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By 2025, the crowdfunding industry is expected to grow to more than $300 billion. In a nutshell, crowdfunding is raising money through many relatively small donations during a set period of time, typically for a specific campaign or goal, through an online platform.

Plan sponsors should review the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) to determine what, if any, changes need to be communicated to employees via orientation meetings and enrollment forms.

Harry’s, Halo Top, Justins, e.l.f. Cosmetics, KeVita – just to name a few. These are smaller brands that have carved out a nice niche for themselves. Just in case you haven’t noticed, insurgent brands have been gaining market share at a fast pace and have proven to be successful investments.

The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, requires businesses to capture and manage customer data in entirely new and complex ways. It requires that they interact with clients according to very specific and time-consuming requirements and are sensitive to their privacy rights and freedoms. Regardless of where they are headquartered, organizations with EU-based customers or prospects may have to comply.

As the year comes to a close for some private foundations, there are a number of tax planning tools and year-end measures that we have compiled to help mitigate any excise tax on net investment income and prevent some common pitfalls that could result in other types of excise taxes.

As we say often, the objective of our Cyber Roundup is to inform our readers of what’s going on in the cyberworld — much like reading alerts about various health threats posted by medical news sites.