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Which Retirement Plan Is Right For Your Business?

Offering a retirement plan to your employees can provide them with a substantial employee benefit, and it can also be a significant tax savings tactic for your business. Most contributions made to employee accounts are tax-deductible and any assets in the plan grow tax-free. Plus, a comprehensive retirement package is attractive to new talent – potentially attracting and retaining better employees.

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Five Home Office Deduction Mistakes

If you operate a business out of your home, you may be able to deduct a wide variety of expenses. These may include part of your rent or mortgage costs, insurance, utilities, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning costs related to the space you use.

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Reap The Benefits Of Hiring Your Child For The Summer

Hiring your children to work in your business can be a win-win situation for everyone. Your kids will earn money, gain real-life experience in the workplace, and learn what you do every day. And, you will reap a few tax benefits in the process. Before you decide if hiring your child is the right thing for your business, learn if it can work for you.

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Board Governance Guide

A nonprofit board should take a strategic, big-picture approach to financial information. But, what’s the most important information to review? Download our six-page guide for tips.

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Service. Expertise. Simplicity.

Founded in 1949, Beene Garter quickly established a presence in the Grand Rapids community. Today, we are known as West Michigan’s largest independently owned accounting and business consulting firm. With our founding principles at the forefront, we focus on providing a unique customer experience matched with the expertise and knowledge our clients expect.

Located in downtown Grand Rapids, our team includes 16 partners and over 90 employees. Providing a range of audit, tax & advisory, business support and wealth management services, we focus on serving West Michigan businesses and organizations based right where we are.

We are Industry Experts

Construction

Of all the things you build, make your business the strongest. Whether you’re a subcontractor, developer, architect or engineer - you should be able to focus on your daily business operations, not worry about your accounting, tax or assurance needs. Our Construction Team will help you identify proactive solutions, offer guidance and advisory support, and deliver a range of services to maximize your business operations. 
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Food & Agribusiness

As a grower, food processor or manufacturer, your job can be complex. Food safety, labor issues, cost control - you have enough to worry about. Our Food & Agribusiness Team is an on-the-ground leader in the industry, providing a wide range of solutions that meet the unique cycles and seasonality of your business. 
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Manufacturing

Our Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Industry Team is able to bring proactive, comprehensive business services into your facility. We understand that evolution is vital to this industry, and we can assist you in preparing for the future. We’re dedicated to understanding the industry’s challenges, opportunities and trends. 
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Small Business

Small businesses represent over 99% of all employers in the U.S. and are responsible for over 60% of the new jobs created in the past 15 years. Our Small Business group is a team of professionals dedicated to small business owners in West Michigan. We’ll help you navigate the winding roads of owning a business, providing services and solutions uniquely structured for your needs. 
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Nonprofit

Every day you rise to the challenge of assisting those in crisis or helping people realize their dreams. You are dedicated to the vision of your organization and the desire to see that vision succeed. Our Nonprofit Team is a leader in the industry, bringing over 100 years of combined nonprofit experience to the table. We’ll provide timely solutions and proactive advice to help you plan for the future and carry out your mission. 
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Healthcare

As a healthcare professional, your priority is to care and provide for your patients. It’s our goal to care and provide for you. Just as you may ask a healthcare specialist to consult with your patient regarding a specific health problem, so too, should you seek out tax and accounting specialists to consult on a particular business issue. 
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Real Estate

Face changing market conditions with consistent advice. The real estate market offers a great deal of opportunity along with a great deal of risk. To receive the greatest reward, you need to know the market, be on the forefront of industry trends and seize cost-saving opportunities. We can help. 
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