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Federal Spending Impact on Shakopee Businesses

Federal Spending Impact on Shakopee Businesses

I don’t know about you, but after the holidays (and I hope yours were filled with good things and happy times with loved ones), I’m always a bit tapped out on the spending. But in true governmental fashion, Uncle Sam is piling it on. Seems like Congress missed...

Succession Planning Strategy For Shakopee Business Owners

Succession Planning Strategy For Shakopee Business Owners

The 2022 clock is almost at midnight.An end to a still somewhat crazy year — “the crazy” seems like our new normal, post-2020, am I right? There were a lot of challenges this year and they were … exhausting. Keeping up with the changes and adjusting to the economic...

Menden’s 8 “Right Now” Business Tax Moves

Menden’s 8 “Right Now” Business Tax Moves

Ready for some yuletide cheer? Inflation might have hit its peak this year. So say the “experts.” That particular category of people hasn’t exactly covered itself with glory of late … so, we’ll see how that actually plays out for businesses in the coming...

Employee Gifts: Some Ideas for Shakopee Business Owners

Employee Gifts: Some Ideas for Shakopee Business Owners

Time is counting down until the year is up and your tax impact opportunity window closes.And even if this is the busiest (and perhaps most profitable) part of the year for your Shakopee business, opening up a little space in your calendar to talk about some year-end...

The New Congress and Your Shakopee Business

The New Congress and Your Shakopee Business

This time of year means big things for Shakopee businesses like yours… and big-red-bow-on-top opportunities thanks to the post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas buying euphoria. Early indicators are that this has been a tepid start to the consumer holiday season, but...

Shakopee Businesses choosing to live out of a place of gratitude

Shakopee Businesses choosing to live out of a place of gratitude

This week is an opportunity.To comfort ourselves away from the noise of our clamoring-for-attention society with good food and (mostly?) good company ... for sure.But also, to pause. There's not many opportunities for that as a Shakopee business owner (without falling...

Our (Early) End of Year Checklist for Shakopee Businesses

Our (Early) End of Year Checklist for Shakopee Businesses

When I think about the holiday season, I think "calm before the storm." That's because in my profession, once mid-December hits, we're scrambling to handle EOY matters. And then when the new year strikes, we're holding our breath for a few weeks ... and then tax...

Changes to Your Shakopee Business’s Social Security Payroll Taxes

Changes to Your Shakopee Business’s Social Security Payroll Taxes

Have you recovered from the electoral drama yet?Allow me to quickly remind you: No matter how you’re feeling about these results, what matters MOST is how you operate that which is under YOUR control.And I say that as somebody whose entire work is driven by decisions...

Solving Problems in Shakopee Businesses with Effective Solutions

Solving Problems in Shakopee Businesses with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe Shakopee business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset - although the sharks...

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

Last week I wrote about working less and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your Shakopee business work cycle. I'd love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right-hand corner of our...

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

Seeing what has happened in our nation's fourth-largest city has been a sobering reminder of the fragility of life, and business. It's helpful to be reminded that threats and disasters can (and do) strike from directions that you might least expect. And while this is...