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6 Tips to Develop Young Partners at Small Accounting Firms

By |2019-01-16T10:26:08-06:00November 24th, 2017|News|

Today, as thousands of small firms are bringing in younger staff as partners they are finding the whole approach to running their firms must change.  What are the most important practice management tips for small firms planning on bringing in new partners?  What must change? Commit to revenue growth. No one with talent wants to work at

Tech Advances Drive Manufacturing Investments back to U.S.

By |2019-01-16T10:27:13-06:00November 17th, 2017|News|

Manufacturing at long last is enjoying a revitalization in the U.S. as companies from around the world invest in the country's operations – a key development in President Donald Trump's quest to make America great again. But presidential policies may not be the primary driver of the manufacturing shift back to the U.S. – and an industrial

7 Tips for Paying off Debt – From People Who Did It

By |2019-01-16T10:26:40-06:00November 14th, 2017|News|

Millennials and many others find themselves in debt today. These tips can help get you get rid of some of that debt. 1. Make the most of every dollar Get inspired: Stephanie Stiavetti wanted to trade her tech job for a career in food and cooking, but $64,000 in student loan and credit card debt were holding

9 Tips to Increase Self-Efficacy in the Workplace

By |2019-01-16T10:26:56-06:00November 9th, 2017|News|

Self-efficacy, or the belief in one’s ability to successfully execute a task, is directly tied to performance. Managers seeking to increase the performance of their team should engage in practices that enhance self-efficacy in their employees and teams. Below are 9 tips to help managers increase self-efficacy in the workplace. 1. Recruit applicants with high self-efficacy Careful hiring

6 Ways R&D Tax Credits Can Help Save You Money.

By |2017-09-13T20:20:17-06:00September 13th, 2017|R&D Credit|

For many entrepreneurs, day-to-day tasks are marked by notable levels of exploration and innovation. And while a creative spirit is an important quality in a business leader, so is financial prowess. It’s likely that many entrepreneurs are doing work that qualifies for the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit and the substantial cash savings it

Small businesses to take the R&D Tax Credit against their AMT.

By |2017-09-13T07:34:10-06:00August 19th, 2017|R&D Credit|

The tax deal just put forward by the Congress not only makes the R&D tax credit permanent but also includes two key changes to the R&D tax credit which will be of enormous benefit to innovative small businesses – and especially startups. Business owners need to pay close attention. First, the legislation allows small businesses

The Secrets of Claiming the R&D Tax Credit.

By |2017-09-07T15:06:07-06:00August 11th, 2017|R&D Credit|

There are plenty of myths and urban legends about the R&D Tax Credit – such as that it's only for large companies or for certain industries. But listening to this kind of talk could be a big mistake. The fact is that the R&D tax credit is quite broad. Oh and yes, it can be

Why the R&D Tax Credit is better than ever.

By |2017-09-12T15:58:24-06:00August 9th, 2017|R&D Credit|

Many business owners think only large companies conducting groundbreaking research can claim the federal R&D tax credit, or that it’s simply too difficult to qualify. Wrong! The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 made it easier for businesses to benefit from the R&D Tax Credit. In fact, new changes to the valuable credit

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