Eight ways to make life insurance work for you
LinkedIn App gotfor BlackBerry 6 and 7 Smartphones http://blogs.blackberry.com/2012/10/linkedin-app/
Here is an interview by Dan Schawbel with small business management columnist Gene Marks. Gene comments on delegating tasks and in his opinion when entreprenuers should consider selling their businesses.
Read the full article here. http://blogs.forbes.com/danschawbel/2011/07/17/entrepreneurship-tips-for-building-a-brand/
Source: Dan Schawbel – Forbes Blogs
Facilitating business growth, agility and competitive advantage via infrastructure free IT.
Cloud computing – a dynamic business trend – is increasing its penetration into the business realm. Cloud computing is not just a better IT solution; its a better business solution – one that addresses the critical challenges facing today’s C-Suite executives such as accelerating business innovation, facilitating delivery of more personalized services, improving employee productivity and optimizing the total cost of technology.
The careful sourcing of IT -infrastructure and applications – which PwC refers to as cloud sourcing can empower enterprises to simplify their infrastructure and potentially reduce costs by standardizing platforms and introducing new skills and management practices. As a result, we are seeing leading organizations scaling back on traditional IT service delivery to leverage the benefits of the cloud. This paper describes the issues companies need to consider and the steps they need to take to develop a cloud sourcing strategy.
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There are many areas that small business owners can use professional business advisory services to increase after-tax profits to themselves (and their families) through operational and tax efficiencies. Appropriate strategic tax planning can minimize and defer taxes paid, increasing after-tax cash in the pocket of owners.
Here are 10 important questions that professional business advisors can assist small business owners with. We always ask our clients:
- Do you pay yourself as an employee, a business owner, or both? Do you know the difference? And, what tax implications were considered in making this decision?
- Has your tax preparer and/or attorney ever discussed the business and personal financial benefits available to you from creating a strategic tax plan?
- Why did you choose the present legal structure of the company and what tax benefits do you gain from this legal structure compared to other alternatives?
- Do you have a tax-advantaged plan for your future exit from your business?
- What is your contingency plan for the business, if you are forced to exit involuntarily (e.g., death or disability)?
- How much money do you need to retire comfortably and what part will your business play in funding that future retirement?
- When was the last time your estate plan was updated?
- What changes in assets, intentions, or tax laws have occurred since you last reviewed your retirement plan and estate plan?
- How will the value of your business affect the estate taxes due upon your death?
- Has your tax advisor discussed with you current tax incentives applicable to your business, as well as those proposed in the new budget bill?
Global Survey Reveals Companies Still Fail to Communicate Strategy, Nurture Top Performers, or Accurately Align Pay-for-Performance
A good article about importance of ensuring your strategic vision and plans are communicated through to all levels of the organization in order to be effective.