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Cyber security: ugly gorillas and the fiduciary board

The frequency of cyber breaches, the reputational and financial effects of breaches, and their prevalence have become manifest. As I write this column, the front page of the Wall Street Journal is dominated by a mock FBI poster: “Wanted: Conspiring ...

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Managing risk efficiently with a multi-state workforce

National Drug has retail outlets on every street corner in every state. The company employs approximately 30,000 managers and hourly workers and faces a myriad of compliance issues on a daily basis. ABC Manufacturing has a corporate office in Illinois ...

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Talking Tax: Starting a new business

Q: My husband and I are starting up a new home inspection business. What are the most important tax aspects we need to be aware of? I have been reading up on SE taxes, etc, but I am just not ...

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The psychology of mediation

“Tom, we’ve got mediation in 10 days. What are the chances you can get this one wrapped up? My CEO is on me about the $250,000 in defense costs and the lack of progress he thinks we’ve made. When I ...

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The 5 most common cyber security mistakes

Recent headlines confirm that cyber attacks are growing in scale and incidents are on the rise. Organizations are increasingly vulnerable as a result of technological advances and a changing workplace, including remote access, big data, cloud computing, social media and ...

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When it comes to summer dress codes, think win-win

HR professionals are spending more time on strategic initiatives and less on transactional processes. But business managers still rely on HR to assist them with practical, daily issues like establishing summer dress policies that work for both employees and the ...

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Re-energize your business plan (access required)

With summer halfway over, it’s time to dig up that business development plan you created for New Year’s. Have you achieved your mid-year goals? If the answer is no, here are a few tips to help you re-energize your business ...

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Project owners ought to close the loop

During a busy development project, it’s often difficult for an owner to take time to manage all the details related to the performance of its contractor or designer. Tackling important issues as they arise, however, can be critical to a ...

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Idaho Hispanic business owners: Take a trip to SLC

Because I don’t really know that much about our local Hispanic business community, I jumped at the chance to attend a luncheon July 24 to meet Juancarlos Judd. In addition to his role as Zions Bank’s senior vice president diverse ...

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Health care reform, Idaho’s physician shortage and telemedicine

As has been widely published, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a significant impact on Idaho’s health care and health insurance industries. Rising health care costs, increased insurance premiums and decreasing access to care have all ...

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