Five Ideas for a 2018 Business Plan

Practical suggestions for the year It is 2018 … do you know where your business plan for this year is? Developing a business plan for the upcoming year is a laborious task, but it is often critical to the continued success of the operation. Although the details will vary from company to company, the best
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Five Year-end Moves for Small Businesses

Top ideas for your business operation As with individuals, year-end tax planning for businesses remains somewhat uncertain. However, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 preserved certain tax benefits that can be incorporated into a logical year-end plan. Here are five ideas for small-business owners to consider: 1. Speed up equipment deductions. Under
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Minding Your Business Manners

Steps to improve workplace etiquette All too often these days, workers exhibit rude, inappropriate or self-absorbed behavior. Sadly, in many places of business across the country—including boardrooms, offices and plant floors—appropriate business etiquette is not being observed. What’s more, bad behavior might lead to confrontation and even violence that can threaten someone’s well-being and the
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Five Steps to Prepare for a Business Sale

How to improve your position If you are a successful business owner, you should prepare for the day when you hand over the reins—perhaps to a younger family member—or sell the business outright. In the event you are predisposed to sell, you could be leaving some money on the table if you do not put
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Promote Better Health in the Workplace

Wellness programs may offer benefits Take notice of these statistics: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults are considered obese. In 2008, the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion U.S. dollars, while the medical costs for obese people
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How to Safeguard Your Computer Network

Steps for improving security measures Would you ask a salesperson to hold onto your wallet or pocketbook while you go shopping in their store? Of course not. Yet, in effect, some small-business owners are doing virtually the same thing with their computer networks when they conduct business online. It is almost like giving hackers a
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Seven Midyear Strategies in Vogue

Popular ideas for individuals and businesses While the climate for tax reform remains uncertain, individual taxpayers and small-business owners are advised to act based on the current laws of the land, unless there is a definite change. Keeping that in mind, here are seven ideas to consider as we head into summer. 1. Harvest capital gains
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Four Ways to Improve Your Workspace

Follow these steps for better ergonomics Do you have a job where you sit for long stretches of time at a desk in front of a computer? This could lead to serious health issues over time. Here are four tips for setting up an ergonomically sound workstation. 1. Adjust your chair height. Because most desk heights are
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How to Build Your Corporate Culture

Six steps for making improvements Frequently, business owners and employees will cite their corporate culture as the reason for the company’s success. Here are six practical suggestions to build your brand. 1. Create your identity. Who are you and what do you represent? This is your company and you are the driving force behind it, so the
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How to Build Your Corporate Culture

Six steps for making improvements Frequently, business owners and employees will cite their corporate culture as the reason for the company’s success. Here are six practical suggestions to build your brand. 1. Create your identity. Who are you and what do you represent? This is your company and you are the driving force behind it, so the
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