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In The News

We’re a humble group and love to serve people. We also take pride in our knowledge and skills and love to share them with both individuals and the press!

Do You Need a Virtual CFO?

August 15, 2017.  An article to help educate entrepreneurs on the pros and cons of engaging a virtual CFO. more 

2017 Tax Changes: The Million Dollar Question

August 1, 2017. The article was written to update readers on potential tax law changes. more 

A Guide To The IRS Collection Process

July 14, 2017. This article was contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

What’s Your Plan?

June 30, 2017. This article was written to highlight the value of creating, implementing, and tracking against a plan. more 

WHY DID I GET AUDITED BY THE IRS?

May 15, 2017. This article explains the process that goes into selecting specific returns for audit. more 

PROTECT AGAINST TAX IDENTITY THEFT

May 1, 2017. This article was written to make readers aware of income tax related identify theft, ways to prevent it, and what to do if you experience it. more 

WHO EARNED WHAT?

April 14, 2017. This article by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA communicates a narrow issue that affects independent contractors with a Limited Liability Company (LLP) that elect S corporation status with the IRS. more 

THE EVOLUTION OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND THE REASONABLE SALARY

April 3, 2017. This article covering the creation of S corp taxation, a popular election for many business owners, was contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

MANAGING STRESS CAN LEAD TO ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS

March 15, 2017. This article was contributed by Jessica Ahlum, Mindfulness Coach and CEO/Founder of Health Impacts. more 

OPEN SOURCE LEDGERS ARE COMING

March 1, 2017. This article was contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

POOR COMPANY CULTURE CAN LEAD TO FRAUD

February 15, 2017. This article by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA highlights that businesses are at risk for hard and soft losses that arise when otherwise productive and ethical employees are exposed to detractors within and organization. more 

YOUR PATH (ACT) TO R&D TAX CREDIT

February 1, 2017. This article was contributed by Caroline Ballance, CPA. more 

A GUIDE TO THE IRS COLLECTION PROCESS

January 16, 2017. This article was contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

HOW TO INCENTIVIZE EMPLOYEES WITH EQUITY OWNERSHIP

January 2, 2017. The article was written to give readers an overview of some of the equity compensation tools available to scaling and growing companies. more 

POTENTIAL TAX CHANGES UNDER OUR NEXT PRESIDENT

December 15, 2016. This article was contributed by Adam Shay, CPA. more 

START SHAPING YOUR TAX SITUATION NOW

December 1, 2016. This article was written to inform readers of the benefits of tax planning and working to optimize their tax situation. more 

PREPARE NOW FOR 2017 TAX DEADLINE CHANGES

November 15, 2016. This article was written to help readers avoid surprised with changes to the tax filing deadline this coming spring. more 

MISSED THE TAX DEADLINE? DON’T WORRY BUT DON’T WAIT

November 1, 2016. The article was contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK ANY ADVISOR

October 17, 2016. This article was written to provide readers with information to help evaluate potential service providers. more 

A GUIDE TO TAX NOTICES AND HOW TO HANDLE THEM

October 3, 2016. This article was written to cover the most common tax notices received and to encourage individuals and businesses to engage a CPA if they receive such a notice. more 

A NEW APPROACH TO WILMINGTON’S GROWTH

September 1, 2016. This article was contributed by Adam Shay, CPA. more 

COMPLYING WITH NEW FEDERAL OVERTIME REGULATIONS

August 23, 2016. Adam Shay, CPA explains new regulations regarding overtime pay for white-collar workers, set to take effect on December 1. more 

IT’S ALL ABOUT PACE

August 15, 2016. This article was written to help raise awareness of pace as it pertains to your business. more 

sale-LEASEBACK STRATEGIES FOR EXIT AND GROWTH

August 1, 2016. An in-dept look at sale-leaseback strategies, contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

INTERNAL CONTROL – HOW SWEET IT IS

July 15, 2016. This article by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA was written to give readers a better understanding of how internal controls work to protect a business. more 

LESSONS LEARNED FROM ELON MUSK

July 1, 2016. This article was contributed by Adam Shay, CPA. more 

PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS EXIT

June 15, 2016. This article was written to highlight some of the tax-related issues pertaining to the sale of a business. more 

HOW TO PREVENT ELDER FRAUD

June 1, 2016. Part II of a two-part series contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL ELDER FRAUD

May 15, 2016. Part I of a two-part series contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

LESSONS FROM GREAT WOLF LODGE

May 1, 2016. This article was contributed by Adam Shay, CPA. more 

COMPANY CULTURE AS A CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR

April 15, 2016. This article was contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more  

THE VICIOUS SELF-EMPLOYED TAX CYCLE

April 1, 2016. This article by Meridith Belcher explains ways self-employed individuals can work to relieve themselves of being behind on taxes. more 

HOW SHOULD YOU PRICE YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE?

March 15, 2016. Adam Shay, CPA shares his insights and thoughts on pricing. more  

Why We Always Need to Be Innovating

February 15, 2016. Adam Shay, CPA shares his belief on why innovation is well worth the risk. more 

Help Up Help Others

February 1, 2016. This article by Meridith Belcher highlights the different ways Adam Shay, CPA gives back to its community. more 

Next Glass, Post-Untapped Merger, & 9 More Startups to Watch in Wilmington

January 20, 2016. This ExitEvent article was contributed by Adam Shay, CPA. more 

Blood From a Turnip

January 15, 2016. This article was contributed by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA. more 

Why I Am Excited About Starting a WALE of a New Year

January 1, 2016. This article highlights new, local entrepreneurial organizations. more 

Modern Family

December 15, 2015. This article by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA discusses efforts being made to implement more sophisticated tax and estate planning to meet the needs of the modern family. more 

Don’t Be Afraid to Soar in the Cloud

December 1, 2015. This article by Lauren McKenzie, CPA outlines the benefits of cloud accounting software. more 

Caveat Venditor – Seller Beware?

November 15, 2015. This article by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA was written to help businesses understand the liability for fraudulent purchases that they are exposed to if they failed to become EMV compliant since the October 1, 2015 deadline. more 

Can Cucalorus Create a SxSW-Like Experience in Wilmington?

November 3, 2015. This article was written to highlight the events in Cucalorus Connect and to encourage members of the business community to attend. more 

Why Entrepreneurship is Optimism in the Future

October 15, 2015. Adam Shay, CPA shares his optimism about the future of entrepreneurship in the Cape Fear region. more 

Litigation: Making Cents Out of All the Numbers

October 1, 2015. This article by Richard Pasquantonio CPA/CFF, CFE, CDFA explains what a CFF is and explains how their services can provide value during litigation. more 

What are Your 5 Pillars?

September 15, 2015. This article was written to illustrate the importance of company core values and to cover some of the processes to help identify and share core values if you have not already done so. more 

Problem Solving Requires Valid Data

September 1, 2015. This article was written to cover the importance of valid data in order to make personal and business decisions. more 

Why Discounts Can Destroy Your Business

August 15, 2015. This article was written to cover the dangers of relying on discounting and price competition and to encourage businesses to look elsewhere for competitive advantages. more 

Will Downtown Wilmington Become NC’s Newest Startup Hub?

August 4, 2015. This article by Adam Shay, CPA highlights Wilmington Businesses that have made the move to Downtown Wilmington. more 

The Role of a Virtual CFO

August 1, 2015. This article was written to educate entrepreneurs on the pros and cons of engaging a virtual CFO. more 

Business is About More Than Numbers

July 15, 2015. This article was written to encourage entrepreneurs to find their true passions and incorporate them into their business model and to use their business model to influence others. more 

Why You Should Be Using KPIs

July 1, 2015. This article was written to help to help understand how KPIs can be a great way to improve the performance of your business. more 

Why You Should See Your CPA More Than Once a Year

June 15, 2015. This article was written to expose more people to the concept of tax planning. more 

Why You Should Leave Cash in Your Business

June 1, 2015. This article helps you understand why business owners need to keep working capital in the business and to offer some steps to get there. more 

Silicon Valley Tools for Wilmington’s Beach Startups

October 9, 2014. This article written by Adam Shay, CPA covers some of the advantages that new business tools, such as Elite Innovations MakerSpace, are offering for entrepreneurs. more 

 

Business of Beer: Challenging, Costly and Friendly

August 13, 2014. This article written by Adam Shay, CPA covers some of the lessons shared at a recent UNCW CIE Business of Beer at the Beach event. more 

 

CPAs Volunteer Time at Food Bank

September 20, 2013. This news story covers the NCACPA’s 2013 day of service event at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. more 

 

Support Entrepreneur Center

August 23, 2013. Adam’s editorial covers the reasons why the entire community should support the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). more 

 

Tax Reform to Usher in Number of Changes

August 2, 2013. This feature article focuses on some of the nuances of the NC tax law changes that were passed July 23, 2013. more 

 

Info Junkie: Adam Shay

August 5, 2013. This short piece covers some of Adam’s favorite ways to get information. more 

 

Affordable Care Act Small Business Terms

June 12, 2013. This front page article covers some of the ways that business owners can approach the Affordable Care Act in a more positive way (making lemonade out of lemons). more 

 

Prepping for Tax Season: What Real Estate Agents Need to Know

February 21, 2013. Adam and other knowledgable tax professionals share tips for those in the real estate profession. more 

 

Tax Reform Requires Better Plans

February 21, 2013. This editorial covers Adam’s encouragement for the NC legislature to have a more strategic approach to NC tax reform. more 

 

In Business to do More Than Earn a Dollar

September 16, 2011. This article covers Adam’s approach to business and his thoughts about being one of the first Certified B Corporations in Wilmington. more