Small business news from around the web: November 4 – 8, 2019

Written on May 01, 2020

The new Uber law’s ripple effect
California recently passed Assembly Bill 5, which reclassifies a swath of independent contractors, including gig economy workers, as employees. The landmark legislation could change the employment status of more than 1 million Californians. Opponents say the law could negatively affect a wide range of employers, from small churches to wineries.

How accounting and finance professionals can use data to gain superpowers
When FP&A, accounting, tax and audit professionals can proficiently read, work with, analyze and argue with data, they gain superpowers. These powers give you the ability to complete tasks with incredible speed, unleash spectacular results for clients and ultimately gain an astonishing edge on your competitors.

Responding to the growing gig economy
More people are patching together their incomes with less-traditional contracting and freelance work. Learn more about this trend and how CPAs can play a role.

Amazon unveils Small Business Academy to help third-party sellers bolster e-commerce presence
Amazon has announced a new series of classes and programs to help small businesses make money selling goods online. The new Amazon Small Business Academy includes in-person seminars, community college courses and webinars. 

Tech Corner — New bait for classic cyberscams
We’ve all heard of phishing, but what about smishing? It’s basically the same fraudulent formula, but instead of sending bogus emails, cybercriminals use text messages to scam their victims. As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, learn how to guard against cyber fraud — phishing, smishing or otherwise.

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