Tax expert shares insight business owners should consider
January 9, 2017
With the constant changes in tax laws, Brian McCuller, shareholder-in-charge of the tax practice at Tennessee-based LBMC, has created a list of key changes in tax laws business owners should consider as they finalize their planning for 2017.
We all know that the peak seasons are physically demanding. The hours are long, the days are short, and there are often too many calls to get to efficiently. We all prepare for the peak seasons, but what about the slower seasons? Are you prepared? Do you have a plan?
If you have resolved to improve your company in 2017, check out these five tips for success
January 3, 2017
We all know that New Year’s resolutions are much easier to make than to keep. Yet we keep making them year after year. Most people have at least one or two things they’d like to improve on personally, and many people — including refrigeration contractors — make resolutions for their professional lives and their companies as well.
Productivity as the new measured variable requires a considerable change in thinking and attitudes towards maintaining buildings and assets, including the budgets to support it, and the resources to execute it.
As 2016 comes to a close, I’m left reflecting about the many conversations I’ve had with owners and leaders throughout the year. I find that many of those conversations contain simple, yet powerful phrases of wisdom that have been graciously shared with me over the years. I now get to pass these on for others’ consideration. I thought I would conclude my final blog of the year by offering three of these gems that I’ve found most impactful in my life and career.
With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the business community can almost certainly look forward to a new era. Although many of Trump’s policies on labor and employment-related laws and regulations have yet to be fully developed, there are many Obama-era initiatives that could face significant changes under the new Republican administration.
Being a valuable employee means being someone a service contractor can rely on each day to give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. It also means an individual should provide his or her talents and skills to the company and its customers with integrity and honesty.
A new administration creates some unknowns for the refrigeration industry
December 5, 2016
Although I do it cautiously, and with no intention of diving back into the divisiveness of the recently concluded presidential election, I would be remiss not to say something about our new president-elect and what a Donald Trump presidency might mean for the refrigeration industry.