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Thought-provoking insights on long-range organizational issues.

Wipfli is dedicated to business leaders and their organizations. We bring you thought-provoking articles on long-range organizational issues related to people, processes, technology, customers, and financial management.

Buying or building real estate? You should consider a cost segregation study

Building owners and real estate investors use cost segregation studies to lower their tax bills and increase their current cash flow.

Jul 21, 2019
Industries: Construction and Real Estate
Services: Tax
By: Steven A. Barnes

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Real estate owners: Your top 5 opportunity zone questions answered

Ever since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced qualified opportunity zones, real estate owners have been eager to begin investing in opportunity zone properties. There are certainly a lot of benefits. But with this brand-new concept have come significant questions.

Jul 21, 2019
Industries: Construction and Real Estate
Services: Tax
By: Dannielle Lewis

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What dealerships need to know about synthetic fraud

Did you know that nearly 50% of all fraud in 2018 was caused by internal control weaknesses? This short article will discuss synthetic fraud schemes within dealerships, plus tools and steps to help mitigate and possibly prevent those frauds.

Jul 17, 2019
Industries: Dealerships
Services: Business Valuations, Fraud and Forensic Services, Litigation Support Services
By: Anthony D. Troxell

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Iranian cyberattacks and BlueKeep: What you need to know

Hackers have escalated cyberattacks as hostilities have spiked between Washington and Iran, further weaponizing the internet and putting companies on alert.

Jul 16, 2019
Services: Business Advisory
By: Tom Wojcinski

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2019 Nonprofit Outlook Survey Report

The 2019 Nonprofit Outlook Survey Report, sponsored by Wipfli, was conducted in early 2019. Polling over 700 financial professionals and executives from the nonprofit sector across the country, the survey explored the challenges facing this industry, as well as organizations’ priorities in 2019.

Jul 15, 2019
Industries: Nonprofits
Services: Consulting, Technology

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Webinar recap: How a tech-savvy finance team can give you a competitive edge

Can you believe we’re nearly two decades into the 21st century? In the past decade, technology’s evolution has pushed the business world into an even more hectic pace.

Jul 15, 2019
Services: Consulting, Technology
By: Brian Dietz, Shereen Mahoney, Brent Neitz

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How to respond to fraud

Fraud can be a very emotional and confusing experience for organizations — especially employee fraud. If a trusted, long-time employee has been double-dipping on expense reports or writing checks out to fictitious vendors, it’s hard to come to terms with how they could have done this to your business, or how you could have missed it. 

Jul 09, 2019
Services: Consulting, Fraud and Forensic Services, Business Valuations, Litigation Support Services
By: Marc W. Courey

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5 Tips for Being a More Effective Mobile Worker

Did you know that 2.8% of the U.S. workforce (over 3.7 million people) works from home at least half of the time? While this percentage may seem low, the number of mobile workers has grown by 115% in the past 14 years, and it’s likely numbers will continue to grow as the benefits become clear. After all, over two-thirds of managers say employees who work from home are more productive, and employers who offer even part-time work-from-home flexibility collectively save $44 billion every year.

Jul 08, 2019
Services: Consulting, Technology

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What Ace Hardware owners need to know about moving to outsourced accounting services

If you’re like most Ace Hardware store owners, accounting is not the focus of your time and effort. You’d rather be out on the floor helping customers than spending hours importing financial data, reconciling accounts and putting together reports. That’s where your time is incredibly valuable. While this makes the decision to move to outsourced accounting easier, change always comes with a little uncertainty, so we’re laying out what the process is like for you.

Jul 07, 2019
Services: Audit and Accounting
By: Angela M. Bachman

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How to turn the strategic planning process into a way of being

Has your business tended to view the strategic planning process as linear? For many businesses, their leadership developed a plan that outlined their organization’s strategic priorities, shaped their goals and drove their action plans. A led to B led to C and so on, until annual review time when the plan was updated.

Jul 07, 2019
Services: Organizational Development & Governance, Talent and Change
By: Marcie L. Bomberg, Deron J. Kling

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