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In Every Issue

  • Cover Story: An in-depth look at one of Central Minnesota’s business leaders.
  • Feature: Coverage of a current business issue of interest to companies in Central Minnesota.
  • Management Tool Kit: Tips and hints you can use now to help your business succeed.
  • TechStrategies: Technology made simple, with suggestions for how you can take advantage of the digital age to be more effective and efficient.
  • Network Central: Who’s Who and What’s Happening at business programs and events
  • People to Know: A snapshot of community leaders
  • News Reel: What’s happening and who’s moving. Business news from around Central Minnesota.
  • Business Spotlight: Introduces readers to Central Minnesota business owners and chief executives and the companies they lead, including a fact sheet of company highlights.

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  • The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS has developed several tools for individuals and employers to assist in estimating their Affordable Care Act related credits and payments. For instance, The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Estimator can help you determine if you might be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and how much credit you might receive.  Learn more here.
  • Some of the most common errors include failure to create a contract, not establishing clear payment terms, and neglecting to follow-up with customers who don’t pay on time.  Find the other nine here.
  • Doing too much, doing too little, and wanting it for free are some of the biggest mistakes small businesses make when it comes to social media marketing.  Read about other mistakes and how to avoid them here.
  • Some simple precautions can go a long way toward protecting your business from hackers.  Here are five simple tips that will help keep your data safe.
  • Minnesota claimed the top spot in the CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, ninth annual list of America’s Top States for Business. Minnesota, which took sixth place last year, came out on top, scoring 1,584 out of 2,500 points.  The rankings for all 50 states are available here.
  • We celebrated 15 years in business at an open house with the Chamber of Commerce.  Jim McAlister, Tell-A-Vision Productions, put together a video for us.  Among the stars are associate publisher Wendy Hendricks, Hendricks Marketing.  You can watch the video here.
  • On November 3, 2015, the St. Cloud Area School District is asking voters to decide on a proposed Bond Referendum.  Take time to educate yourself before you cast your ballot.  You can find referendum information, including the tax impact for individual homeowners and businesses here.

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