Sector Insights: Business Owner
Winter, 2019

Welcome to Sector Insights... giving executives and families of dynamic, privately-held companies the latest tax, business and financial news affecting their performance... and ultimately, their success.

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Bringing the outside executive into the family business - Having the courage to go outside the family as a way to expand the company's circle of competence can be a worthy growth strategy. RBF guest author George P. Bukuras, Esq., CPA explains why non-family executives might see the chance to join a family-run business so alluring, and how families can make the entry process smoother for both sides.

IRS provides safe harbors related to the SALT deduction - The Internal Revenue Service is offering business taxpayers some safe harbors related to the state and local tax deduction that was limited under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but only when they make charitable contributions.
5 things you need to know about the Sec. 199A pass-through deduction  - Some business owners are concerned because the deduction may have limitations that make it less attractive. Yes, there are limitations, but not as many as some think - particularly those running smaller companies. Here, according to, are  five things every business owner needs to know about this important rule.
Survey: Workers prefer benefits over more pay - Workers across the country say you can't put a price on great benefits, according to a new study. The American Institute of CPAs 2018 Employee Benefit Report found that by a four to one margin (80 percent to 20 percent), workers would choose a job with benefits over an identical job that offered 30 percent more salary with no benefits.
4 simple ways leaders can energize their teams in 2019 - A new year means a fresh start, but for many well-intentioned leaders, familiar problems can give way to old, time-sucking habits. author Joe Hirsch offers four ways leaders can supercharge their teams in the year ahead -- and boost the way employees feel, grow, work and create all year long.

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