Make work a safer place

After working for 35 years to help employers create safe work environments and help employees recover from workplace injuries, I’ve learned about the importance of connecting people through safety programs. Since businesses can’t succeed without people, everyone is in the people business. Businesses can start by inviting their employees to participate in creating and implementing […]

How long will the expansion last?

How long will it last? I’m talking, of course, about the economic expansion. And it’s a question that’s been asked a lot these days, especially around those who’ve lived through downturns. I’m constantly amazed that when times are bad, most people can’t envision circumstances ever turning good. But when times are good, most can’t see […]

Tax-deferred exchanges require planning

Let’s say you have a commercial real estate investment worth $5 million you’re selling and want to defer capital gains tax as well as the recapture on your accumulated depreciation due on that sale into a new investment property. Let’s further assume you’ve held the relinquished property for 10 years, depreciated improvements on a 39-year […]

Get on your bikes and ride for fitness and fun

People ask me all the time if I ride. I assume they’re asking whether or not I ride road bikes or mountain bikes. My husband does both. I know how to ride a bike. I’ve known how to ride my bicycle since I was a kid.  It’s a little more complicated these days, though. There’s […]

Buying a supplement? Ask questions

Shopping for a high-quality supplement can be confusing and downright frustrating. So many brands vie for your dollar, and they all claim they’re the best. Choosing a supplement affects not only your health, but also your pocketbook if it’s doesn’t deliver results. Here are some questions to consider when looking for a high-quality supplement. Does […]

Expand your business with federal contracts

Have you ever thought about expanding your business by bidding on contracts with the federal government? Have you been put off by the apparent complexity of the process? Federal contracting isn’t for everyone, but it might be for you. How do you decide if you should consider entering this huge market? First, decide whether or […]

Internships offer win-win situations

The start of a new school year brings with it new opportunities for businesses, including opportunities to employ students and provide them internships. Longer careers mean for the first time in history, we have five generations working together. This multigenerational mix is not only valuable for student employees and interns, but also contributes to the health […]

Your accountant knows a lot about you

Your accountant knows a lot about you whether you realize it or not. The compliance work accountants complete on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis gives them an intimate knowledge of their clients’ businesses, investments and even their families. To do their work, accountants have to ask a lot of questions. They learn a lot […]

RSVP for HR assistance

Small business owners didn’t previously have to worry about discrimination charges because federal laws didn’t apply to their operations. Neither the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nor American with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to businesses with fewer than 15 employees. But recent state legislation in Colorado is expected to affect small businesses in a fundamental […]

Give your customers a good feeling and thrive

With every interaction and transaction, a business gives customers a good, neutral or bad feeling. The last two have no place in a thriving operation. The first is a requisite of happiness and success. Undoubtedly you’ve engaged businesses that left you wishing you’d never walked through their doors. It might have been the poor customer […]

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