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March 24 2017
Outlook: Strong Future for Female Entrepreneurs

According to data from 2015, over nine million U.S. businesses are now women owned. However, there are still hurdles women face as entrepreneurs, generally unique from their male counterparts. In a recent article for Business News Daily, Paula Fernandes puts forth seven challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. Interviews with female CEOs are incorporated to offer

March 10 2017
How to Protect Your Customers’ Data

Cyberattacks have reached a critical level, hitting unprecedented numbers last year. It’s estimated that data breaches were up 40% in 2016. A common misconception is that these attacks only happen in the banking or healthcare industries, or only to retail giants. The reality is that all businesses are at risk. Sometimes, cybercriminals will go after

March 03 2017
Reduce Your Risk of an IRS Audit

The IRS audit is every taxpayer’s fear, even those who are honest and diligent. However, IRS audits are less common than many Americans believe. The likelihood of an audit does tend to increase with a taxpayer’s income. Those earning under $200,000 per year have a .76% chance of being audited; taxpayers earning over $1 million

February 23 2017
The Importance of I-9 Compliance

By Debbie Ames The Form I-9, required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has been known to be a source of employer compliance headaches. The Form I-9, used to verify the identity and eligibility for employment of employees, is a vital document to ensuring employers are compliant with rules and regulations set

February 18 2017
Business Leader’s Recipe for Success

As a business leader, there are so many aspects that need your attention. So where do you focus your energy? In a new article from Inc. magazine, entrepreneur Martin Zwilling gives tips for becoming an effective and successful business leader. “Move from leading tasks to managing relationships,” Zwilling advises. “Some leaders are so focused on

February 10 2017
Tax Refunds: Myths vs. Facts

Would you know a tax myth from a tax fact? As tax season approaches, there are many myths swirling around about the IRS, tax returns, tax deduction, and anything tax-related. How do you know what to believe? Your CPA is always your best resource for any of these questions, but here are a few myths

February 03 2017
Tax Tips for the Multi-generational Home

The multi-generational home is making a comeback. It’s not just Millennials who are moving back with their Generation X parents. In addition, Generation Xers are welcoming their Baby Boomer parents into the household. There can be many benefits to this living arrangement. The recent uptick began when the recession hit, but families are now choosing

January 27 2017
How Entrepreneurs are Growing Their Businesses in 2017

What are entrepreneurs doing to grow their businesses in the coming year? That’s the question from a new survey of small business owners. Things like the political changes, technology, interest rates, and the employment market are impacting business owners and they are planning the upcoming year accordingly. In her new article from Small Biz Daily,

January 27 2017
Occupational Fraud and Electronic Evidence Investigations

On January 25, 2017 Jerry Murray, CPA CFE, CGMA and Lance Sloves, CCE & CCME gave a presentation on Occupational Fraud and Electronic Evidence Investigations to attorneys in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. This presentation is intended to raise awareness about occupational fraud, and provide a strong overview of electronic evidence investigations. Jerry serves as the

January 20 2017
Are You Ready to Partner Up?

Are you considering partnering with another business owner to grow your company? A short video from Entrepreneur features successful business owners with their best advice for anyone considering a partnership. Here are some of the highlights: “One, I must like them and trust the person. Two, they have to bring something to the table that