Financial Education Center

Establishing a Healthy Board in a Family-Owned Business

A board of directors is the fiduciary arm of a company on behalf of its shareholders. Its purpose is to help guide the company on important decisions, including hiring senior team members and setting salaries; making decisions on investments and dividends, mergers and acquisitions; and setting goals for the team and providing the resources to support those objectives to help ensure a company’s long-term success.

Uncle Sam Wants to Know About Your Gig Income

If you earn money through an app or online digital platform, you may be affected by a tax reporting change that took effect on January 1, 2022. A provision of the 2021 American Rescue Plan requires third-party payment processors to report business transactions totaling over $600 per year by issuing a Form 1099-K to the taxpayer and the IRS. In prior years, the reporting threshold was much higher (200 business transactions and $20,000).

Client Spotlight: Let’s Focus on the Culture at Hartwig, Inc.

Established in 1960, Hartwig, Inc., is a family-owned, multi-generational manufacturing solutions and support company.

Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

If you are self-employed or own a small business and you haven't established a retirement savings plan, what are you waiting for? A retirement plan can help you and your employees save for the future.

Giving to Grow: Core Values in a Family Business

Core values are what drive our daily decisions. From how we interact with others to the causes we support, everyone is motivated differently. This can also be the case for businesses.

Misconceptions of Family-Owned Businesses

If small businesses are credited as the engine of the U.S. economy, family-owned businesses generate the power. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 90 percent of American businesses are family-owned or controlled.