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Epcon Communities ramps up for the housing recovery

The home building market is finally turning around. In the midst of their most vigorous ramp-up, Epcon Communities Franchising Founders Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser draw on over 30 years of experience to plan for the future.

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The power of recognition

Before an honoree steps on stage to accept an award, someone has to take time to either nominate or select them for the honor. Do you know a progressive individual or organization that has achieved professional success or made great strides in advancing women?

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Thirty-One GiftsThirty-One Gifts and Cindy Monroe ride a wave of rapid growth

It was like drinking out of a fire hose. That’s how Cindy Monroe describes a decade of high-octane growth at Thirty-One Gifts. She shares some lessons learned, while looking forward to getting back to basics.

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Jim Merkel pushes Rockbridge upward from a strong foundation

Rockbridge's success stems from balancing an ability to look forward while keeping the skills sharp that allowed the firm to grow. CEO Jim Merkel shares insights into the firm’s method of looking at a lot, doing a little.

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Insights

How to cut waste by standardizing your printer fleet and supplies

One way to better manage printing more efficiently is standardizing — standardizing your fleet to best optimize space and number of machines, and standardizing your supplies to cut costs and waste

How to help employees get the most out of their health benefits

When employees understand their health costs, it can save your organization money. Studies suggest, however, that most consumers with health coverage don’t fully understand their health plans.

Just-in-time staffing offers impactful solutions without commitment

Many companies are investing in new systems and processes to improve efficiency and productivity. They need talented and experienced people to help them implement these systems for a short time. That’s why contract employees are getting more attention.

Knowing your charitable options is the first step toward a legacy of giving

Philanthropy can be contagious and can inspire others to take action. It can also establish a family legacy that will be supported through the generations. But before giving, consider your strategy, and more importantly, your values and interests.

How improved payment security measures will affect your business

From large retailers to insurers, data thieves are proving that no company is immune from online hacking. Learn about new payment security measures and what businesses should know.

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