4 Tips for a Tax Authority Surprise-Inspection

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Many businesses in Israel might not "merit" a surprise inspection from the Tax Authority.  However, if you are one of the "lucky" ones, here are a few things to keep in mind that my staff and I noticed during one such visit to one of my clients. FIRST, fear not, the inspectors are human.  [...]

Nonprofits can Stick to their Mission and Increase Revenue

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In today’s age of increased competition and a belief in self-sustainability in the nonprofit space, charities are feeling the pressure to adjust, expand, and to rethink. While organizations continually need to set aside resources for new programs, too often this search for more leads nonprofits on a path that distances itself from its core [...]

Can Your Venture Survive the $2,000 Challenge?

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A recent NPR podcast told of a report done back in 2011 by Oxford professor Peter Tufano.  He set out to examine how fragile American households are by exploring if a family could come up with $2,000 with 30 days notice. Research showed that most emergencies can be solved by $2,000: unexpected car trouble; [...]

Guest Post: Lessons from a Short-Lived Nonprofit

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[This article first appeared in my previous site, The Nonprofit Banker, back in November 2010.  It's as relevant now as it was then.] Chana Mason was born in Colombia and grew up in South Florida. She has a degree in Theatrical Directing and Engineering from Dartmouth College. She has worked in management consulting, high school education, [...]

The 3 Questions Your Fledgling Business NEEDS to Ask

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Yesterday Hub Etzion, a co-working space located in Gush Etzion where I physically sit and serve as its board chair, hosted veteran PR & Communication strategist Alan Weinkrantz.  Alan lent his talents by holding open "office hours" for over five hours for local businesses and startups.  Then, later in the evening he hosted a pizza party [...]

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