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Saltmarsh Hosts 3rd Annual Construction Industry Update Event

10/18/2018

The Construction Advisors at Saltmarsh hosted their 3rd Annual Construction Industry Update on Wednesday, October 17th. The half-day seminar featured local experts speaking on our region’s most important industry concerns and developments. 

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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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Leadership in Your CommunityHow to Choose the Right Organization

3/13/2018

As a young professional moving back home to Pensacola over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to start from scratch in building my community involvement. Thankfully, I've found the community to be welcoming and appreciative of young professionals wanting to get involved. In fact, I would take it further to say the community truly embraces new and young professionals trying to make their way. Below are the pieces of advice provided by others that impacted my choices in determining where and how to get involved. 

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No More Free Lunches... Or Rounds of Golf!Meal & Entertainment Expenses under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

2/21/2018

The provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact every individual and business. One of the provisions that has not been widely publicized but will have significant  impact is the new rules related to meal and entertainment expenses

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Saltmarsh Hosts 2nd Annual Construction Industry Update

10/27/2017

The Construction Advisors at Saltmarsh hosted the 2nd Annual Construction Industry Update on Thursday, October 26th. The half-day seminar featured local experts speaking on our region’s most important industry concerns and developments. 

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Conference Prep: Don't Forget Networking Opportunities

10/26/2017

Seasoned conference pros know that every conference is an opportunity to network, whether you go to attend, exhibit, or both. Here are some networking tips to consider before, during, and after the conference.

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Relief Regarding Shortage of Appraisers

8/8/2017

Sometimes I don’t know if I’m the only one to get the news or the last to get it. I like to think of it as the art of juggling. In my defense this has been sitting in a ‘to read’ pile for months, but still in my peripheral vision. 

Basically, the federal banking agencies and the NCUA provided options to address the shortage of state certified and licensed appraisers, specifically for lenders operating in rural areas. 

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Navigating the Social Workplace

7/20/2017

Social media platforms are legitimate business tools; therefore, companies must place a high priority on developing social media etiquette.  Participating on your company’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, LinkedIn, etc) can benefit both you and your company.  

Here are some things to consider when you participate on your company’s social media platforms.

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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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Saltmarsh Construction Advisors Host 1st Annual Industry Update

10/31/2016

The Construction Advisors at Saltmarsh hosted a Northwest Florida Construction Industry Update on Thursday, October 27th. The half-day seminar featured local experts speaking on our region’s most important industry concerns and developments. More than 50 clients and friends of the Firm attended the event at the Pensacola Yacht Club. 

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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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Today's Labor Market: The Search for Skilled Workers

11/30/2015

We provide short-term and long-term approaches that contractors may implement to find talent during the current shortage of skilled workers.

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