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Newly Proposed 2023 Tax Deductions: Money in your Pocket… If Passed

By Pinion Editorial | January 18, 2024
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Congress has drafted new tax legislation that is shaping up well amongst both the House and Senate Committee leaders.  The $78 billion tax agreement, introduced as The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, includes pending rule changes that result in business owners seeing an increase in …

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5 Common Barriers to the Grocery Store Market

By Pinion Editorial | December 20, 2023
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The food industry is a highly competitive and dynamic sector that requires a deep understanding of consumer needs, market trends, and retail operations. Despite the potential for high returns, several barriers can hinder food producers and suppliers from successfully entering the grocery store market. “At this year’s International World Rice …

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5 Steps to Develop an Effective Board of Directors

By Pinion Editorial | December 14, 2023
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Companies with strong, well-functioning boards are more likely to thrive and succeed through leadership changes and industry challenges. “A board of directors can make or break a company,” says James Jirak, Pinion biofuel advisor. “An effective board of directors is the compass guiding a company through the ever-changing seas of …

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Decision 2024: Business Planning Ahead of an Election Year

By Pinion Editorial | November 30, 2023
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The direction of future tax policies is intrinsically linked to the shifting dynamics of political power in the White House and Congress. With an election year just on the horizon, it is prudent to look at how 2024 electoral results may result in policy shifts that impact the agriculture sector …

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Using a Buy-Sell Agreement to Safeguard Your Manufacturing Business

By Pinion Editorial | November 7, 2023
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If you’re concerned about preserving your company’s culture during unforeseen changes or emergencies, a buy-sell agreement could be your solution. Owners who have invested years into building a cohesive company culture and shared operational philosophy understand the importance of safeguarding this unity. This is where a buy-sell agreement comes into …

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Forecasting 2024: Ag Market’s Influence on Manufacturing and Distribution

By Pinion Editorial | October 31, 2023
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Is the sky really falling? In periods of uncertainty with inflation, market ups and downs, a Farm Bill on the table and talks of recession, it can certainly feel like it is. To provide some insight for the year ahead, Pinion advisors share their perspective on the ag market and …

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FinCEN Reporting Deadline Alert: What Every Business Needs to Know

By Pinion Editorial | October 3, 2023
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Beginning January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act requires all U.S.-based entities to report to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) detailed information about the entity and its key stakeholders – called “beneficial owners.” Any business with any legal entity (including single-member LLCs with minimal activity) will be impacted.  Small …

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Case Study: Combining Complex Functions with One Simple Tool

By Pinion Editorial | April 17, 2023
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Acme Foundry, based in Coffeyville, Kansas, recently needed a new accounting and payroll platform to support their 350-person team. Their existing payroll system was manual, time-intensive and limiting in what it could accomplish. It also happened to be sunsetting, which provided the opportunity for a new HR solution that could …

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