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Like most businesspeople, you make a sincere attempt to pay your taxes accurately. However, sometimes your best efforts are not enough, especially with state and local taxes. Although it may be an innocent mistake, filing noncompliance can be very costly if it is first discovered by the state or local taxing jurisdiction. The taxpayer will not only be subject to tax and interest but also harsh penalties. more
One of the nightmares that business owners experience is the unexpected departure of their controller, chief finance officer or bookkeeper. But, this sort of occurrence in not unheard of and the wise CEO will make sure a contingency plan is always in place. more
Happy new year! Or … is it? more
As we celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day, I get a little nostalgic thinking about some of the life lessons I learned from these two remarkable people in my life. When I speak to corporate audiences, I often include a lesson about … more
The prospect tells you, "I only need one more approval and the order is yours." For joy, for joy – the order is mine! – Eh, eh, eh – don't celebrate too soon. The one last person needed to approve is the real decision-maker. The boss. … more
It takes smart, highly competent salespeople to meet the challenges presented by today's informed and savvy customers. Even so, there are many in sales who believe that success depends on a friendly smile, a gift for small talk and a large … more
A soldier in an ill-equipped revolutionary army lost his rifle, so he went to his group's leader for a replacement. "What am I going to do?" asked the soldier. "We are going to have a big battle tomorrow and I don't have a rifle." … more
When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you’re looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes. more
One of the biggest concerns of businesses these days is meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This is because the legislation is huge, more than 20,000 pages and growing, complex and ever changing. Among the most … more
How much would you pay for an egg? Fifty cents? Two dollars? How about $6,000? That's how much it cost one restaurant in Newport Beach, California, which refused to honor a customer's request. The money wasn't lost through legal action or … more
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