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Few women are more inspirational than the inimitable Oprah Winfrey: a poor girl who came from nothing rose from the trenches to become one of the most powerful influencers and icons of the 21st century. How could we not admire her?

Here are just a few things I have learned from Oprah’s boss career that everyone else can, too.
Fairygodboss
By Tiffany Couch
October 4th, 2018

Bid rigging is a fraudulent scheme in which competing parties collude to corrupt the procurement process. The practice perverts a process that is designed to award contracts to the best and most qualified subcontractor, and disrupts the free-market competition because the rigged price is often higher than what it would have been had the bidding .
DJC Oregon
By Tiffany Couch
October 2nd, 2018

Most mid-size to large organizations rely on internal and external audits as a key preventative measure against fraud. The problem is, many CFOs assume that a routine financial audit will reveal financial anomalies that could be fraud. Unfortunately, quite the opposite is true.

Audits almost never find fraud: external audits find it 4% of the time, and internal 15%, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Report to the Nations.
CFO.com
By Tiffany Couch
October 2nd, 2018

Insurance is the safety net that protects individuals and companies in case of damage, theft, injury, illness or loss. Fire, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and freak accidents can quickly decimate a thriving business. When disaster strikes, business owners turn to their agent or broker to help pick up the pieces.
Insurance Journal
By Tiffany Couch
October 1st, 2018

Imagine finding out that your bookkeeper was forging your signature and issuing herself illicit checks. Or that she was using the company credit card to pay personal bills or buy personal items.
Property Casualty 360
By Tiffany Couch
September 27th, 2018

It can be said that fraud is the second oldest profession in the world: After all, where there’s money, there’s money to steal. It’s also an unfortunate reality that dishonest employees exist in all companies, and the hospitality industry is no exception. Occupational fraud—also called internal fraud—is one of the most costly and pervasive threats to businesses today.
Lodging Magazine
By Tiffany Couch
September 24th, 2018

Most public and some private companies require a competitive public bidding process to choose the best qualified contractors who will provide the lowest prices, the best services, and the most innovative solutions.
Construction Business Owner
By Tiffany Couch
September 21st, 2018

Here are 12 are bad habits that I’ve experienced with a number of employees over the years. In some cases, these behaviors cost them their job. The first step to solving these habits is realizing you have them, so read on.
Fairygodboss
By Tiffany Couch
September 19th, 2018

When a business is large enough that the owner must delegate decisions and tasks — even to trusted employees — it can be a psychic shock, especially for entrepreneurs used to doing everything themselves. Many pale at the idea of asking managers and top staffers to take on critical responsibilities like prospecting for and dealing with customers, hiring new workers or overseeing production. Beyond taking pride in being a superhero owner, they fear what might happen if a staffer...
Associated Press
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
September 12th, 2018

Small business is the backbone of the country’s economy, and the Gem State is no exception. Idaho’s small businesses account for 96.6 percent of all business in the state and employ nearly 300,000 workers. Unfortunately, small businesses are twice as likely to become victims of employee fraud as large companies. The median loss per fraud scheme is $200,000, a staggering amount that very often a small business can’t absorb.
Idaho Business Review
By Tiffany Couch
September 7th, 2018

I am a professional, entrepreneur, mom, and wife, with little time most days to exercise or even go to the bathroom! Years ago, I established a morning routine that made a significant impact on my life.

Thanks to these simple steps, I am more balanced, calm and able to tackle my work with purpose. Here's what I do to set my day up for success, all week long:
Fairygodboss
By Tiffany Couch
September 3rd, 2018

“How could you?!” the voice from the audience exclaimed. She simply could not believe it when I told the professional group of forensic accountants that I worked criminal defense cases and thought it was some of the most meaningful work our firm had conducted.

She was incredulous when I explained that most defense attorneys I worked with just wanted to know whether their clients were telling the truth.
King County Bar Association
By Tiffany Couch
September 1, 2018

Payroll fraud is one of the most common forms of employee theft. At its simplest, payroll fraud occurs when someone has access to a company’s funds and its payroll processing system and manipulates that system to siphon additional, illicit monies for personal gain. Even more alarming, the average duration of a payroll fraud scheme is 30 months, by which time the fraudster has potentially stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Vancouver Business Journal
By Tiffany Couch
August 31st, 2018

Payroll fraud is theft of a company's money using the payroll system. Payroll fraud schemes are some of the most financially devastating because they tend to take place over an extended period – on average, this form of asset misappropriation goes undetected for two-and-a-half years.
Accounting Today
By Tiffany Couch
August 20th, 2018

With construction ramping up in many markets, construction firms plan to hire more workers, indicating the industry's continued optimism about a healthy economy. It's news that is both exciting and perhaps a little daunting: hiring competent, qualified tradespeople is challenging under any conditions. No one wants to hire a poor employee—or worse, someone who turns out to be a thief.
Construction Executive
By Tiffany Couch
August 16th, 2018
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