FRAUD AND ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

The larger an organization grows, the more complex its operations become. While growth is the sought-after goal of business, that success brings with it a heightened risk of fraud.  Fraud…

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WHAT FOREIGN COMPANIES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HIRING PRACTICES IN THE U.S. (PART 1 OF 2)

In a previous post I talked about how an Employee Handbook enables a foreign company to focus itself on those U.S. employment laws and regulations that are most relevant to its activities…

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NON-PROFIT DASHBOARD 2: BUILDING THE RIGHT ONE

In a previous post, I made the case for non-profits to implement dashboards to aid in accountability and to help them stay focused on what is most important to the organization….

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IS IT TIME TO HIRE A CFO?

If you’re a start-up or a small company CEO (especially for the first time), at some point you’ve asked yourself “Do I need to hire a CFO?” I’ve seen variations…

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THE NEW “BUSINESS-ATTRACTIVE” UK

“Have you looked at the business-attractive UK?” If someone had said that to me 10 years ago I would probably have chuckled.  Recently though I attended a webinar put on…

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NON-PROFIT DASHBOARDS PART 1: THE ROLE AND REASON

The current trend in organizations is to distribute real time financial and performance information to managers in order to improve the quality of information available to them and to enable…

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SO YOU NEED A VALUATION? WHY? WHAT’S THE PURPOSE?

There are lots of reasons for a privately-owned business to consider a valuation.  These might include: 1.Pricing employee stock options 2.Shareholder buyouts 3.Internal sales and purchases 4.Buy/sell agreements 5.Estate planning…

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TRADEOFFS IN OFFSHORE MANUFACTURING

Often, companies desiring to expand into new international markets are at a competitive disadvantage due to tariffs on imported goods.  Sometimes, producing your product in a trade area can provide…

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GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR AS AN INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATE

I recently attended a panel presentation on recruitment of international candidates.  The panel included an in-house recruiter, a retained search recruiter and an international candidate who had been successfully recruited…

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IRS TARGETING HURTS MORE THAN JUST CONSERVATIVES

Recent news headlines are filled with sensational revelations about alleged IRS targeting of certain conservatively oriented social welfare groups seeking tax exempt status (under IRC Section 501 (c) 4) for…

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