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Sikich Series on Business Succession Planning: How to Value Your Business

November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are many reasons a business owner may want or need a business valuation, including negotiating a merger or business sale, considering new shareholders, estate planning, or marital dissolution; however, there are only a few accepted business valuation approaches.

OSHA Provides Important Clarification on Safety Incentive and Drug Testing Guidance Programs

November 5th, 2018|Human Resources|

Earlier this month the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced important clarifications to the 2016 injury and illness rule. Previously, the 2016 ruling was viewed as having the potential to penalize U.S. employers for certain drug testing policies and

Finding N:N Relationships with Dynamics 365, Logic Apps, and Flow

November 1st, 2018|Dynamics 365, Technology|

Where is my new relationship?? After searching the list of entities, my eyes were getting tired. I could not find the N:N relationship that I had created between Contacts and Customers (Accounts). The schema name was new_contact_customerlocation and it had

Update Your #HashtagStrategy

October 31st, 2018|Marketing, SEO|

Businesses can connect with their audience and build their brand by leveraging hashtags. But don’t think that just putting the “#” symbol in front of any word will make it #effective. If you fear your current digital marketing efforts aren’t reaching or engaging your target market, driving sales, or increasing web traffic, consider reviewing your hashtag strategy. Read on for

New Custom Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate

October 30th, 2018|Tax|

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (WDOR) recently made available a customizable electronic sales and use tax exemption certificate. According to WDOR’s website, taxpayers can “use the electronic certificate to claim an exemption from Wisconsin state, county, baseball stadium, local exposition,

Merger & Acquisition Disputes Involving Private Equity Firms

October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Private equity (PE) firms are built on business models unlike a traditional firm. The operating model of a PE firm is fueled by a shorter-term investment horizon and financial engineering/transformation; whereas, strategic and traditional buyers opt for a longer-term

How Will Like-Kind Exchanges (Trades) of Equipment Affect Farmers Under the New Tax Law?

October 26th, 2018|Audit and Tax|

Have you heard talk at the coffee shop or grain elevator that the new tax law will prevent you from a tax-free exchange of your farm equipment? Yes, it is true for exchanges completed after 2017. The new tax law,

How to Create Quick Access to File Attachments in NetSuite

October 25th, 2018|NetSuite, Technology, Tips & Tricks|

One of the great things that NetSuite allows for is the attachment of files to a transaction. This is perfect for adding supporting documentation like acknowledgments and invoices sent from a vendor. What if you could take it a step

Microsoft’s Task and Project-based Ecosystem – Part 1

October 24th, 2018|Dynamics 365, Office 365, Technology|

Microsoft has historically provided a variety of tools to help you manage and track the work you as an individual perform as well as what your team delivers in terms of a “temporary endeavor to deliver a product, service or

Green Manufacturing: How to Be an Eco-friendly Manufacturer

October 24th, 2018|Manufacturing|

Green manufacturing is the concept of decreasing waste, minimizing the use of natural resources, and reusing and recycling materials within a manufacturing plant or factory. This eco-friendly approach utilizes research and technology to reduce pollution, resources, and, ultimately, a company’s adverse impact on the planet.   

Meeting PCI DSS Requirements Using a DevOps Model

October 22nd, 2018|Security, Technology|

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of compliance requirements against which merchants, payment gateways, issuers and other organizations who interact with payment card data are assessed. While there are certain requirement carve outs for

Webinar Recording: The Employee Handbook Builder

October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Sikich HR Advisory services now offers The Employee Handbook Builder. Using the Employee Handbook Builder, you can produce a fully customized employee handbook quickly and cost effectively to protect your organization against risk. We cover this new tool and Employee Handbook

Baby Boomers vs. Millennials: The Difference in their Work Ethic

October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Take a look at the people surrounding you in your office. Chances are, there are representatives of more than one generation. While everyone there shares common goals of achieving success in their career and for the organization, individuals from different generations

Not-for-Profits: Identifying Conditions in Contributions

October 15th, 2018|Not-for-Profit|

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU 2018-08, Clarifying the Scope and Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Made. The accounting standards update is intended to clarify the distinction between reciprocal transactions (exchange) and nonreciprocal

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Tip of the Week: How to Set Dynamics 365 Change-Based Alerts

October 10th, 2018|Dynamics 365, Technology, Tips & Tricks|

In order to keep your team informed and up-to-date on any major changes to the data within the Dynamics 365 system, you can create a change-based alert for your team. It's easy to do, and all it takes is creating

5 Things Your Business is Doing Wrong on Facebook

October 10th, 2018|Marketing, SEO|

Social media is a great, somewhat inexpensive way to advertise, interact, and sometimes sell to your clients and customers. Unfortunately, making a Facebook page is only the first step. Just like LinkedIn, Facebook has its own set of rules. We’ve gathered our experts

Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors and Employees in NY and NYC: Now Available!

October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Effective October 9, 2018, all New York employees must be trained annually on sexual harassment prevention. New York employers will need to have the approved training topics and programs in place for all employees. They will also need to know

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