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PERSPECTIVE: Is the Facebook brand facing in the right direction?

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,   First let me give you a big thumbs up and smiley face emoji for the incredible job you’ve done with Facebook and for leading the way in shaping the world of social media. With more than 2 billion users globally you’ve created one of the world’s most valuable brands in just 15 years.   People are more connected and more knowledgeable ...

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Grit in leadership is key, here’s how to build it

These past two years have been challenging.  A global pandemic with disheartening resurgences, political unrest over civil liberties and our nation’s direction, economic strains and a palpable social angst extending from our communities into the heart of our families.    We’re tired.  It’s reminded me that the most pivotal periods of our lives are often those tough circumstances requiring grit: unwavering focus of mind and ...

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What the ‘Build Back Better’ plan could mean for you

In December of 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law. Only four years later, another piece of major tax legislation is expected to be enacted. Like the TCJA, proposed 2021 tax legislation would be far-reaching and only require a simple majority in the Senate. Recently, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee released the latest version of President Biden’s Build ...

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Are you leaving ERTC money on the table? (access required)

Twenty-eight Thousand dollars.   That’s how much you could get per employee for the 2021 year with the Employee Retention Tax Credit. And for 2020, you could get up to $5,000 per employee.    As part of the CARES Act, this is a refundable payroll tax credit that you can retroactively plan to receive even after significant changes have taken place in your ...

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Family businesses should support one another, here’s how (access required)

Lesson #1: Nothing is more important than family.  Lesson #2: A family doesn’t need to be perfect – it just needs to be united. Therein lies the challenge. Family businesses and their leaders face tremendous stress.  Not only are they dealing with all the challenges of business, but the family business system inherently intertwines business, ...

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