Top 10 Ted Talks for Entrepreneurs

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Top 10 Ted Talks for Entrepreneurs

Looking to filter through the noise and watch only the most practical Ted Talks to point you in the direction of entrepreneurial success? Here’s 10 on varied topics to get you started. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your own recommendations. Everyone’s listening! 1. Tim Urban on the inner mindset of a procrastinator. Procrastination…

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Email Scam Mimics Executives in Fleecing W-2 Forms

As part of its “Don’t Take the Bait” campaign, the IRS is warning tax professionals of emails that target employees’ W-2 forms, following a fourfold increase in such cases during the 2017 filing season. The scam, called business email compromise (BEC), “is one of the most dangerous phishing email schemes trending nationwide from a tax administration perspective,”…

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Can You Multitask?

I thought I was great at multitasking, or dealing with more than one task at the same time. Do you think you are great at multitasking? You start your day off with a list and are short on time so you multitask on projects. Or you work on a project and answer e-mails at the…

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5 Ways That Failing Prepares You for Success

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill Hopefully, most of us won’t stumble from failure to failure too much before tasting sweet success, however the sentiment behind the famous Brit’s saying is true: failure can be a stepping stone to success. The part about not losing enthusiasm is…

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CFONav.com – Big Help for Hawaii’s SMB Market

PRESS RELEASE Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 23, 2017: Reg Baker, CPA, and Bernice Parsons, Co-Founder, and President of Vertaccount, are collaborating to offer a unique service to the SMB market in Hawaii. Baker is a nationally recognized small business expert and has been practicing in Hawaii for more than 30 years, while Parsons has been offering bookkeeping…

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Integrity is the Best Policy and What We Need Today

No one, accounting professionals included, lives a life of absolute integrity. Rather, it is an ideal for which to strive, including those who consistently display integrity can be overwhelmed by what is left over — what wasn’t acted upon and what wasn’t met with integrity. Case in point: In the operating room of a great hospital…

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How to Avoid Online Fraud

Fraud differs from identity theft. Stealing one’s identity involves stepping into another’s shoes, actually opening accounts and loans, and then not paying. Fraud is stealing one’s funds through forgery and/or use of unauthorized credit cards. Conducting business over the internet exposes merchants to the greater risk of losses due to fraud. Therefore, risk management and…

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Getting Accounting & Bookkeeping Clients to Adapt

I’ve heard the argument so many times about how one’s clients are just not ready for this Paperless thing. I can’t even begin to count the whines and protests from practitioners about clients who are unable or unwilling to make such a change. What a bunch of malarkey! We had an interesting session with a…

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New Deadlines for Form 1099 and Form W-2

US Congress recently passed a new law that changed certain Form 1099 and Form W-2 deadlines. In order to combat tax fraud, US Congress passed The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. It was signed by President Obama last December. This act revises the filing deadlines for Form W-2 and certain Form 1099.…

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The Challenge of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is all about the vision. It’s about looking at a current problem as a challenge and finding a solution to address this challenge. The journey of an entrepreneur is all about making this vision a reality – along the way surviving the odds and trials that come with it. Recently, our President and Co-Founder…

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How to Avoid Common Accounting Pitfalls

Accounting is a critical business function whether you’re a start-up with less than 5 employees or a fully-fledged, growing business with more than 20 employees. A common practice of most entrepreneurs when starting out with their own business is to wear different hats – including the bookkeeping hat. But since not everyone is skilled in,…

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The 3 Keys to a Profitable Business

Most people aren’t experts in every aspect of running their business. So why try to be? To be successful as a fitness business owner you need to have a profitable, competitive business strategy and then master three key business functions: Marketing your business effectively Delivering your fitness service promise consistently Managing every aspect of your…

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3 Tips for Small Business Owners

Designed for budding business owners, three speakers (who are small business owners themselves) shared their insights on how entrepreneurs can succeed.

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Don’t Play Accounting Catch Up!

Admit it: after all the celebration, best wishes, and renewed hope that any new year brings, the reality for most of us is that January, the first month of the year, is spent catching up on your company’s accounting. With a bit of planning and foresight, though, this could easily have been avoided. To lessen…

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