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5 Steps to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Sep 3, 2019 6:37:39 AM

There's a threat called Phishing and it can put your entire organization at risk. Phishing, a technique malefactors use to steal sensitive information such as user names and passwords, is a growing segment of crime.

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Topics: identity theft, fraud, cybersecurity

4 Reasons You Should be Using Surveys for Your Not-for-Profit

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 29, 2019 4:40:00 AM

At one point or another, you’ve probably been asked to complete a survey after visiting a business. Many businesses even offer incentives such as discounts on future purchases or entries into drawings for prizes. These firms invest heavily to hear your feedback, but is it worth it?

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit

7 Things to Consider Before Acquiring a Competitor

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 27, 2019 5:51:00 AM

 

One of the fastest and most effective ways to gain momentum and market share is through the acquisition of a competitor. Acquiring a competitor has two distinct advantages – it allows you to eliminate competition; and it allows you to gain new products, customers and employees.

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Topics: business valuation, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns, mergers and acquisitions

What We’re Reading (Part 3)

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 22, 2019 4:06:00 AM

Earlier this year, we shared some of our favorite books (see part 1 and part 2) and the response was quite favorable, so we thought we’d share a few more.

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Topics: Business - Management, Issues & Concerns

IRS Waives Estimated Tax Penalties for 400,000 Taxpayers

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Aug 21, 2019 5:44:00 AM

The IRS has announced it will be automatically waiving penalties for over 400,000 taxpayers. The waived penalties apply to those who have already filed their 2018 taxes, but did not file a waiver seeking forgiveness for the under-payment penalty.

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The 6 Business Expenses Every Small Business Should Monitor

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 20, 2019 5:14:00 AM

Running a small business can be challenging. Owners must always strike a balance between having the tools they need to run the business and controlling expenses.

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Topics: expenses, payroll, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns, taxes, Insurance, SMB

IRS Introduces New W-4 for 2020

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Aug 16, 2019 7:48:26 AM

The IRS has unveiled the new, redesigned Form W-4 for the tax year 2020. This new form eliminates many of the complex tables used in previous versions and includes many enhancements from the earlier draft version.

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Topics: income tax, IRS

7 Keys to Successfully Mentoring Employees

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 13, 2019 5:50:00 AM

One of the surest ways to keep your best employees is to take an active role in their growth and development. Doing so casts you into the role of a mentor, someone who can help them grow and reach their full potential, whatever that may be.

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Topics: Business - Management, Issues & Concerns

Ohio Initiates New Registration Process for New Pass-Through Entities

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Aug 9, 2019 5:02:00 AM

The Ohio Department of Taxation announced they have begun a new process for registering new pass-through entities (PTE.) In the past, the department’s old computer system registered and created accounts for new PTEs upon the filing of their first return. One challenge with this process was that many PTEs made estimated payments prior to filing their first return.

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Topics: Ohio business owners, income tax, SALT, start ups

6 Reasons Undergrads Should Consider a Career in Accounting

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 8, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Zinner & Co. is deeply committed to developing the next generation of aspiring accountants. Each year, Zinner invests heavily to hire, train and mentor college interns. It’s a way to give back to the industry and attract great prospective employees.

We frequently hear the following question - “Is accounting still a viable career choice for undergrads?”

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Topics: jobs, employment, accounting, careers

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