• Determining whether your supply chain business should retain an internal warehouse operation or outsource to a 3PL is not a decision to take lightly. https://www.logisticsbureau.com/category/business-improvement/
  • The UK accounting watchdog has given Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC four years to split their audit and consulting businesses in an effort to improve corporate reporting following a string of high-profile accounting scandals. The Financial Reporting Council said in a statement Monday that the Big 4 firms have until October 23 to submit a plan for implementing “operational separation,” which will need to be completed by June 2024. The move is meant to ensure
  • WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today unveiled the 2019 IRS Data Book, featuring a redesigned format that provides a different and expanded look at IRS accomplishments during the past year. Available now on IRS.gov, the redesigned Fiscal Year 2019 edition of the IRS Data Book provides the annual set of statistical tables summarizing tax filings, revenue collections, taxpayer services, enforcement activities and agency operations. The new Data Book features an updated format with additional
  • American Trucking Associations and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led coalition are sounding the alarm over a provision tucked into the more than 700-page 2019 Defense ization Act that requires federal government contractors to by mid-August rid their companies of prohibited components manufactured by five Chinese companies. The Chinese companies, believed to be potential hackers into U.S. intelligence and defense agencies’ information systems, include Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. The provision also covers

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As the pandemic drags on and re-openings happen in fits and starts, moving ahead and then taking a step back, every business owner I know is struggling to keep the momentum going, keep employees engaged and stay focused on providing great customer service. Some businesses are fighting for their lives, while others are dealing with unprecedented demand and trying to adapt to meet the need. Still others are brand-new business owners who are turning to entrepreneurship for the first time as a replacement for a lost job.

As of this week, about 90% of U.S. businesses surveyed by MetLife and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are open in some capacity — yet 65% are still worried about and preparing for a second wave of the virus. Whatever your situation, these are unprecedented times and they require adaptability and endurance each and every day. To help you do that, we here at CO— (from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) are publishing stories every day to help you keep focused on starting, running and growing your business — even through a pandemic!