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Fixed Assets Primer

In today’s current regulatory and highly competitive business environment, asset management is taking on far greater importance than in the past, with closer scrutiny of return on investment, as well as full disclosure of financial asset information. While the concept of an asset is fundamental to business accounting, for many organizations fixed assets management is […]

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Form-a-palooza! IRS blitzes with a slew of much-needed Finance docs

As if your finance department wasn’t juggling enough paperwork right now! IRS has been on a form-generating blitz to update key documents for 2015 and beyond. Are your staffers working off the most recent versions? 4 you need now Take a look at the most recent updates from the Taxman to ensure your finance department […]

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Slackers hurt teams in lots of ways: 4 action steps

Slackers can drag down a workplace in more ways than one. The most obvious effect is others have to work harder to get things done. And that can lead to everyone’s morale going down. Over time, slackers poison the well. Employees who work alongside a slacker over time will react in one of two ways […]

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Beware of this little-known Obamacare reporting snag

How your company categorizes employees as full-time may not jibe with the Affordable Care Act. You may even have part-time workers who are still actually considered full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees under Obamacare – due to a wrinkle in the calculation formula. That’s an alarming scenario employment attorney Keith McMurdy explained recently. The ‘measurement period’ To calculate […]

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Thing long-term for controlling these business costs

Gasoline prices have dropped to comfortable levels over the last few months (thank goodness)!  But long-term energy pricing forecasts are still spotty. Your guess about where energy prices will be two, five, 10 years down the line are as good as any futures forecaster’s. Finding ways to conserve energy and eliminate waste now can only […]

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The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search

Are people who entered the business world before the rise of Facebook at a social-media disadvantage? Wayne Breitbarth argues that the opposite is true when it comes to LinkedIn: the experience and connections of seasoned professionals give them a leg up in harnessing the benefits of LinkedIn. The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success gives them […]

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Cash is King – And So is Your Supply Chain

While cash is important for all businesses, cash flow management is especially vital for mid-market companies in today’s economic landscape. Because of their size, mid-market companies have a smaller financial war chest than their larger competitors, which means they have a reduced margin of error for the timing of inflows and outflows, a thinner cushion […]

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Before you renew that service contract …

Auto-renewing or “evergreen” contracts can save some facilities a lot of time and hassles.  But there’s a potential downside: You could be missing out on savings by letting a vendor deal renew year after year. Sure you’re saving time and headaches by not haggling over contract terms, seeking out offers from other vendors, etc. But […]

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