Christmas shopping, holiday parties and tax planning are all items on your to-do list for December. What? You don’t have tax planning on your list? Well, here a few reasons you might want to add it. (more…)
What’s on your end-of-the-year to-do list? Shopping for gifts? Making travel plans? What about spending some time with your investments? Conducting a review and making important decisions before 2017 comes to a close may help you lower your tax bill and get your portfolio on the right track for 2018.
Stop and think about all the things we can do with our smartphones. How did we ever live without them? Isn’t it crazy to think how much our phones have become a part of our lives? In many ways cell phones are great, but for employers, they can cause more grief than what they are worth. (more…)
Corporate holiday gifts do more than send “Season’s Greetings.” There is nothing like the feeling of appreciation – and your clients and associates will certainly have that feeling when they receive an elegant or exciting gift at the end of the year! What a great way to solidify a good working relationship…and make your business stand out.
Clients often only understand the final product, and how it impacts their sales and awareness. They do not always know the robust strategy and all the moving parts your marketing partners put in motion to execute your marketing tactics. We’re giving you the inside scoop on what exactly marketing professionals do to get the job done… and how much of a value you receive by working with a marketing agency!
It is closing in on Open Enrollment for employers as many offer their benefits as of January 1 of each year. With new regulations in place because of health care reform as well as ever increasing costs, employees can use all the help they can get. Following are just a few tips to think about when going through Open Enrollment materials. (more…)
Storytelling is a powerful way to connect customers to your brand. From a consumer’s perspective, the story behind your brand differentiates your product or company from a similar one. Read MORE to find out how a simple story can capture the hearts of your customers and your competition!
Last month I wrote about the Stop Gap Measure that the State of Iowa had submitted to the federal government as a one year emergency plan to provide health insurance at a reasonable premium for individuals who do not have access to coverage through an employer. On October 20, the State of Iowa withdrew their request as there was not time to continue the conversation with CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) the department of the government that was overseeing the request. (more…)
I have to admit that I have been fairly pessimistic that any tax reform will happen, especially in 2017. However, I am hearing from more and more national sources that it is looking more likely to happen. But there are still lingering questions: When will it be enacted? Will it affect 2017? What will be included in the bill? Here is what I am hearing. (more…)