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For business, a CPA is like a ‘CFO for hire’

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Rick Miller likes to watch his seedlings grow. “I call my startups my seedlings because I am helping to plant them and watch them grow,” said Miller, a longtime SCORE volunteer and a certified public accountant in Brentwood, Tenn. “Most ...

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Do you have a real cybersecurity plan?

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A new survey conducted by Microsoft and Marsh found that two-thirds of 1,300 senior executives polled said cybersecurity was a top five risk management priority for their company. But while companies fear the impact of a cyberattack, only 30 percent ...

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More than words: Deeds make your company’s value statement matter

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When communicating a business’s values, authenticity is most effective, according to an executive and professor who has written books on the subject. Value statements are a good way to engage people with an organization and its goals, said George H. ...

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Ignore sexual harassment at your own peril

Though sexual harassment and misconduct dominates today’s headlines, the issue is nothing new. These charges cut across all sectors and communities. But sweeping charges under the rug allows accusations to fester, damaging brands and harming the workplace. And that’s keeping ...

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Retaining key employees is a full-time business

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A booming economy makes it more challenging for small and mid-sized businesses to retain their most valuable employees. Enticed by job offers and higher paychecks, even your most loyal employees could be tempted to jump ship and move to your ...

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