Business Advice

Is your business prepared for a disaster?

Imagine stepping into your store or restaurant, or the office where you run your business, a day or two after the wildfire has been contained, the tornado has passed, or floodwaters have receded. Unfortunately for thousands of business owners across…

Preparing for, and accepting, the changing workplace

I couldn't help but notice a subtle jab directed at LinkedIn, the social media website dedicated to professionals, and the not-so-subtle poke at social media in general by one of this paper's frequent and most cogent contributing writers ("Are you…

A word of warning to bond buyers

A new client recently came to me, having bought a bond fund almost a year ago at a local branch of a large bank. His goal was to invest in the bond fund for a short period of time and…

I-9 Compliance - Employers beware

The recent explosion in I-9 audits and fines lends credence to the adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Employers need to be fully aware of the consequences of non-compliance with the I-9 laws because of…

Workers' compensation and new businesses

In the early stages of starting a company, small business owners have many factors to consider. What your business does and what it requires of an employee has consequences from a workers' compensation perspective. Understanding what exposure your company may…

Estate planning for the business owner

There are more than 10 million small business owners in America. Seventy percent of family-owned businesses fail shortly after the transition to the next generation, often as a result of family discord, taxes, lack of liquidity or inexperienced management. A…

How to maximize your Tri-City Expo investment

Continuing the tradition of a fun and useful tradeshow experience, the 23rd Annual Tri-City Expo will feature a circus theme that adds a little something extra to this year's unique show, which takes place on Sept. 22, 2011 from 3…

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