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Why You Should Choose a Local Company

Why You Should Choose a Local Company For the past decade, a movement of sorts has developed suggesting that businesses and families buy and use local products.  Products meaning; foods, tangible products and of course business services. It’s obvious that technology has brought the business world closer and US Companies do business with organizations all…

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The Best Time to Sell A Business

The Best Time to Sell A Business Yearly there are nearly three quarter of a million small to medium sized businesses that change ownership. They are owner-operated businesses like retail shops, restaurants, gas station, print shops, landscapers, bookkeeping or accounting services or any number of local types of franchises. Regardless of the type of business…

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Are you Networking or NOT Working?

Are you Networking or NOT Working? Top 5 Problems People Have When Building Their Business If you’re in business or sales today, you have to really be honest with yourself when you answer that question.  Many professionals and business owners spend tons of time (and a substantial amount of money) attending “Networking Opportunity Meetings” and…

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Fraudulent Trademark Solicitations

Fraudulent Trademark Solicitations I often receive telephone calls from clients who have received a document through the U.S. mail that looks like official correspondence from a government agency.  This correspondence tells the client that there is a deadline to file a document with the Trademark office or offers to manage their trademarks.  These solicitations are…

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What is Forensic Accounting?

What is Forensic Accounting? Some comments I here when I tell people that I specialize in Forensic Accounting are: “Cool, like CSI Miami?”, Just what does a Forensic Accountant do and how can you help me?, and You “guys” make it too complicated. A forensic accountant can assist in the areas of Bankruptcy, Economic Damages,…

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The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act: Thoughts for Employers and Business Owners

The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act: Thoughts for Employers and Business Owners In May 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA or Act). The Act brings the federal protection of trade secrets on par with corresponding laws that apply to the other pillars of intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and trademarks….

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The Loan Program You’ll Need for the Town that Needs You

  The Loan Program You’ll Need for the Town that Needs You Among the many capital opportunities available, there are a number that lack an understanding that often times start from the ground level. Myth: USDA lending is meant solely for agricultural businesses. Fact: The USDA Rural Development “forges partnerships with rural communities, funding projects…

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Creating More Profits by Firing Your Customer

Creating More Profits by Firing Your Customer Our studies show that about 80% of a company’s current customer base generates about 130% of the current level of profitability. This finding means the remaining 20% cost more to maintain and service than the revenues they generate. The ability to identify which customers are truly profit-generators and…

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Background Screenings Protect Your Business

Let’s say you own a small business such as a pizzeria, flower shop, pool service company or any other organization in which your employees visit your customers. Imagine… Scenario 1: Your employee just hit another car while making a delivery. The police report finds he was under the influence. The result? No delivery, wasted prep…

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Cyber Security in a Cashless Economy

Cyber attacks on large corporations or governmental bodies grab the headlines, but in recent years cyber criminals have shifted their focus toward small and mid-sized businesses. Cyber Security in a Cashless Economy   Smaller businesses are less likely to have strong cyber risk controls in place. One reason is the rapid transition from a cash…

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