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Temper Your Media Diet: Waukesha County Businesses’ Guide to Thrive in 2015

Iran and nuclear weapons.

Greece, the deteriorating European Union, and signs of shakiness in Chinese markets.

Continued social upheaval at home, and on the border.

Presidential campaign silliness, and the political chaos to which we’re all about to be subjected for the next 15+ months.

And in the middle of it all, we’re all facing our own private fears, struggles and frustrations.

So … may I remind you of a few things?

Hammernik’s Key Reminder #1: What you choose to “ingest” over these weeks will greatly impact your state-of-mind. Garbage in, garbage out, as they say. And, of course, the opposite is true — when you surround yourself with excellence and clear-eyed determination, you find that your heart and mind carry much greater strength.

Temper your media diet this week, as most of those outlets are (quite literally) merchants of fear.

Hammernik’s Key Reminder #2: The financial markets are driven by emotions — and by complicated algorithms that react on a hair-trigger to economic disruptions. Truly, the only thing certain about the stock market is that it’s volatile. So those of you with many assets resting there, don’t make moves out of panic. Sit down to discuss a tax-advantaged strategy … not a knee-jerk fear response.

Hammernik’s Key Reminder #3: The only thing you can truly control is yourself.You can’t control the market, you can’t control our foreign affairs (unless, of course, Mr. Kerry or Obama are somehow reading this — perhaps you guys can!), and there’s a real sense in which you can’t even, really, control your salary and income.

So, with those key reminders in mind, here’s what I suggest:

Call my office this week: (414) 545-1890 (or click the button at the top of this page to email me) and request one of our limited Tax Planning Strategy Sessions. During this session, we will analyze your current situation and identify the most tax-advantaged, wisest and most effective plan for your business income, no matter what happens with the economy, or with other outside factors.

After all, you CAN control your business … and we can help. The implications of theACA are continuing to be felt by businesses everywhere, and there are a raft of tax law changes already implemented for 2015, as well as others coming down the pike in 2016 for which you’ll want to be prepared.

I’m personally dedicated to the success of your business–and to your finances! Can other accounting professionals say that?


Dale Hammernik
(414) 545-1890

Hammernik & Associates