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Business exit planning creates value to Boomers

Recent studies show that two-thirds of the current American business market is owned by Baby Boomers who are set to transition over the next decade. Further studies show that only 20 to 30 percent of businesses that go to market ...

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Effective dialogue with an attorney can accomplish much

The interaction between business people and lawyers can be productive or frustrating, depending on whether there is good communication and a shared understanding. Consider this conversation between a business manager (Murphy) and a lawyer (Landry): Murphy: We are developing a ...

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The power of leading from your strengths

After spending much of my life helping people connect to their roots through Ancestry.com, my current calling is helping individuals, workplaces and communities attain their brightest futures. Many people have heard about the CliftonStrengths Finder, but many do not truly ...

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Oh no! Company owners can get a shock from huge tax bills

Amy Baxter’s business took off after she appeared on “Shark Tank” with her device that blocks pain from injections — orders flowed in and she bulked up her inventory. But after sales hit a temporary speed bump, Baxter learned there ...

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‘Why Are You Afraid of a Vote?’

Those were the words of one of the sponsors of HB217, which passed out of committee last week, on to the full Idaho House of Representatives. The bill would further restrict the Local Economic Development Act, the main funding tool ...

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Want a summer intern? Now’s the time to be recruiting

Small business owners who are thinking about hiring summer interns need to get busy — many young people are looking for opportunities now. Many colleges and universities hold job fairs in the winter and early spring. But even if it’s ...

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Implementation of the Music Modernization Act: Copyright Office issues solicitation for Mechanical Licensing Collective

Signed into law on Oct. 11, 2018, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) reforms U.S. Copyright law in significant ways that will affect the licensing of digital music. Pursuant to pre-MMA copyright law, “mechanical” licenses for reproduction ...

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