Creating & Preserving a Successful Remote Company Culture

The way we work took a sudden shift earlier this year. Almost overnight, culture changed and has become more important than ever in the remote and hybrid working environment many companies and employees now find themselves in. It determines engagement, motivation, how colleagues communicate and collaborate virtually and thrive. Without a strong culture, business agility and innovation are hampered, standing in the way of effective customer service and business success.

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Unpacking PPP2 Impacts Upon Employee Retention Credit

Originally part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Employee Retention Credit has experienced some modification in 2021. This week, we take a look at how the Employee Retention Credit provisions are different from its inception.

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Taking Action: Data Privacy Day

Today’s society dictates that everyone, on some scale, will accumulate a digital footprint that contains a little or a lot of personal information. Through use of social media and other online activities, personal data and privacy is a concern for both individuals and businesses alike. Find out what Data Privacy Day is, and why you – the person, the business owner, and consumer – should get involved.

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What CPAs Need to Know About Cyber Insurance Today

As Data Privacy Day approaches, thoughts about your firm’s cyber security are likely floating near to the surface. As COVID-19 has exacerbated an already problematic business liability, now is the time to review what you know about cyber insurance in today’s climate.

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Burnout and the Power of Breaking Silence

In the business world gone remote, many are finding the prospect of burnout to be a foregone conclusion. Find out what the World Health Organization (WHO) says is the leading cause of burnout and what practical approach individuals and leaders can take to mitigate this unhealthy occupational phenomenon.

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How Legislative Committees Impact You and the Profession: Part 1

The 101st Michigan legislature convened earlier this month and committee assignments were announced last week. What does this mean for you? Well, maybe a lot. While every legislative committee sees proposals that could impact the work you do as a professional and CPA, the two House committees that most directly impact the profession are Regulatory Reform and Tax Policy. Both committees and their leadership are tasked with determining which legislation will receive a hearing or a vote before being sent to the House floor.

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5 Dimensions for a New Style of People Management

The successive crises in the world, volatility and uncertainty, lead to consider another type of leadership, centered on the human and that gives rise to a genuine and transcendent expression of the role that is exercised.

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9 Tech Trends for 2021

As the calendar year changes, two things are persistently predictable: Articles will abound about new year's resolutions and hot trends for the year ahead. I think business leaders should think about and possibly take action that's based on an analysis of the lists of 2021 trends.

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Quick Action Required

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) gave us some last-minute fiscal relief, notably $600 stimulus checks for individuals and provisions for some hard-hit areas aimed at mitigating the continuing economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Troy Chamber of Commerce Announced 2021 Excellence in Business Awards

The Troy Chamber of Commerce is recognizing achievements and positive contributions from organizations and working professionals in the Troy business community with the 2021 Business Excellence Awards. According to the Troy Chamber, the Business Excellence Awards were created this year to celebrate the wins from 2020. The MICPA offers congratulations to several of its members and associates on their nominations.

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