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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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Centerra Group LLCPaul Donahue of Centerra Group wants clients to know that security is working best...

Paul Donahue of Centerra Group wants clients to know that security is working best when they don’t see it

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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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Five tips for building a stronger, more sustainable franchise business

Franchising can be a lucrative opportunity for your business, providing the means to expand both your brand awareness and geographic footprint while also earning additional profit through royalty payments. But many franchise systems fail because they fail to build an infrastructure that can support the new business model.

Paying employees to go to heath care exchanges doesn’t add up to savings

There is growing sentiment among companies that they can save money by not offering health care coverage to employees and instead give them money to go to a health care exchange. Considering all the tax implications, however, this is not a cost-effective alternative.

Income tax is the new focus when drafting wills, trusts

Income taxes, some 20 years ago, had not been much of a consideration when devising a will or trust for estate planning purposes. Today, the focus has changed.

How bankers can help manage unseen corporate financial risks

Prudent business leaders seek to minimize the impact of risk from all sorts of macroeconomic events. Here's how your banker can help.

How to judge whether a nonprofit is running at its fullest potential

Are administrative costs are a bad thing when it comes to nonprofit organizations?