Business

  • SDCCPA Hot Topics

    Avoiding Cultural Misunderstandings

    India is the world’s second-fastest growing economy. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, India’s consumer market is expected to quadruple over the next twenty years. For U.S. small businesses, India holds the promise of tremendous opportunity. As the number of U.S. companies doing business in India increases, the number of Indian policy holders is expected […]

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    Put Yourself First

    Running a small business isn’t easy. Small business owners are plagued by concerns: from keeping the business flowing and growing to making customers happy to handling incoming and outgoing expenses to finding, keeping and paying good employees. Many small business owners lie awake at night worrying about how much is in the business bank account. […]

  • SDC CPA Hot Topics

    Bridging Cultural Gaps

    As the number of Asian policy holders increases, it is important to understand the cultural differences when handling claims involving Asian policy holders. These differences should be taken into account during conference calls and when conversing by email. Lack of cultural sensitivity can lead to misunderstandings and less efficient business dealings. Tips to Remember English […]

  • SDC CPA Hot Topics

    Monster Tires are Hot

    The auto parts industry has historically experienced one of the highest frequency rates of employee theft. Why? It’s easy. Auto parts are easily stolen and sold for cash. eBay and PayPal have made it simple to obtain a larger distribution market for the employee to sell the stolen auto parts. Recently, in 2014 and 2015, […]

  • Keeping Hackers Out

    Cyber Liability & Prevention In April 2011, Sony’s online gaming network was hacked, compromising the personal and credit card information of 77 million users. The network outage lasted 23 days and cost Sony $171 million. A class action suit has charged Sony with negligent data security, unauthorized storage and retention of data, and failure to […]

  • Preventing Fraud

    Business owners are becoming increasingly aware of numerous schemes they and their employees need to avoid. Cyber fraud lurks in many different forms, including, but not limited to: Auction Fraud Investment Fraud Counterfeit Cashier’s Check Lotteries Credit Card Fraud Nigerian Letter or “419” Debt Elimination Phishing/Spoofing Parcel Courier Email Scheme Ponzi/Pyramid Employment/Business Opportunities Reshipping Escrow […]