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Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small-business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, an employee is 15 times more likely than a nonemployee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of theft losses at stores. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that nearly one-third of business failures are related to employee theft or fraud. more
Not long ago they were the punching bags of American real estate, accused of rank incompetence, wrecking home sales and failing to pick up on signs of the housing turnaround. more
Current accounting standards for goodwill are seen as complex because they require regular impairment testing and do not permit goodwill amortization. Goodwill impairment – when goodwill has become or is considered to be of lower value than at the time of purchase – became a public issue during the accounting scandals in 2002. more
For almost any small business, credibility is critical. If you aren’t credible, customers won’t trust in your ability to deliver a good product or service, and are more likely to take their business elsewhere. Lack of credibility also leads to a poor reputation, more complaints and unkind reviews on social media. more
Are lenders’ credit-score requirements for home purchasers this spring too high – out of sync with the actual risks of default presented by today’s borrowers? The experts say yes. more
Millions of small businesses in the U.S. hire seasonal, summer, holiday or other part-time and temporary help. But finding such workers – especially good ones – isn’t easy and comes with a unique set of requirements compared to full-time employees. more
The name itself conjures up images of ATMs: cash-outs. more
“Thoughts are things” is the title and the first words of the first chapter of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” more
Are you on the homebuying sidelines this spring because you think you won’t be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment – they’re lower than they were a year ago – and whether yours could now be good enough? more
Whether it feels like it or not, the long-awaited economic recovery has begun! more
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