About SBAC’s Blog

Need guidance on how to secure a business loan? Install a surveillance system? Negotiate a lease for your office? These are a few examples of the types of posts you’ll find in the SBAC blog. Our goal is to share information designed to help members effectively manage and grow their businesses.


If you’re an SBAC member and would like to share your expertise with your peers, we welcome your contributions to the blog. Click here to download our guidelines.


For more information,
please contact SBAC Blog
co-Managing Editors:


Lyndsey Kramer
Digital Third Coast


Garry Polodna
SOAR Creative Group

Blog posts can be submitted directly to Amy Masters at amy@sbacil.org.

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A Resource for Small Businesses

Is the person preparing your tax returns qualified to do so?

With 60% of tax return preparers operating without any oversight or education requirement, the Internal Revenue Service wants to identify qualified preparers. But a district court struck down IRS regulations creating the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) designation in 2013, so now the IRS has created a similar—but voluntary—program for the 2015 filing season.

This is a big caveat emptor for taxpayers. 

I anticipate that IRS will use the...

In A Good Day to Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) used a Samsung B7330 Omnia Pro satellite phone to help outmaneuver the Russians. These days, more and more small businesses are joining the likes of international heroes and CIA operatives for one reason: the urgent need for data protection on mobile devices.
Earlier this year, the Lera Blog reported that about eight out of ten employees use personal equipment in the workplace, yet barely half of their organizations actually condone or prepare for it. The concept is called Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. A recent Forbes headline reads like an action-packed thriller: BYOD: The Most Dangerous Acronym for a Small Business. Yikes!
One solution is Mobile Device Management, or...

Life insurance performance

If you have cash value life insurance parked within a trust, do you know how it’s performing? Don’t you think you should?

Lately we’ve fielded lots of requests to audit life insurance performance from people with policies held within a trust. They’re concerned about risk management. You should be, too—it’s your (and your children’s) future at stake. But you may not have a clear idea of how your insurance is performing. Here’s why.

You bought a policy based on an illustration.

When you purchased your policy, you were shown an illustration to demonstrate how it was designed to function. But an illustration is only an example, based on multiple...