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SAP AmericasRodolpho Cardenuto and SAP Americas are helping companies gain a competitive edge

The movie “Moneyball” depicted how baseball executives use statistics to predict outcomes and allocate resources. Rodolpho Cardenuto, president of SAP Americas, foresees a similar approach in the business world with big data.

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Corporate InteriorsJanice Leone works hard to help employees find their sweet spot at Corporate...

It was a question Janice Leone just had to ask. She was on an airplane, and just happened to be […]

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ParenteBeard LLCRobert J. Ciaruffoli isn’t afraid to put employees first at ParenteBeard LLC

Robert J. Ciaruffoli isn’t afraid of hiring too many people to come work at ParenteBeard LLC. His fear is exactly […]

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CertaPro PaintersRich Wilson had to find the right mix so the culture at CertaPro Painters could go...

When Rich Wilson joined CertaPro Painters in 2003, the company was taking in about $50 million a year in sales. […]

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Insights

A proactive approach is best when considering your company’s future

It’s not a question of if a business owner will exit his or her business, but more a question of when, says Mark Metzler, a director and Certified Exit Planning Adviser (CEPA) at Kreischer Miller. A recent Exit Planning Institute (EPI) survey indicates 76 percent of business owners plan to transition over the next 10 […]

Congress has permanently extended a number of popular tax breaks

For many years, business tax planning has been a frustrating exercise as a number of popular tax breaks commonly known as “extenders” would expire, only to be retroactively extended in December of the subsequent year. Businesses would go the entire year not knowing whether Congress would extend these tax breaks or not. As you can […]

The basics of Hart-Scott-Rodino and how to avoid potential pitfalls

Companies that are unfamiliar with the coverage of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) compliance may encounter legal pitfalls. Jill Bellak, a member of Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, addresses what to look for to avoid them.

The rules are about to change the way family businesses are valued

The IRS has released proposed regulations that will significantly change the way family businesses are valued by discontinuing valuation discounts. At this time, however, there is still the opportunity to use valuation discounts to reduce the tax burden when transitioning family-owned entities, at least for a couple more months. “If you have any interest in […]

Redefine what your customer is buying and create market differentiation

At some point in its lifecycle, every company eventually faces the pricing and margin pressure that results from increased competition. This is often a good opportunity to look at both your marketing strategy and value proposition and develop a more targeted message to present to your customers. Smart Business spoke with Chris Meshginpoosh, Director at Kreischer Miller, about techniques companies can use to differentiate offerings, drive growth and increase profitability.