Finance

Reap Rewards of Lower Energy Costs

When it comes to energy efficiency, advances occur at a rapid clip. New tools, technologies and tracking mechanisms make it increasingly easy to collect data and make cost-saving moves. Here's how to track power use and enlist allies to boost workplace energy efficiency.

Top 10 International Tax Pitfalls

With more and more small to medium sized companies operating across borders, many are falling victim to increasingly complex international tax rules. Here’s how to get it under control.

States And Tax Incentives – What You Need To Know

When deciding where to establish or relocate a business, tax rates, credits, and incentives are an important consideration. And as corporate and income tax rates vary by state, it's crucial to know the landscape before entering a market. Here's an in-depth guide and what you should focus on.

What Do Investment Banks Do?

Corporate strategist and investment banker, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, examines the different facets of investment banking from public offerings, debt and equity securities to M&A and structured finance. Kuhn's crash course in investment banking will tell a CEO almost all he or she needs to know.

Combining Captive Insurance Companies With Estate Planning

Business owners may find many benefits from establishing captive insurance companies (you have to have insurance anyway, right?) with their estate planning. Randy Fox explains the ins and outs of establishing such a company and the future benefits that it can bring you -- for example, transferring wealth without making taxable gifts.

Six Questions a CEO Needs to Ask the Director of Real Estate

Lease obligations, which have traditionally flown under the radar, are now more visible on the balance sheet right alongside debt. Here’s how to stay on top of them.

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.
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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Falls To Decade Low, But Few Predict Recession

Chief Executive’s June survey of 278 U.S. CEOs shows leading confidence indicator now at 5.5/10, the lowest reading in nearly a decade. Majority forecasts worsening conditions in the year ahead, though not a recession.