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Exiting a business takes a lot of planning and preparation, but one of the first steps the owner needs to take is deciding when to exit. This can be a tough decision to make, but there are a few factors that business owners should consider to help make the decision easier: What is your current […]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that at least three million jobs are not being filled because of the lack of skilled workers. That figure is expected to reach seven million by 2018. It is rather ironic that the post-recession job growth in certain industries, like construction, is accompanied by the great lack of skilled […]

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

(An excerpt from Skoda Minotti’s How a Company is Valued e-book) Investors in publicly-traded companies have the luxury of knowing the value of their investment at virtually any time. An internet connection and a few clicks of a mouse are all its takes to get an up-to-date stock quote. Of all U.S. companies, however, less […]

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

With so much focus in the news about debit and credit card fraud, it’s easy to overlook the rapidly growing economic crime of income tax refund fraud. It’s easy to think about it as something that happens only to other people, but the truth is, there are victims young and old, in every social and […]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Getting organized for your year-end investment review with your financial professional may help make the review process more efficient. Here are some suggestions for making your meeting as productive as possible. Decide what you want to know One of the benefits of a yearly investment review is that it can help you monitor your investment […]

Saturday, October 11, 2014

An inheritance is generally worth only what your heirs get to keep after taxes are paid. So when it comes to leaving a legacy, not all property is created equal–at least as far as federal income tax is concerned. When evaluating whom to leave property to and how much to leave to each person, you […]

Friday, October 10, 2014

Over the last four months, the U.S. dollar increased against foreign currencies and put downward pressure on precious metals. While oil also fell, its correlation to the U.S. dollar index was actually positive, indicating the oversupply and capacity issues were the driver of its fall. The chart below shows the big picture of the U.S. […]

Friday, November 14, 2014

The midterm elections do not seem to be generating a lot of buzz. Perhaps it is me though, not watching the nauseating cable news channels or the general apathy of the nation towards politics, except for watching House of Cards. The S&P 500 price index is up an average of 17% from Nov 1st to […]

Monday, November 3, 2014

You’ve probably seen bit.ly URLs and wondered “Why is that URL so short?” The answer to that and other common Bit.ly questions are below. What is Bit.ly? Bit.ly, Inc. is a quick, and easy-to-use URL shortening service with some basic analytics capabilities tied to it. Why is Bit.ly Used? To make links shorter, less daunting […]

We’ve all seen them – the traditional (and boring) out of office email: “I will be out of the office until Friday, Nov. 7 with limited access to my email. If you have immediate needs, please contact Joe Black at 555-555-5555.” Sure, this gets across what you need it do: You’re out of the office. […]

Skoda Minotti Professional Staffing is currently assisting a manufacturing client in their search for a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant is responsible for analyzing financial information and prepares financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, or other financial activities within the company. As a key member of the finance […]

Skoda Minotti is currently searching for a Tax Manager for our Tax Department. Summary of Responsibilities: The Tax Manager is responsible for the efficient and accurate, complete and timely preparation of all clients’ tax returns and assists Partner, Principal and/or Senior Manager in making decisions on tax situations. This position is responsible for tax compliance, […]

Skoda Minotti and the Risk Advisory Services team invites you to join in the free PCI (Payment Card Industry) Awareness eLearning,* program. This is a training awareness initiative to drive greater learning and protection of payment data worldwide. The offer for free PCI Awareness online training runs for one week from October 13 – 20, […]

Home Depot. Neiman Marcus. Target. We’re all familiar with the biggest retail data breaches, and chances are you’ve been personally affected by at least one of them. Increasingly, it has become common for hackers to steal information from businesses of all sorts and sizes. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have already been […]

August 4, 2014 [Cleveland, Ohio]  Skoda Minotti, a national CPA, financial and business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced the promotions of Robert D. Coode and Sean A. Saari to partners of the professional services firm. “We are proud to appoint Robert and Sean as Partners of the firm. Their dedication to helping our […]

Skoda Minotti, a national CPA, financial and business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced the addition of Laura Rohde as Human Resources Director. Rohde will manage the training and development initiatives, recruiting, retention and performance management for the firm’s Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and Tampa, Florida locations. “We are excited to welcome Laura to the […]