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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:
Small business must protect intellectual property
March 13, 2017 - 12:10am
In our present knowledge-based economy, small business owners have a tradition of creating innovative products and good jobs and opening new sectors of the American marketplace. “Invent” or “die” is the motto under which small innovative high-tech businesses operate. The most precious asset for such business owners is the newly minted intellectual property that launched their business.
Six tips for those anticipating lower tax rates
February 26, 2017 - 9:44pm
So, now that we are well into the first quarter, how can taxpayers take advantage of some of these opportunities? The following is a short list of ideas to consider, depending on individual circumstances.
How reimbursement affects Nevada health care
February 19, 2017 - 10:26pm
It’s been in the air for much of the past year, and as many of the some-feared and some-promised changes have happened around us, those health care business owners who rely on insurance reimbursement wait with bated breath for a sign of what’s to come. The Trump Administration has promised, via stump speech and now executive order, the rapid repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but what is simple to say is often far more difficult to accomplish.
Lawmakers iron out recreational marijuana details
February 12, 2017 - 10:01pm
For this first time in the history of Nevada, possession of small amounts of marijuana is now legal. But, before rushing out to make your historic purchase, understand that the only people who can legally obtain marijuana in Nevada are those with a current medical marijuana card.
Changes to NAFTA, TPP could impact Southern Nevada
February 6, 2017 - 1:51am
When President Donald Trump signed executive orders this past week moving the United States away from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), many people in Southern Nevada were left wondering how this would affect our local economy. Later in the week, the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, cancelled a planned meeting with President Trump as disagreements mounted.
Nevada Chiropractic Council pushes for insurance reimbursement
January 29, 2017 - 11:11pm
The Nevada Division of Insurance deliberated on the issue of chiropractic billing Jan. 18 at a public meeting.
Health care records valuable on black market
January 8, 2017 - 10:41pm
While there is little that can be done to decrease the black-market value of medical records, much can be done about the vulnerability of health care businesses and institutions. Just like a jewelry store is likely to have better security than a t-shirt shop, so should health care data be protected with greater intensity than bulk e-mail or credit card information. Many are turning to cloud-based solutions because of the increased protection and redundancy it offers.