You want to make a difference in your community, and many businesses give back through charitable deeds. Charitable deeds strengthen your presence in the community and can generate positive publicity and goodwill.
While many businesses give money to individuals who need help or causes they support, charitable deeds may also come in the form of goods and services. Not all charitable deeds are tax deductible contributions. For information regarding whether or not your charitable contributions are tax deductible, consult with an accountant or tax attorney. And even with contributions that are not tax-deductible, be cognizant of the potential for bodily injury and property damage for the recipient as well as innocent third parties. Continue reading →
“While lean manufacturing has become a cornerstone of successful supply chain management and a way for businesses to stay flexible and responsive to changing tastes in their markets, the dependence on and relationship with suppliers resulting from outsourcing and minimizing stock creates a host of exposures.”
Successfully navigating and managing the risks presented by a convoluted supply chain is a complicated endeavor considering the countless precarious factors that can cause disruptions or liability issues across the entire supply chain.
Risk Factors Abound
A key supplier or buyer can be debilitated for a number of reasons such as natural (floods, pandemics, earthquakes, severe storms), human (terrorism, civil disorder, electronic security breaches) or technical (power failure, hardware or software viruses). These events can have dramatic effects on supply chain partners both upstream and downstream. Continue reading →
Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.
“Although the cost of an auto insurance policy varies according to different drivers and locations, it’s commonly known that some vehicles cost more to insure than others. Here are the most and least expensive 2016 model vehicles to insure, as found in a study by insure.com”
Back-to-school time is a good time to review your insurance if you have a student headed back to college. Remember to talk to your independent insurance agent for advice to make sure your student’s car, electronics and other belongings are covered. Some coverage may extend from your own personal insurance policies, but individual circumstances can vary. Your agent will know how to help. Continue reading →
“ Pokémon Go—a location-based, free-to-play game for iOS and Android smartphones—has been encouraging players to get outside and walk around. However, players should be fully aware of how the game works in order to ensure that they remain safe at all times.”
Pokémon Go uses a smartphone’s GPS and gyroscope sensors to determine a player’s location. The game then uses that information to display Pokémon near the player, through the phone’s camera. The game also marks popular locations, such as parks, memorials and other frequently visited areas, as places where players can compete with each other and gather free in-game items.
The “fake president fraud” is a type of scam in which a criminal posing as a company executive convinces an employee to voluntarily transfer a large sum of money directly to the criminal’s account. It may be hard to imagine that any of your employees would authorize a wire transfer to an unknown account, but law enforcement officials have seen a marked rise in the occurrence of this scam over the past several years. Continue reading →