best practices

Living Your Vision, Part 2: How to Create an Honest Brand for Your Present & Future

What is a “brand” and how does one go about creating it? A brand is a footprint. A brand is how you are seen, perceived, and remembered. It involves both…

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Tax Reform: Finding Opportunities Before 2019

As 2018 closes out it’s time to move into year-end tax planning, and examine tax savings opportunities. Helpful in this process is the fact that Business owners now have some…

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Women: Make Your Financial Voice Heard!

In recent months, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for gender equity issues in Hollywood. Most recently, as a sponsor of Variety’s Power of Women event, I’ve had the chance…

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Why You Needed an Internal Audit Function Yesterday

Internal Audit: Optimal Governance and Minimal Risk for Government Agencies Best Practices for Organizations Seeking to Establish an Internal Audit Function By: Richard Green, CPA, Partner and Industry Leader, State…

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Tax Reform Enhances Value of Research Tax Credits for Government Contractors

By Chris Bard, Chai Hoang & Patrick Wallace The Research Tax Credit (“credit”) isn’t a new development, but some government contractors have yet to take full advantage of its benefits.…

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Cannabis Tax Alert: How a 280E Ruling Will Affect Your Bottom Line

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Tax Code Section 280E is one of the biggest obstacles cannabis business owners and operators face when trying to turn a profit. The cannabis industry in the US has been…

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Delivering Value and Security via a Principled Debt Management Policy

Best Practices for Government Agencies Issuing Debt under SB 1029 By: Richard Green, CPA, Partner and Industry Leader, State and Local Government California’s public government agencies have long relied on…

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Is an End to the Cannabis Banking Crisis Near?

In April, the California State Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved bill SB 930, which seeks to create a state-wide banking framework for the cannabis industry. The legislation was originally…

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RFP Best Practices: Comply with Solicitation Requirements – Or Else!

It is the offeror’s responsibility to submit a well-written proposal clearly demonstrating their ability to comply with the solicitation’s requirements. Unfortunately, protesters continue to lose protests because of the failure to…

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Cannabis Jobs Boom Creates Unexpected Challenges

The cannabis industry in California, and throughout the US, is experiencing extraordinary growth. With established cannabis businesses expanding, and new businesses opening on a daily basis, a competitive hiring environment has emerged.…

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