3 Dos and 3 Don’ts – Tips for Moving Your Austin Office Space Moving your business can be an exciting time for any company, but if you fail to take proper precautions it can turn into a clustered and painstaking process. Lucky for you, Austin Tenant Advisors has devised a plan to help minimize your efforts and maximize efficiency during this transitional period. Listed below are some points taken from our Office Moving guide to help [...]
Dave Sather’s Money Matters With the semester back in full swing at Texas Lutheran, Bulldog Investment Company had their first presentations of 2012. During the competition the comment was made that a particular investment should be considered because it was “less risky”. Although I disagreed with the comment, it led to a very constructive conversation—one we have had with many clients throughout the years. Often, we refer to “risk” as a one size fits all term. [...]
No matter what, the world has changed forever when it comes to hiring. You just don’t need as many people as you did. This is not new. It’s been happening for a long time as technology and efficiency allowed businesses to be “leaner” although not necessarily “meaner”. In a recent interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, David Wessel, the economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, told Renee Montagne that factories get 40 percent more output [...]
Dave Sather’s Money Matters This past week President Obama made news when he rejected TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline application. The proposed pipeline would deliver crude oil 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada through six U.S. states, ultimately being delivered to refineries in Texas. The oil sands of northern Alberta are the world’s third-largest crude source after those in Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. In addition to delivering 830,000 barrels of oil per day from a friendly [...]
Updated for 2012 Sudden death or disability of a business owner can cause immediate hardship on your company and your family. Without a business succession and estate plan, your business could lose momentum and profitability while leadership and ownership is debated in probate. You may suffer unnecessary estate tax liability. If your family lacks resources to make ends meet during or after the probate process, they may be forced to sell company assets or sell [...]
With the New Year upon us, I am reminded of a conversation with a client some years ago. “Bill” and “Doreen” had come in looking for what they thought would be investment advice. Bill, an engineer by trade, had retired at the end of the year from one of the area plants. He was now trying to make sense of his conglomeration of assets. As we began our discussion I asked Bill about the last [...]
Dave Sather’s Money Matters Over the weekend I stepped outside of a party to get some fresh air. As I stood there a gorgeous Mercedes pulled up where a man let his wife out at the door. The car was still wearing its paper tags and the only thing that appeared to be missing was a big red bow on the hood. It was an immaculate machine. After the owner parked the car and went [...]
Lending and credit officers consider a borrower’s character, capacity, collateral, credit, and conditions when making a business loan. As a potential borrower, it is helpful to understand these five “C”s from the banker’s perspective.
Here are a few suggestions on cleaning up your Accounts Receivable Aged Trial Balance before the year-end rush gets in full swing:
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