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Jelly Belly Candy Co.Bob Simpson ensures Jelly Belly always does right by its product line

The Jelly Belly Candy Co.’s roots go back to Gustav Goelitz opening a candy business in 1869 in Belleville, Illinois — but the introduction of the company’s namesake candy in 1976 was what really put the business on the map. Today the beans represent 85 percent of sales, according to President and COO Bob Simpson.

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Hint WaterHealthy dose of flavor: Kara Goldin and Hint Water are converting more people into...

When Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin decided to get healthier and kick her diet soda habit, she couldn’t find a […]

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ShareThis Inc.Making the connection: How Tim Schigel and ShareThis brought Internet users together

Tim Schigel sensed where the Internet was headed and developed a platform that changed the way people connect. “I had […]

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Jamba Juice Co.James D. White found the right blend of strategies to create a smooth turnaround at...

When James D. White came on-board with Jamba Juice Co. in December 2008, same store sales dipped 8 percent and […]

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Reasonable accommodations: Interaction with and providing leaves of absence to a disabled employee 

When an employee requests a leave of absence because of a disability, employers have two separate duties: 1) interact with the employee; and 2) provide a defined period of leave so the employee can obtain treatment and recover, as a reasonable accommodation. But if that employee seeks ongoing, or more successive weeks off from work, […]

How to shift from saving to taking income for your retirement

Retirement planning means saving early and often while developing a balanced and diversified portfolio. Once you are within three to five years of retirement, however, reality sets in that your paycheck must be replaced.

Potential new ACA filing requirements could strain HR bandwidth

Why the Affordable Care Act could lead to changes in the way you handle HR operations.

What your business can do to keep from becoming a victim of fraud

It's a tough battle to fight, but there are steps you can take to protect your business from fraudulent activity.

How to better prepare for changes in the dynamics of your family business

Why you need to try to remove emotions from the decisions that must be made in a family business.