Gone to the Dogs

by Sue Parks – The focus of my business is to help our clients’ employees live healthy and happy lifestyles. If your employees are healthier and happier, your bottom-line is healthier, too. As you know though, human behavior is tricky. We … MORE

A Summer Project for Kids and Grandparents

by Jane Sharon – Grandparents Visiting Over the summer? Make a family history video! Children often only see their grandparents when they visit over the summer. So, here’s an idea: organize the kids to interview grandma and grandpa on video over … MORE

A Lesson from Junk Email

by Kimberly Schramm – For the past several weeks, I have been battling a heavy onslaught of spam in one of my inboxes. I suspect that this address had been sold to one or more offshore spammers. In most cases, I … MORE

Understand and Preserve Your Insurance Policies

by Aneeta Kumar – Your business insurance policies can be valuable assets now and in the future. To obtain their maximum potential benefits, understand your coverages and maintain your polices so they may be accessed easily should the need arise. During … MORE

Minimum Wage Increase as of July 1, 2014 – Hidden Costs for Employers

by Brenna Johnson – On July 1st of this year California’s minimum wage rose from $8.00 an hour to $9.00 an hour. And on Jan. 1, 2016, the minimum wage will climb even higher, to $10.00 an hour. This has legal … MORE

Be True to Your Own Vision

by Judy Rose  – When you’re contemplating starting a business, you need to work out a myriad of details. But before the nuts and bolts can fall into place, you need a vision. When you think about your business, what does … MORE

Business Travel to Philly (The Nation’s Best Kept Secret!)

by Kathy Dawson  – PHILADELPHIA????? Hold on to your hats as I share some tips on taking a trip through our American heritage. The history lessons I learned so many years ago came to life last week. Our country has just … MORE

What’s Even Worse Than Divorce? The Taxes

by Penny Fox – Among the many consequences of divorce are some potentially significant tax issues, especially for couples who are relatively well-off. Here are the most important things to know about splitting up assets between soon-to-be-exes. State law is key … MORE

Get Your Documentation In Order

by Cathy Daugherty – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health insurance to resolve questions about their eligibility, as consumer advocates express concern that many will be required to repay some or all … MORE

Over Commit and Under Deliver…the Death of Customer Service

by Trina Fleming – One Thursday recently I took my car to an auto repair shop for some minor repairs and decided to spend a couple of hours in the service waiting room using their free air conditioning and Wi-Fi. After … MORE