Mary Gregory

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Mary Gregory is a Partner with the accounting firm of Weil, Akman, Baylin & Coleman, P.A. in Timonium, Maryland. She is a CPA with concentrations in business and taxation. She was a partner in Jones Hall Advisors until merging her firm in 2013. She is a founding member of the Christian Professional Network.

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Employees Working at Home? Rethink Your Space Needs

Employees Working at Home? Rethink Your Space Needs

| September 17, 2020

For some employees, working from home is a personally liberating experience that contributes to greater productivity. For others, not so much. By now, if you have had a significant number of employees doing their jobs from home, you may have enough experience to assess whether remote working arrangements are a net plus for your business. Or […]

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Myths and Truths about Business Valuation

Myths and Truths about Business Valuation

| July 14, 2020

  The business valuation profession has grown rapidly since 1980. Over the decades, it has developed from a rudimentary process into a highly sophisticated mix of art and science to determine the value of a business or business interest. However, many business owners and investors fail to understand the valuation process and its results. Here are […]

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Can Your Business Survive and Even Thrive in These Trying Times?

Can Your Business Survive and Even Thrive in These Trying Times?

| June 15, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused difficulties for millions of businesses — from family-owned restaurants and niche manufacturers to multinational airlines and oil companies. As the economy slowly reopens across the country, old ways of doing things clearly won’t work for most business operations. But there’s a potential upside: Major economic disruptions may provide opportunities […]

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Businesses: Think about Tomorrow When Hunkering Down Today

Businesses: Think about Tomorrow When Hunkering Down Today

| May 14, 2020

  Until recently, the number one concern for many employers was finding and retaining top talent. Today, to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of those same businesses are being forced to shed workers en masse. If you haven’t yet pared down your workforce or need to do some more trimming, what are your options? How […]

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How to Manage COVID-19 Related Business Risks

How to Manage COVID-19 Related Business Risks

| April 9, 2020

The coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) outbreak has had a crippling effect on the global economy. This is clearly uncharted territory. As millions around the globe do their best to minimize their exposure to the virus, business owners and managers face an uncertain and stressful future. Faced with faltering demand, anxious employees, health safety risks and a lack […]

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New E-Filing Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations

New E-Filing Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations

| March 12, 2020

Under a little-noticed provision buried deep in the Taxpayer First Act, tax-exempt organizations will be required to file certain information returns and related forms electronically. Background Information The Taxpayer First Act, signed by President Trump on July 1, 2019, requires the IRS to modernize operations and improve taxpayer protections. Accordingly, most of the provisions in the new […]

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Expanding Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses

Expanding Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses

| October 14, 2019

A new final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) clarifies some of the ins and outs of multiple employer plans (MEPs). These are defined contribution retirement plans — such as 401(k) plans — that are sponsored by an association or employer group on behalf of member employers. The idea behind multiple employer plans (MEPs) is […]

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Using Artificial Intelligence In The Business World

Using Artificial Intelligence In The Business World

| July 18, 2019

With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), businesses across almost every sector find themselves entering uncharted territory. While still in its infancy, AI offers the potential to transform virtually every aspect of how companies operate. Brave New World AI is expected to increase revenue and profits, lower costs, drive improvements in customer service and assist in the creation of […]

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Going Cashless? Exploring the Cashless Movement in Retail

Going Cashless? Exploring the Cashless Movement in Retail

| May 13, 2019

Cash as a form of legal tender isn’t yet as obsolete as 8-track tapes and VCRs. But it’s definitely less popular with certain demographic groups than others. Only 30% of all retail transactions were completed using cash in 2018. This is down from 40% in 2012, according to the Federal Reserve. And that trend is expected […]

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Crowdsourcing May Help Solve Your Staffing Needs

Crowdsourcing May Help Solve Your Staffing Needs

| April 9, 2019

When you think of “crowdsourcing,” you probably think about people trying to raise money for a charitable purpose from friends, acquaintances and like-minded people on the Internet. But in the world of recruiting, crowdsourcing has now caught on in a big way. A Strong Platform Much of the work of a recruitment agency, in addition […]

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