Month: June 2016

More Adult Children Opting to Live with Parents

What’s the most common living arrangement for young adults today? For the first time in 130 years, more young people ages 18 to 34 opt to live with their parents, rather than move out on their own or with a spouse or friend, according to a recent study by the not-for-profit Pew Research Center. Here’s more […]

Posted In: Tax Advisor, Tax Filing

Avoid Hiring Traps that Lead to Hiring Remorse

Surveys of job seekers — often performed by recruiting firms — reveal a variety of reasons why would-be applicants may decide to bypass your company. Some individuals may complete the application but through that process develop a negative preconception about your business. This is particularly true with younger job seekers. High on the list of problems […]

Posted In: Business, Employees

Tap Into the Power of Customer Testimonials

“You have a great product. It was delivered quickly and in perfect shape. I’ll be sure to tell my friends.”Statements like this can boost your company’s sales as much as 250 percent. Even better, when you get a testimonial from a consumer, that person is likely to become a more loyal customer and help spread […]

Posted In: Business

Remedies for Bank Reconciliation Mishaps: Tips for QuickBooks Users

Whether using a manual or a QuickBooks process, the bank reconciliation is essential to verifying the accuracy of cash account balances. It is equally important to preserve the bank statements and reconciliation reports that document this process. Because most business transactions include cash, the potential for error is greater here than anywhere else. One of the […]

Posted In: Quickbooks

10 Midyear Tax Planning Moves Inspired by the PATH Act

Numerous tax breaks have been retroactively expanded for 2015 and beyond — or, in some cases, been made permanent — under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. Now that the dust from the new law has settled, individuals and small business owners can plan ahead with these 10 midyear tax strategies inspired […]

Posted In: Tax Advisor, Tax Filing

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow Starts Today

Attracting and retaining qualified employees is a top concern for U.S. businesses, according to the Duke University / CFO magazine Global Business Outlook survey for the first quarter of 2016. Each year, thousands of positions go unfilled, often because job applicants don’t have the requisite skills or training. Here’s a closer look at this issue and some ways proactive employers […]

Posted In: Employees

Follow Detailed Recordkeeping Rules for Vehicle Expense Deductions

Many business owners fail to follow the strict tax rules for substantiating vehicle expenses. But if your business is audited, the IRS will most likely ask for mileage logs if you deducted vehicle expenses — and it tends to be especially critical of the amount deducted if you’re self employed or you employ relatives. While the […]

Posted In: Tax Advisor, Tax Deductions

From Counting Transactions to Cultivating Relationships

With technology at the forefront of modern communication, more and more people are turning to the Internet to stay abreast of the latest news and information. Likewise, many of today’s consumers use the Internet to find the best prices and to conduct research when they’re planning their next purchase. Should You Use an Email Auto-Responder? Even […]

Posted In: Business

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