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Opportunity to Grow

Posted on: February 2nd, 2021

Your reason for owning a business is some combination of money and people.  But how do you hold those two together?  One way is to look at how you view your resources.  Understanding your perspective on people and money helps you recognize the opportunity to grow. Perspective: Opportunity to Grow Between money and people, money…

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Money and People

Posted on: January 28th, 2021

Business owners have always carried concerns and responsibilities that few can understand.  But now the burden of managing money and people has increased in significant ways. The impact of the pandemic, the unpredictability of the economy, and the uncertainty of our political environment have left no business unchanged.  At the beginning of this new year,…

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MLA Remembers Harry Loyle

Posted on: January 5th, 2021

Harry Loyle, founding partner of MLA, passed away on December 30, 2020.  He will be deeply missed.  Harry contributed startup investment and the “L” to MLA.  For that, and much more, MLA remembers Harry Loyle. Seth Morgan and Harry founded Morgan, Loyle and Associates, the firm that became MLA Companies after Seth bought Harry out.…

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Retaining Key Employees

Posted on: December 14th, 2020

December means year-end bonuses for many businesses.  In the current job market, retaining key employees has become even more critical.  A good compensation plan is essential, both for recruiting and retention.  Now is an excellent time to consider whether your compensation plan is right for your business and those you employ. Do you have questions…

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Inventory and Data Visualization

Posted on: December 7th, 2020

Money is a fundamental part of business.  But we rarely, if ever handle money directly.  Instead, money represents the things that make our businesses go. Whether that’s physical inventory or time in services, inventory and data visualization can play an important role. We are very comfortable understanding that the numbers on a report represent dollars…

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Nonprofits Served By MLA

Posted on: November 22nd, 2020

This is the season for giving thanks and many do so by giving to others.  Giving to nonprofits is an essential way we can care for those in need, but you need to evaluate a nonprofit before trusting them with your money.  Charitable gifts can also be part of a year-end tax strategy.  You can…

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Evaluating a Nonprofit

Posted on: November 15th, 2020

This is the season of charitable giving.  As the holiday season approaches along with the end of the tax year, the number of donations and gifts in honor of others will be on the rise.  The limitations and needs of COVID-19 are sure to add to the amount.  This raises the question: what steps should…

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Aruna Brings Freedom to Enslaved Women

Posted on: November 11th, 2020

Aruna Project brings freedom to enslaved women, and MLA is proud to help.  Founded by Ryan and April Berg, Aruna is an impact driven athleisure brand bringing and sustaining freedom to sex trafficking victims through employment marked by holistic care. Through Aruna’s products and events, women the world over can bring lifelong freedom to victims…

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Predict the Financial Future

Posted on: October 28th, 2020

Everyone wants to predict the financial future.  Right now that is even more true with uncertainty about politics and the pandemic seeming to affect every area of life and business. We will never know for sure what is coming next.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t approach it with confidence in our ability to respond…

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Protect Against Fraud in Your Business

Posted on: October 21st, 2020

MLA Companies helps small to midsize businesses and nonprofits with financial management including how to protect against fraud. In a September study released by  Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, fraud has been observed 77% more by respondents since the beginning of COVID-19.  And 92% these same respondents expect to see fraud increase over the next…

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