Quantcast
Home / Commentary (page 61) /

Commentary

Ten tips for developing a transition plan (access required)

Many factors affect whether a business owner is successful in transitioning his or her business on the terms he or she wants – whether that be through a third-party sale, generational transfer, recapitalization, or sale to employees or management. Understanding ...

Read More »

If you build it, they will come (access required)

A review of the headlines suggests that anyone connected to the real estate and construction industry is cautiously watching the markets for a new “boom.” Those of us who have been around for more than one economic swing, however, are ...

Read More »

What happens in Vegas might not stay there (access required)

Employers are rightfully concerned with their employees’ off-duty and after-hours activities. Off-duty conduct can have an adverse impact on productivity within the workplace, employee relations and morale. Employers must be thoughtful, however, about when and how they choose to regulate ...

Read More »

Help from outside is a must for construction firms today (access required)

Because the construction business has gotten more and more complicated, reliance on outside professionals has become an unavoidable cost. For many businesses, hiring professionals is the last thing on the wish list because of concerns about unpredictable cost, uncertain outcomes ...

Read More »

Medicaid redesign is important for Idaho’s businesses (access required)

For the fourth year in a row, it appears that the Idaho legislature will be asked to address very difficult issues relating the Affordable Care Act and the ACA’s effect on health care and health insurance in Idaho. In 2012 ...

Read More »

Supervisors need to know the employment law basics too (access required)

While employers are quick to train their office managers and human resource personnel on key employment law concepts, they frequently overlook the importance of training those on the front line — their supervisors — on employment law basics. This mistake ...

Read More »

With so much at stake, it pays to pay attention (access required)

Chances are Mark Twain did not have the Idaho Legislature in mind when he reportedly said, “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” Yet lying underneath the humorist’s axiom is this kernel of ...

Read More »

Negotiation skills can be taught (access required)

Are good negotiators born or made? When I discuss this question with students, their answers are generally split. Many of the students I talk to believe that good negotiating is an inherent trait or ability, tied to a person’s personality. ...

Read More »

Market predictions from the Ada County Association of Realtors (access required)

As we move into the new year, we welcome more positive predictions for the housing market. After years of slow and steady recovery, in 2014 the U.S. economy saw its best year since the 2008 recession. With the economy continuing ...

Read More »

15 construction apps for 2015 (access required)

In January 2014, 58 percent of American adults owned a smartphone or tablet, spending an average of 2 hours, 42 minutes on their phones each day. That fact from the Pew Research Internet Project does not even take into account ...

Read More »