As we approach the holiday season and the close of 2018, many business owners are turning their focus toward the impending end-of-year tax filing. While the tax preparation process may not be new for you, the tax code changes set into motion by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (2017 TCJA) will most likely affect your outcome.
Over the last several decades, women have made strides in the corporate world, in many cases launching their own enterprises and some taking the helm at Fortune 500 companies. Despite such progress, sexism remains a significant hurdle in business.
A data breach can be a catastrophic event for businesses of all sizes and types. Small businesses often think they are shielded from cyber exposure, but a recent report by Symantec revealed that in 2015, more than 30 percent of phishing attacks and 43 percent all of attacks were aimed at organizations with less than 250 employees. It is estimated that by 2021, the cost of cybercrimes will hit $6 trillion annually, double the 2015 number. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has described cybercrime as the “greatest threat to any company in the world.”
There’s nothing wrong with disruption. Shaking things up is OK as long as companies thoroughly evaluate how new business models might be perceived by people outside their customer base, and attempt to address problems before they spiral out of control.
When I mention social media to any business-to-business company owner, their eyes seem to glaze over.
As we move into the second half of 2018, Southern Nevada continues to have clear skies in its economic forecast. Locally, unemployment rates have ticked down to 5 percent statewide and home values steadily rise, among other key indicators.
Emergencies and accidents on the job can happen at any time. In order to keep your business, employees and customers safe, it is important to have an effective safety and health management system in place. Establishing a thorough system will not only help keep your team safe on the job; it will also help to increase efficiency and productivity. Companies of all sizes need to have a comprehensive plan in place to protect their employees.
Right now, as you read this, 20 percent of your organization is costing you a significant amount of money. They are the “actively disengaged” and they are hurting your productivity, profitability, brand and ability to grow. And they are poisoning others in your organization.
As we enter into the business world, we face changes in technology such as platform modernization in a bank to accommodate more functions and accommodating digital applications. Change in corporate culture can come about as the result of a new CEO vision.
The Nevada Opportunity Fund was created during the last legislative session to help provide small business owners access to funding.