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Embracing the total rewards concept
Jun 19, 2019 1:00 AM
Two recent MRA Hot Topic Surveys indicated that while competitive pay and employer-sponsored health insurance remain two of the most valued employee benefits,
The 2020 election and U.S. immigration
May 16, 2019 9:13 AM
There's little doubt that U.S. immigration policy will be a central theme of the 2020 Presidential election. While illegal immigration continues to grab headlines, it's the too often overlooked legal immigration system that also provides virtually unlimited opportunities for improvement.
Why I should consider a search fund when selling my business
May 16, 2019 1:00 AM
Small businesses are experiencing a period of unprecedented transition. Baby boomers make up more than 50% of today's business owners. Many are approaching retirement without a firm succession plan in place.
Harper College helps small businesses start and grow
May 15, 2019 1:00 AM
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College provides no-cost consulting and training for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help owners achieve marketing, financial and operational success.
Does cybersecurity matter for a family office?
Apr 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Data breaches are constantly in the news and most companies know they should be concerned about privacy and the security of their data. However, most family offices are not sure how to start addressing their concerns, or worse, don't view the family office as a target.
Everything you need to know about Blackhawk Bank
By Pam Cumpata
Apr 18, 2019 1:00 AM
Blackhawk Bank operates eight full-service banking centers and a dedicated commercial office, which are located in south central Wisconsin and north central Illinois from Elgin, Illinois, to Janesville, Wisconsin.
The stories of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
By Richard Glover
Apr 18, 2019 1:00 AM
There are too many myths and sensational stories and a lot of misunderstandings about what a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. is, how it works and what it can do to improve most anybody's retirement. Here are some success stories.
Executive onboarding for success
Mar 15, 2019 3:03 PM
While executive training is a crucial part of continued leadership development, that training is best started at the very beginning with a strong executive onboarding program.
Your cybersecurity plan is only as strong as your weakest link
Feb 13, 2019 1:00 AM
According to the American Bankers Association, banks stopped nearly $17 billion in attempted deposit account fraud in 2016. And -- unfortunately -- small, family-owned and privately held businesses like this accounting firm are often the target of these scams.
Why do business owners need a transition plan?
Jan 23, 2019 2:22 PM
Why do business owners need a transition plan? There are six core reasons.
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Co-working space or office lease? The bottom line isn't just money
The popularity of co-working arrangements over traditional office leases continues to grow, and it's easy to see why. They're more flexible, require much less planning, and offer substantial cost savings on both space and services. No wonder today's millennial workforce loves them. What's not to like? Plenty, argue attorneys Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks, specialists in leasing law at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, a leading Chicago area commercial real estate law firm. Beneath the seemingly obvious benefits, the two point out, lurks a quagmire of potentially costly risks, due largely to a lack of well-defined rights and regulations.
Business laws up-to-date
This summer saw some business-critical legislation become laws. Updates are provided here on two new laws,
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