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When is it time to outsource HR?

By Brenda LaMarche | Guest Column
Human resources represents a wide variety of tasks ranging from payroll and taxes to benefits administration to legal compliance. Because of that, many small businesses are looking to outsource HR. But is it right for your business?

How PR has gone social

By Betsy McCloskey | Guest Column
The field of public relations has seen dramatic shifts over the past 10 years with the rise of digital – and specifically, social media.

Workplace culture worth celebrating

CBJ Editorial
The CBJ is proud to have recognized “cool” companies in the Corridor for the past seven years. In this week’s issue, we again highlight many of the region’s coolest companies and best places to work.

Corridor brand is alive and well

CBJ Editorial
It is sometimes said that your brand is what people say about you behind your back. In the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area, the regional brand firmly remains the Corridor or Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

Is your business ready for local voice search?

By Sherry Bonelli | Guest Column
Voice search is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, 50 percent of all searches could be voice activated by 2020. Here’s how your business can take advantage.

What’s behind the recent interest in CR’s city flag?

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
One of the most notable national stories about the Corridor from the past year involved the flag of Cedar Rapids, which was lambasted for being poorly designed. This is unfortunate because the story of that flag hasn’t been fully told.

Population health and the future of veteran health care

By Judith Johnson-Mekota / Health Care Column
On June 6, the VA implemented the MISSION Act of 2018 and launched some of the largest changes in health care delivery by the Department of Veterans Affairs in recent memory. 

Think like a customer or lose the sale

By John Graham | Guest Column
Why is thinking like a customer dangerous? It’s the noxious notion that leads down the dark and dismal path to serious trouble – lost sales

Keeping track on the Inc. 5000

CBJ Editorial
Iowa was in the middle of the pack of Midwestern states for number of companies on the Inc. 5000. We had 31 companies this year with an average revenue growth of 133 percent, up from 26 in 2018.

The secret sauce: How to become a more self-aware leader 

By Greg Dardis | Guest Column
In order to become a more effective leader, you must understand your strengths and weaknesses. You must be aware of what motivates you and your decision making.

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