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  • Getting Ahead of the Curve on Emerging Technologies

      December 14, 2018 Turn on your computer or mobile device, scroll through Facebook or Twitter, or skim a business-oriented website, and you’ll likely come across the term “emerging technologies.” It has become so ubiquitous that you might be tempted to ignore it and move on to something else. That would be a mistake. In…

  • Year-End Tax and Financial To-Do List for Individuals

      December 11, 2018 With the dawn of 2019 on the near horizon, here’s a quick list of tax and financial to-dos you should address before 2018 ends: Check your FSA balance. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for health care expenses, you need to incur qualifying expenses by December 31 to use…

  • Family Businesses Need Succession Plans, Too

      December 6, 2018 Those who run family-owned businesses often underestimate the need for a succession plan. After all, they say, we’re a family business — there will always be a family member here to keep the company going and no one will stand in the way. Not necessarily. In one all-too-common scenario, two of…

  • Check Deductibility Before Making Year-End Charitable Gifts

      December 4th, 2018 As the holidays approach and the year draws to a close, many taxpayers make charitable gifts — both in the spirit of the season and as a year-end tax planning strategy. However, with the tax law changes that go into effect in 2018 and the many rules that apply to the charitable…

  • Employee Spotlight – Lori Hall

    “Today is a good day to have a good day.” Lori Hall is an Administrative Assistant at Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC. She has been with the firm for 12 years and specializes in project tracking, time and expense reconciliation, database maintenance and other administrative responsibilities. She studied at Furman University for a degree in…

  • Devote Some Time to Internal Leadership Development

          November 29, 2018 Many factors go into the success of a company. You’ve got to offer high-quality products or services, provide outstanding customer service, and manage your inventory or supply chain. But there’s at least one other success factor that many business owners often overlook: internal leadership training and development. Even if…

  • 3 Ways to Get More from Your Marketing Dollars

      November 14th, 2018 A strong economy leads some company owners to cut back on marketing. Why spend the money if business is so good? Others see it differently — a robust economy means more sales opportunities, so pouring dollars into marketing is the way to go. The right approach for your company depends on…

  • Mutual Funds: Handle with Care at Year End

      November 14th, 2018 As we approach the end of 2018, it’s a good idea to review the mutual fund holdings in your taxable accounts and take steps to avoid potential tax traps. Here are some tips. Avoid surprise capital gains Unlike with stocks, you can’t avoid capital gains on mutual funds simply by holding…

  • Time for NQDC Plan Deferral Elections

      November 8th, 2018 If you’re an executive or a key employee, your employer may offer you a nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan. As the name suggests, NQDC plans pay employees in the future for services currently performed. The plans allow deferral of the income tax associated with the compensation.   But to receive this…

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