People making a difference

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17 business leaders who impacted Urbandale, Johnston or Grimes in a positive way in the last year The northwestern suburbs thrive with commercial development and business opportunities. It’s the faces behind these businesses who have made much of this development and economic … Continued

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‘Pitch Anything’ When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million — and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help … Continued

The number you’ve reached has been hacked

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Voicemail hacking is a real concern for your business With information security breaches now a regular thing, you’ve hopefully done the basics to protect your business. • Have you installed a powerful firewall to hold off web-based attacks? Nice start. • Have you … Continued

Take steps to document employee performance issues

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Each employee should undergo a performance review at least once a year. As a business owner or manager, it’s your job to ensure these reviews and other issues related to employee performance are well documented. Human resources experts advise documenting all employee performance issues, good … Continued

Company holiday parties

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5 tips for planning a festive celebration for your small business The employees at Cindy’s Boutique in Valley Junction each year receive a $100 gift certificate, small gifts, prizes and dinner as a holiday season “thank you.” It’s something owner Cindy Lane has done … Continued

Company holiday parties

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5 tips for planning a festive celebration for your small business It’s the time of year when many companies host holiday parties to celebrate milestones and show appreciation to their employees. Done the right way, a holiday party can bond employees through teamwork and fun, … Continued

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‘The Right Start’ Unlike other books out there about startups, this book starts out by imploring you to first change your thinking process by adopting the Success Mindset. It then walks you through the Seven Deadliest Stupid Mistakes that new entrepreneurs make. This book will cover … Continued

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