March 29, 2018/Furniture Insights

March 2018 Furniture Insights

New orders up 2% in January 2018 according to our latest Furniture Insights. With April Market on the horizon, overall consumer confidence remains quite favorable and indicates further strong growth in the months ahead. Higher consumer confidence may not have a direct correlation on higher consumer spending, however, especially given recent volatility in the stock market.

March 29, 2018/Press Release

James Mitchell Named NAIOP Piedmont Triad Member of the Year

At the 2018 NAIOP NC Annual Conference, Smith Leonard Assurance and Advisory Partner James Mitchell was recognized as the 2018 Member of the Year for the Piedmont Triad.

Global REITs Well-Poised to Weather Economic Turbulence

“What goes up, must come down.” That familiar refrain echoes in the back of economists’ mind every time the Dow soars to new record-breaking heights, a quasi-regular occurrence last year. After more than 70 record closes in 2017, the markets fell in early February and major indices posted their worst weekly declines in more than two years. REITs declined in tandem, with the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index hitting its lowest level in 14 months.

February 28, 2018/Furniture Insights

February 2018 Furniture Insights

A disappointing drop as new orders fall 9% year over year as of December 2017, according to our latest Furniture Insights. Overall orders were still up in total for 2017.

February 8, 2018/Tax

IRS Scams: Don’t Fall Victim

Given the employees at Smith Leonard have received multiple calls this week from IRS scammers, we wanted to be sure our clients and community friends are aware of the prevalence of these types of scams and what red flags exist within these types of calls or emails. Commonly, these individuals are reaching out with threats of jail time and arrest warrants if money or information is not immediately provided. Read our article for tips on how to protect yourself.

February 7, 2018/Press Release

Accountants who can dance?

Our very own audit partner James Mitchell is featured in this year’s group of Dancing with the High Point Stars. Join our team on February 24 as we support the wonderful cause of Communities in Schools of High Point and cheer on James and and his fellow dancers! Tickets can be purchased here.

January 26, 2018/Furniture Insights

January 2018 Furniture Insights

Good news for the furniture industry as new orders are reported up 11% and shipments are showing an increase as well. See the favorable trends as well as a newsletter redesign in our January 2018 Furniture Insights.

January 25, 2018/Real Estate and Construction

Real Estate and Construction Monitor Winter 2018

The latest edition of BDO’s Real Estate and Construction Newsletter features key topics including how WeWork’s jump into retail impacts REITs, key energy incentives you may be missing, a look at compensation trends, a revenue recognition call to action for contractors, and a current economic snapshot.

January 10, 2018/Tax, Press Release

Jennifer Casper Promoted to Partner

Smith Leonard PLLC has announced the election of Jennifer Casper as its newest Partner/Member. Jennifer’s appointment coincides with her 8th year at Smith Leonard. She has over 20 years of public accounting experience and has spent her career serving both privately-held and public companies.

January 3, 2018/Tax

How Tax Reform Will Impact Manufacturing

How will the new tax legislation impact the manufacturing industry? With most of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions taking effect in the new year, review this quick reference guide that highlights the most relevant changes for manufacturers.

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