Sep 16, 2016

Leadership Strategies: Focus on Strengths

There’s no such thing as a perfect employee. Everyone has something to contribute, and hopefully you have a solid team of dedicated professionals you can count on. However, all employees have areas they could improve. As the leader of your team, what is your approach? Do you focus more on developing their strengths or helping […]

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Sep 09, 2016

Should You Expand internationally?

Do you have a thriving business which is secure and ready for growth opportunities? Have you thought about expanding internationally? The U.S. government has resources for American businesses who are looking to get started internationally. The Department of Commerce has a site dedicated to this. Check out Export.gov for more information. There are both business […]

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Sep 02, 2016

Did You Miss Your Rollover Period? IRS Will Grant More Waivers

Just last week, the IRS announced that it could be easier to get a waiver for missing the 60-day deadline on retirement plan rollovers. This is great news for anyone who may have missed that deadline and would have incurred early distribution penalty taxes. Taxpayers can now apply for a one-time waiver – repeat requests […]

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Aug 26, 2016

Technology is Giving Business Owners Back Their Time

As a business owner, you have numerous demands on your time. The 40-hour workweek doesn’t exist for you. Even if there’s not a crisis, there is a constant stream of issues requiring your attention. Time is money, and no one knows that better than you. A recent study found that small business owners valued their […]

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Aug 19, 2016

IRS Examining Businesses

According to the IRS, 83% of U.S. taxpayers accurately report their income and pay their taxes. That figure isn’t so bad when you compare it with Germany at 68%, Italy at 62%, or Greece at a startling 50%. Nonetheless, the IRS audits around 0.8% of tax returns each year. If you receive notice that you’re […]

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Aug 17, 2016

Fraud Alert: Business Email Schemes

A few months back, we wrote about the new tactics cybercriminals are using to gain sensitive information they can use to defraud individuals and businesses. Hackers can duplicate legitimate email addresses, and then pretend to be someone within your organization, your clients and your vendors. They will ask you to send a wire transfer or payment urgently […]

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Aug 12, 2016

Do You Need a Logo Refresh?

If you think about the most iconic brands, their logos are instantly recognizable. Some marketing experts say a logo is the most important visual representation of your business. Your logo is the face of your brand. What do you want your logo to convey about your business? Marketing is about fresh and new. You don’t […]

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Aug 10, 2016

2016 Mid-Year Tax Planning Letter

Late last year, Congress made many of the long-favored tax breaks (so-called extenders) permanent (for now anyway). This means that for the first time in a long while, taxpayers can finally determine with relative certainty the impact of these tax provisions on their long-term financial and business planning decisions. Despite this good news, tax laws remain staggeringly complicated.

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Aug 02, 2016

Tax Issues for Retirement

Whether you’re still building your business or you’re firmly established and looking ahead to the next phase, it’s a good idea to be informed about retirement so you can best prepare. Social Security benefits Social Security benefits can begin between the ages of 62 and 67, depending on several factors. Benefits may be available to […]

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Jul 29, 2016

Delegate, Don’t Micromanage

As business owners, there are numerous tasks demanding your time and attention. Hopefully you’ve got a great team to help you manage the workload. However, it can be hard for business owners to let go and share the responsibility with anyone else. When you first established your business, chances are, you did everything yourself. Your […]

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