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FINANCIAL RISE OF THE ELITE E-ATHLETE (PROFESSIONAL GAMERS)

FINANCIAL RISE OF THE ELITE E-ATHLETE (PROFESSIONAL GAMERS)

The internet has opened a world of possibilities when it comes to earning a living in interesting ways. Case in point: the e-athlete. These professional online gamers play video games…for a living. They make money as other professional athletes do: through competitions, endorsements and, basically, allowing others to watch them play (often, in this case, through YouTube and live streaming).

Can a Family Business Be Innovative?

  • 27 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Can a Family Business Be Innovative?

Transgenerational entrepreneurship. This intimidating term is not the latest focus of a People Magazine cover story. Instead, it’s a business succession term used by organizations like Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business to describe the process of passing along not just a family business from generation to generation but the entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities that will enable new streams of wealth.

What Keeps Employees Truly Happy?

  • 26 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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What Keeps Employees Truly Happy?

Low unemployment rates are a good thing, right? For business owners, it can be a mixed bag. The current job market means that attracting and retaining top employees is critically important. Essentially, there are more jobs than there are good candidates to fill them.  

Per Diem Travel: Myths You Shouldn't Believe

  • 12 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Per Diem Travel:  Myths You Shouldn't Believe

As we head into business conference season, now is a great time to review the rules concerning business travel expenses. Using a per diem rate to reimburse business travel is often misunderstood. Typically, the record keeping is simpler under this method as the federal government has established fixed reimbursement amounts per day for business travel that cover lodging, meals and incidentals.

Is Litigation Financing a Viable Option?

  • 30 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Is Litigation Financing a Viable Option?

You may have a great track record in the courtroom, but are you willing to bet on it? An increasing number of U.S. litigators are, following a trend called third party litigation financing (TPLF) or alternative litigation financing (ALF). This type of litigation financing often uses hedge funds and other investment principles to fund the litigation process for plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Avoid These 3 Common Tax Filing Mistakes

  • 24 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Avoid These 3 Common Tax Filing Mistakes

Done with your taxes? Are you sure? Nothing is more frustrating than handing over your taxes and then realizing you overlooked some major deductions or—worse yet—made mistakes that could cost you.

Strange Taxes from Around the Nation

  • 23 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Strange Taxes from Around the Nation

With tax season in full swing, there’s a chance you may need your mood lightened. If so, enjoy this roundup of crazy taxes from around this great nation.

Is Private Equity an Answer to Cash Woes?

  • 15 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 1358
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Is Private Equity an Answer to Cash Woes?
Private equity is a term that’s thrown around the business world, especially among startup companies. It can be a great way for businesses to get a much-needed infusion of cash.  And you don’t need to be a young, hip startup to consider it as a viable option.

Auto Brite Company

  • 24 February 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Auto Brite Company

When Lawrence and Elizabeth Stovall married in 1996, they were each an entrepreneur in their own right.  Lawrence had been running his parents’ San Antonio business since leaving a career in the Navy, while Elizabeth ran her own business buying and selling used cars.

Huge Overtime Pay Change for Salaried Workers

  • 24 February 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Huge Overtime Pay Change for Salaried Workers

A new federal ruling mandates that all salaried workers, regardless of title or duties, are eligible for overtime if they earn $50,440 or less (effectively doubling the previous limit of $23,660). Experts believe that, under the ruling, businesses will find themselves more vulnerable to an audit and subject to sizable penalties for not accurately tracking and paying nonexempt employees for all hours worked. Those relying on paper time sheets, which are open to human error, and those not requiring employees to track hours at all may be particularly vulnerable.

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