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The Real Organization Chart

For business owners, much of the future success they will achieve or the future pain they will feel or the results of the future exit strategy from the company will be predicated by how well they are able to manage the time of all those who work within their organization. Consequently, this graph will be…

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Fair Value Accounting And The Current Financial Crisis

In light of the recent debate over fair value accounting and to what extent it contributed to the current financial crisis, below is a quick summary of the basics of the concept.  Fair Value Basics Explained* What is fair value accounting? Fair value accounting, also called “mark-to-market,” is a way to measure assets and liabilities that appear…

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Independent Contractor Or Employee

A long-standing struggle between the IRS and business taxpayers could get a bit dicier next year with the new increased Democratic majority in Congress and the Obama administration possibly set to change the law related to proper worker classification. Last year, President-elect Obama introduced a bill in the Senate (S.2044: Independent Contractor Proper Classification Act…

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Big Labor And Small Business What Every Small Business Owner Should Know

You may think as a small business owner that the resurrection of the “Employee Free Choice Act” (which passed the U.S House of Representatives in 2007, but was defeated in the Senate) would not affect you–think again. Unions spent record amounts during the 2007 election season to elect more allies in Congress and are now looking…

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America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 – Business Aspects

Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee recently released a detailed summary of its much anticipated version of healthcare reform. Dubbed America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009, the proposal is a 10-year program estimated to cost $856 billion paid for with $507 billion in cuts to government health programs and $349 billion in new taxes…

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The Newly Proposed Small Business Lending Fund

The President has called on Congress to create a new Small Business Lending Fund that will transfer $30 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to this new program to support small business lending. The proposal would be to use the Small Business Lending Fund to offer government capital investments to community and smaller…

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The Small Business Credit Environment

The NFIB Research Foundation released a report this month titled Small Business Credit In A Deep Recession. The report presented relevant data obtained from a random sample of 751 interviews of small business owners (small business was defined as businesses with 1 – 250 employees) pertaining to small business credit access.The interviews were conducted from mid-November…

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Is Private Company Gaap In The Near Future

Not exactly. On December 10, 2010, the blue ribbon panel created to provide recommendations on the future of U.S. accounting standards for private companies released a more detailed outline of what their recommendations will be when they present a report to the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) in January, 2011. The recommendations will include the creation…

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