Finance

Tax Credits & Incentives: Are You Missing The Boat?

Half of the nearly 3,000 US federal, state and local tax credits and incentives go unclaimed, and it pays to learn how well your company is capturing these opportunities.

How Can Entrepreneurs Impress Their Bank?

In these tight credit markets, small business owners need to be prepared. To nab funding at attractive terms, get set to wow a loan officer. What's the first thing you need to do? Know your numbers.

Shop Smart for Payroll Providers

As your head count grows, so do payroll hassles. Many companies look to outside vendors to handle payroll responsibilities when it becomes too much to handle in-house. Morey Stettner provides guidance on when and where to outsource.

Enabling the Risk Intelligent Enterprise

A downturn makes taking risk more daunting than ever—and more necessary.

Why Tax Policy Is a Dissembler’s Paradise

All politics is the art of deception, none more so than the oft-repeated claim about "tax cuts for the rich." First, the extension of the rate cuts of 2003 that President Obama grudgingly agreed to in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits is not in any way a reduction of income tax. The only question was whether everyone’s tax liability was going to increase in January.

The New Risk Paradigm for Corporate Governance

Effective risk management oversight by boards of directors — accompanied by risk-centric culture and governance — is the best defense against earnings surprises, reputational and legal problems, and financial ruin. Here are seven essential questions every board must consider.

How Better Succession Planning Leads to Favorable Evaluations

A new study of investor concerns provides CEOs and boards a roadmap for reducing risk and improving business performance.

Six Avoidable M&A Mistakes

What not to do to make the most of your acquisition opportunities.

Is Risk Management an Oxymoron?

Current methods focus more on accounting for losses rather than preventing them.

Are You a Federal Criminal?

Are we relying on the rule of law or the judgment of men to protect our liberty?
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