Wednesday, 19 June 2019
From time to time, we hear of tools that may benefit us and our business. Too often, we either don’t have time to fully investigate their application, don’t understand their use or rely on our uninformed business friends and relatives for input. Such an opportunity may exist for you and your business ...Read More...
Posted on 06/19/2019 2:14 PM by Brandon
Monday, 22 April 2019
When you live in a “silicon valley” hub of any industry, you tend to get overwhelmed by all of the new startups driven by brilliant ideas and seemingly eager investors. While most people will acknowledge that investors accept the low probability of “grand slam” success with all their investments, they ...Read More...
Posted on 04/22/2019 2:11 PM by CAPSTONE
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Cybersecurity has been a bottom-up discussion when it should be a top-down strategic business conversation. In our business environment, acquisitions are prevalent. We want you to be aware of the operational risk questions that can improve operational success and protection. Have you inherited by ...Read More...
Posted on 03/12/2019 9:07 AM by CAPSTONE
Friday, 18 January 2019
On December 22, 2018, Bill Cook passed peacefully to be with the Lord. There are lots of words that can be and will be said about Bill. I’m not even sure any of my words could begin to describe him or the impact he had on me and many of the people he considered friends. Even those who only met ...Read More...
Posted on 01/18/2019 3:55 PM by CAPSTONE
Monday, 29 October 2018
A recent Fidelity Charitable study finds entrepreneurs leading the way in philanthropy. Entrepreneurs donate on average 50% more than others. Philanthropy is particularly top of mind when owners are making plans to sell the business. Nearly 68% have plans to donate to charity in conjunction with that ...Read More...
Posted on 10/29/2018 3:30 PM by CAPSTONE
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
In an effort to maximize the technology we have at our fingertips, CAPSTONE Business Advisors will begin distributing the Executive Summaries of clients (anonymously) at least quarterly. These represent clients who have expressed a desire to sell their business. Generally, the client has decided to ...Read More...
Posted on 10/16/2018 3:58 PM by CAPSTONE
Monday, 05 March 2018
In the past year, we have been introduced to the Tennessee Investment Services Trust (TIST). As we have become more familiar with it, it has become more apparent to us that many of our clients could take advantage of this instrument to protect their assets. It is an irrevocable trust. The grantor ...Read More...
Posted on 03/05/2018 10:38 AM by CAPSTONE
Thursday, 28 December 2017
While all have been eager to see the impact of the new tax bill, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, we recently attended a presentation offered by the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. To say it is overwhelming would be an understatement. There are so many changes and implications that no ...Read More...
Posted on 12/28/2017 1:54 PM by CAPSTONE
Thursday, 28 September 2017
DOL Overtime Rule Declared Invalid As a follow up to a notice dated July 29, 2014: Just in time for Labor Day, a federal judge in Texas put an end to the Obama-era Department of Labor overtime rule tracked closely by business owners for several years. We have asked our advisor of such matters to ...Read More...
Posted on 09/28/2017 3:00 PM by Rich Miles
Friday, 28 July 2017
I must inform you that Kent Hammerstrom will be leaving CAPSTONE effective July 21st. He is returning to the banking world that he previously spent 30 plus years in. During Kent’s two and a half years with CAPSTONE, he brought great insight and experience that not only benefited those of us who worked ...Read More...
Posted on 07/28/2017 11:31 AM by Rich Miles
Thursday, 22 June 2017
CAPSTONE Business Advisors, LLC is pleased to announce its affiliation with Mr. Charles R. Howell IV. Chuck joins CAPSTONE as a Senior Director. Chuck graduated from The University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 1979. He has over 30 years’ experience in the aviation field serving as President-General ...Read More...
Posted on 06/22/2017 5:29 PM by Rich Miles
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
At lunch with a financial advisor recently, we discussed economic conditions and how they were impacting our clients. She observed their research indicated many Baby Boomer aged clients were still not investing in the stock market after a rough ride in 2008. Her view was that many had decided to invest ...Read More...
Posted on 05/31/2017 12:42 PM by Kent Hammerstrom
Tuesday, 07 March 2017
ESOP – Is it an Option for My Exit Strategy? A few years ago, December 2013 to be exact, with the help of Gregory Brown, now a partner at Holland & Knight in Chicago, we presented this email because of interest that is periodically raised about ESOPs. Before folks even begin to think about an ESOP ...Read More...
Posted on 03/07/2017 3:15 AM by Capstone Business Advisors
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
My wife and I recently received the WINTER 2016-2017 “Financial Perspectives” from Raymond James. The core of this letter focused on “Building your Financial Team: Who Should make the Cut?” The article highlighted for me a common conversation we have with clients and prospective clients alike: Who are ...Read More...
Posted on 02/28/2017 3:04 PM by Rich Miles
Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Do You Understand the Other Side? Do You Understand the Other side? As we weather the recent election and the attendant rhetoric, I was reminded of a book I read years ago: How to Speak How to Listen by Theodore Adler. The conclusion I reached from this book was if you cannot defend ...Read More...
Posted on 02/07/2017 11:00 AM by Rich Miles
Tuesday, 09 August 2016
How prepared do you believe you are for the future? In 1970, I attended an Officer Call at Ft. Gordon. After a couple of hours of Ohio State Police films of accidents, a Military Police Captain addressed the officers (Signal Corps) about the evils of alcohol and fast driving. He proceeded to declare ...Read More...
Posted on 08/09/2016 2:00 PM by Rich Miles, Managing Member