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Helpful Articles

8 Entrepreneurial Milestones That Deserve to Be Celebrated   

Starting your own business is not easy. It takes a lot of courage, passion and skill to build a business from the ground up. Entrepreneurs who achieve this goal should celebrate their accomplishments while not losing sight of the big picture along the way. There are often key takeaways and lessons learned from previous successes that can guide and inform your entrepreneurial journey. Read more.   

How Thinking Like a Business Owner and Marketer Helps You Build a Successful Career  

The era of holding the same job for 30-plus years is virtually over. With so many people changing employers and going after the next best thing, you need to start thinking three moves ahead. Meaning, that as an employee, you need to shift your mindset to being a business owner. Read more.  

Why Assessing Goals Midyear Is Essential To Success  

The middle of the year might seem like the perfect time to disengage from goals and planning to take some time to stop and smell the roses. However, it's really the perfect time to pause and evaluate your professional and personal goals, while allowing enough time for course correction and adjustment. Read more

How to Know Whether Entrepreneurship Is the Right Next Career Move for You  

If you haven’t already, you’ll eventually reach a crossroads in your career where you’re faced with three choices: stay with your current employer, find another company to work for or work for yourself. Here are three questions to ask yourself to make sure entrepreneurship would be a good choice for you. Read more


Helpful Websites

Entrepreneur’s Handbook

IRS (Business Section)

IRS (Employer Identification Numbers)


Inc (Startup Section)  

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

U.S. Small Business Administration (State Business Licensing)    

The Self Employed  

National Association for the Self-Employed  

How to Start a New Business (U.K.)  

Small Business (Canada)


Helpful Tools

Book: "The Power of Habit"  

Magazine: Entrepreneur

Blog: Passion for Business   

Magazine: Industry Leaders   

Book: "The Small Business Start-Up Kit"   

Book: "The Small Business Start-Up Guide"   

Book: "LLC vs. S-Corp vs. C-Corp: Explained in 100 Pages or Less"   

Book: "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People"   

Book: "The Lean Startup"

Fraud Resources

2020 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has completed its 2020 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals. Based on participant responses, the median total compensation for a CFE is $95,937, compared to $71,809 for non-CFE.

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Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations

Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations provides an analysis of 2,110 cases of occupational fraud that were investigated between January 2020 and September 2021. All information was provided by Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated those cases. The fraud cases in our study came from 133 countries throughout the world — providing a truly global view into the plague of occupational fraud.