Tips not connected to a delivery order are considered insider tips. Insider tips are increasing and provide franchisees with a new opportunity to reward inside employees when tips are pooled and allocated. However, this opportunity can create increased risks if handled improperly.
The term “employee compensation” is often limited to discussions on salary and possibly bonuses for tenure, performance or end-of-the-cash payouts. What is the best path forward for franchise owners and employee benefits?
In Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), the landscape changes, sometimes rapidly. The reasons can be that the market is “hot” or “cold,” depending upon the level of interest, or valuation multiples demonstrated by buyers.
The COVID-19 pandemic and changing consumer demographics have accelerated the need for financial institutions to expand their digital and mobile services offerings.
Consumer protection is taking center stage in 2022, and financial institutions need to be prepared. The current mood in Washington is tipping toward a period of greater regulatory activism than seen in recent years, with the Biden administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Congress all increasing their scrutiny of how banks and credit unions serve their customers.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives during the past two years. While it has created a number of new challenges, it has been especially challenging for businesses looking to reopen and consistently maintain safe workplaces, as well as comply with varying guidelines.
Franchise owners looking to build a competitive wage structure can take a page from the Goldilocks fable, where the goal is to not pay too much or too little. The objective is to find balance and build a wage scale that’s “just right.”
COVID-19 is changing consumer habits. From retail to food service, many businesses are now offering delivery for the first time. While this can be great for business and a necessary means to survival, there are some critical components you need to consider before you begin.
Mississippi offers manufacturers many tax incentives that enable companies to prosper and grow. But are you taking advantage of all the opportunities you qualify for?
Christy Street, Horne, speaks to Anna Grizzle, Bass Berry & Sims, about structuring provider compensation models from a regulatory perspective. The podcast looks at compensation issues in light of the newly issued Stark Law final rules. Sponsored by Horne LLP.
One of the most intriguing and discussed elements of recent tax reform is the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones, which are economically-distressed communities where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. The tax benefits offered by investment in Qualified Opportunity Zones are meant to encourage economic development in these communities, which are officially designated at the state level.
Financial institutions play an important role in our nation’s COVID-19 response and recovery, but are facing some unique challenges as regulations continue to evolve. Our Financial Institutions team hosted a live town hall discussion where we shared the latest insights on:
The forgiveness calculation and required supporting documentation
SBA expectations for lenders
The potential for legislative changes
We hosted a live town hall discussion to help PPP loan recipients navigate the forgiveness application process, including:
The forgiveness application and timeline
The forgiveness calculation and required supporting documentation
The potential for legislative changes
Nexus is defined as a substantial connection to a state that allows the state to tax a taxpayer. Although this may seem pretty straightforward, things can get a little complicated for contractors working on out-of-state jobs. It’s important to determine if your construction company is responsible for state sales tax or income tax before bidding on an out-of-state job to ensure an accurate bottom line on the project and to also ensure compliance with state agencies.
As a dentist do you ever find yourself struggling with the business side of running your practice and/or multiple practice locations? Would you like to be able to visually see both your financial and clinical data in one place?
Buying or selling a dental practice is a major decision with lasting impacts. Dentists rarely turn over the keys and walk away from operations – the process is much more of a transition rather than a transaction.
Episode 1 of Decision Point: America’s long-term care community wants to keep stimulus payments to stay afloat yet facility owners find themselves searching for reimbursable ways to spend. With so many strings attached, learn how you can spend the money and maintain compliance with federal rules and regulations.
The acceptance of federal assistance comes with the responsibility to justify how you spend those funds. In this episode, HORNE’s Audit Manager Hayley Deer describes what you need to do to pass a single audit.
Decision Point – Episode Four: The Scoop on Reimbursable Physical Therapy Programs for COVID Recovery Patients
Chris Hannibal, Doctorate of Physical Therapy for Progressive Health, explains how a physical therapy program is a win-win for patients and LTC facility owners. Patients are recovering with no rebounds and facilities can reimburse expenses associated with the program. In this episode, you will learn about a program that has identified symptoms physical therapy directors should look for to establish recovery goals and patient therapy schedules and how to get reimbursed for those allotted therapies.
Increased use of telemedicine puts many long-term care facilities at risk, and cyber-criminals are already targeting healthcare organizations which can adversely impact health information technology, medical communications, and patient and resident safety. Ryan Wallace from HORNE Cyber joins us on this episode to share 5 best practices to help keep your network secure.
In this episode, Brad Pierce of HORNE Cyber talks about how the majority of business owners who have invested in their cybersecurity posture still have a false sense of security. Listen to learn about how you can best protect your organization.
Courtney Bishnoi, Vice President of Quality and Programs at the American Health Care Association and National Center of Assisted Living joins this episode to promote the adoption of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. AHCA/NCAL launched the #GetVaccinated campaign as a way to share strategies to improve staff vaccination rates, debunk myths, and share important facts about the vaccine. They have made available important resources you can access at getvaccinated.us.
Dental practice transitions rarely involve the selling dentist “turning over the keys and walking away” from operations. With this in mind, a
dental practice valuation includes the difficult tasks of projecting future operations and discounting those projections to a single and subjective present value.
On Friday, March 5, 2021, the Senate voted 50-49 in favor of an amended American Rescue Plan (President Biden’s $1.9 trillion tax and spending package). This bill was sent back to the House for their vote. Today, March 10, 2021, the House passed the American Rescue Plan and President Biden is expected to sign it into law.
“That won’t ever happen.” That is what I told my father-in-law, Ralph, every time he wanted to discuss what I should do if he were to pass away before his father did.
With the endless expansion of technological advancements in the past couple of decades, companies are now able to collect enormous volumes of data from all areas of business. Data analytics is the solution to transform all the data into information that can be used to improve your company’s bottom line. Identifying your company’s key performance indicators (KPIs) is the most important part of using data analytics to help achieve your business’s goals. KPIs can have a variety of origins ranging from measuring financial ratios to customer relationships.
Most construction business owners will spend a lifetime making sure their businesses succeed. After all of your hard work, do you really want to leave the fate of your business in someone else’s hands? As it is likely your largest asset, you’ll want to ensure your business is protected through a detailed estate plan. This plan should focus on minimizing estate and gift taxes as well as protecting your wealth for your family.
Statistics indicate baby boomers account for more than 50% of the construction industry. That means half of owners, along with their skills and knowledge, are headed towards retirement. Even more alarming is only half of those owners have a succession plan. If your company faces a disruption or change in ownership it reduces its chance of survival to only a small percentage. Even owners who don’t have an immediate retirement on the horizon need to have a plan.
You’ve done it. You’ve built a booming construction company and now you’re ready to relax. As a business owner, it’s important to plan your exit from the company years in advance to ensure you can depart with confidence. How will your exit impact you and your family?
Less than a year. That’s how long it took a successful construction company to permanently close after the owner unexpectedly passed away. Before his death, the company was thriving. But without a business continuity plan in place, the business didn’t survive a year.
HORNE was recently selected as one of the Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms in the nation by Construction Executive Magazine.
Many companies and individuals have applied for funds from the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Relief Loans Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Our previous communication addresses the recent suspension of the PPP due to inadequate funding. For our clients that did not receive funds or approval prior to the suspension, we will continue to work on completing applications and submitting to lenders in anticipation of additional funds being made available under the PPP.
Businesses today have to make tough decisions and search for funds to keep doors open and employees paid. Many applied for the SBA’s PPP loan to offset losses during the COVID-19 shutdown. The loan offers short-term relief, but there may be another opportunity for businesses to find additional monies in the form of unclaimed Mississippi state tax incentives.
Just as many Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders are beginning to accept forgiveness applications and submit them to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for consideration of partial or full forgiveness, the SBA has announced it will begin requiring a new Loan Necessity Questionnaire for large borrowers.
It has come to our attention that a new email phishing or “spoofing” scheme is being sent to businesses seeking financial assistance due to COVID-19. The emails are an attempt to scam business owners that have applied, or are considering applying, for Paycheck Protection Program loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. These emails may look legitimate and appear to come from your bank.
The COVID-19 pandemic has companies facing a new reality. From keeping your employees and public spaces safe to handling employees who may be sick or been exposed to the virus, there are many questions around how a business should manage these situations. In addition to employee and public safety, HR professionals are navigating the implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as well as considering the impacts of reduced business hours or even a company shutdown.