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Bring Back Community Banks

It's become axiomatic among small- and mid-market CEOs and their advocates that the Dodd-Frank financial reforms of 2010 disproportionately hampered the community banks on which these companies so rely for capital. Meanwhile, another piece of legislation made it more difficult for startups to use credit-card financing to bootstrap their way through infancy.

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Global Tax Avoidance Crackdown May Damage Earnings

A global crackdown on tax avoidance has spurred multiple multi-national companies to issue warnings that higher payments are set to have a negative impact on their earnings. More than twice the number of U.S. companies alerted investors to the likelihood of higher taxes in their 2015 accounts than in their 2014 accounts, the Financial Times said in reporting an analysis of company filings it had recently conducted.

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Countdown to April 15: What You Need to Know About Paying Nanny Taxes

Nannies, personal assistants, senior care providers, housekeepers, and chauffeurs… these are just a few examples of the more than 700,000 workers we hire in our homes nationwide. They help take care of our children and aging parents, manage our estates, and even assist us while traveling and managing our businesses. Hiring a household worker likely means you’ve become a domestic employer, making you responsible for collecting and submitting “nanny taxes” on their behalf.

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3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer

In late July, Yahoo released a disappointing sales forecast for the third quarter and, just days later, announced the appointment of Lisa Utzschneider as chief revenue officer. After integrating all of the company’s disparate sales teams together, CEO Marissa Mayer was hoping Utzschneider could uncover new ad revenue streams. Should you be doing the same?

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