Monthly Archives: November 2014

Benchmarking: Customer Service Standards

Industry benchmarks aren’t the same right across the board. Knowing your Net Profit Margin, for example, is only as valuable as knowing what the NPM is for your industry. You will want to consider industry norms for things such as costs, sales per employee, profit margins, and customer service standards....
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Time payments to maximize year end tax benefits

When accelerating or deferring income or expenses at year end as part of an overall tax strategy, certain timing rules become critical. So does the ability to prove to the IRS when certain actions take place. The following timing rules, among others, should be considered especially important as year-end approaches:...
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The Best Way To Increase Profits

If you’re like most business owners, increasing profits is a key goal for you. It may not be the only goal, but it’s one of the reasons you’re in business. Just making money isn’t enough – the work you do needs to be profitable or you’re running a charity!But are...
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November 2014 tax compliance calendar

As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of November 2014. November 5 Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes...
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