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Don't Fall Victim to Cyber Crime!Protect Your Personal Information

4/26/2018

You are driving to a meeting with a new prospective client.  Your boss calls and needs those reports for her meeting that starts in 10 minutes.  Whipping into the local coffee shop with free wi-fi, you can shoot those reports out, buy a round of lattes for the meeting and still make it on time.  Out comes the laptop as you find a small table in the corner, and you connect to the CoffeeShoppe_Guest wireless network. The New Email button is clicked, the reports are attached, you add the recipient and click Send.  

 But, did you just expose your personal information?  Will you be a victim of cyber crime?  The most frequent target for cyber criminals is personal information

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I See, You See, We May See an IC-DISC in Your Future!

11/9/2017

IC-DISC is an acronym for Interest Charge - Domestic International Sales Corporation. Strict formation and operating requirements must be met, but the tax benefits to you and your company can be substantial. Learn more about the requirements and benefits from John Mascaro.

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You May Be Seated! Preparing to Sit for the CPA Exam

7/13/2017

As discussed previously, passing the CPA exam is a daunting challenge, yet it is only a step along the journey toward one ultimate goal – to become a Certified Public Accountant. A successful exam preparedness plan begins with researching what is required to be a licensed CPA in your chosen state and then crafting a plan of attack to fulfill all of the state’s licensure requirements. 

I cannot stress enough the importance of these initial steps. I began my CPA journey with a misunderstanding about the educational requirements needed for licensure, and it hindered my progress by more than a year. My failure to plan correctly wreaked havoc upon my financial planning, affected my timeline for taking the CPA exam and delayed starting my career in public accounting.

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Saltmarsh Hosts July Manufacturing Roundtable

7/12/2017

Our Tampa office hosted Saltmarsh's July Manufacturing Roundtable. This discussion provided a forum for CFOs, COOs and owners from different companies in our community to discuss current events, initiatives and practices that are impacting the manufacturing sector.

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Your Credit Report: Some Things in Life are Free

6/23/2017

Your credit history plays a key role in so many things (e.g., loan approvals, apartment leasing, job opportunities, etc.) that it's crucial to ensure the information in your credit report is correct.  You are entitled by law to a FREE copy of your credit report from all three consumer reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) every 12 months.  You can obtain the report in several ways!

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Working Remotely: Perks & Pitfalls

6/14/2017

So you want to work remotely?  Being able to work from home, out of the office, or off the job site sounds like a great idea, and it can be! But like anything else, it comes with unique perks and pitfalls of which you need to be aware.  Here are a few simple “Do”s and “Don’t”s to aid in your decision to work remotely and help you become successful at it.

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4 Reasons Why Your Start-Up Needs a CPA

5/25/2017

Accounting is the language of business.  You have probably heard this phrase before. But what if you aren’t fluent?  Should you be spending hours and days learning a new language when you are launching a new business? Not at all!  Let a CPA help you.

 

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Is It Time for a Full-Time CFO?

11/11/2016

Personnel and staffing issues often weigh heavily on a business owner’s mind. It’s important, of course, to have the right people in the right jobs, but executive hiring decisions aren’t always easy.

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Who's Counting Your Cash?

10/27/2016

In a world of credit and debit cards, it’s easy to forget the importance of proper cash handling. Hundreds of thousands of dollars disappear from medical practices each year simply because “no one was looking.”

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Word to the Wise: How Will New Overtime Rules Affect Your Business?

9/5/2016

The Department of Labor recently published new overtime and worker classification changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will impact more than 4 million workers and their employers.

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Word to the Wise: Don't Ignore State and Local Tax Liabilities

8/16/2016

With all the responsibilities you have as a business owner, it’s easy to overlook your company’s state and local tax (or SALT) liabilities. These taxes vary widely from one locality to another, and business owners are often unaware that they have SALT liabilities outside their home state. Figuring out what’s owed where can be complicated.

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As Business Picks Up, Cash Flow Is Critical

6/20/2016

As business is growing rapidly for contractors, good cash flow management is the key to avoid production issues in the future. We offer tips on how to apply sound cash management practices.

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Indirect Cost Allocation: Finding Your True Bottom Line

6/20/2016

This article provides guidance to help you find your "true bottom line," which can be accomplished by allocating your indirect costs properly. Since each company has a different cost structure, it is important to implement a systematic approach and allocation method that works with it.

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Maintain Up-to-Date Corporate Minutes

6/1/2016

We review the most frequently overlooked regulatory requirements - the need to hold regular shareholder meetings and maintain accurate corporate minutes. This doesn't have to be a burdensome requirement, and compliance could save you considerable cost and risk in the future.

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Succession Planning: Are You Honing Next-Generation Leaders?

5/16/2016

Is succession planning high on your priority list? We review the transition steps that should be taken to develop the next generation of family business leadership.

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Smart Hiring: Take Care When Using Background Checks

5/2/2016

In spite of the competition for workers, it's still important to carefully screen job applicants. We offer tips to keep in mind when you are checking an applicant's background.

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Greener Pastures? Points to Consider When Working Across State Lines

5/1/2016

This article discusses the protocol that needs to be followed when conducing out-of-state business, in order to properly comply with taxes and licensing requirements.

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Managing Risk: Fraud Deterrence Is Always a Priority

4/6/2016

The increasing rate of new jobs and opportunities demanding attention from business owners decreases their time for strong internal controls. This article examines current fraud trends and provides useful steps that your company can take to make yourself less vulnerable.

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Cost Segregation Studies: Benefits to Building Owners and Contractors Alike

3/1/2016

We review cost segregation studies, a popular tax planning tool that can help the owners of commercial buildings accelerate certain tax deductions.

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Employee Compensation: Recruiting and Retaining Key Personel

9/1/2015

The increase of business calls for an increase of personnel and contractors are having difficulties with filling senior project managers and supervisory positions. This article suggests important principles to bear in mind as you develop a package of pay, benefits and incentives.

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Overtime and Productivity: Finding the Right Balance

7/2/2015

Scheduling overtime has always been a questioned management practice. Although it may seem like an advantage to get more work done sooner, it may unknowingly incur long-term costs and obligations to employees.

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Michael Miller Speaks at SBDC Bonding Seminar

6/9/2015

One of our Construction Industry Team members, Michael Miller had the opportunity to present at a Bonding Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama. He partnered with Ed Wonders of Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance Company to educate others on how to increase the bonding capacity within their small businesses. 

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Claims Management: Quick Response is Critical When Disputes Arise

5/1/2015

Construction projects are highly intricate, especially with the amount of variables and people involved. Disputes are inevitable and this article highlights how to properly tend to disputed claims with minimal damage.

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Avoiding Boom and Bust: Grow Your Company the Right Way

3/31/2015

Setting up your company to accommodate the boom and busts of the market may be difficult, but these tips can help your business achieve sustainable growth.

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Saltmarsh elects Chuck Landers as shareholder

12/2/2014

Chuck Landers has been elected to shareholder as of January 1, 2015.

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