Is Your Business Model Sound?

“If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.”  - quote from Steven Wright. I love to listen to entrepreneurs and advisors talk about the value of a new venture. Even more enlightening to me is the discussion that centers around the View Article →

People: The Missing Element in Most Corporate Disaster Recovery Plans

It’s always beneficial to plan for the worst case scenario. In life and in business there are things you can control, and some things that you can’t.  Severe weather events in the Northeast, including Hurricane Sandy and the other powerful snowstorms and nor’easters, are prime examples of things that we can’t control.  Or more localized View Article →

Understanding the Private Exchange Model for Employee Benefits Insurance

Understanding the Private Exchange Model for Employee Benefits Insurance As healthcare costs continue to escalate, employers are desperately seeking any solution to control their medical benefits expenses. Private exchanges are often positioned as the solution to these problems, when in fact it is the underlying economics of the defined contribution model that can help employers View Article →

The Power of Branding

National corporation or nonprofit, large company or mid-sized family business, significant budget or limited funds - marketing communications and branding are essential under all these circumstances.  Having an  effective marketing strategy that results in a well-recognized brand name provides a major edge for any entity in today’s increasingly congested marketplace.  The company’s brand is not View Article →

EPA Proposes Revisions To Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations

EPA is proposing to revise regulations applicable to manufacturers whose operations generate hazardous waste.  While certain of EPA’s proposed revisions may prove beneficial to such manufacturers, others may only complicate compliance efforts and increase costs. EPA regulates the generation and management of hazardous waste pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) and related View Article →