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One of the ways Mercadien accelerates client and community success is by continually enhancing and sharing knowledge.  By offering our expertise and thought leadership on key business and industry trends and issues, we’re a better resource to you. It benefits everyone to keep minds sharp and fingers on the pulse of what’s critical in today’s dynamic environment.

We’re pleased to provide articles, news, and information to help you stay up-to-date on topics affecting your organization; learn about best practices and processes in relevant fields; and simplify the business and financial complexities you may face.

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Properly Allocate Your Combined Business & Vacation Travel Expenses

January 20, 2016 | By: Richard S. WillingerIf you go on a business trip within the U.S. and add on some vacation days, you know you can deduct some of your expenses. The question is how much. First, let’s cover just the pure transportation expenses. Transportation costs to and from the scene of your business activity are 100% deductible as long as…Read More

How Buy-Sell Agreements Can Ensure Continuity

January 20, 2016 | By: Myron M. GellmanIf you own a closely held business with at least one other partner, certain steps can be taken to guard against business disruption if you or the partner unexpectedly dies or becomes disabled. One of the most important steps is to create a buy-sell agreement. A buy-sell agreement is a critical component of business continuation…Read More

Rick Willinger Featured in MidJersey Magazine on Tax Tips for Business Owners

January 15, 2016With the start of 2016, many business owners are looking at the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. But this may also be the right time to take a look back, especially when it comes to your income tax return. Most CPAs will tell you to start your business and personal tax planning as early as possible. This…Read More

Accounting Today Features Mercadien Day of Service to Support Local Community

December 17, 2015Nearly 100 employees from The Mercadien Group recently participated in a day of service for three local nonprofits in Princeton, NJ – the Hamilton YMCA, HomeFront and Womanspace. Held at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center last week, the event consisted of teams of Mercadien professionals assembling and decorating a variety of gifts for children, including…Read More

MidJersey Chamber of Commerce Features Mercadien Group’s Day of Service

December 16, 2015Demonstrating the community involvement, professional teamwork and holiday spirit that have been an important and recognized focus of the firm for more than 50 years, nearly 100 employees from The Mercadien Group recently participated in a day of service that the firm organized for the benefit of three local nonprofit organizations – the Hamilton YMCA,…Read More

Mercadien Hosts Day of Service to Support Community and Celebrate Holidays

December 16, 2015Demonstrating the community involvement, professional teamwork and holiday spirit that have been an important and recognized focus of the firm for more than 50 years, nearly 100 employees from The Mercadien Group recently participated in a day of service that the firm organized for the benefit of three local nonprofit organizations – the Hamilton YMCA,…Read More

The Latest Cyber Security Risks and Developments Affect Public Entities

December 10, 2015 | By: Blase E. Salvatore, IITechnological security is not only increasingly important today, but also undergoing a directional shift due to the prevalence and ingenuity of cyber-hackings. The true statistics about these are more alarming than may be realized from the handful of high-profile corporate and IRS incidents recently in the news.  The risks associated with IT security alone apply to and reverberate throughout an…Read More

MDS Foundation – Fortune 500 IT Support at Small Nonprofit Pricing

November 30, 2015 | By: The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation was established by an international group of physicians and researchers to provide an ongoing exchange of information relating to MDS. Since its inception, MDS has conducted 12 international symposia in Austria, the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Japan, Italy, Greece, Scotland, and Berlin. A major…Read More

MidJersey Chamber Features Nonprofit Cyber Security Article by Sherise Ritter

November 12, 2015The MidJersey Chamber of Commerce Features a Guest Blog By Mercadien’s Sherise Ritter, about nonprofit assessment of cyber security risks and preparedness. Technological security is the first hot topic in our new series, introduced last issue, on the major trends affecting the nonprofit sector. Not only is the topic increasingly important to nearly everyone today, but it…Read More

Nonprofits Should Assess Cyber Security Risks and Preparedness

November 10, 2015 | By: Sherise D. RitterTechnological security is the first hot topic in our new series, introduced last issue, on the major trends affecting the nonprofit sector. Not only is the topic increasingly important to nearly everyone today, but it is also undergoing a directional shift due to the prevalence and ingenuity of cyber-hackings. The true statistics about these hackings are more alarming…Read More