Fri.Oct 08, 2021

White House Mulls Executive Order for Crypto Guidance

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An executive order regarding cryptocurrency is being considered by the Biden administration, with the White House mulling a government-wide approach to digital currency oversight, Bloomberg reported on Friday (Oct. 8), citing unnamed sources.

Why an Outsourced Accounting Department Makes Sense

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Does an outsourced accounting service make sense? You bet it does. That is why outsourced accounting services are a growing trend among companies today. More and more businesses are allowing outsourced services to take care of their accounting functions.

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El Salvador’s President a Bitcoin Booster, But Data Point to Uneven Embrace 

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Roughly a month into the grand bitcoin experiment in El Salvador, how it’s going depends on how you look at it. In the “it’s going gangbusters” camp, we might present as Exhibit A the fast and furious tweets of President Bukele, who said on that social media platform Thursday (Oct.

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3 Keys to Working Smarter, Not Harder in Business

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Work Smarter, Not Harder. At SmartScout , we built our business around the idea of working “smarter”. Easy enough to say. What steps can small business owners take to work smarter? Glad you asked. The three keys to working smarter, not harder, in business are education, technology, and delegation.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Crypto Users More Likely to Use Mobile Wallets in Cross-Border Remittances

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MoneyGram ’s recent announcement that it will be partnering with the Stellar Development Foundation , a nonprofit organization, on an eWallet offering with near-instant settlements in Circle's U.S.

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Celebrating Women’s Small Business Month: Advice from Xendoo CEO and Founder, Lil Roberts

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National Women’s Small Business Month celebrates women’s achievements in business, and highlights what they bring to their communities as small business owners.

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How to Use a Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce

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How is a lifestyle analysis used in a divorce case? Attorney Miles Mason discusses how he uses the report, more specifically the numbers that he is most concerned about. Divorce and Family Law Videos

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Data Brief: 27% of Consumers Plan to Dine Out in Next Three Months 

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The pandemic is lingering, but bit by bit, we are venturing out. The digital shift is firmly in place, too – but that doesn’t mean we’re going to be stuck indoors staring at screens forever.

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Who Drives You Nuts? Flashback Friday

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“A thought that sometimes makes me hazy: Am I – or are the others crazy?” ” – Albert Einstein. In almost every CPA firm there are partners who drive people nuts? Even if you are a partner, there are other partners who drive you nuts. I guess it is just human nature. Here is a Flashback Post t hat describes partners who might drive you nuts! Have a good weekend

Apple Pay at 7 Data Shows Promising Future for Digital Wallets, Despite Slow Uptake

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Fans of the Apple Inc. ecosystem fell in love with its smooth interoperability, whether it was sharing YouTube videos to Facebook, taking FaceTime video calls years before Zoom took off, or enjoying all manner of smartphone experiences delivered in a unified platform fashion.

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Path to Becoming a CFO with Kelly Steckelberg, CFO at Zoom

Speaker: Jeff Epstein, Veteran Tech CFO, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg

Join us for this very special conversation between veteran tech CFO, Jeff Epstein, and Zoom CFO, Kelly Steckelberg. The session gives us an opportunity to showcase the changes over time for CFOs, and draw comparisons between enterprise and fast-growing, early-stage companies.

NCR Intros Freshop eCommerce Tool To Northgate Gonzalez Markets

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NCR launched its eCommerce solution Freshop to grocery chain Northgate Gonzalez Market to offer the supermarket’s 42 California stores in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties an easier way to handle online sales, according to a press release.

Bakkt/Google Partnership Enables Widespread Access to Digital Assets

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The digital asset marketplace Bakkt is working with Google on a project that will extend access to digital assets to millions of new customers. Bakkt announced the partnership on Friday (Oct.

BaaS Startup Productfy Notches $16M Led by CM Ventures

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Banking-as-a-service startup Productfy raised $16 million in a Series A funding round led by CM Ventures, with participation by existing investors Point72 Ventures, 500 Startups and Envestnet Yodlee.

New Study Finds Strong Demand for Lease-to-Own Options Amid the BNPL Boom

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Digital B2B Payments Evolution Headed Toward Virtual Wallets, Predictive Analytics

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B2B payments have been a long-term laggard compared to their consumer counterparts, as many old-school paper checks and disconnected legacy software systems contribute to payment delays that can take weeks.

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USEND: Compliance Automation Critical in Making X-Border Payments Faster and Cheaper

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The great digital shift has enabled all sorts of merchants, particularly small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), to move beyond their home territories and cross borders to tap new markets.

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Chipotle on the Debit and Digital Ordering Opportunity

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The nation’s love affair with credit cards appears to be fading as the share of debit card use rises. One study found that debit-backed transactions eclipsed credit spending for the first time last year. Debit cards are especially popular among younger consumers, many of whom lack access to credit.

Connected Car Weekly: Automakers Ramp up Subscriptions, Payments and Repair Appointments 

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It was a big week for in-car connected services subscriptions, with General Motors going all-in by forming a digital business team and announcing that growing subscription revenues will be a big part of the company’s plan to double its revenues. .

Rethinking the Concept of the Employee: How Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Accounting Business

Speaker: Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP

The very mention of the word "Outsourcing" is enough to send shivers down the employee spine. However, this gut reaction - while understandable - is merely based on misconceptions. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean mass layoffs and transplanting offshore. Rather, it could be utilized as an employee-friendly way to assuage an overburdened staff, relieve productivity bottlenecks, and stimulate growth. Join Dixie McCurley, Principal, Digital Advisory at Cherry Bekaert LLP, for this enlightening discussion on the ins and outs of outsourcing, and what it can do for your practice.

Instacart’s FoodStorm Taps Self-Service to Bring the Digital Shift Into Stores

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The digital shift continues to sweep through the grocery industry, turning stores into omnichannel hubs. On Thursday (Oct. 7), Instacart announced the acquisition of catering software company FoodStorm.

Lumiera Health Debuts D2C Platform

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Natural health product company Lumiera Health Inc. on Friday (Oct. 8) debuted its new direct-to-consumer (D2C) eCommerce platform, Holizen.com, giving Canadian customers the ability to buy Holizen Brand health tonics, supplements and Bazzzics sleep aids.

5G Service Reaches 230M Americans, Phone Carriers Say

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As the two-year rollout of 5G cellular service continues, separate announcements from the big three phone carriers show that each is reaching at least 230 million Americans. According to an AT&T and Frontier Communications announcement Wednesday (Oct.

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NatWest Acquires Youth-Geared FinTech RoosterMoney

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London financial institution NatWest has acquired youth-oriented FinTech startup RoosterMoney for an undisclosed amount, according to a press release. The pocket money app launched five years ago in London has roughly 130,000 customers in the U.K.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Kenyan B2B Distribution Firm MarketForce Expands to Nigeria

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MarketForce, a Kenyan company providing B2B distribution for retail clients, is expanding in the wake of a recent funding round. As Disrupt Africa reported on Friday (Oct. 8), the company plans to begin operations in Nigeria, helping merchants with FMCG (fast-moving commercial goods) issues.

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Going Digital, But Staying Personal, Means Customer Considerations Must Come First

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If you ask most credit unions to list their biggest competitive advantage that other financial players don’t have, you’d likely hear of their ability to meet members’ needs or to stay laser-focused on the people they serve.

JPMorgan, AB InBev, Mars Say Direct-to-Consumer and B2B Platforms Represent ‘The Future of Shopping’

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The ultimate value proposition for commerce, in the midst of the pandemic, is getting what you want, when you want it.

Patients to Providers: Healthcare Billing Should Be Seamless, Frictionless and Transparent

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As patients have become responsible for paying more and more of the costs of healthcare, they have begun to think and act more like they do in other aspects of their lives — as consumers.

10 Pragmatic Guidelines to Inspire Trust in Your Accounting Firm During COVID Times

Speaker: Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at Goldin Group LLC

The accounting profession has been moving from transactional to advisory work. Advisory work is based on relationships and an ongoing dialogue. The pandemic has forced many firms into a remote environment. The implicit trust of a face-to-face interaction is gone. So how do you rebuild or reproduce that trust, key to a relationship, in a remote environment. Can it be done and if so how to best execute? Join Javier Goldin, Managing Partner at the Goldin Group, LLC, for this enlightening discussion on the elements of engendering trust.

Building Trust Is Key to Achieving Wider Uptake of Emerging Technologies

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Customer trust plays a significant role in purchase decision-making, and companies know how important it is to build a trustworthy brand or concept that will attract and retain customers long term.

BIS Conference: PBoC Boss Yi Gang Warns of More FinTech Enforcement

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Enforcement against technology companies that engage in anti-competitive practices will remain an enforcement focus of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), central bank governor Yi Gang said at the Regulating Big Tech conference hosted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

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African FinTech Finclusion Raises $20M for Enterprise Development

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Finclusion Group , which works with online monetary and credit score providers using artificial intelligence (AI)-driven methods across Africa, recently raised $20 million for enterprise development across the continent, according to a Euro Journal report Friday (Oct. 8). .

First Pandemic Loan Scammer Sent To Federal Prison After Faking Suicide

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A Massachusetts man was remanded to federal prison after being charged with fraudulently obtaining Pandemic Paycheck Protection (PPP) loans in the amount of $543,000 and then faking his suicide to evade arrest, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Managing Security Issues with a Remote Workforce while Continuing to Grow Your Practice

Speaker: Jim Bourke, Managing Director Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown

In this discussion, Jim Bourke, Managing Director Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown, will share his perspective on what he witnessed during this period of change – the good and the bad, and he’ll share some of the best practices for security and privacy in our space around technology and innovative advisory offerings in this new world.