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When Growth Goes Bad #3: Micromanagement

May 28, 2019 9:59:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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Growth is good for a business, right?

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When Growth Goes Bad #2: Bad Clients

May 21, 2019 9:41:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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Growth for a business is good, right?

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When Growth Goes Bad #1: Hiring During Growth

May 14, 2019 10:31:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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Growth for a business is good, right?

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Are Remote Workers The Answer?

Apr 30, 2019 10:59:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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If you’ve spent any time online in the last ten years, you’ve probably heard about the digital nomad. A term coined in the late 2000s, the digital nomad represents a new worker that’s not chained to a desk or a specific office -- they work remotely. Thanks to the development of affordable wifi, dependable laptops, and a millennial lifestyle that values experience and flexibility over stability, digital nomads have become a staple of the workforce.

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The Delivery App Conundrum: Does it Cost My Restaurant Money to Go Online?

Apr 23, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in restaurants, small business operations

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We increasingly live in an age that is centered on convenience. Streaming services mean that fewer people go out to the movies, and car apps like Lyft and Uber mean that fewer people own vehicles. One space that has seen an online surge are food delivery apps. DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates all advertise that they can get your favorite restaurant’s food right to your door, without you ever getting out of your pajamas.

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Why Your Trade-Based Business Needs to Change its Hiring Policies Immediately

Apr 16, 2019 10:52:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in landscaping companies, construction companies, small business operations

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We’re in the midst of a construction boom. That’s great news for trade-based businesses, such as construction companies, electricians, and plumbers, but finding the talent to match the demand during these booms can be a huge challenge for any employer. 

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How the Government Shut Down Affects Tax Season For You

Jan 9, 2019 10:28:32 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting, small business operations

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The current government shutdown is affecting all kinds of nationally funded programs, but nowhere is it more evident than how it has shaped tax season this year. Already different because of the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the real monkey wrench comes from the fact that 800,000 federal workers in nine different departments aren’t able to work. These departments include Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, State, Transportation, and Treasury .

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‘Tis the Season: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changes the Deductions for Charitable Giving

Dec 26, 2018 12:23:00 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business operations

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At the end of the year, charitable donations soar as individuals scramble to get them in before the end of the tax season. It feels good to give. (Really, you should do this. Giving is its own reward.) It also doesn’t hurt that in year’s past, you’d also get a big deduction for doing the right thing.

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The Three Biggest Changes to Tax Law in 2018 That Affect You Today

Nov 16, 2018 11:04:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting, small business operations

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Tax law isn’t static; it’s constantly changing. Deductions that were available last year aren’t available this year, the amount you can deduct changes, and there are even changes in how dependents work for deductions. We’re asked all the time about this, so here’s what you need to know about the three biggest changes to tax deductions in 2018.

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How Too Much Profitability Can Hurt Your Business

Oct 30, 2018 11:12:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting, small business operations

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You’ve grown your business, you take pride in a satisfied customer base, and you have increased profitability year after year -- what’s the problem with that? As the poet Biggie Smalls once so eloquently rapped, “Mo' money, mo' problems.” While it’s obviously the goal to succeed as a business, here’s how too much profitability can hurt your business -- and where you can get the help you need.

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