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Make the right movesEsmark and Jim Bouchard manage through the difficult times

Commodities like oil and steel are down, so Jim Bouchard is using all available tools to stay profitable and be ready for better days.

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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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Epcon Communities ramps up for the housing recovery

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McCarthy Building Cos. Inc.Rich Henry helped McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. get back on track with employee...

See how he makes sure his team feels part of everything that happens at McCarthy.

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MBX SystemsTom Crowley has always followed his heart, whether it was his band or his business...

See how he built a company that has revolutionized the server appliance industry.

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How to educate your employees about their cholesterol levels

While most employers would certainly consider the safety of their employees a priority, it may not occur to as many of them to be concerned about their employees’ cholesterol level.

How to increase participation in health screenings, encourage preventive visits

Employees understand the benefits of preventive care and want to know their risk factors. But they also might need a push, which is why it’s still a challenge to get employees engaged. Learn how to incentivize employees to focus more on prevention.

Energy efficiency audits can be a valuable tool in reducing expenses

Business owners who continuously evaluate the energy it takes to power their company and then search for ways to do it more efficiently can significantly reduce their expenses.

How to collect cash quicker and fuel growth with document management

Business owners need cash to grow. That’s why it’s critical to streamline your receivables process to ensure you’re collecting cash as quickly as possible. Developing a document management strategy can help you do just that.

It costs money to fill a position. Make sure you’re doing it right.

A new hire is a living resource. Employers groom employees to take on more responsibilities, often investing in their education so that the investment will deliver a return. Here's how to manage new hire investments for the greatest return.