The CBD Blog

Find peer advice, partner insights, and industry updates – all here in the CBD blog, ‘At The Helm’! With contributions from our entire team, we blog about the things that interest you.

Supreme Court Removes Double Tax for Maryland Residents

In a new case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some Maryland residents have been double taxed on income earned in other states. Although the case deals only with Maryland, it is creating questions about the way some other states and localities tax their residents. This article provides details about the case, as well as the states and jurisdictions that might be affected by the ruling.

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Minimizing Your Risk of Cyber Breach

Proactive business owners worry about the risk of cyber breaches. And for good reason: Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White just named cyber threats as the biggest systematic risk facing the financial markets and U.S. economy. Here’s some advice to help businesses lower their risk of future cyber breaches.

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B Corps: To Be or Not to Be?

If your company wants to be seen as a leader in corporate responsibility, consider applying to become a certified “B Corp.” It’s a prestigious rating awarded by B Lab, a not-for-profit organization. So far, more than 1,000 companies from 33 countries in over 60 industries have met B Lab’s rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

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Warning: Many Consumers Think Targeted Online Ads Are Creepy

Have you ever visited an e-commerce or social media site and been surprised that the ads sometimes mirror your recent Internet searches and purchases? Some online retailers data mine consumers’ online research and shopping habits. Then, they customize their ads to meet consumers’ potential real-time needs. But a recent study shows that this type of marketing strategy can sometimes backfire. Here’s why.

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