Best-Laid Plans


An adage says people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan. Are companies writing business plans? If so, do they include budgeting and financial information? The results below are based on a survey of 440 fast-growing product and service companies with $1 million to $50 million in revenues or sales.


Does It Work?

Companies with written business plans increased their revenues 69% faster over the past five years than those without plans.



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Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

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Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.