Why are we in a trade war with China? This seems to be a question on the minds of many people these days — especially in our state, as the fallout from this trade war may be particularly poignant due to retaliatory tariffs China has placed on soybeans, corn and pork.
By Brooks Jackson | Guest Editorial
For many people, the holiday season is a time of joy, reflection, and celebration. For some people, it also can be a time of stress, anxiety and sadness.
For many new business owners, finding the right place to do business is one of the most pressing issues on the docket. That’s definitely important, but I would suggest taking steps to ensure the leasing process proceeds in your best interests — or at very least that you are going in with eyes open — is even more vital.
Eight years ago, I started my business. It was just me in my basement, contacting potential local clients about human resources services. The business has now grown to an office in North Liberty with six employees supporting clients in 20 states. How did I get here? By delegating.
A lot of articles are being published about how bad the open office environment is for employees and culture. Here’s the thing: If the workplace culture is crappy, an open office format will exacerbate it.
Choosing words with great care is my business. And over the years, I’ve come to a conclusion on what may be the most powerful word in the English language: thanks.
By Judith Johnson-Mekota / Guest Column
As director of a VA Health Care System, I’m often asked two general questions: “Where is the VA headed,” and “what is most fulfilling about my role.”
By Scott Bushkie / Guest Column
Private equity gets a bad rap. There’s this view of PE firms as takeover groups who will buy your business, break it into pieces and sell off the parts.
By Betsy McCloskey / Guest Column
Public relations planning can be a beast to tackle, and unfortunately, many companies don’t put in the time or effort needed to take their marketing to another level. If you have not taken a piece of your marketing mix to create an effective PR plan, it would be in your company’s best interest to start now.
By Gale Mote / Guest Column
Generating innovative ideas and solutions to the challenges and opportunities we encounter in our work requires healthy, productive conflict. It’s good that we do not all see things the same way and that we can challenge one another’s points of view.