Business & Industry

CPAs Can Find Advice on How to Add Planning Services

By | 2018-05-17T01:09:02+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Tax|

AICPA has held recent conversations that point to resources CPAs can use on how to remain relevant as the marketplace for tax compliance services is becoming commoditized by advances in [...]

Kopis: Consider These Questions for Your First Machine Learning Project

By | 2018-05-16T16:20:29+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Business & Industry, Technology|

By Jonathan Fowler Senior BI Developer, Kopis “Machine Learning” has eclipsed “Big Data” as the Business Intelligence buzzword. Many available tools make it easier than ever to train, test and [...]

News Roundup: Thousands of SC Technical Jobs are Unfilled, Lexington Co. has State’s Best Cost of Living

By | 2018-05-16T15:55:37+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, News Roundup, Tax|

As Thousands of Technical Jobs go Unfilled, Leaders Debate Ways to Strengthen Workforce With the state’s 4.4% unemployment rate at a near two-decade low, thousands of new residents moving in [...]

Legalized Sports Gambling May Be Tricky Bet in South Carolina

By | 2018-05-16T14:02:40+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The Supreme Court struck down the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that prohibited states from authorizing sports gambling by a 6-3 vote on Monday, May 14. It clears [...]

BREAKING: Senate Introduces Tax Conformity Bill on Final Day of Session

By | 2018-05-10T12:20:52+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

With the hours ticking away before the end of the legislative session, the S.C. Senate introduced a bill for Tax Conformity on Thursday, May 10. The “South Carolina Taxpayer Protection [...]

SBA Offers $150,000 Entrepreneur Grant for Women’s Business Center in SC

By | 2018-05-09T19:13:15+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Business & Industry, Governmental|

The U.S. Small Business Administration will expand its Women's Business Center program to South Carolina by awarding a $150,000 grant to an eligible nonprofit organization. The SBA seeks a host [...] Tool Upgrades Access into Tax-Exempt Organizations

By | 2018-05-09T18:04:11+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Regulatory, Tax|

The IRS introduced an online tool that provides faster, easier access to public information about charities and exempt organizations. Tax Exempt Organization Search replaces EO Select Check, which has been [...]

Letter from the SCACPA CEO: Senate Must Avoid ‘Inertia’ and Take Action on Conformity

By | 2018-05-08T12:43:01+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

South Carolina’s legislative session is set to adjourn on Thursday, May 10, and the fate of a Tax Conformity bill remains in serious question. Cindi Ross Scoppe, the Associate Editor [...]

Kopis: Does Your Data Backlog Look Daunting? Migrate Your SQL Server to Azure to Scale Your Resources

By | 2018-05-04T18:39:51+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Partners, Technology|

By Ryan Geide | Senior Business Intelligence Developer, Kopis As a Structured Query Language Managed Services provider at Kopis, I regularly talk to companies about data management. When it comes [...]

Software Connect: New Buyers are Driving Accounting Software Purchase Trends for 2018

By | 2018-05-03T11:33:07+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, Technology|

Accountants have deep insights into their company's processes, so they should be as equally involved in the selection of new software for their organizations. What drives companies to upgrade to [...]

South State Corp.’s Net Income Rises by $39.9 Million For 1Q, Declares 34-Cent Dividend

By | 2018-05-03T11:27:37+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry|

South State Corp.’s first-quarter 2018 net income was $42.3 million, an increase of $39.9 million from the end-of-year $2.4 million, the company reported. The board of directors of the Columbia-based [...]

Charleston Accounting Startup Ceterus Raises $10 Million in Venture Capital

By | 2018-05-03T11:00:56+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Technology|

Ceterus, one of Charleston’s fastest-growing technology startups since its founding in 2008, has gained $10 million in a round of Series B funding from Richmond, Va.-based Harbert Growth Partners. It [...]

K2 Enterprises: What To Watch For in AI, Blockchain and Big Data

By | 2018-05-03T00:33:18+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Technology|

By Randy Johnston, K2 Enterprises When our K2 team offers a CPE course related to accounting technology, our rule is that we should have content that can be applied the [...]

Charleston’s PhishLabs Aids Feds in Uncovering Massive Iranian Hacking Attacks on Universities

By | 2018-05-04T15:26:22+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Business & Industry, Governmental, Technology|

PhishLabs, a Charleston startup that specializes in Phishing protection, shared what it detected with the FBI about a sophisticated Iranian-based hacking campaign that targeted academic research computers and led to [...]

Gov. McMaster Submits List of 135 SC Sites for Sen. Scott’s Opportunity Zones

By | 2018-05-04T15:26:42+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Business & Industry, Governmental|

SC Gov. Henry McMaster sent a list of 135 sites from around the state to the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday, March 23, to be eligible to receive investments as [...]

Investigation: SC Counties Gave $221M in Tax Breaks to Lure Businesses

By | 2018-05-04T15:00:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Blogs, Business & Industry, Governmental, Regulatory, Tax|

How many tax breaks do South Carolina county governments offer to lure businesses into their borders? There were $221 million in 2016 tax breaks found, according to documents analyzed by [...]