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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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