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LinkedIn matters for B2B companies (access required)

Like many business owners, I’m skeptical of social media marketing claims. For many of the B2B (business-to-business) organizations we work with, Twitter and Facebook have proven to be high-effort/low-return marketing channels. Despite this challenge, it’s no secret that social media ...

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Family-owned businesses are getting it right (access required)

Family businesses account for approximately 80 percent of U.S. companies and 80 to 90 percent of businesses across the globe. Some of the world’s biggest companies are family-owned, including Samsung, Tata Group, Wal-Mart and Cargill, and about one-third of all ...

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Federal agency may begin to wade deeper (access required)

In spring 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency published its draft “Waters of the U.S.” rule for public comment. The rule would redefine which waters are subject to federal regulation – commonly known as jurisdictional waters – and greatly increase the ...

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There’s time to plan for new revenue recognition standards (access required)

The Financial Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standards Board joined forces to issue a new revenue recognition standard. While the impact is larger on some industries than on others, this new approach will significantly change the way companies  determine ...

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Three tips for improving mobile security (access required)

It’s almost impossible to recall a time before smartphones and nonstop connection. The efficiency and always-on gains seen by mobile technology has come at a price, however. According to security firm Kaspersky Lab, mobile is becoming one of the fastest-developing ...

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New tangible property regulations present some great opportunities (access required)

Many business owners and managers are still unaware that final regulations related to assets were released September of 2013, and don’t know the impact on their business. Most businesses that own tangible property need to take action and should comply ...

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Talking Tax: Depreciations on office space (access required)

Q: I have a few questions about my office finish out and the tax treatment of some of my expenditures as I expand my office space. I am expecting to pay around $17,000 for improvements to the office (a couple ...

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How women can conquer the capital conundrum (access required)

It’s a sobering statistic: Men start their businesses with nearly twice as much capital as women, and lack of access to capital is blamed for preventing the growth of women-owned small businesses, according to a recent study by the National ...

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Avoid pain by consolidating construction disputes (access required)

Litigation is an unfortunate byproduct of the construction industry. With so many players contributing design services, construction services, materials and equipment in a confined space under a tight budget and timeline, it is no surprise that disputes develop. And it ...

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