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February 7, 2023

Debora E. May, Co-founder of May Barnhard Investments, Recognized in Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Financial Advisors Hall of Fame

Debora E. May, senior advisor at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) and co-founder of May Barnhard Investments (MBI), the firm’s financial advisory subsidiary, was named to the Top Financial Advisors Hall of Fame by Washingtonian Magazine. The hall of fame, whose members were published in the February issue, includes advisors recognized by peers multiple times over the years since Washingtonian began publishing its top financial advisors list in 2009. May co-founded MBI to provide comprehensive financial planning, tax planning and… Read more ›

February 3, 2023

Expanding Your Nonprofit’s Benefit Offerings

Many job seekers and others assume that not-for-profit organizations offer fewer or less-generous fringe benefits to employees than for-profit companies. But that’s not necessarily true. According to a recent survey by the Nonprofit Times, 87% of nonprofit employers offer a health insurance plan. But as the Kaiser Family Foundation has found, only 49% of private for-profit companies with three to nine workers offer health insurance coverage to workers.Larger for-profit companies generally do offer health insurance and other benefits. So your… Read more ›

February 3, 2023

Is Your Not-for-Profit Organization in Survival Mode?

The not-for-profit sector is extremely competitive and even a relatively small shift of fortunes can threaten an organization’s future. When events such as the death of a major donor or the loss of grants, organizations turn to their leaders to minimize the damage and restore stability. But all too often there is no plan in place to tackle risks. Astute not-for-profit leaders don’t wait for a storm. By making a risk analysis and confronting the possibilities ahead of time, they… Read more ›

February 2, 2023

How to Hold a Successful Project Closeout Meeting

They say hindsight is 20/20. You can take advantage of that hindsight by holding regular project closeout meetings to find nuggets of truth about how the project went and learn from them. Not every project makes money for your firm. You can find ways to improve project and accounting management if you set a tone of openness to genuine feedback that will filter down to your project managers and other key employees. Here are some guidelines for success in this… Read more ›

February 2, 2023

Help the Disabled and Your Business

Here’s a tax break you might not have considered: Your business could be eligible for a tax credit for money you spend to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law requires companies with 15 or more employees to make reasonable accommodations in the workplace for disabled employees. (Reasonable accommodations must be made on a case-by-case basis and are not required when the cost would cause an undue hardship.) Eligible small businesses can claim a credit equal… Read more ›