Friday Five Business Briefing – August 24, 2018


Here’s news to help you run your business better, including answers from the IRS on pass-through deductions and how spending time in nature benefits you and your team.

  1. The IRS finally provides (some) guidance on the 20% pass-through deduction — When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law last December, it created a lot of questions on how the pass-through deduction works. Forbes contributor Tony Nitti explains the good and bad of the new regulations.
  2. Do disagreeable people make the best employees?­ — A disagreeable “giver” can help organizations avoid complacency. Get the whole story on how contrarians can challenge the status quo and push for painful but necessary changes.
  3. Planning to sell your business? ­­­— When it’s time to put your exit strategy in place, avoid these four major mistakes that could sabotage your plans.
  4. Get more attention from Google­ — Google My Business is the place where you can control how your business appears on Google Search, Google Maps and Google+. Find out how to leverage Google My Business to reach more customers
  5. It’s the end of August and you’re stuck in the office — Going outdoors for even just a few minutes can improve your health. Find out how nature can boost team and individual performance.

Thank you to our Friday Five sources: Forbes, Quartz at Work, Inc. and Harvard Business Review.

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