By Maurie Cashman / Consulting Column
When it comes to envisioning a healthier region, how closely do we look at the health of the family businesses that make up our employment base?
By Sean Williams / Guest Column
There are people who believe in going it alone – that they will be more successful if they work according to their own terms and rules. Most of us though learn early in life that no man is an island. With, and through, others we can accomplish much and do it faster and better.
By Gale Mote / Guest Column
Would you do anything differently? It’s a question I am frequently asked by those contemplating starting their own business. The answer, after 28 years of living the dream is, “of course — yes!”
By Jonathan Schmidt \ Law Column
If you’ve had to engage in a long and hard-fought legal battle, you know it can be extremely stressful —and even if you accomplish the goal you initially set out to achieve with a lawsuit, it doesn’t mean your litigation efforts are over.
By Jen Daly / Guest Column
Where can we find employees? It’s a phrase our ICR Iowa team hears weekly from employers large and small throughout Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) region.
By Betsy McCloskey / Guest Column
Measuring success has long been the Achilles’ heel of public relations. While it is true that it’s hard to correlate PR efforts directly to sales results, that doesn’t mean you can’t measure success.
Introducing the CBJ’s rebooted media column, The Fifth Estate, by Joe Coffey.
By Tim Charles / Guest Column
The new year brought a new nationwide hospital regulation. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asked that, on Jan. 1, hospitals post the price of services online to bolster price transparency.
By Greg Dardis / Guest Column
The time has come for the next wave of presidential candidates to descend upon Iowa to launch their campaigns and test out their messaging among savvy small business owners and skeptical teachers.
By Maurie Cashman / Guest Column
Tariffs and trade have an impact on your business, whether you feel it directly or not. Our basic equation for valuation is: value = benefits x risk factor. Anything affecting the benefits derived from a business or the risk in achieving those benefits impacts value.