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Backups: a Case for Redundancy

Backups: a Case for Redundancy

Tom Crouser November 10, 2013 Comments Off on Backups: a Case for Redundancy

A question commonly asked is what type of backup solution to select? Should you have a local backup, a cloud based backup or a hard drive based RAID (redundant array of independent disks) system? Well, the short answer is all of the above. Each type of backup has its own strengths and weaknesses. Local backups […]

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Caution: Section 179 Depreciation

Caution: Section 179 Depreciation

Tom Crouser October 15, 2013 Comments Off on Caution: Section 179 Depreciation

According to Section179.org, the 2015 deduction limit is $25,000. This is the amount of new or used equipment (or off-the-shelf software) you may purchase, put into service and write off as a direct deduction to your income this year. What’s bad about that? Nothing is bad, specifically. What’s bad is the way you PAY for […]

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What’s a Sales Manager to Do?

What’s a Sales Manager to Do?

Tom Crouser July 6, 2013 Comments Off on What’s a Sales Manager to Do?

A sales manager in multi-million dollar commercial printing businesses usually doesn’t. Doesn’t what? They usually don’t manage sales activities. At least it appears that way to me. Should they? Well, one would think so but many are nothing more than senior salespeople concerned about their own accounts. Real sales management could make a big difference. […]

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Behind a Business Valuation, Part II

Behind a Business Valuation, Part II

Tom Crouser June 18, 2013 Comments Off on Behind a Business Valuation, Part II

What is a business worth? We usually focus on this valuation when we consider retiring but too often we focus on this number only. As we saw last month, “price” isn’t perfect although it’s good start. There are other issues effecting price. Here are some of them. Our (the seller’s) motivation is extremely important in […]

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Lease Accounting Changes Effect Printing

Lease Accounting Changes Effect Printing

Tom Crouser June 11, 2013 Comments Off on Lease Accounting Changes Effect Printing

All leases may have to soon be disclosed on the balance sheet if an exposure draft on lease accounting is adopted. These lease accounting changes will effect the printing industry dramatically. The draft would eradicate the distinction between operating and capital leases and result in all leases being reported on the balance sheet which will […]

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