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As electronic payments have become more prevalent over the last few years, businesses have understandably focused on fighting electronic fraud. But like a game of whack-a-mole, every time you knock down one kind of fraud attempt, a new one pops up.  Read More
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This is a great time of year for an office to get out and enjoy each other’s company. Employee retreats, off-site meetings, and team building exercises can greatly improve the morale of a business. Read More
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Information and technology has not always had the same focus as new manufacturing technologies for Industrial Fabrication Services (IFS), a Minnesota manufacturing company. That is, until IFS saw that investing in IT could improve the way they served their customers, and remain a strong competitor in the custom metal fabrication market place. Read More


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Digitalization is a game changer. Across all industries, it’s shifting the way business is done — for better or for worse. However, it can be a challenge to keep up with the multitude of technological advances, from the cloud to new apps and online processes. Read More
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Embracing the help of a SCORE business mentor offers many advantages to entrepreneurs. Whether you're in the early stages of exploring a business idea or already running an established business, a mentor can provide valuable guidance, serve as an objective sounding board for listening to and evaluating new ideas, and motivate you to be more accountable. Read More
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When it comes to home-improvement projects people really look forward to, replacing windows probably doesn’t sit at the top of the list. Even if your existing windows are old, out-of-date, broken, or drafty, and you know that it’s necessary and you’ll be glad when you’re done…there’s probably a reason no one gets excited about it, right? Read More
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A key component in the success of any business is the contractual relationship it maintains with customers, clients, vendors, suppliers, employees and independent contractors. From “handshake” agreements to carefully negotiated written contracts, these agreements establish the legal framework for the parties’ relationship. Read More
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Failing to implement a few critical practices can spell the difference between preventing a competitor who has hired away your employee from using your confidential information or stopping it cold and recovering your damages and costs. Read More
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Libby Hornibrook – Principal|Healthcare Practice Group Leader;
 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is shifting from fee-for-service to outcomes-based reimbursement. What will that mean for providers, employers and patients?
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