Q&A Over Coffee Podcast

Pour a cup and tune in every two weeks for a discussion, or Q&A, over coffee. Hosted by and featuring expert guests on financial topics across numerous industries.

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#14: Minnesota Employment Law Changes with Natolie Hochhausen

We’re back and so excited to have HR & Employment attorney from Fafinski, Mark, & Johnson Natolie Hochhausen on the Podcast. Natolie delves into various topics such as employee benefits, FMLA, non-compete agreements, and the recent legalization of marijuana and its implications in today’s workplaces. For anyone in need of legal advice on these employment changes, we encourage you to connect with Natolie or seek guidance from other legal council. This information will empower both employees and employers to make informed business decisions as we step into 2024.

Manufacturing Special pt. 2: The State of Manufacturing® Survey Results with Bob Kill

In part two of our Manufacturing Special, the President & CEO of Enterprise Manufacturing, Bob Kill hops into the spotlight for his thoughts on the State of Manufacturing® results. The biggest challenges facing manufacturers in the last year came to light and organizations like Enterprise Minnesota step up to help alleviate any concerns manufacturers might have now, or in the future.

Manufacturing Special pt. 1: Olsen Thielen LIVE at The State of Manufacturing®

Olsen Thielen is a proud Platinum Sponsor of Enterprise Minnesota. On November 9th, Olsen Thielen attended the State of Manufacturing® Rollout event. We went on the road for this event, set up our podcast equipment and grabbed attendees for some on the spot interviews! We got insight from folks throughout the manufacturing industry on what they expected to see from the survey results. 

#13: Tax Planning Strategies for the Next Year with Charlie Sparks

In our latest episode, our Tax Director, Charlie Sparks, shares his top tax planning strategies for the upcoming year. With just two months remaining in the current year, Charlie recommends that it’s the perfect moment to kickstart your tax planning, especially if you’re a business owner. From important tax law adjustments to potential tax credits, deductions, and various opportunities for individuals and businesses to maximize their returns, there’s a lot to consider this season. Our team of experts is here to ensure that no valuable details are missed as we assist you in preparing for next year’s tax planning.

#12: Cyber Security Scorecard: Knowing your Risks with Lisa Dunnigan

In our 12th episode, we recognize Cyber Security Awareness Month by joining Lisa Dunnigan, our Chief Technology Officer and Principal. She sheds light on the crucial topic of cybersecurity and shares insights on how companies and organizations can safeguard themselves against fraud via email and other channels. Lisa’s scorecard includes assessing an organization’s risk factors, evaluating backup practices, monitoring emails, and ensuring the effectiveness of server firewalls, among other essential aspects.

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#11: Roundtable: Reviewing Financial Statements

In this special episode of Q&A Over Coffee, we are joined by all three of our hosts, Adam Hennen, Daniel Owens, and Tom Pesch to go over best practices in reviewing your business’s financial statements. With helpful, foundational analogies, we share why businesses need to take a closer look at their financial statements past, present, and future, to determine what direction the business is heading and if you need to identify any key performance indicators.

#10: How Much is My Business Worth? With Tony Oman

In our tenth episode of Q&A Over Coffee, we’re joined by Tony Oman, our Director of Business Valuation. He’ll be discussing the significance of business valuation, its practical applications, and its importance. Tune in to gain insights into the intricate process of valuing a company, the blend of science and art involved, and its relevance to areas like real estate and even retirement planning for business owners.

#09: Real Estate Investments with Greg Nelson

In this episode of Q&A Over Coffee, we sit with our Tax Principal Greg Nelson. Greg has many years of experience in Olsen Thielen’s Construction/Real Estate field and has continued to help grow this industry for the firm. Greg tells us about how investing in real estate can be extremely rewarding, but a lot of work. There are a lot of things to consider when investing in real estate including maintaining the property, renting, tax traps, and more!

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#08: Understanding Your 990s with Ryan Vettrus

In this episode of Q&A Over Coffee, we sit with Ryan Vettrus, our Tax Director with expertise spanning diverse industries, including the Not-For-Profit sector. One of Ryan’s key responsibilities as a Tax Director is to support Not-For-Profit Clients in the process of filing their annual 990 form. But what exactly is the structure of the 990 form? What kind of information is required to complete it? Interestingly, an organization can leverage its 990 form as an effective public relations tool in various ways, benefiting both its members and the general public. Find out how it can help you and your organization!

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#07: Trusts and Estates with Zach Wiegand

In this episode of Q&A Over Coffee, we sit down with Attorney Zach Wiegand to discuss Trust and Estate Planning, along with our very own Tax Principal, Adam Thielen. Zach is the driving force behind Gold Leaf in Burnsville, Minnesota, and he brings a wealth of 12 years’ experience working in estate planning, probates, and trust administration matters. During our discussion, Zach shares fascinating stories he’s come across and offers practical tips and tricks to enhance the effectiveness of Estate planning.

SECURE Act 2.0 with Blake Faust of Abbey Street

#06: SECURE Act 2.0: What it Means for Your Retirement with Blake Faust

For episode six of our podcast, we discuss the widely popular topic of SECURE Act 2.0 with Blake Faust, Director of Retirement at Abbey Street. Blake shares with us what the next phase of the SECURE Act involves and what it means for businesses and individuals when it comes to planning for retirement. For additional resources involving the SECURE Act 2.0, check out our articles where we cover specific provisions for both Individuals as well as Employers.

Mergers & Acquisitions with Byron Wieberdink

#05: Mergers & Acquisitions with Byron Wieberdink

In our fifth installment of Q&A Over Coffee, we are joined by Byron Wieberdink, CFO of Omni Workspace International in Minneapolis. Together, with Olsen Thielen’s Tax Principal Matt Klein, we dive into Mergers & Acquisitions. We cover the financial implications, market value, and resources you can find to help move the M&A process along.

#04: Company Structure with Scott Hoyles

In this episode, we discuss the various types of entities with our very own Tax Principal, Scott Hoyles: Sole Proprietorships vs. Partnerships and S Corps vs. C Corps. These diverse and extensive entity structures are crucial to comprehend when starting a business, and Scott assists us in analyzing each one and explaining their significance.

#03: I Want Out: Planning Your Exit with Randy Krivo

We discuss Exit Planning with Randy Krivo, Senior M&A Advisor at True North M&A and Business Broker at Sunbelt Business Advisors. We discuss reasons for selling, initial planning steps, the Exit Plan, the LOI or Letter of Intent, Business Valuation, and other considerations to keep in mind as you begin planning your exit.

#02: Accelerated Depreciation with Zach Deo

This week, we are joined by our very own Tax Director Zach Deo to discuss the Accelerated Depreciation method. We cover how it differs from a straight-line depreciation, what assets you can depreciate, benefits and trends of depreciation in different industries, tips on growing apple trees, and more!

#01: Managing Your Business Through Uncertainty with Doug Loon

For our very first episode of Q&A Over Coffee, we are joined by Doug Loon, President and CEO of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. We discuss uncertainty that is rising across many businesses in Minnesota and beyond. From post-pandemic patterns to bank failures, we talk about many ways we can overcome these uncertainties and continue to strengthen and grow our businesses.

Upcoming Episodes:

#15: Choosing the Right Accounting Software with Steve Iverson & Becky Halvorson

#16: ERTC with Magen Koepp

#17 BOI with Randy Sparling

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Note that the Q&A Over Coffee Podcast is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for obtaining accounting, tax, or financial advice from a professional accountant. 

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