While most business owners realize the importance of transition planning, most say they are too busy running their business to think about what’s going to happen to it in the future, according to a new survey report from Wilmington Trust and a team of academic advisors, “The Power of Planning.”The researchers surveyed more than 200 owners of privately-held companies and found that 58% admit they don’t have a transition plan—despite the financial risks of not planning.
Most employees now have access to a self-service pay and benefits portal – and some even like viewing the information on their smartphones, according to American Payroll Association’s 2017 "Getting Paid In America" survey. “The employee experience becomes more personalized when individuals can access scheduling, time tracking, pay and other people oriented information at their fingertips,” says Lisa Sterling, chief people officer at Ceridian, a member of the payroll industry trade group.
Mutual fund distributions, IRA contributions, asset location — these and other elements of clients’ finances factor into popular tax planning strategies. But are you taking full advantage of the tools at your disposal? Financial Planning consulted with several advisors about the tax-minimizing tactics that they employed. Here’s what they had to say about five of the most common techniques:1.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".