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Ergonomic Injuries and Their Business Impacts

Ergonomic Injuries and Their Business Impacts

by | April 28, 2021

The health, safety, and wellbeing of a business’ employees is an important factor in its success. Many of us may work remotely, consistently following a sedentary lifestyle. However, if businesses do not promote ergonomic best practices and safety standards, they will lose productivity and efficiency opportunities and may face workers’ compensation claims. Maintaining a safe... View Article

survive challenging times

3 Business Priorities to Survive Challenging Times

by | November 25, 2020

Business owners have been doused in COVID-19 news, regulations, and challenges for most of the year. We’re not looking to rehash this year, but to plan ahead for a better year in 2021. Tucked around all the challenges we faced, there are some exceptional lessons we can learn from each other to survive challenging times.... View Article

5 commonly missed annual business requirements

5 Commonly Missed Annual Business Requirements

by | October 29, 2020

Business leaders have a lot on their plates, especially as organizational goals and expectations shift during these uncertain times. As a result, it can be challenging to keep up with external and internal business compliance requirements. Missed annual business requirements can bring on fines and penalties, along with increasing your business’s risk of exposure to... View Article

Negotiating Operating Expenses in Commercial Leases

by | August 22, 2019

For many companies, a commercial lease is one of the most critical and high-value contracts into which they’ll ever enter. While the average commercial lease term is between 3 to 5 years, these leases can run up to 10 years, plus extension periods. Unlike most other contracts that a business might sign, a commercial lease... View Article

Effective Succession Planning

by | March 13, 2012

Our guest blog post this week is from Ryan P. Scott. Ryan is a Financial Representative of Principal National Life Insurance Company and Principal Life Insurance Company. Your business is not just your pride and joy but a major source of income for you, your family, and your employees. While the business is a large... View Article

TAX UPDATE: WRAP UP

by | January 30, 2012

Our Equinox Focus Event last week “Tax Update: What You Need to Know for 2012 (and 2011, too)!”  was quite a success with raves from our participants.   I wanted to share some of my key takeaways from the program. –  Pre-Opening Costs.  For folks starting or launching a business, certain pre-opening costs are tax deductible.  In... View Article

State Audit Focus: Unpaid Sales/Use Tax

by | January 18, 2012

Our guest blog post this week is from Connie Lewis at CliftonLarsonAllen.  Connie’s practice focuses on state and local tax matters. We are seeing more Washington Department of Revenue audits with our clients as the state attempts to meet their budget needs.  One area typically overlooked is the sales/use tax paid on items you use... View Article

Feeling overwhelmed? Need to reduce risks… have too many big issues in front of you?…. Do something! You’ll feel better

by | July 12, 2011

Today’s guest blog comes from Dave Shapiro, a group leader at Excell CEO.  Dave mentors CEOs and business owners throughout the Puget Sound and West Coast to help them gain clarity about what is holding their company back and what will propel it to even greater heights. —————————————— One of the toughest issues to face is uncertainty…... View Article

Business Continuity – Despite Disaster

by | June 30, 2011

When business owners hear the term “business continuity,” they most readily think of what to do in the case of a physical loss such as a fire, flood or earthquake.  These physical losses are important risks to protect against but “business continuity” planning goes beyond that.  Business continuity planning must also address the impact of... View Article