Author: Kelsey Down

You may think your business is keeping pace with all the latest advancements in technology—maybe you have finally bid farewell to the cash-only days, or maybe you maintain a respectable website for your company. But even with these basic improvements, your tech use could still be straggling behind other companies’ in subtle ways. Here is a list of big losses to beware of if you fail to adopt new technology: 1. Otherwise loyal customers will walk away. According to a Microsoft survey, 91 percent of consumers would consider breaking ties with a company using outdated technology. Participants offered a number…

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Surprising tax deductible expenses range from guard dogs to gambling losses and more. But as taxpayers nationwide scramble to calculate their last-minute deductions in order to maximize this year’s refund, some will be disappointed to find that a home security system is not one of those qualifying items—except in one special case. If you use your security system to protect a home office (or a space where you conduct business like a home daycare), you might be able to add it to your list of deductions. However, your office and business must still meet certain standards before you can deduct…

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