Author Archives for Michelle Bomberger

Leveraging Legal to Enhance Your Business’s Performance

by | October 6, 2021

Every day, business leaders balance risk and opportunity — in their contracts, hiring, expansion plans, and other areas of business.  Their focus is on progress and their risk tolerance tends to be high — after all, risk is a part of the entrepreneurship game!  But often they make these decisions with significant blind spots— they... View Article

employee turnover

Leadership’s Role in Decreasing Employee Turnover

by | August 27, 2021

If you’ve been out and about, you’ll see “We’re Hiring” signs virtually everywhere. In the media, you’ll hear stories of increased employee turnover, and that employees are fleeing their workplaces. It seems these two data points would align – those fleeing would be filling the roles of those hiring, but that does not seem to... View Article

Peer Support Organizations

Check Out These 4 Peer Support Organizations

by | July 28, 2021

As uncertainty continues, we are seeing more and more businesses seek out peer support. Equinox’s leadership team has been active in a few organizations instrumental to building a strong company, and we thought you might want to check them out as you plan for 2022: Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) EO is a global organization for business... View Article

Washington Cares Fund

Should Your Employees Opt Out of the Washington Cares Fund?

by | July 28, 2021

You’re probably aware that Washington State is the first in the nation to implement a state-run long-term care trust to provide funds to residents to cover long-term care costs under the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act (“Washington Cares Fund”). We previously shared the details of the Act in one of our latest blogs. The... View Article

Preparing for Proposed Tax Changes

Preparing for Proposed Tax Changes

by | June 23, 2021

Tax changes can add an unwavering complexity, but proper timing and good advisors can keep you ahead of proposed tax changes. Trying to do your own taxes is not a simple endeavor, and as a business owner, it’s even more complicated. You’re not only concerned with payroll taxes or income taxes; you’re also concerned about... View Article

diversity initiatives

Create Endless Opportunities by Broadening Diversity Initiatives

by | May 26, 2021

Diversity initiatives in business have become front and center over the past year. It’s not new, though. Studies have shown that diversity on our teams drives innovation and positive results. But only recently have businesses really considered what actionable steps they can take to increase diversity. For many businesses, the desire to increase diversity in... View Article

mental health at work

Connecting the Dots – Physical and Mental Health at Work

by | May 2, 2021

For years, businesses have addressed workplace safety by focusing on the physical workplace. They’ve taken actions like correcting for and improving seating, lighting, and repetitive movements. Some of these implementations were voluntary, while others were legal requirements or medical accommodations. The focus, though, addressed physical injury and typically did not consider the impacts of mental... View Article

preparation is key for difficult conversations

Preparation is Key for Difficult Conversations

by | March 30, 2021

We can all think back to difficult conversations. Most of us have had dozens of them across professional, personal, and family relationships. When thinking about which of these conversations ended successfully, what factors come to mind? For me, the answer is “preparation.” Preparation forces us to critically consider why the conversation will be difficult, how... View Article

data protection

Data Protection Goes Beyond “Don’t Click on That”

by | February 24, 2021

We’ve all heard about cybersecurity risks and the increasing sophistication of hackers seeking to access our data. Small businesses are particularly at risk because they often don’t have sophisticated systems in place. The increasing work-from-home environment due initially to COVID-19, but likely to continue in the future, created even more access. Employees may use their... View Article