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As the number of cyberattacks affecting American companies continues to grow, businesses are taking more steps to prevent phishing, a well-known online fraud that’s often the gateway for data theft and other crimes. While phishing has caused significant losses and disruptions for many businesses, its more advanced variation, spear-phishing, can pose an even greater cybersecurity […]

Today, middle-market businesses have a wide array of cybersecurity tools and financial controls to help guard against payments fraud. But in recent years, thieves have devised several new and creative schemes to circumvent these defenses. One type of fraud that’s increasingly common, and especially challenging to detect, is the business email compromise (BEC) scam.   […]

When your business purchases, develops, or renovates a building, it can be useful to gauge the value of this investment by viewing it as a single expense. But when it comes to tax planning, treating your property as a single expense can be a costly mistake. If you depreciate your entire commercial building over the […]

Whether you’re first starting a business or looking to expand, finding the necessary capital can sometimes be a challenge. If you don’t want to mortgage your home or take out a loan that will be expensive to pay back, becoming a commercial landlord can be a great way to gradually grow your business. While being […]

Having a good strategic plan is the cornerstone of every successful business. Whether you’re just starting out, or looking to take your company to the next level, here a few tips to help you make sure your strategic plan is thorough, agile, and able to grow with your business: Involve All Your Key Players In […]

We all know that using less paper is good for the environment, and being environmentally conscious creates a more positive brand image, but those are far from the only advantages of going paperless. In fact, it can make a lot of business sense. Here are some of the top reasons to go paperless: Greater Efficiency […]

There are plenty of advantages to taking your company paperless. Beyond the positive brand image, you’ll help create, it will also help streamline your processes, reduce errors, and save you money. But there are a lot of steps to going paperless, and sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin.   The best advice is […]

Working capital is the cash your business commits to its day-to-day operations and is best understood as the ratio of short-term assets to short-term liabilities. This way of thinking about your business’s liquidity is important because it provides a tangible link between your financial and operational processes.   Areas That Affect Working Capital There are […]

One of the best ways to improve the effectiveness of your short- and long-term operations is to approach them within the context of your working capital. Working capital refers to the availability of cash for everyday operations and can be expressed as the ratio of current assets to current liabilities.   When a company has […]

The efficient use of business funds is key to the success of any middle-market company. To support the business’s performance, take a bird’s eye view of your financial activity – including all revenue streams, expenditures, and capital reserves. By examining how each factor contributions to your overall financial picture, you’ll be in a better position […]