Georgia Economic Incentives

By Salina Patel | July 30, 2020 |

  Presented by: Dana Brewer, Director of Incentives & Special Research Projects at the Georgia Department of Economic Development Dana has over 15 years of experience in the analysis of demographic, workforce, economic, and business data. While at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), she has developed a specialization in taxes and statutory incentives to assist GDEcD’s Project Managers…

The New State of Work

By Salina Patel | April 16, 2020 |

Today’s hypercompetitive digital economy is causing extraordinary changes in every industry. At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed the modern workplace—perhaps forever. While all organizations are making it their top priority to keep their people safe and healthy by allowing them to work remote, they are also feeling tremendous pressure to work faster and more efficiently. Offices are…

Covid 19 and the Rise of Telecommuting

By John Pezzino | March 30, 2020 |

Before the onset of the current Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses had considered a telecommuting or work from home arrangement for their employees. Many businesses have embraced working from home as way to INCREASE productivity (as studies have indicated), as well as decrease overhead costs, and reduce employee turnover. Others have dismissed it as another annoying millennial distraction, or…

Georgia Retraining Tax Credits Summary 2018

By Daniel Collins | December 5, 2018 |

Did you know that retraining tax credits enable Georgia businesses to offset their investment in employees? Whether retraining workers to use new equipment or new technology or upgrading the company’s competitiveness with ISO 9000 training, companies can afford more training, more often, thanks to Georgia’s retraining tax credits program. Here’s what you need to know.. Georgia Retraining Tax Credits Details…

Find Your Trusted Cloud Computing Consultant / Advisor

By Daniel Collins | January 25, 2018 |

Do you keep delaying your transition to the cloud? You keep paying maintenance and other costs for an outdated system – it is time to put a stop to the madness! But where do you begin your journey to the cloud? Join millions of other businesses that have partnered with a cloud computing consultant to help you implement the right technology…

Say Thanks with these 3 Employee Engagement Ideas this Holiday Season

By Daniel Collins | November 20, 2017 |

Finding and hiring the right talent is an expensive, burdensome, process. Yet, many firms fail to put in the effort and investment to retain their own top talent. Employee engagement continues to emerge as a critical driver of business success in today’s competitive business landscape. High levels of employee engagement promote retention of talent, foster long-term loyalty, and improve organizational…

3 Year-End Tax-Saving Tips for Computer Hardware and Software Purchases

By Randy Collins | November 28, 2016 |

By Michael Miller, CIT, Senior Manager, Tax & Accounting Services, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund Did you know you can deduct the cost of your newly-purchased computer hardware and software from your taxes? The IRS gives three tax saving options that benefit companies purchasing computer hardware and software. 1. Section 179 The IRS through Internal Revenue Code Section 179 has provided…

Vision Casting…The Waterfall Effect

By Randy Collins | September 12, 2016 |

One of the hottest terms in leadership these days is “Vision Casting”. While the term itself has been both admired and admonished, the necessity of creating and sharing a cohesive vision in every successful organization is uncontested. When we hear a term like “Vision Casting” we often think about those creative types at Disney or Pixar who think of and…

Ocular Business Myopathy

By Randy Collins | July 6, 2016 |

I was talking to a good friend the other day at lunch, and he was describing the first time he realized he needed glasses. He was in a business meeting and during a break, he jokingly picked up a pair of eyeglasses belonging to a business associate and put them on. He always thought the way he saw the world…

Service With a Smile (When Everyone Wins)

By Ron Smith | March 14, 2016 |

One of our Service Contractor customers recently told me that before implementing an integrated Work Order system that he “would not want to have been one of their technicians”. They would previously arrive at a customer’s site with no information on service history, flying by the seat of their pants. This approach created an environment fraught with opportunity for error.…

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