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    1. Here’s Why Being a Thought Leader Isn’t Just Fluff

      Here’s Why Being a Thought Leader Isn’t Just Fluff

      Thought leadership.

      It's been one of the top buzzwords in business for nearly a decade. Yet many seem to write it off as just that — a buzzword, nothing more.

      Thought leadership is another form of content marketing where you tap into either your own experience or someone on your team's experience in order to communicate with your target audience. Becoming a thought leader isn't something that happens overnight, nor is it a result of your pedigree or education.

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    2. Why Is Micromanagement So Infectious?

      Why Is Micromanagement So Infectious?

      Part of the draw of self-managing organizations, like those we explore in our recent HBR article, is their promise to free us from the disease of micromanagement. But they’re not the only cure. Before we get to what works, let’s consider what micromanaging really is and what puts you at risk of doing it. It’s not just a personality or leadership trait that can be blamed on genetic makeup or bad training, as some arguments say. Rather, it’s a breakdown in the fundamentals of delegation.

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    3. IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Louisiana Storm Victims

      IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Louisiana Storm Victims

      The Internal Revenue Service is giving victims of the recent catastrophic storms and flooding in Louisiana until Jan. 17, 2017 to file some of their individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. The IRS said Monday that they, along with workers who are helping with relief activities and are affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization, also qualify for tax relief.

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    4. FASB Proposes Changes in Presentation of Financial Statements

      FASB Proposes Changes in Presentation of Financial Statements

      The Financial Accounting Standards Board has released an exposure draft proposing changes in its conceptual framework related to how items are presented in a financial statement. The exposure draft, Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting: Chapter 7: Presentation, explains the proposals and will become a basis for FASB when it describes presentation requirements in future accounting standards.

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    5. Internal Audit Leveraging Data Visualization Tools

      Internal Audit Leveraging Data Visualization Tools

      Internal audit departments are making greater use of innovative technologies such as data visualization, according to a new report. The report, from Deloitte Global, foresees an increase in dynamic reporting. The use of static text documents and presentations to communicate important information from internal auditors will decline as they rely more on dynamic visualization tools.

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    6. The Top 25 Small Business Apps for 2016 | CPA Practice Advisor

      The Top 25 Small Business Apps for 2016 | CPA Practice Advisor

      Problem solver. Communicator. Financial whiz. Running a small business involves wearing a lot of hats. If you’re looking to increase productivity and organization — or just make your life as an entrepreneur a little easier — a good app might be just what you need. To help you navigate the seemingly endless sea of business apps, NerdWallet compiled a list of our favorites. These 25 can help you stay organized and in charge, no matter which hat you’re wearing.

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    7. Demand for housing continues to outpace supply in Atlanta

      Atlanta’s housing market is seeing solid growth, with new home starts in the area up 8 percent from this time last year.

      According to real estate research firm Metrostudy Corp.’s second-quarter housing report, field research builders started construction on 5,977 new homes -- up 21 percent from the first quarter. Atlanta’s single-family annual starts totaled 20,449 units over the 12 months ending in the second quarter of 2016, up 13 percent year-over-year, and is at its highest construction…

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    8. Georgia State study tracks decline in manufacturing jobs

      Georgia State study tracks decline in manufacturing jobs

      Between the outsourcing of jobs overseas and technological changes in the production process, Georgia business recruiters may no longer find manufacturing worth pursuing. That’s the conclusion of new study from the Center of State and Local Finance at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The report found that manufacturing jobs in Georgia declined by 27.5 percent between 2000 and 2014, a trend interrupted only by a bump immediately following the Great Recession.

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    9. IRS Warns of Robocalling Scammers

      IRS Warns of Robocalling Scammers

      The Internal Revenue Service is seeing a big increase this summer in automated phone calls from con artists pretending to work for the IRS calling innocent taxpayers demanding overdue taxes. The criminals leave urgent callback requests on voice mail telling taxpayers to call back to settle their “tax bill.” The bogus calls generally purport to be the last warning before the IRS takes legal action against unsuspecting taxpayers.

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