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Five ways small business owners plan intelligently for retirement

Troy Bender •
Chicago Defender
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Preparing financially for retirement can be complicated for anyone, but for small business owners, the process often poses even more challenges. Teachers, police officers, firefighters and other government employees generally receive a pension. The corporate world can offer benefit plans or matching contributions. But entrepreneurs can’t automatically rely on any of those features; instead, they


HR essentials for emerging companies- strategies for engaging and retaining employees

Scholley Bubenik •
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Most startup and emerging small companies are fairly unconcerned about human resource functions in their company. In fact, some entrepreneurs have a sense that human resources are all about strict guidelines, red tape, and ridiculous rules enforced by the HR Police- all things that could impede the growth and dynamics of a fast-growing company. However,


Three distractions when businesses consider leasehold title insurance

Tom Pfister •

  Protecting against a domino effect Business tenants who want to protect their leasehold estate may purchase title insurance. Generally, this is accomplished by an owner’s policy combined with the ALTA Endorsement 13-06. That’s the coverage combination, along with other applicable endorsements as requested. Referred to as the Leasehold-Owner’s endorsement, the ALTA 13-06 articulates protections