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Cashing the Same Check Twice: The New Era of Check Fraud

Do you remember going to the bank as kid?  I do.  I remember walking into the bank with my parents (or, on an even better… Read More…

3 Things to Consider Before You Crowdfund Your Next Business Endeavor

The Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City based nonprofit focusing on entrepreneurship and education, recently presented its Annual State of Entrepreneurship Report at its annual event,… Read More…

5 Questions to Ask Before Taking Out a Business Loan

40% of small businesses in the United States will get a loan at some point, according to a 2014 study by Harvard Business School.  It’s… Read More…

8 Last Minute Tax Savings Tips for 2016

The chances for tax reform next year are high, thanks to the November election of Donald Trump and the Republican sweep of Congress. For some,… Read More…

New Overtime Rules On Hold

Just days before the implementation date, a federal judge in Texas put the brakes on the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule.  The… Read More…

BOO! Here are 5 scary numbers you need to face.

My oldest child is at Scarowinds tonight, arguably the scariest haunted attraction in all of Charlotte.  I’m actually surprised he wanted to go; this is… Read More…

New Overtime Regulations Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve written previously on the Fair Labor Standards Act, the final overtime ruling released by Department of Labor in May, expanding overtime pay eligibility to… Read More…

Revenue Recognition Update: It’s time.

It will be 2018 before new revenue recognition rules go into effect, but that doesn’t mean you should wait to implement the changes set forth… Read More…

5 Simple Things Every Business Owner Needs To Do Now To Comply With Obamacare

Keeping up with the changes surrounding Obamacare is tough.  The law has been changed more than 70 times since its inception (according to the Galen… Read More…

Tougher Rules for Family Partnerships

For several decades, estate planners have been utilizing family limited partnerships (FLPs) and family limited liability companies (FLLCs) as “creative” planning tools to effectively discount… Read More…