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Behaviors that increase productivity

Ask people what they do to stay productive and you’ll get a variety of answers, because what works for some doesn’t work for others. In other words, with all due respect to the folks who produce the Franklin Planner, it’s ...

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Birth control coverage is fiscally responsible

Back in ancient Rome, women actively practiced birth control using wool. In ancient Egypt, they favored crocodile dung and fermented dough. Today’s contraception options are a lot more advanced and varied. As many as 30 different types of birth control ...

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‘The End of Money’

It was hardly worth picking up. Yep, there was once a time when that penny you spotted on the pavement was worth something more than just one cent. You could buy lots of things for a penny back then, and saving ...

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What makes a great leader?

Want to be a leader? It’s different than being a manager, or even an entrepreneur. An axiom I’ve seen recently on several websites is that entrepreneurs are inspired, but leaders inspire. There’s a whole lot more to it than that, ...

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Before you hit ‘delete’ on that e-mail, read this

In today’s technology-driven world, data is everywhere. Between desktop computers, cell phones, iPads, and every other technological device, businesses are constantly creating and storing data. This data is commonly referred to as electronically stored information, or ESI, and parties to ...

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The evolution of resumes – are you keeping up?

Based on data I’ve seen recently, chances are pretty good you’ve submitted a resume to someone in the past year – or you will submit one this year. The U.S. economy may be bouncing along the bottom, but companies are ...

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How healthy is your business?

Today’s business environment is more volatile than ever and owners’ real-time feedback is necessary to make informed decisions. During my career, I have been fortunate to work with several successful businesses in Idaho. I often look at these companies to ...

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Even small businesses can raise equity capital

As the Great Recession comes to a close, entrepreneurs, investors and even speculators are seeing business opportunities for the first time in many years. Getting financing for such opportunities is more difficult than ever, and certain types of businesses have ...

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Are you ready for 401(k) fee disclosure rules?

As recently as last summer, when I asked clients how they were preparing to respond to new 401(k) fee disclosure rules I got this answer, “I’m not worried about it. My vendor is handling it.” Now, with the rules taking ...

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