It takes a certain kind of dedication, adaptability, and vision to run any business for nearly a century. For a family business, like Delande Electrical Supply Co., Inc., in Salem, it has to be in the blood. Since 1918, when the company was founded by Ovila Delande and his son, Arthur, a Delande has been at the helm. Now being led by its fifth generation, the firm is a study in flexibility and the ability to move with the market.
Eric Holtzclaw, CEO and founder of Laddering Works, a marketing and product strategy firm, has learned a critical lesson: having employees understand how money flows through your company can be the key to growing a business.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a variety of measures that help lower premium cost growth and increase access to quality, affordable health insurance. Depending on the size of your business, here's how ACA might apply to you.
At the tail end of 2012, online security firm McAfee Labs announced that a ring of criminals intended to hack into the accounts of customers with accounts at major American banks. The operation, codenamed Project Blitzkrieg, was rumored to go into effect in the spring of 2013. While the plan appears to have been thwarted, it does highlight the need for caution on the part of anyone doing online banking. For businesses in particular, according to the Cybersource 2012 Online Fraud Report, online fraud, including bank account hacking, cost merchants more than $3.4 billion in 2011, up $700 million from the previous year. So how can you protect your business?