U.S. economy grows 1.2 percent

May 26th, 2017  // News

The U.S. economy slowed less than initially thought in the first quarter, but there are signs it could struggle to rebound sharply in the second quarter amid slowing business investment and moderate consumer spending. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.2 percent annual rate instead of the 0.7 percent pace reported last month, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its second GDP estimate for the first three months of the year. Read more

Questions employees hope you (the employer) ask them

May 25th, 2017  // News

Asking employees to rate their happiness on a scale of one to 10 isn’t enough to truly measure their satisfaction. The numbers alone are too subjective, and prone to change at a moment’s notice. Instead, leaders and managers need to home in on questions that directly correlate with on-the-job happiness and engagement. Read more

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in Manchester

May 23rd, 2017  // News

Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed and 59 injured when a suicide bomber attacked concert-goers at Manchester Arena. Read more

Some fees to consider when applying for a business loan

May 22nd, 2017  // News

Small business loans often come with a slew of additional fees. While they may vary based on the lender, the following are common ones you might encounter. Read more

Update on the Global Ransomware deadline

May 19th, 2017  // News

Tens of thousands of computer users around the world faced the same dilemma on Friday, their last chance to pay the anonymous hackers behind the ransomware attack known as WannaCry. The malicious software exposed the widespread vulnerability of computers and offered a peek at how a new type of crime could be committed on a global scale. Read more

What to do when asked about your salary history

May 16th, 2017  // News

When negotiating a salary for a new position, try to avoid revealing your current salary. Politely deflect such inquiries and, if pressed, provide a ballpark range. Read more

How to take some stress out of your workday

May 11th, 2017  // News

If you're feeling stressed and overworked, it's time to re-evaluate your choices. This article offers three tips for adding more balance to your day. Read more

Why women need more money in retirement

May 10th, 2017  // News

Between longevity and the wage gap, they need a different planning approach. Read more

Why finance executives should care about blockchain

May 9th, 2017  // News

A recent survey by Deloitte found that 40% of senior executives have little to no knowledge about blockchain, while other executives rate it among their top corporate priorities. But while it's understandable that some may cast a skeptical eye toward blockchain, it's a potentially disruptive technology that CPAs need to understand. Read more

Crafting a killer value proposition statement

May 8th, 2017  // News

A concise explanation of the value a product, service or innovation provides to customers can help a company develop an intent focus that can drive growth. Read more

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