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You have countless options when it comes to choosing a charitable organization to donate to. You may choose from a variety of donation options, too; you may wish to give cash or to contribute noncash items such as stock, personal property, or real estate. Whatever you donate, once you do the good deed, you owe it to yourself to claim a tax deduction (provided you itemize your deductions).  A key...
Ask many entrepreneurs and small business owners to show you their financial statements and you'll likely get a glimpse at their bookkeeping software. Although tracking transactions is critical, ledger detail is not a financial statement. In short, financial statements are detailed and carefully organized reports about the financial activities and overall positions of a business. As any company...
For several years now, cloud computing has been touted as the perfect way for companies large and small to meet their software and data storage needs. But, when it comes to choosing and deploying a solution, one size doesn’t fit all. Many businesses have found it difficult to fully commit to the cloud for a variety of reasons — including complexity of choices and security concerns. If your...
With the year underway, your business probably has a strategic plan in place for the months ahead. Or maybe you’ve created a general outline but haven’t quite put the finishing touches on it yet. In either case, there’s a time-tested approach to refining your strategic plan that you should consider: a SWOT analysis. What does a SWOT analysis look like for your company? Let's take a look:...

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