Executive Vice President
Who's In Charge of Fixing the Manufacturing Career Gap?
Business must drive change through educators and parents.
What is Big Data in Manufacturing
and How Do We Find Employees Who Understand It?
The Rise of the “Tech” in Manufacturing
You’ve heard of white collar jobs, blue collar jobs, we introduce a third class.
Moving from a Service Economy to a Manufacturing Economy
How to catch up after two decades asleep at the wheel.
Low-to-No-Cost Employee Retention Tools
In a climate full of unknowns and increasing costs and mandates surrounding
employment, considering any increases in employee benefits seems implausible.
Here are some easy, low cost ways to reward your employees without breaking the bank.
Tips for Retaining Your Best and Brightest
Unemployment levels in Iowa are on a decrease. Here are some inexpensive tips for retaining top performers.
Understanding the Four Major Types of Intellectual Property
Do you need a patent, a trademark, a trade secret or something entirely different?
Why have them? How difficult is the process? What types exist?
Senior Financial Planner
Appreciated Assets in Iowa: How to Avoid Astronomical Capital Gains Penalties
Iowa Training Credits Explained (Part 2)
What can my 260 E & F Funds be used for?
260E Tax Credits – 101
Ways to use the new jobs training program to fund your training.
Iowa Training Trends
Training dollars, when not used strategically, can be like spitting into the wind. Learn how other Iowa companies are effectively spending theirs.
Trends in Leadership Development
Using leadership development to retain top performers in a competitive employment market.
Disability Income Regional VP
Planning for Your Financial Future
At least 37,000,000 Americans are underinsured when it comes to their income
in the instance of a disability. Are you one of them?
Senior Financial Planner
& Business Advisor
Maintaining Family Harmony AND Wealth Past the Third Generation
It is a proven fact that 3% of family owned businesses survive with both their family harmony
and business intact. There are proven processes that can all but guarantee your legacy lives on.
How Do I Ensure My Legacy Lives on Long Before I AM Gone?
Creating a system to communicate business values, ethics and
goals from generation to generation.
Johnne explains the Heritage Process which completes the three-legged stool
of financial planning, estate planning and heritage planning.
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans: What are the Benefits?
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans: What are the Pitfalls?
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans: How Does the Timing Work & What Are the Investment Options?
Chief Operating Officer
Tools Available for Monitoring Market Volatility
The Debt Ceiling...How do those Federal Decisions Impact Business Here in Iowa?
Vice President IT & Insurance Operations
Critical Health Care Reform Update
Changes to the Health Benefits waiting period - Effective Now
PPACA (Obamacare): Is your company required to comply?
As Iowa businesses look to conforming to the PPACA (Obamacare) Legislation, one
of the first questions you should ask yourself is: Is my company exempt from the legislation? If so, what does that mean?
Shareholder and Head of Intellectual Property Practice Group
Patents are a Critical Component to the Product Development Process
Learn how they are key in calculating assets, avoiding liablity, and competing globally.
Your Terminated Sales Guy's LinkedIn Account: Whose Contacts Are They Anyway?
How you write your employment contract is critical after an employment separation.
Creating an Effective Social Media Use Policy
Are your employees tweeting, facebook(ing), surfing the web,
and exposing your company to greater liability while on the clock?
In Dealings with the Government, It's All in the Attitude
Businesses are required to deal with the government agencies more and more these days.
Here are some quick pointers on making the process easier and less frustrating.
Wage and Hour Lawsuits
70% of businesses are out of compliance in wage and hour law.
Here are tips to prevent employment lawsuits:
1. Conduct a wage and hour review
2. Managers must have a good understanding of wage and hour laws
3. Fully understand exempt vs non exempt employees, especially 1099 individuals
4. Don't retaliate
Employee Benefits Consultant
Actions Required in 2014 Healthcare Reform Act
Information on the 2014 Employer Requirements regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Building an Effective Succession Plan Shouldn't Wait Until Tomorrow
Specific examples of what could go wrong by failing to build a strategic succession plan as you transition your business.
Tips for Integrating Your New Media Strategy with Your Current Media Plan
Like it or not, social media must be an integral part of every company's overall marketing strategy.
Employee Benefits Consultant
Immediate Actions Required Under Healthcare Reform Act
Information on immediate employer requirements regarding thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Marketing Strategist/ Speaker/ Marketing Consultant
Harnessing the Power of Your Association Membership
The Iowa Association of Business and Industry and otherstatewide trade groups provide invaluable
opportunities to grow business and increase market share.
CLCS/ Account Manager
Controlling Insurance Costs by Limiting Losses
Workers' compensation, lost time, lost productivity, and property loss are all substantial expenses
that can be prevented with an effective risk management program.