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  • 08.26.2016 - Controlling the Cost of Private Education
    By analyzing their budgeting process and controlling operations costs, schools can make themselves more attractive to potential students, and set themselves up for long-term future success.
  • 08.24.2016 - Cyber Security Basics: 10 Easy Ways to Protect Your Computer Network from Viruses and Attacks
    Hackers, viruses, worms, ransomware and spyware are only a few things that can do harm to your computer, network and in some cases your wallet. It can be scary to know how easily your identity can be stolen, simply by clicking a malicious link from an email. Although there are numerous ways in which a computer user can be attacked or exploited, there are also many ways you can protect yourself and your company from cyber threats.
  • 08.22.2016 - FASB Issues Much Awaited Not-For-Profit Financial Reporting Standard
    On August 18, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements for Not-for-Profit Entities, to improve financial reporting for nonprofit organizations.
  • 08.19.2016 - Municipalities Need to Ensure Proper Management, Disclosure of Bond Sales
    A critical resource for building new and maintaining existing infrastructure for most municipalities is the issuing of municipal bonds. Most municipalities do not have the funds available in their budgets for these major projects, the issuance of bonds allow for improvement and repair work to get done in a timely matter and paid back over time. It has become a fairly routine funding methodology for cities and towns across the country.
  • 08.18.2016 - How the Cloud Can Keep Airlines in the Sky
    Cloud computing and virtualization are game changers with regards to business continuity and disaster recovery. What can Delta Airlines and your business learn from this?
  • 08.17.2016 - Congress Takes up Tax Bills Before Breaking for Extended Recess
    The Democratic and Republican nominating conventions triggered an early recess for Congress. Before recessing, the House voted to undo part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and approved a reduced budget for the IRS. Leading tax writers in the Senate addressed tax-related identity theft and home buying incentives.
  • 08.16.2016 - Why "the Cloud" is All Sunshine for Non-Profit Organizations
    Read our article to find out what every nonprofit needs to know about cloud computing and how it benefits non-profit organizations.
  • 08.16.2016 - Proposed Treasury Regulations Would Limit Valuation Discounts
    A tax planning strategy utilized in reducing gift and estate tax has been taking advantage of valuation discounts for family transfers of closely held businesses. However, this strategy may soon evaporate with the recent issuance of regulations limiting valuation discounts.
  • 08.15.2016 - Five Industries with Growing Cybersecurity Needs
    While every industry, business, entity and organization is susceptible to cyber-attacks, 2015 has shown a shift in the industries experiencing the highest incident rates. IBM has recently released the 2016 version of its annual IBM X-Force Cyber Security Intelligence Index – a report that provides readers with an overview and detailed look at the types and volume of attacks out there, the industries that are most affected and the key factors enabling hackers to attack.
  • 08.15.2016 - The Basics of Cloud Computing
    Do you want to know more about cloud computing basics but don’t know where to start? Learn more about the benefits of the cloud in our latest article.
  • 08.12.2016 - Succession Planning: What’s The Next Step for Your Business?
    Most privately-held companies lack a long-term succession plan. Why? Business owners are often focused on operating and growing the business, rather than on who will operate and grow the business in the future.
  • 08.12.2016 - Affordable Care Act Could Bring Additional Challenges for Employers in 2017
    As hard as it may be to believe, the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known to many as Obamacare) is now more than six years old. It was signed into law amid cheers and protests from competing sides, and in that time has survived dozens of efforts by Congress to repeal it. Through all of that it still exists and requires businesses with more than 50 people to provide health insurance for employees. While the results of the November election could have an impact on its long-term viability, it is safe to say that qualifying businesses would be wise to plan to continue adhering to the law into 2017.

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