Month: October 2012

New 401(k) Disclosure Regulations

Wednesday, November 14, 2012. If you provide a 401(k) plan to your employees, do you know what is supposed to happen by that day? This is the day that, according to the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), employees must receive their 401(k) statements for the previous quarter (45 days after the end… Read more »

Is more always better?

In Seth Godin’s blog dated June 1, 2012, he wrote:  Is more always better?  Sometimes, only better is better. A simple enough statement but let’s examine it with some examples. a seller “giving” you more services to cover the shortcomings of a product a seller adding-on services to try to convince the consumer that he/she… Read more »

Happy Boss’s Day!

Great bosses can motivate you, inspire you and help you reach new heights in your career. If you are reading this, I am sure you have one. They can be called different things —supervisor, director, manager, chief, big kahunah, head honcho, grand poobah…you get the idea. If you have a great boss / bosses, be… Read more »

What is a CGMA?

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have joined together to form a joint venture which powers a new designation for management accountants, the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). The CGMA is designed to elevate management accounting and further emphasize its importance for businesses worldwide. The CGMA recognises the… Read more »

Cash Flow Management

According to a survey released May 8, 2012 by the Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City, Mo., research organization focused on entrepreneurship, more entrepreneurs are concerned about slow paying customers.  In 2008, only 2% of small business owners said getting paid was their most challenging problem but that figure jumped to 14% in 2010. A solid,… Read more »