Whether you are finishing up your 2017 federal and state tax returns, or trying to figure out how the new tax laws apply to your business, the next tax deadline could be as soon as tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day that you could finalize your 2017 taxes, start the process of educating yourself on the new tax laws, or make an appointment to review your current 2018 tax situation with your trusted advisor. No matter where you are in the process, setting a deadline is helpful to achieve your goals.
One of the things I love about Microsoft’s Power BI tool is how easy it makes it to create a cool dashboard and get it up and running fast.
Anytime you are learning something new, it is super-helpful to get a quick win under your belt. With Power BI, once you prove to yourself that you can create your first dashboard quickly, you can then choose to dive into the more powerful features of the tool and discover the almost endless ways to visualize your data and turn it into shareable insights.
For many U.S. workers, the summer months often consist of some half days at the office, long weekends and family vacations. While an employee’s personal life may flourish, without proper planning, summer time can quickly become one of the least productive times of year in the workplace.
Office attendance is often lower in June, July and August due to the number of employees taking time off. The quieter workspace can sometimes result in disengaged employees, creating the need for employers to motivate staff to remain focused during this season, while also maintaining employee morale.
The desire to chase a hot manager is so hard to resist—even for professionals. The news media loves to tout a manager after a huge home-run performance. They discuss their success as if they are clairvoyant savants with supernatural abilities.
Consider three examples:
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Earlier this year, McKinsey published a manufacturing study describing the future of American manufacturing. They predicted increased opportunities due to an uptick in demand, new technology, and value chain optimization. Though many news headlines forecast the ongoing decline of U.S. manufacturing due to globalization and technology, the years ahead may hold potential for manufacturing revitalization.
With shorter product life-cycles and more demand for choice and customization, there’s greater complexity for manufacturers to navigate than there was in the past. To address what this means for manufacturing in Central Texas, we looked at the first two main points of the study for deeper examination.
In an increasingly interconnected digital world, technology plays a key role in all businesses today. That’s why I’ll be sharing a series of articles that will examine the top four technology challenges that businesses are facing in 2018 and provide practical solutions for each of them. In this first article, let’s take a look at one of the most pressing issues facing business owners today: cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity must be top of mind for every business owner, as well as every member of a Board of Directors. With so much on the line in terms of financial and intellectual property, business leaders can’t afford to ignore this risk or leave it up to chance.
Changing your company’s business name is a difficult task. Some common reasons why you may want to change your business name include:
If you find yourself in this situation, here’s what you need to do:
With the federal tax deadline behind us, you might be thinking you’re done with tax deadlines for a while. But if you own commercial property, you’re not quite in the clear. You’ve likely already received your notice of appraised value from your county, but have you filed your commercial property tax protest yet? The deadline to file a protest is fast approaching, and with so many different tax deadlines to keep up with, it’s easy to forget one.
In my last article, we talked about how a new breed of Business Intelligence software is making it possible to create powerful dashboards without designing and maintaining a sophisticated data warehouse.
The changes going on in the Business Intelligence (BI) world are making it easier than ever before to create some fun dashboards and visual representations of data that get people’s attention and help them make better business decisions.
Choosing the right bank to support your growing business can be a challenge. From small community banks with one location all the way up to large national banks with an ATM on every corner, there’s no shortage of options available. It can be difficult to know which bank will offer the convenience and access to credit you need without sacrificing the level of service you want.
Let’s take a look at how community banks and national banks stack up on a few criteria: ease of credit, technological convenience, and customer service.