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What positive leadership really looks like
June 4, 2017 - 10:00pm
If you let it, negativity can wreak havoc on any business. Leaders, it’s up to you to set the course for positivity and run your company on optimism. Optimism wins out every time!
Preserve Section 1031 in tax code critical for commercial real estate
June 4, 2017 - 10:00pm
As Congress moves forward in the coming months with tax reform, it is critical to preserve Section 1031. I urge Sen. Dean Heller to retain Section 1031 in the Internal Revenue Code unchanged.
What you should know about branding
May 30, 2017 - 12:18am
Branding is a business identity in the marketplace. An established brand attracts target prospects more effectively and strengthens customer loyalty based on the customer experience and satisfaction. Apple, Intel, Calvin Kline, Nike and several other companies like them are good examples of popular brands.
Innovation: a special culture that businesses cultivate
May 21, 2017 - 11:39pm
Innovation is fresh thinking that leads to valuable products and services. Innovation is not limited to inventing. That generally is visualized as made by people in white lab coats with a high IQ. Innovation is a special culture that businesses cultivate. It is a culture of creation. Central to the innovation culture in our present connected world is diversity, inclusion and a work environment which fosters creative thinking
AB5: Is the Legislature Moving at the Right PACE?
May 15, 2017 - 12:19am
In this legislative session, proposed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) provides for the government creation of a local improvement district, without an election, to finance energy-efficiency improvements or renewable-energy projects through the levy of owner opt-in property assessments in Nevada.
Too soon to tell: President Trump’s proposed tax plan
May 8, 2017 - 12:16am
If taxes were a sport, discussing President Trump’s proposed tax plan would be akin to ESPN analysts hashing out potential trade deals in the off-season and discussing the potential outcomes of each speculative scenario without certainty. It is too soon to make large tax decisions about Trump’s announcement, but we can theorize on how the potential tax cuts and new tax brackets might affect our Las Vegas community. Trump’s plan is not even close to being a bill, and though his advisors promise to get the tax reform “done this year,” we might be filing our 2017 taxes with no changes.
Diversity + inclusion = innovation
May 1, 2017 - 12:06am
Innovation is fresh thinking that leads to valuable products and services. Innovation is not limited to invention that generally is visualized as made by people in white lab coats with a high IQ. Innovation is a special culture that businesses cultivate. It is a culture of creation. Central to the innovation culture in our present connected world is diversity, inclusion and a work environment which fosters creative thinking.
Top 10 cybersecurity best practices
April 9, 2017 - 11:48pm
More than 4 billion electronic records were stolen in 2016, the result of more than 4,000 data breaches, according to a new report from Risk Based Security. That brings the number of records stolen by hackers to an all-time high.
Getting through the weeds: the business of marijuana
March 27, 2017 - 1:01am
Nevada’s Department of Taxation has until Jan. 1, 2018, to craft regulations that will govern retail marijuana dispensary licenses and sales. In the meantime, it is clear the cultivation, production and distribution of medical and recreational marijuana are big business here in Nevada.
Some comic relief this tax season: 10 things your CPA does not want to hear
March 20, 2017 - 12:17am
In the spirit of David Letterman, I have developed a Top Ten list of my own: