Section 179 Tax Deductions Still in Limbo - 12/15/2015 - While a do-nothing-helpful Congress fiddles away the month of December, an important tax deduction for businesses that was supposed to be increased remains at $25,000 instead of $500,000.
Artificial Intelligence Goes Mainstream - 6/16/2016 - There can be no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is out of the laboratory and is now making its way into myriad aspects of daily life. But how will it affect your business?
Cloud Computing's Unlocked Back Door - 1/6/2016 - Many companies have moved their data, web hosting and enterprise applications to the cloud, but any thoughts that their information assets are secure are likely misguided.
The Problem with Hire Slow, Fire Fast - 7/6/2016 - This business owner thinks about pushing bad employees off a cliff. Clearly, he needs therapy, but, sadly, his line of thinking is endorsed by many business experts.
Is There Really a Slump in Small Business Hiring? - 6/21/2016 - Small business job growth appears to be stalling out during the first half of 2016. What's causing the slowdown in hiring? More importantly, what does it mean for your small business?
Paying Employees for Work Breaks - 1/7/2016 - You have to pay your employees for time they spend on break. If not, and you are like this company, you might end up owing $1.75 million in back wages.
What Are the Barriers to Franchising in Cuba? - 7/7/2016 - In 2014, President Obama announced that the U.S. would chart a course toward normalizing relations with Cuba. The business community saw the move as an opportunity to expand into a market that has been untapped for more than half a century.
Marketing a Comeback: Chipotle Throws a Hail Mary - 1/19/2016 - The fast casual chain, Chipotle, is desperate to move past recent food safety scandals and company leaders hope a new marketing push will bring customers back to the brand. But it is it enough?
When Company Differentiators Fail in Broad Daylight - 12/11/2015 - Wordpress hosting company WPEngine touts enterprise-grade security as one of their three key differentiators. But this week a hack that impacted all WPEngine customers likely has the marketing team scrambling for cover.