Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

With the passing of each tax deadline I take a moment to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished and all that we’ve learned. I’m pleased to say that after this October 16 Tax Extension Deadline I recognize how fortunate I am to be surrounded by a team of focused professionals who know how to get even the most complex returns completed and helped our clients prepare well enough in advance to circumvent any unexpected problems. … [Read more...]

Selecting the Right Entity Type for Your New Business

Entity Type

There are a myriad of decisions that need to be made when starting a new business but the importance of selecting the right type of entity structure should not be underestimated. At first glance it may seem simple and straightforward, but beware! The wrong entity type can prove costly both initially and in the future. … [Read more...]

SJG Wild Animal Safari

Wild Animal Safari

The SJG team ventured to the Wild Animal Safari for their annual employee outing, affectionately known as “Andrea Day.” No one knew what to expect when they were issued drool towels. Talk about up close and personal. The screaming was a prime example of city girls out in the country. We hope you enjoy these photos from the firm’s wild outing. … [Read more...]

Operational Efficiencies- Part VI Measuring Results (Our Final Installment)

ROI

As we initiate our final article of this series, I want to congratulate those of you who have made a commitment to strive for operational improvement in paying attention to and completing the first four steps of our model: Creating Rules of the Game Developing a System for Capturing and Organizing Ideas Deciding and Prioritizing What Initiatives to Pursue Determining Who Owns the Process for Initiatives … [Read more...]

Operational Efficiencies Part V – Who Owns the Process?

Who Owns the Process?

Now that you and your team have decided what initiatives are to be prioritized, implemented or further explored, how do you determine who will be involved in the process? Who will own and manage the task(s), monitor the success (or failure) of the initiative(s) and make recommendations for the future? We suggest assigning an “initiative manager” as well as interested team members to each task. … [Read more...]

Operational Efficiencies Part IV – How to Prioritize and Decide What Opportunities to Explore and Implement

How to Prioritize

Welcome back to our series exploring the introduction of Operational Efficiencies to your business. In our first three installments, we discussed: The need for implementing efficiencies to thrive and create competitive advantage in a rapidly changing environment. “Rules of the Game” to encourage ideas and promote participation of all team members. Capturing and organizing ideas and opportunities for improvement. … [Read more...]