Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Not everyone can or should be a leader. It takes a lot of extra work and stress — everyone is looking to you for every important decision. Leadership is also not one-size-fits-all. Leaders must make a commitment not only to...
Small business owners and managers face daily challenges on many fronts, from customer happiness and inventory, to marketing and technology. One of the biggest, they say, is their accounting functions.
The new FASB Lease Accounting Standards to be finalized by the end of the summer 2015 will radically transform lease accounting, with far reaching consequences to a company's financial results. Under the new rules, operating leases are essentially dead, and virtually all...
The Federal Reserve evidently thinks unemployment can fall to 5 percent or slightly less without stoking an inflationary bonfire. In its latest economic forecast, the central bank cut its long-term cut estimate of the U.S....
This is a very difficult question because the best firms often perform well in multiple areas, so it's impossible to filter out the individual impact of disciplines such as visioning, marketing, developing staff, accountability and management...
Chicago's biggest companies are investing less in their businesses, a safe short-term play that puts the future at risk. From ADM and Caterpillar to Walgreens and McDonald's, investment budgets have declined by billions of dollars in...
Congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has re-introduced legislation that would impose a "Robin Hood Tax" on financial transactions and use the money to fund social programs and other causes. The bill, known as the Inclusive Prosperity Act, would impose a fee of less than a...
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