than China’s 2012 GDP. But they’ll lose 70% of that legacy, and not because of taxes. By the end of their children’s lives — the…

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Effective Estate Planning for your Family

Greg Gandy Director Send Email View Full Bio What does an effective estate planning and what can it mean for you and your family? Effective estate planning should address wealth transfer from a practical and cost-effective approach. One estate planning strategy that families with significant wealth should consider is the Family Limited Partnership (“FLP”). A…

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SEC Lifts Solicitation Ban for JOBS Act Investments

July 17, 2013

(AccountingToday) The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new rule last week to implement a JOBS Act requirement to lift the ban on general solicitation or general advertising for certain private securities offerings for business startups, while also adopting rules to discourage fraudsters from touting the investments and to add new protections for investors Companies…

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AM&AA Deal Stats Survey | July through December 2012

April 10, 2013

The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) just came out with deal stats from the last half of 2012. To check out the most up-to-date M&A activity, check out their survey results here.

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January Entrepreneurial Corner | Private Capital Markets: Where is the money flow?

January 9, 2013

Private Capital Markets: Where is the money flow? Led by: Chris Blees, CPA, CM&AA President & CEO Austin Buckett, ACA, CM&AA Manager We’ll Discuss: What industries are attracting the most capital What the latest trends are in valuation for middle-market companies Up-to-date lending trends for the middle market Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:30 – 9…

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Chris Blees to Speak at International M&A Conference

November 29, 2012

Chris Blees President & CEO Send Email View Full Bio The Alliance of M&A Advisors and the CFO Alliance have cordially invited Chris Blees, CPA, CM&AA, to speak at The Middle Market: Our World of Opportunity in 2013 Conference to be held January 14-17 at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Chris will be presenting on due diligence with…

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Where is the private company capital?

(PitchBook News) Private equity (PE) firms from all across the country (34 states, plus Washington, D.C., to be exact) have been active this year. In fact, 678 U.S.-headquartered PE investors have completed at least one investment in 2012 to date, according to the PitchBook Platform. Those firms’ headquarters have been largely concentrated in certain areas,…

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Mid-Year Middle Market Status Update

May 23, 2012

Chris Blees President & CEO Send Email View Full Bio Austin Buckett Manager Send Email View Full Bio Recently, Mike Nall, founder of the AM&AA (Alliance of Merger & Aquisition Advisors) wrote an article featured on www.corporatelivewire.com.  It covers information on the mid-year Middle Market status and can be seen here.  Mike’s blog can be read here. For more…

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