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Tax Accountant Versus Tax Attorney

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Jun
2017
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As your business grows in revenue and complexity, your tax situation becomes more complicated as well. You may have an employee dedicated to AR, AP and bookkeeping, and you may have a tax professional handle your taxes. At some point during growth, you’ll come...

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Business Plans and Goals: Crucial to Business Growth

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Jun
2017
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As I’ve worked with small businesses over the years, I’ve noticed that many business owners resist documenting a formal business plan and embracing concrete long-term strategies. We’ve all been exposed to messages endorsing the value of a business plan and goal-setting–so what are the...

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Retaining the Millennial Worker

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May
2017
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  Consider the implications of these two simple statistics: In 2015, millennials become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce (Pew Research Center). Millennials switch jobs four times in their first 10 years on the job on average (Linkedin) There’s no denying it: Understanding...

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Workplace Design Strategies for Top Talent

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May
2017
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When you’re trying to attract top talent to your company (and you should always be trying to attract top talent to your company!), you’ve got lots of variables to consider. Salary, benefits, opportunity for advancement, career enrichment. How about the workspace itself? It matters...

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Commodity Price Predictions Explained

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Apr
2017
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In January, the World Bank issued a statement that energy and metal prices are increasing due to tight supply and strong demand. It forecasts a 29% increase in crude oil over 2016 and an 11% increase in metals prices. Agriculture prices are more stable,...

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Technology Trends in 2017

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Apr
2017
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As 2017 unfolds, surveying the trends and predictions for the year focuses on one dominant umbrella category in which important changes are happening fast: Technology. Advances in all aspects of technology have had a tremendous impact on business, the economy, manufacturing–really, on all aspects...

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Buying or Selling: How Much is a Business Worth?

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Apr
2017
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Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and recent statistics show that the buying and selling of small businesses is at a high. According to BizBuySell’s Q1 2017 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide, the number of transactions...

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Employee Retention

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Mar
2017
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Offering good benefits, extra perks and competitive compensation may seem expensive. You know what is more expensive? Hiring. Training. Turnover. Each time you lose an experienced employee, each time you go through the time-consuming and costly hiring and training process, you’re running up some...

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Smart Machines Are Vulnerable Machines

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Mar
2017
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“Should you worry about intellectual property cybertheft?” was the question posed here on December 19, 2016. The answer is “yes.” Cybertheft isn’t the only problem. Cyber attacks are also on the rise, largely enabled by the escalating dominance of the Internet of Things, the...

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How to Hire Top Sales Reps

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Feb
2017
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One of the biggest challenges cited by management is recruiting top sales reps. Great sales are essential to a company’s success, so it’s crucial to ace this part of the game. The Pareto principle–also known as the 80/20 rule–is typically reflected by revenue numbers:...

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