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  • World Leaders Are Embracing Bitcoin

    Bitcoin has made headlines in the past week as the value skyrockets. How are world leaders responding to the cryptocurrency? In an article from Business Insider, author James Stafford writes, “Cryptocurrency may be one of the biggest threats to governments, security and the entire financial system that we’ve ever seen. It can help fund terrorism […]

  • Katie Eyre featured on 1360 kuik The Business Voice Podcast

    Katie was a guest on a weekly radio show put on by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and gave an interview with some background of our firm as well as some highlights of what we do and how we’re involved in the community.

  • Using The Right Data to Align Your Products & Services

    While raw data is readily accessible in today’s modern world, not every business uses data to enhance a customer’s experience. Businesses can use data to align your products and services. In an article from Disruption Hub, author Ryan Garner writes, “there is still a lot of debate around the best data source to generate customer […]

  • Tax Alert: How Will The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017 Effect You

    By now, you’ve heard that Congress is considering significant changes to our tax code with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. While it recently passed the House, the Senate still has to vote on their version, and from there both Chambers of Congress will negotiate their differences via a Conference Committee. We cannot […]

  • How Can Ecommerce Owners Use the Latest Trends to Their Benefit?

    Customers are beginning to expect personalized shopping experiences. Using the latest consumer  trends, ecommerce companies will be able to grow their businesses. In an article from Entrepreneur, author Thomas Smale writes, “Much has been said about personalization in ecommerce, which more than ever before is shifting toward tailoring the experience to individual customers. This point […]

  • Talent and Tech Are How Small Businesses Can Level the Playing Field

    Business growth can stall due to lack of identity. Business owners should focus on their strengths while leveraging new technology to create a competitive advantage.   In an article from Entrepreneur, author Nancy Harris writes, “A recent survey conducted by our company, Sage, found the top challenges for small and medium-sized businesses included domestic competition, […]

  • Important Changes for Both Businesses and Individuals in the New House Tax Bill

    On Thursday, House Republican leadership continued their efforts for tax reform, presenting a new tax bill containing a wide variety of changes for both business and individual tax rates, writes Anna Edgerton and Erik Wasson of Bloomberg News. The authors detail the following elements contained in the proposed legislation: For businesses – A measure to […]

  • Beware of IRS Scams

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is receiving a growing number of reports related to fraudulent phone calls and emails claiming to be from the IRS. Even intelligent, educated individuals can easily be ensnared in a sham that results in money lost or their identities stolen. These scammers ruthlessly target a wide audience […]

  • Social Security Administration Announces 2018 Policy Adjustments

    On October 13, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) publicized a number of policy adjustments that will go into effect for 2018. The changes include the following: The maximum amount of wages subject to the 6.2% Social Security tax will rise from its current level of $127,200 to $128,700 (an increase of a little more […]

  • 5 Types of Digital Fraud Impacting Online Retailers

    As businesses migrate online, cybercrime is beginning to expand. Not only is digital fraud impacting online stores, the process of how hackers penetrate databases in evolving. In an article from Disruption Hub, author Laura Cox writes, “. In 2012, digital fraudsters cost online businesses in the US $3.5 billion, and the number has continued to […]

  • Is Disruptive Technology Damaging Business?

    Disruptive technology is on the verge of taking over the business world. For those businesses that are not ready for such an impact, could disruptive technology wind up damaging business and consumer relations? In an article from Disruption Hub, author Laura Cox writes, “There’s a huge divide between businesses that are successfully using tech, and […]

  • Inspiring Culture and Influencing Engagement Within the Workplace

    Engaged employees will go above and beyond what they are asked to complete. While engaged employees take business to new heights, getting employees engaged can be challenging. In an article from Inc., author Adam Fridman writes, “More than 85% of workers worldwide, and more than 65% of American workers, report feeling disengaged at work, according […]