Branding is a business identity in the marketplace. An established brand attracts target prospects more effectively and strengthens customer loyalty based on the customer experience and satisfaction. Apple, Intel, Calvin Kline, Nike and several other companies like them are good examples of popular brands.
Innovation is fresh thinking that leads to valuable products and services. Innovation is not limited to inventing. That generally is visualized as made by people in white lab coats with a high IQ. Innovation is a special culture that businesses cultivate. It is a culture of creation. Central to the innovation culture in our present connected world is diversity, inclusion and a work environment which fosters creative thinking
In this legislative session, proposed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) provides for the government creation of a local improvement district, without an election, to finance energy-efficiency improvements or renewable-energy projects through the levy of owner opt-in property assessments in Nevada.
If taxes were a sport, discussing President Trump’s proposed tax plan would be akin to ESPN analysts hashing out potential trade deals in the off-season and discussing the potential outcomes of each speculative scenario without certainty. It is too soon to make large tax decisions about Trump’s announcement, but we can theorize on how the potential tax cuts and new tax brackets might affect our Las Vegas community. Trump’s plan is not even close to being a bill, and though his advisors promise to get the tax reform “done this year,” we might be filing our 2017 taxes with no changes.
Innovation is fresh thinking that leads to valuable products and services. Innovation is not limited to invention that generally is visualized as made by people in white lab coats with a high IQ. Innovation is a special culture that businesses cultivate. It is a culture of creation. Central to the innovation culture in our present connected world is diversity, inclusion and a work environment which fosters creative thinking.
More than 4 billion electronic records were stolen in 2016, the result of more than 4,000 data breaches, according to a new report from Risk Based Security. That brings the number of records stolen by hackers to an all-time high.
Nevada’s Department of Taxation has until Jan. 1, 2018, to craft regulations that will govern retail marijuana dispensary licenses and sales. In the meantime, it is clear the cultivation, production and distribution of medical and recreational marijuana are big business here in Nevada.
In the spirit of David Letterman, I have developed a Top Ten list of my own:
In our present knowledge-based economy, small business owners have a tradition of creating innovative products and good jobs and opening new sectors of the American marketplace. “Invent” or “die” is the motto under which small innovative high-tech businesses operate. The most precious asset for such business owners is the newly minted intellectual property that launched their business.
So, now that we are well into the first quarter, how can taxpayers take advantage of some of these opportunities? The following is a short list of ideas to consider, depending on individual circumstances.