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3 Ways Analytics Can Be Used to Foster Business Growth

June 28 2017

Analytics are one of the hidden gems in the business world. Thanks to the rise of technology, it is easier than ever to track the numbers on how many people visit your website, click on a link, and even look up your business. In an article from Small Biz Daily, author Lindsey Patterson writes, “Every…

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC Announces New Staff Accountant

June 27 2017

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Wyatt to their professional team. “Having worked with us as an intern, Christina is already a member of the LHD team. We are excited she will continue to grow her career as an associate with our firm,” said Theresa Dasenbrock, CPA, CGMA,…

Technology Helping Agriculture Flourish

June 19 2017

Farmers today are combining traditional farming practices with the power of new technology to create techniques used to improve the entire industry. Without disconnecting from the land, farmers are able to leverage technology to help improve farming practices around the globe. In an article from The Altus Times, author Leilana McKindra writes “For producers thriving…

Creating an Operating Reserve

June 06 2017

Consider the consequences for your organization if an unexpected event were to deplete your cash on hand. You could be forced to divert funds from essential programs to cover the shortfall. When cash flow is tight or funds are needed due to unforeseen circumstances, an operating reserve fund can help sustain your organization. Building Reserves…

Boosting Morale: A Win-Win

June 06 2017

When resources are limited and demand for services is high, it’s no surprise that workers at organizations may feel stressed and discouraged. If left unchecked, low morale can make fulfilling your mission a lot more difficult. You may be able to turn things around at your organization with these morale-boosting ideas. Cultivate Mutual Respect A…

How Climate Change is Impacting the World’s Food Supply

June 05 2017

Implications of climate change are  being talked about around the globe. One of the biggest challenges that we face as a planet is the impact climate change will have on our food supply. While there are people who support climate change and those who do not, the rising planet temperatures are likely to affect the…

Lewis, Hooper & Dick Announces Member Retirement

May 31 2017

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC announces the retirement of longtime member/owner Rodney Van Norden, CPA. Rodney will complete his career in public accounting on June 1, 2017. “Rodney leaves behind a legacy. We are thankful for the positive impact he made on our clients, staff and community,” said Theresa Dasenbrock, CPA, CFE, CGMA, Managing Member/Owner…

Recognizing and Finding the Right Relationships

May 30 2017

In an article from The Huffington Post, Danielle Sabrina explains the importance of shopping for the right business consultant. In her article, Sabrina discusses some items you should keep in mind when searching for a new business relationship: – A seasoned entrepreneur – A respectable history – A vast business network with strong connections –…

U.S. Workers Vanishing in the Agricultural Industry

May 22 2017

Agricultural producers are struggling to find workers that are willing to work long, hard hours. As the wages in the construction or oil and gas industry continue to rise, agricultural producers are finding it hard to keep up. According to an article from The Durango Herald, there simply are not enough U.S. workers who are…

Tip: Employee Retention is a Big Issue for Small Businesses

May 17 2017

“Our employees are our biggest asset.” It’s a well-worn phrase, and perhaps to some it’s just lip service. However, more employers and human resource professionals are recognizing the true cost of employee turnover because lower unemployment (4.6 percent currently) and rising salaries (wages are expected to increase by 3 percent in 2017) have created more…