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Refine Your Strategic Plan With SWOT

Refine Your Strategic Plan With SWOT


With the year underway, your business probably has a strategic plan in place for the months ahead. Or maybe you’ve created a general outline but haven’t quite put the finishing touches on it yet. In either case, there’s a time-tested approach to refining your strategic plan that you should consider: a SWOT analysis.

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Depreciation-Related Breaks on Business Real Estate:  What You Need to Know When You File Your 2018 Return

Depreciation-Related Breaks on Business Real Estate: What You Need to Know When You File Your 2018 Return


Commercial buildings and improvements generally are depreciated over 39 years, which essentially means you can deduct a portion of the cost every year over the depreciation period. (Land isn’t depreciable.) But special tax breaks that allow deductions to be taken more quickly are available for certain real estate investments.

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Get Wise to the Rise of “Smart” Buildings

Get Wise to the Rise of “Smart” Buildings


Nowadays, data drives everything — including the very buildings in which companies operate. If your business is considering upgrading its current facility, or moving to or constructing a new one, it’s important to be aware of “smart” buildings.

A smart building is one equipped with a variety of sensors that gather and track information about the structure’s energy usage and performance.

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What Will Your Marginal Income Tax Rate Be?

What Will Your Marginal Income Tax Rate Be?


While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) generally reduced individual tax rates for 2018 through 2025, some taxpayers could see their taxes go up due to reductions or eliminations of certain tax breaks — and, in some cases, due to their filing status.

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4 Business Functions You Could Outsource Right Now

4 Business Functions You Could Outsource Right Now


One thing in plentiful supply in today’s business world is help. Orbiting every industry are providers, consultancies and independent contractors offering a wide array of support services. Simply put, it’s never been easier to outsource certain business functions so you can better focus on fulfilling your company’s mission and growing its bottom line.

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