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Strategic alliances allow firms to expand services

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 4, 2016 Daily Herald                 Lynn Walsh and Pat Price may not get as many paragraphs in business histories as Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve

New federal overtime pay rules running late

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 21, 2015 Daily Herald                 Karla Dobbeck thinks Uncle Sam has given business owners a gift: Changes to overtime pay rules that initially were expected

Owner hires son to boost sales. Would you?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 14, 2015 Daily Herald                 Ron Wajer needed to jump start his business. He hired his son to gear up sales. Whether that was a

Back off during the holidays or charge ahead?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 7, 2015 Daily Herald                 Absolutely, this is the time to kick back: Quit making phone calls, because your best customers (and prospects) are out

Counselor’s role: Be yang to entrepreneur’s yin

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 30, 2015 Daily Herald                 Wall Street ultimately judges the CEOs who run the big companies. Smaller businesses have Tom Caprel. Caprel is president of

Advisory boards: No power, but ideas ‘to chew on’

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 23, 2015 Daily Herald                 Conceptually, advisory boards are a slam dunk: The Small Business Encyclopedia at entrepreneur.com defines an advisory board as “an informal

How to catch up on your business reading

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 16, 2015 Daily Herald                 If your to-read stack keeps growing, try the following: Condensed, mostly “how to” content written by three skilled small business

Humor becomes part of CPA firm’s identity

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 9, 2015 Daily Herald                 It’s more often a knowing smile than a knee slapping, laugh-out-loud response, but the fact that humor exists on a

State of the small business community

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 2, 2015 Daily Herald                 Ever wonder what’s driving your small business counterparts? Conversations with three of the suburbs’ top Small Business Development Center managers