Your company has decided to be more charitable. Now what?

Giving back to the community is a selfless act that will make you feel better. But there are added benefits to companies that do charitable work. Doing so provides networking and marketing opportunities, gives the company added presence in the community, and often boosts employee morale. So, let the charitable work begin! But how does […]

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7 Deadly Sins of Startup

There is really only one experience to rival that of starting your own business venture, and that’s witnessing the birth of your child. Because I’ve done both, I find comparisons of certain parallels inevitable. For instance, you experience many of the same emotions: exhilaration, anxiety, joy, panic . . . and confusion. Over the past […]

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Engaging Your Employees: Value from Presence

• Are your employees fully present at work? • Are you getting the most value out of the human resources you have? • Can you boost productivity without adding headcount? If you have a strong employee engagement plan tied to key business practices, you can be sure that the answer to all of the above […]

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Things to Consider When Sub-Leasing Office Space

Things to Consider When Sub-Leasing Office Space The Furniture Source 6813 Shady Oak Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-908-9964 Subleasing office space can be a benefit to a company seeking to grow or it can sound a solid death knell. There are pros and cons. Here are some things you should consider if you are […]

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Closely Held Businesses and Compensation Plans: How to ARM Your Select Employees for Success

Closely Held Businesses and Compensation Plans How to ARM Your Select Employees for Success Provided By:  Brian Kelly, Northwestern Mutual Most business owners would love to have employees who are as passionate about the company as they are. It makes sense: The future of a closely-held or family business depends on how securely its select […]

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Four Best Practices for Working with Your CPA & Banker

By: Sherri A. Roseen, CPA, CGMA, Froehling Anderson, Ltd We hear the phrase “best practices” throughout the business world in many different situations.  Working with your CPA and banker is no different.  Here are four best practices to help strengthen your relationship and your business: Keep Your Advisors Updated Keep your advisors in the loop on […]

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Market Like a Rockstar

By Nicole N. Middendorf, CDFA Marketing, I believe, is the life blood of your business. Marketing is the cornerstone of your success. The first thing you need is to figure out your end goal. Set goals for yourself so you have something to work towards. It is important to not only focus on the present, […]

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Pivotal Year In Terms of Tax Law Changes

by Eric Nelsen   This is a pivotal year in terms of tax law changes, specifically for business owners and taxpayers at the higher income levels. The 2013 tax changes will undoubtedly result in an increase in overall tax liabilities for individuals in the upper income brackets. This is why it’s going to be even […]

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Finding Your Selling Process

If you want to improve how you sell your product or service, a good first step is to figure out your own process.  Without that, it’s guesswork and luck – you might improve what counts, or you might waste time and effort working on what doesn’t matter. When you map out a process, you can […]

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