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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Gulf Coast Area Awards

Each year in June, EY celebrates entrepreneurial leaders in 25 regions across the country as part of the EY Entrepreneur […]

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The Houston ZooDeborah Cannon had to reconcile for-profit and nonprofit business strategies to...

Deborah Cannon understands how the world of private, for-profit business works. She was president of Bank of America for the […]

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YMCA of Greater HoustonHomegrown Leader — How Clark David Baker develops talent at the YMCA of Greater...

Clark David Baker, president and CEO of the YMCA Of Greater Houston, doesn’t have to dig deep to find an […]

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Engage your employees to the fullest with these seven tips

Ask any number of business leaders if his or her employees are satisfied with their jobs and the word “engagement” […]

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Whistleblower protections are hitting private companies

Whistleblower protections have been extended to employees of many private companies.

How to successfully implement new software systems in your company

Companies update their systems to replace outdated software and to modernize or streamline supporting IT resources. The problem is most companies that implement a new system do not achieve all of their objectives, and many fail miserably.

How to stay in front of tax issues before and after a M&A deal closes

For most company buyers, taxes are a priority when negotiating a purchase price. However, if tax issues are neglected during the integration phase, the negative consequences can be serious.

How to realize tangible value by integrating true ERM

Enterprise risk management (ERM) has become a big buzzword in business the past few years. However, corporate governance and compliance, which is how business executives utilize ERM, is really a traditional management function. “What’s new about it is that there’s market interest and significant value associated with an enterprise that has implemented true ERM,” says […]

Weaver: What audit committees need to know about Auditing Standard No. 16

The communication between independent auditors and audit committee members of public companies will change in 2014 with Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Auditing Standard No. 16. The PCAOB’s standard is effective for audits of fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2012. “There’s an emphasis on two-way communication and the timeliness of communication,” says Dale […]