It's a Small World, and Getting Smaller

A recent study predicts that the number of U.S. small businesses trading globally will substantially increase, due to cross-border business opportunities, technological advances that help broaden social networks and reductions in export costs.
According to the Intuit Future of Small Business Report, a study that looked forward 10 years to examine the future prospects, influences and economic landscape of small business, almost half of U.S. small businesses plan to be involved in global trade by 2018.

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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.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


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.