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Is there such thing as privacy anymore? (access required)

As a fraud investigator for the past 20 years, I’ve taken advantage of a vast amount of information available through public sources. In most cases, individuals can’t control what personal information is out there. However, it’s becoming routine for people ...

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How lenders make loan decisions (access required)

At some point in the lifespan of your business, you may need to approach a bank for financing. Perhaps your goals include funding startup costs or growth plans, refinancing existing debt, or acquiring real estate, equipment or even another business. ...

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U.S. companies, are you ready for the GDPR?

Think the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) doesn’t apply to U.S. companies? Think again, and quickly, as the massive data protection law – the biggest change to EU data privacy in more than 20 years – goes into effect on ...

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How’s the financial health of your not-for-profit? (access required)

Some may think that a not-for-profit (NFP) should not generate a profit. If an NFP continually has no profit, it will not be able to sustain its mission. Being financially fit and stable is critical to any business, including an ...

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Artificial intelligence will have a big impact on the legal world (access required)

Over the past year, there’s been a lot of talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, both negative and positive. Some tout an idyllic world where robots cater to the every want and need of humans. Others, like Elon ...

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Widening the path to retirement with employee ownership (access required)

By nearly every metric, the retirement outlook in America is growing dire. In fact, the ability to retire with any financial security is no longer a “given” for many workers approaching their golden years: the days of the traditional pension are gone, ...

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Autonomous long-haul trucking is barreling toward us (access required)

While most public attention is focused upon self-driving cars, use of autonomous technologies for interstate trucking seems poised to play a bigger and more immediate role in reordering the nation’s roadways. With long-haul trucking delivering nearly 70 percent of goods ...

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How blockchain can strengthen your cybersecurity (access required)

Blockchain is an emerging technology that can help ensure the integrity of data, save money, and enhance cybersecurity. Blockchains may be public or private. For most companies, private chains are more relevant. Blockchain is technical and complicated. We have simplified ...

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A lesson on architecture from Motown

While Detroit probably is not the first city that comes to mind when we think of great urban centers, there is one important lesson we can learn from The Motor City.  A building’s architecture, whether it’s good or bad, remains ...

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