Tagged by: "Small Business Financing"
Every California business plays a role in the success of the state's economy. But if yours is a "high-value" business, you could qualify for a California Competes Tax Credit. The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has awarded $223 million to 330 companies since the program began in fiscal year 2013-2014. Read More >
It used to be that you could spot an email scam through poor spelling and a Nigerian prince back-story. Not anymore. Scammers are getting more sophisticated in how they get your money into their pockets. In 2015, the FBI saw an increase in business email compromise (BEC), a type of financial fraud that has resulted in actual and attempted losses of more than a billion dollars to businesses across the globe. Businesses of all sizes are being targeted for BEC, so it pays to know how you can avoid becoming the next victim. Read More >
Running a business with your family can be incredibly rewarding, but when working with family members, ordinary conflict can take on a new dimension. The interconnected nature of a family business means that workplace issues, family drama and business conflicts can come together to create serious problems and communication breakdown. Set your family business up for success by creating formal processes and strategies that help to mediate disputes and create better communication during family business meetings. Read More >
Between the rollout of EMV chip card technology and the heightened risk of fraud that accompanies the holiday shopping season, card security is top-of-mind for many companies at the moment. So it's a good time to reinforce some basic security measures that the payment card industry has developed. If your business accepts payment cards, offline or online, you owe it to your customers and your business to be sure you're in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). It's important to remember that compliance is an ongoing process, not a one-time event. Read More >
As the end of the year approaches, you likely are more mindful of how your business spending will affect your business's taxable income for the year. And in the case of some spending, how it will affect future years' taxable income. To understand what effect spending will have on the taxes you'll pay, it's important to recognize the differences between deductible expenses and capital expenditures. Read More >