Opportunity Zones Provide Developers a Chance to Bring Life into Struggling Neighborhoods

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by

With qualified opportunity funds, which are corporations and partnerships that invest in opportunity zones, developers can take advantage of the new qualified opportunity zones and help distressed communities at the same time.

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When Shopping Online, Think Like a Risk Advisory Pro

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by

Online shopping plays a key role in consumer spending, and frankly, many of us now prefer it to the traditional brick-and-mortar experience. Yet, with the added convenience of online shopping (and all the products we can buy with just a click) comes the omnipresent threat of online scams that can cause real harm.

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Great Expectations

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by

Contrary to what many believe, the economy and stock market are not the same. Studies show over time and across regions that exceeding low expectations for the economy usually comes with positive stock market performance. In turn, disappointing economic results relative to expectations leads to poor stock market performance.

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Objectives and Highlights of Lease Accounting Standards Under ASC 842

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by

In our last blog, we provided a quick rundown of what ASC 842 is, why it was created, what it affects, and when new the lease standards become effective. In this blog, we want to expand a bit on the objectives of ASC 842.

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Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by

Each new year offers an opportunity to start fresh and reflect back on things you’d like to change or improve. Yet, who said resolutions had to be just for people? Here are 7 resolutions you can make for your website in 2019 to help ensure it works more effectively for your business.

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Featured Job Opportunity: Audit Senior Staff Accountant

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 by

Skoda Minotti is currently searching for a Senior Staff Accountant to join our Accounting and Auditing Department.

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Lease Accounting Standards Updates – What You Need to Know for 2019

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by

If you own or operate a U.S.-based business and lease anything tied to it, you may or may not be aware of the FASB’s lease accounting standard change, ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), the long-awaited new standard on lease accounting. So, what should your company do to prepare?

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What Quality Leads and Quality Wines Have in Common

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018 by

I’m guessing the word “wine” drew you into this article more than “leads.” While I assure you that I’ll address wine in this blog, I first want to stress another important word in the title: quality. Why this comparison? The idea stemmed from my recent trip to Napa Valley.

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Business Owners: What’s Your Plan for Retirement?

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018 by

When it comes to retirement planning, do you cross your fingers and hope your business will provide the nest egg you’ll need to live comfortably? Rather than relying on your business to define your retirement lifestyle, consider a tax-advantaged retirement plan to supplement your strategy.

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Moving From Chaos to Growth – Building Mission-Driving Initiatives

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018 by

When organizations plan to accomplish things, it often comes down to identifying broad goals, designing complementary strategies, then designing tactics to accomplish each strategy. Tactics – also called initiatives – are the things you do to create your products and services and drive your mission.

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