Spokane Journal of Business

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Relating to: Accounting

Accountants enjoy ‘employee’s market’

Looking for a career with low unemployment, a respectable salary, and good job prospects? With an unemployment rate of 3 percent, roughly half of the national average, accountants currently are in high demand here and across the country, says Rick Betts...

Business Cents buys building, plans move

Spokane accounting consultant firm Business Cents LLC owner Steffanie Anderson has purchased a 3,200...

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Gifting can help with estate taxes

With historically high exemptions, fewer people are paying federal estate and gift taxes now than de...

Bond investors should be preparing for volatility

For the last 30-plus years, it hasn’t particularly mattered whether you owned bond funds or indivi...

Accurate financials key when selling a business

The market for buying and selling privately held companies has changed substantially during the last few years. The economic downturn significantly reduced sales and profitability of many companies, decreasing the number of companies for sale as would-be ...

Dynasty trusts can provide security for generations

Thanks to lengthening lifespans and changing family structures, many families are relying on pooled resources to address multigenerational financial issues. Adult children may be paying for their parents’ long-term care, while in other cases grandparent...

Intent, planning said keys to philanthropy strategies

While the financial-planning sector is chock-full of rules of thumb and industry-accepted guidelines, developing a charitable-giving strategy is one area with too many variables for a legitimate broad-brushed approach to work, experts say. Veteran fina...

Property valuations tick higher for county

The total property value in Spokane County took an upward turn in 2013 for the first time since 2009, and levy rates leveled off after edging higher every year since 2008, says Spokane County Assessor Vicki Horton. Spokane County’s total assessed value...

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SBA lenders predict volume rebound in 2014

Some lending institutions that are among the leaders here in originating U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loans are anticipating renewed interest from borrowers this year, following a dip in total loan volume in the SBA’s Spokane district in 20...