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Small & mid-sized businesses most often victims of embezzlement

Embezzlement seems like an issue for large corporations. Unfortunately, small businesses are at an even greater risk than their larger counterparts. Researchers with the Hiscox Embezzlement Study report white collar criminals most often embezzle from small and mid-sized businesses.

Selling your business? Two reasons to consider a strategic buyer.

A business owner must make many decisions before moving forward with the sale of a business. One of the very first involves the type of buyer the seller would consider for the transaction. Sellers can classify buyers based on one of two categories: strategic or financial.

Small businesses & taxes: A primer on pass through deductions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) led to the creation of a 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through businesses. The term “pass through” refers to businesses that account for tax obligations through the owner’s personal income tax filings. Although in theory the deduction appears to give small businesses an advantage against their much larger competitors, complications have become apparent.

Muppets case an example of need for intellectual property rights

“No Sesame. All Street.” That is the tagline for a new movie starring Melissa McCarthy. The plotline takes viewers into a world were humans and Muppets live side by side. Ms. McCarthy is a detective assigned to a murder case involving a villain killing of beloved Muppets.

SCOTUS to define "compensation" for business purposes

What exactly is compensation? Generally, when we think of compensation in a business setting we think of a paycheck or direct deposit amount. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will soon hear a case that asks whether or not this definition should extend to include stock options.

3 questions to guide incorporation discussions

Business owners are familiar with the need to analyze the risk-benefit ratio before moving forward with a transaction. An important part of this analysis is a full understanding of the components of the proposed transaction. Taking the step towards incorporating a business is not much different than moving forward with any other business transaction. The business owners need to become familiar with the different options for forms of business entities and weigh the risk-benefit of each to determine the best option for their interests.

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