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Expanding Business Opportunities Through Equipment Financing

In today’s modern market, it’s important for business owners to maximize their potential and make wise financial choices in order to achieve growth. For many businesses, this may depend on equipment—updating, replacing, or simply obtaining it in the first place. Whether it be machining tools, bindery and printing presses, or the latest technology systems, some…

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Protecting Your Business: Fraud From Within

As a small business owner, it’s prudent to assess the possibility of internal fraud and consider it in your approach to protecting your business. Recent statistics indicate that a disproportionate number of fraud cases occur in small businesses with fewer than 100 employees1. But when those small businesses are victims of fraud, they lose the…

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Six Key Elements to Help Maximize Your Business Value

Why do so many people get into business ownership in the first place? For many of us, it’s to live life on our terms and it’s for financial freedom. It’s not about rules; it’s about bringing our vision to life. However, something happens along that journey of opportunities—instead of running the business, the business starts…

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Inspire and Retain Top Talent with Supplemental Compensation Plans

The noble goal of most business owners is to build an enterprise of enduring and transferable value. One of the most important components to achieving this goal is retaining and inspiring your key employees. You no doubt have many important employees and it would hurt to lose any of them, but there are likely a…

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Your Employees May No Longer Be Exempt from Overtime Pay Come December

UPDATE: The following blog originally appeared on August 23, 2016. For the most recent developments since that time, see the January 2017 update at the end of the article. Do you currently have employees exempt from overtime pay? On December 1, 2016, this may no longer be the case for a number of your employees. In…

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Cyber Security: Not a Set It and Forget It Practice

Security is not something you should review every now and then. It should be a regular and ongoing part of your IT planning and review, as well as your business’ strategic plan. The IT industry believes it’s not a matter of if you have a security incident, but when and how damaging it will be. It can seem like…

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Top Tips for Hiring Manufacturing Talent

Has your company lost out on great candidates to your competition? Do you have trouble attracting top talent? You are not alone! Today’s top manufacturing candidates are sophisticated buyers. A critical issue facing manufacturing companies today is the tight labor market, as companies are vying for top talent at all levels. The days where you…

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