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Startups & financial fitness: How tech firms can be a bigger force for good

Startups & financial fitness: How tech firms can be a bigger force for good

Tech startups have the potential to create an increasing number of jobs and help local professionals upskill in order to meet the increasing demand for specialized jobs. Here’s how tech startups can be a positive force for good in the financial lives of so many residents in the Carolinas. 

Exploring stakeholder capitalism: ‘Family firms’ offer a blueprint

Exploring stakeholder capitalism: ‘Family firms’ offer a blueprint

Traditionally, the sole objective of any firm has been to maximize shareholder value. (This is reflected in the shareholder primacy model, as famously articulated by the late Chicago economist Milton Friedman.) However, there is now an open debate as to whether firms have an obligation to consider other stakeholders as well. Let’s look at family operated firms as an option.

Report: Amortizing of R&D poses threat to US jobs, competitiveness

Report: Amortizing of R&D poses threat to US jobs, competitiveness

Starting in 2022, a provision in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will require companies to start amortizing their R&D investments over five years instead of expensing them in the same year they incur the costs. Congress should repeal the rule. Otherwise, jobs will be lost, and U.S. competitiveness will suffer.

Entrepreneurs inspire us despite all that divides, says NC IDEA’s CEO

Entrepreneurs inspire us despite all that divides, says NC IDEA’s CEO

On this Labor Day in a divided America, maybe we can take inspiration from entrepreneurs that don’t waste their time on divisive rhetoric but are united by the power of ideas. They are by nature optimists, and society benefits from their efforts. I just wish more people could be inspired by them to find the common ground that strengthens our nation.

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