North America

Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax

Source: Reuters States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-and-mortar rivals.

The Importance of a Mgt. Team

Ask yourself this question; If you decided to take six months off from the business – as opposed to the old “what happen if you get hit by a bus” question – can your business survive without you for an extended period of time?

Building Your Business Value

Terry Shepherd will address the key actions necessary to maximize the value of an owner’s business – whether the plan is to grow, sell or transition to management/family over time.

Keys to a Successful Merger

Written by: Terry Shepherd Your business sale is imminent, a letter of intent has been signed and due diligence is aboutmore… »

Signs you are ready to expand your business

Are you finally pushing profit margins into the green? Great! But don’t jump on the expansion wagon just yet…

What Small Business Owners Need To Know in 2018

Source: Newsfactor Business Report
Small business owners have entered 2018 with many questions about how big their tax bills will be, but they’re also optimistic about profiting from a strong economy. And aside from financial matters, owners with employees must stay mindful about one of the troubling issues of 2017, sexual harassment. Here are five things small business owners need to know about or do in 2018:

Owning a Business is the Ultimate Balancing Act

50% of business fail within the first 5 years of business and less than 1/3 of businesses survive 10 years+. The dropping of the ball when it comes to financial planning and monitoring, marketing, staffing, inventory management, order processing, customer mining and acquisition, billing, to only name a few, can be devastating to a company’s vitality.

Selling a Business? Buying a Business? A Special Event

This event is ideal for small business owners, sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, and family businesses who want to understand how to estimate the value of their business that they are selling or that they want to buy. The speakers, including Terry Shepherd, will cover what is involved in the sales process, how do you go about making it happen, and the key steps you need to take. Thursday, September 21st from 1-5 at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis. To register visit

Selling your business – be one of the rare winners!

According to Chris George from George & Company, an intermediary located in Worcester, less than 10 percent of business owners who contact his company have sufficiently planned ahead.

Planning Your Exit: Critical Success Factor in Maximizing Value

Getting ready for a sale or transition out of your business is a critical step. Join this expert panel of business transition specialists and learn the critical success factors and landmines that can disrupt the process including Exit Planning Basics, Increasing Business Value, Buyer Multiples, and Private Equity Investors.