Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

U.S. estimated to collect $332.7B in corporate income tax this year

7/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The White House projects that $332.7 billion in corporate income tax will be collected in 2014, 20% more than last year. By the end of 2017, collection is projected to reach $528 billion. But inversio… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

British supermarket turns rotting food into power

7/23/2014

  • Popular Science

A British supermarket chain has devised an innovative use for groceries that go bad before they are sold: let them rot and use the gasses as a sustainable energy source. The Sainsbury chain will feed … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Pet-food company turns great ideas into great products

7/23/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Only 14 ideas in 2012 were considered truly innovative by Nielsen, and one was Meow Mix Tender Centers by Big Heart Pet Brands -- a dry cat food with a wet center. The company is neither a startup nor… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Obama catches flak over fundraising trips

7/22/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • CNN

Obama

President Barack Obama is flying to the West Coast today for another fundraising trip, despite criticism from Republicans. "If it becomes clear that there‚Äôs a need for him to come back to the White … Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why onboarding is essential for improving performance

7/22/2014

  • YourSalesManagementGuru.com

Whether you are looking for a new vendor or hiring new employees, an effective onboarding process is critical for success, writes Ken Thoreson. "Make sure [new hires] can perform in your office before… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Why Unilever's top marketer shut down its CSR department

7/22/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online

One of Keith Weed's first actions after taking over as Unilever chief marketing officer was to shut down the company's CSR department. That's because he wanted to take CSR out of its silo and make it … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Seattle airport workers to see $13-an-hour minimum wage in 2017

7/23/2014

  • Seattle Times, The

Airfield support workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will have a minimum wage of $11.22 an hour beginning next year and of $13 an hour beginning in 2017. Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Using time off wisely can pay off for your career

7/22/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Build in days off on both ends of your vacation so you'll have time to tie up loose ends before you leave and will feel less stressed when returning to work, experts advise. Having the discipline to r… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Appeals court: Travelers must pay $500M under asbestos settlement

7/23/2014

  • Bloomberg

An appeals court has determined that Travelers has to pay more than $500 million in a case involving victims of asbestos exposure. The case centers on Johns Manville Corp., an asbestos supplier that T… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Ohio accounting careers program receives diversity award

7/7/2014

  • CPA Practice Advisor online

The Accounting Careers Awareness Program, which is run by the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio CPA Foundation and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, received a Power of … Read More