Lessons from the Tank

| Business Miscellaneous

Millions of people have tuned into ABC’s “Shark Tank” to see whether amateur and experienced entrepreneurs can land a deal with one of the millionaire or billionaire sharks.  We may watch for the entertainment value; but after 7 seasons, there are real-life lessons to be learned.   In fact, selling ownership in a company isn’t much different than pitching an idea to a new program partner, potential donor, or board of directors. To be effective, you have to know your numbers, be direct, and exude passion. Here are 6 important lessons that Shark Tank negotiations have taught. Read more [...]

Indiana Tax Amnesty Letter 2015

| Alerding Alerts

Over the weekend, an Indiana Dept. of Revenue (DOR) contractor mailed letters to Indiana residents indicating that the taxpayer may owe taxes or may have under reported a tax that is eligible for the 2015 tax amnesty program.  The Indiana CPA Society contacted the DOR and received the following response. "The purpose of the letter is solely to advise taxpayers who may have liabilities where Tax Amnesty 2015 is still an option for them. It is informative only. Approximately 150,000 letters Read more [...]