Matters Column

A weekly column on matters concerning legal, money, small business, family business and people issues.


Thinking about selling your family business to your kids?

August 17, 2018

If you’ve been thinking about passing your family business down to the next generation, you may be asking:

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Balancing the cost and value of employee remuneration

August 10, 2018
Last month, we wrote about a number of practices to attract, keep and motivate employees. Read More

Knowledge is power, in both life events and business

August 3, 2018
It has been inspiring watching the rescue of the youth soccer team in Thailand. They were trapped by rising water in a cave. Read More

Sales tax: the talk of the town after Wayfair case

July 27, 2018
E-commerce has changed the way many businesses conduct transactions in recent years. The days of brick-and-mortar transactions are changing to electronic transactions. Read More

Things to consider when funding a family business transfer

July 20, 2018
All business ownership transfers are complicated and emotional, and when ownership is transferred within a family, these issues are magnified. Read More

Key steps that will result in employee retention

July 13, 2018
In today’s society, it seems we are exposed to new terms every day. Read More

What to expect for new revenue recognition guidance

July 6, 2018
The Fourth of July is a day many in the West Michigan business community spent with family and friends at the lake, having cookouts and, hopefully, finding plenty of time to rest and relax. Read More

Improve your odds of success with organization

June 29, 2018
A place for everything and everything in its place. So simple and so important yet often not followed. Read More

Social engineering fraud in family-owned businesses

June 22, 2018
It wasn’t so long ago that cyber breaches were the latest emerging risk for wealth managers and other professional service firms. Read More

The how and when of effective communication

June 15, 2018
Day in and day out, we hear discussions related to communications of one type or another. Read More