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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:
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.