Manager’s Guide Part 1: Small Business Taxes Preparation Checklist — Employees

small business taxes preparation checklistIn an ideal world, all businesses have to do to as the year winds to a close is to count their profits and start prepping for their Christmas and New Year parties. But it takes a lot more than that to get your business ready for 2019, which is why we’ve built out our Small Business Taxes Preparation Checklist!

Anyone who is at the helm of a business—no matter what size—knows this isn’t the case at all. As the year winds to a close, you have to take a long, insightful look into where the company actually stands–especially when it comes to your team. And that’s what this manager’s guide for small business taxes preparation is all about — this article is focusing on employee data and documents. 

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The Benefits Of Blockchain Technology For Accounting Firms: Is It A Game-Changer?

blockchain technology accounting firms

Blockchain technology for accounting firms: The explosion of cryptocurrency propelled blockchain technology into the mainstream, and tech-savvy accountants were quick to recognize how it seamlessly integrates with their profession. The auditing world’s Big Four and other early adopters have started experimenting with blockchain way ahead of everybody else.  What are the benefits of blockchain technology for accounting firms that are getting industry leaders excited?

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Data Privacy For Lawyers: How Lawyers Should Protect Client Information And Confidentiality

data privacy for lawyersWhether you’re a legal administrator, office administrator or managing partner in your law firm, you need to lead the charge to create awareness around data privacy for lawyers in your firm. Examining the reasons behind cyber insurance claims, the numbers reveal that the biggest threat accounting firms face is internal — the lack of training among its employees and contractors.

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3 Productivity Tips For CPAs This Tax Season

tax tips for ceos“Nothing is certain but death and taxes” — so the old proverb goes. However, for many accountants, the meticulous work that goes into preparing their clients’ tax returns can oftentimes feel like death. With Americans spending a whopping 6 billion hours preparing tax returns, it comes as no surprise that more taxpayers turn to the services of accountants and accounting firms. While this could mean more clients for your accounting firm, it also equates to a heavier workload for your accountants. To help you and your team, here are 3 productivity tips for CPAs this tax season to lighten and streamline your load and make you more efficient this tax season.

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A Year-End Checklist For Businesses: 6 Things Entrepreneurs Must Do Before 2019

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Year end checklist for businesses: Each year, businesses—regardless of size—have to reevaluate how they play the game with a year-end checklist. Whether you’re a multi-billion conglomerate like Apple, who came under fire this year for transparency issues; or a growing startup like Deciem, whose ever-popular skincare line The Ordinary was scrutinized because of their CEO’s erratic behavior on social media, it pays to take stock of where your business currently is, to know where the new year is set to take you.

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Work Life Balance Tips For CEOs: So You Can Actually Enjoy The Holidays

Work Life Balance Tips For CEOs In 2018This post has useful and very practical work life balance tips for CEOs as well as for the millions of Americans who mark the start of their Holiday season with an online search for “work life balance tips.”

Because chances are you’ve been that person at a party who’s hunched over their smartphone answering work emails while everyone else at the table is using theirs to take selfies.

Don’t be that person anymore (or ever!) by following these work life balance tips for CEOs.  This year, be holiday stress-proof.

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Webinar Recap: Cyber Fortress – Data Protection For Your Business

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Title: Cyber Fortress: How To Protect Your Data Empire
Date and Time: TUESDAY, November 13, 2018
Presenter: Michael DePalma, Channel Development Manager, Datto Inc.
Moderator: Eric Hobbs, CEO of Technology Associates

In this webinar:
  • How to safeguard your business with a secret weapon in the war on cyber extortion.
  • Simply, securely, and automatically maintain control of your business data.
  • Cyber Security Q&A on how to prevent the biggest threat to the small business community: Ransomware 
  • Real Life Check In: If your systems were struck by a disaster, how much data could you recover? How much downtime would you experience? 
  • Debunking the myths of traditional backup methods and their limitations.
  • Real “out of this world” examples of cyber threats.
  • Proactive Solutions: Business continuity, your new secret weapon in protecting your data empire.
  • How you can protect your business this holiday season.
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Social Media For Law Firms: Just How Important Is It?

Social Media for Law Firms Is Very ImportantLet’s put it this way. Even unicorns exist in Google. So there’s absolutely no reason for your law firm not to have an active online presence. That’s just how important social media for law firms is. Period.

And if done right, a law firm’s social media presence will prove to be a strategic business decision that results in tangible and highly-profitable gains.

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Cary LaMay: Insight Implementer By Day, Comedian By Night, TA’s Employee Spotlight!

Cary LaMay Insight ImplementerThe Technology Associates’ Employee Spotlight is shining bright this November on Cary LaMay, our latest addition to the Technology Associates Project Management Team as an Insight Implementer! From Long Island, New York originally, Cary has earned a degree in Computer Science (and minored in Mathematics!) from SUNY Albany and has logged over 25 years in the IT industry.

My career has been largely involved in working in the programming and technology departments for banks.  I’ve worked all over Manhattan from Wall Street up to Central Park.  I started out as a programmer, but moved quickly over to technical support, help desk management and support group management.  When I moved here to Raleigh, North Carolina, I moved over to doing application efficiency and automation management and eventually over to project management.

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Sextortion Scam: Aaron Smith, The Latest (Most Embarassing) Cybercrime Hacking Technique

Sextortion Scam Aaron SmithWhat we all do behind closed doors, is our business, right? This “Aaron Smith” Sextortion Scam suggests otherwise.

Imagine this (or maybe you don’t have to imagine because if you’re a business owner in the triangle area):

You open your inbox, and some guy named Aaron Smith in broken English says something to the effect of,

“Hey, I hacked into your computer while you were on adult website X, I turned on your webcam and recorded you and your screen, and if you don’t pay me $5000, I’m going to post this video on your Facebook feed and show your aunt Martha, your boss’s wife and everyone else in your world.

I have your information, I know your password is Rover050467.”

Yep. This latest scam/internet con/email phishing attack is called “Sextortion” because it’s whole tactic is based around threatening to share what you do in private to all of your peers. This one’s a doozie to say the least.

If you’re not signed up yet – attending our next webinar Tuesday November 13 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Cybersecurity: How To Protect Yourself And Your Business From Data Breaches is an absolute must. 

Let’s dive into this debacle of a threat so you can learn how to protect yourself from this fantastically embarrassing (and clever!) email phishing attack.

 

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