Last Minute Hurricane Prep Tips & Myths

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As Florida and the greater Tampa Bay area prepares for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma this weekend, we thought we’d break from our regular tax related topics and share some quick tips on what hurricane preparation steps actually work…

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Seven Strategies for Better Results With Employees

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Successful managers and supervisors know how and when to be assertive. They communicate their needs in a way that earns them respect and gets results. Let’s say you need a budgeting project done by Friday. Here are seven strategies to…

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Lesson from Tax Court: Don’t Trap Yourself!

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Are you considering buying or selling a business? The IRS is often interested in the details of these transactions and by scrutinizing them, may find that sellers aren’t reporting all income. If you’re selling, make sure your books are in…

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Surviving Florida’s Rainy Season

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As we mentioned last week, we all know that hurricane preparedness is crucial for your business, but there are also home maintenance tasks and preventive measures for keeping you and your home protected during the Tampa area’s season of relentless…

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Find the Silver Lining in Dark Clouds

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We’re in the midst of hurricane season in Tampa, but the gulf, eastern and southern shores aren’t the only parts of the country at risk for catastrophic events. Mudslides, earthquakes and wildfires often plague the West Coast, tornadoes may touch…

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Don’t Have Any Plans for Memorial Day? Now Your Do!

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The Greater Tampa Bay Area will soon be hosting Memorial Day activities and celebrating the launch of summer.There are many local happenings and outdoor activities to enjoy before Florida’s dreaded rainy season. Here’s a sampling of upcoming events throughout our…

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Business Interruption Claims Require Professional Help

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Smart company owners and executives obtain business interruption insurance — and possibly contingent business income coverage if the operation relies heavily on outsourcing or a particular supplier. The idea is that the policy will compensate the company for lost earnings…

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Looking for a good leader for your business?

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Traditional interviews, background checks, and clever “scenario” questions might help you turn up a good leader. But sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, you end up hiring a problem, and then struggling to get rid of him or her….

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How C Corporations Can Pass the Reasonable Compensation Test

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More Lessons from Tax Court: When a C corporation’s shareholder-employees are given generous salaries and benefits, the corporation should be prepared to fight IRS claims that some of the compensation payments are actually disguised dividends, which were paid according to…

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Navigating the Social Media Minefield for Your Business

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Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Imgur and blogs can be powerful business tools. But they also carry risks, including inadvertently disclosing corporate trade secrets or engaging in behavior that can harm your company’s reputation. Crossing the…

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