October 31, 2016
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LLC, S-Corp or C-Corp: Choosing the right entity type for your business

Choosing the right entity type for your business can have dramatic results as it relates to taxation, asset protection, and the eventual sale of your company. Join Kristofer Gray and his team from Integrity Financial Corporation on Nov. 10 in Bellevue to discuss the following topics and hear answers to these questions:

  • How does it affect my personal taxes if I am structured as an S-Corporation vs. a C-Corporation or LLC?
  • What type of entity is best for a stock sale or an asset purchase?
  • How would the new proposed regulations of 2704 affect family businesses and their ability to discount gifted shares for lack of marketability or lack of control to the next generation?
  • Should I have my different real estate assets held inside LLCs?
  • What entity is best for owners with large medical expenses or conditions?
  • What entity creates the most asset protection from creditors and frivolous lawsuits?
  • What are the benefits of incorporating in specific states like Nevada, Delaware or Alaska?
  • What qualified retirement plans are available and how do they mechanically work with the taxation of different entities?

Gray will also examine many of the common challenges affecting business owners on the subject of succession planning and implementation.

Learn more and register online.

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Focus on Sustainability

Delivering the Future: How UPS Is Pursuing the Possibility of Sustainable E-Commerce

By Jim Bruce, senior vice president, UPS

At UPS, ours is anticipating the direction of e-commerce and staying ahead of it, because we believe that e-commerce will profoundly impact the development of our cities, lifestyles and business.

The question is whether e-commerce will improve or diminish global sustainability. We think it can go either way but are optimistic about the possibility of real improvement. Which way it goes depends on a number of factors: 1) Can we create a sustainable global delivery network? 2) Will people rely on that network enough to lessen reliance on personal vehicles and to increasingly live in decongested, pedestrian-friendly cities? And 3) Will cities begin to view e-commerce as essential to their sustainable future? Truly, a "yes" to these three questions would be transformative to our cities and global carbon-reduction efforts...

Read more at the National Association of Manufacturers blog
Washington's Hydropower Is No Laughing Matter

Who needs those old dams?

By Tracy Warner, editorial page editor, The Wenatchee World

They had a good laugh over it, the reports said. What a knee-slapper. Candidates for the United States Congress, at a recent climate change forum at a Ballard brewpub, indicated through their mistaken answers to a simple question that neither has any idea where electricity comes from. What a hoot...

Electricity doesn't just show up. It is not produced by flights of fancy, moonbeams, cool articles in Wired or a Harry Potter character waving a wand. It required the intense effort of generations, the labor of tens of thousands of people, and investments in the multiple billions to produce enough electricity to supply Seattle and provide the energy without which its thriving economy wouldn't be worth a 500K RAM chip from a 1984 IBM PC.

To feed the city energy there are hundreds of turbines, turning ceaselessly through the power of falling water from the great river of the West, harnessed by blocks of concrete so large we can scarcely imagine larger...

Of course, you don't get rid of such assets. You don't speak of it, even in jest.

Read the full column in The Wenatchee World
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