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Thinking big is the first step toward growing your business

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Nearly every business owner wants to grow his or her company. But with growth comes risk, and that can keep you from taking the steps necessary to move forward. Yet if you don’t think big and come up with a long-term strategic plan, you’ll likely continue to spin your wheels. Eyes on profits and value Public companies answer to investors who consider earnings per share and stock price to be key indicators of their return on investment. Maximizing earnings is a short-term goal, but building Read more [...]
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How can your business make the most of the cloud?

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Like many companies, yours probably stores at least some of its business files, documents and information in “the cloud.” This is the widely used term referring to the seemingly infinite data storage capacity of the Internet. Using the cloud generally means lower IT costs, because you don’t have to deploy a lot of expensive hardware and software on-site and it’s scalable — in other words, you can easily expand or diminish your data storage capabilities as necessary. Most cloud services Read more [...]
Promotions and New Staff October 2016

2016 Promotions & New Staff

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(INDIANAPOLIS) – The directors of Alerding CPA Group, an Indianapolis-based certified public accounting firm, are pleased to announce the following staff promotions and new appointments: Tracie Delph, CPA – promoted to Entrepreneurial Services Supervisor (photo) Tyler Kleinschmidt, CPA – promoted to Audit Senior (photo) Justin Schwartz, CPA – promoted to Audit Senior (photo) Kathryn Hartman – new Staff Accountant Hannah Medler – new Staff Accountant Tracie Delph, Entrepreneurial Read more [...]

Michael Alerding Receives Indiana University’s Inaugural Accounting Alumni Recognition Award

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We are pleased to announce that Michael P. Alerding was selected as one of only 12 winners nationally in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business’ inaugural Accounting Alumni Recognition Awards. Alerding received his award, in the Community Service category, on September 23 during a banquet in the President’s Hall on the Bloomington campus. Alerding, a 1971 Indiana University graduate who has worked in public accounting for forty-five years, has been extensively involved in the Indianapolis Read more [...]
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Documentation is the key to business expense deductions

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If you have incomplete or missing records and get audited by the IRS, your business will likely lose out on valuable deductions. Here are two recent U.S. Tax Court cases that help illustrate the rules for documenting deductions. Case 1: Insufficient records In the first case, the court found that a taxpayer with a consulting business provided no proof to substantiate more than $52,000 in advertising expenses and $12,000 in travel expenses for the two years in question. The business owner Read more [...]