Guarding Against Business Email Compromise and Wire Transfer Fraud

Intellectual Capital Connection (08/2015)

For years, checks have been at the center of fraud schemes. Whether counterfeit, altered or used in conjunction with lottery and sweepstakes schemes, checks have been the instrument of choice. Until now.

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ACA Update for Employers

Intellectual Capital Connection (08/2015)

Are you up to speed on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Find out what employers need to know about rules and regulations as they continue to unfold.

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Tips for Managing a Virtual Team

Intellectual Capital Connection (08/2015)

Forrester Research predicts that the number of virtual workers will swell from 34 million in 2009 to 63 million by 2016. If you're faced with managing one or more employees who work from a remote office, there are a number of things to consider.

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EMV: Greater Protection Is in the Cards

Intellectual Capital Connection (08/2015)

With the rise of credit card fraud, the United States is switching to the global credit card standard: EMV.

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Smart Financing for Your Equipment

Intellectual Capital Connection (07/2015)

No one knows your business better than you do, especially when it comes to implementing and upgrading equipment in line with your goals.

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Workplace Wellness: Activity-Centered vs. Results-Oriented

Intellectual Capital Connection (07/2015)

Today, workplace wellness has evolved into a field of carefully researched and thoughtfully designed programs.

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Stay Top-Of-Mind with Customers: Optimize for Local Search

Intellectual Capital Connection (07/2015)

For small businesses, understanding local search behavior may be the key to being found. An estimated 4 in 5 consumers conduct local searches to find information about nearby businesses.

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The Small Business Facts You Need to Know

Intellectual Capital Connection (07/2015)

What we do know is that small businesses are starting to smile again, thanks to increased profits and spending as 2015 rolls along.

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Outsourcing Inbound Marketing

Intellectual Capital Connection (06/2015)

The concept of outsourcing various functions within any given organization has existed for a long time and appears to be increasing as time goes on.

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A Roadmap to Financing

Intellectual Capital Connection (06/2015)

There's no escape route when it comes to financing a business: You need money to make money. Knowing your options for financing can help you make informed decisions without losing sight of your long-term objectives.

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Point Your Marketing Plan Toward Success

Intellectual Capital Connection (06/2015)

A marketing plan is essential for any business. It is the strategy that steers your business and ensures that you spend your money wisely and appropriately.

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Minnesota State Profile

Intellectual Capital Connection (06/2015)

State job growth rose 1.8% in March 2015 from a year ago; national job growth rose 2.3%.

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Tips for Managing Your Aging Receivables Internally

Intellectual Capital Connection (05/2015)

Whether you decided to manage collections internally or outsource to an agency, effective management of your company's accounts receivables was crucial to maintaining positive cash flow for your business.

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Wearable Tech in the Workplace?

Intellectual Capital Connection (05/2015)

From smart glasses and watches to fitness bands, wearable technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and commonplace.

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Hacking Is a Big Risk for Small Business

Intellectual Capital Connection (05/2015)

Could your small business survive an attack by hackers? According to a National Small Business Association survey, 44% of small businesses were attacked in 2013, and the average cost was $8,700.

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A Peek into Americans' Wallets

Intellectual Capital Connection (05/2015)

An average American adult carries $56 in cash, according to the Consumer Payments Research Center.

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What the Heck Is ERISA ... and Why Should I Care?!?

Intellectual Capital Connection (04/2015)

Well, since you asked … ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (as amended) – and it applies to most forms of retirement and deferred compensation plans offered by employers in the United States.

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Should You Go to "The Cloud" with Your Business?

Intellectual Capital Connection (04/2015)

Whether you're already doing business on the cloud or taking a wait-and-see approach, there's no doubt that cloud computing is driving a major shift in the IT landscape for business.

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Avoid These 5 Retirement-Planning Blunders

Intellectual Capital Connection (04/2015)

If you're like many small business owners, you are so sharply focused on running your business that your personal retirement planning may not receive the full attention it deserves.

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We Connect Businesses with More than Money

Intellectual Capital Connection (04/2015)

We can be a valuable resource in many business situations, providing information and linking you to services available in the community.

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