Feb 15, 2018

New business encourages others to follow their dreams by Adam Jacobs


       A new business in Rexburg is trying to help people find ways to make their dreams a reality.One Represents One is a consulting firm founded by Soren Petersen. His vision is for people to bring him business ideas, and he’ll help them plan a route to make those ideas actually happen.“I focus on your talent,” he said. “What are you good at, and what do you have that you can use? I want pe...

Feb 08, 2018

Business sounds alarm over Brexit 'chronic uncertainty' by Charles Riley


       Companies are heaping pressure on the British government to explain its plan for Brexit.Foreign automakers, British banks and thousands of companies are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to provide clarity about future trade with the European Union."There is no room for continued ambiguity as companies make investment and hiring decisions," the British Chambers of Commerce wrote Wednes...

Feb 07, 2018

Zerin Business Consulting Raises $12K For Operation Smile by Adrienne Hoge


       Far outpacing the fundraising totals from their two previous charity events, the $12,000 raised by Zerin Business Consulting is enough to help fund 51 life-changing cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for children in need through the work of Operation Smile. The event's theme was "Roaring Twenties" and featured casino table games and prizes. More than 200 people attended the December ...

Feb 06, 2018

Consulting firm sides with Jefferson Parish over leasing of West Jefferson Medical Center by Faimon Roberts


       A consulting firm has sided with Jefferson Parish in a two-year, $4.5 million dispute with hospital corporation LCMC over the lease of West Jefferson Medical Center, according to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni's office.LCMC sought a nearly $4.7 million payment as part of the deal, arguing that West Jefferson's expenses were greater than anticipated when the deal was first signed...

Feb 01, 2018

We compared the free tax services of H&R Block and TurboTax — and the winner is clear by Aine Cain


       Filing taxes isn't exactly my idea of a good time.But tax season is here, which means I, along with the rest of America, now have until April 17 to file.The good news is that some of us have the option of using free online tax services to file our 2017 taxes. If your income was less than $66,000 in 2017, many online tax services offer the option to file for your federal taxes — and som...

Jan 31, 2018

Samsung enters crypto-currency chips business by Leo Kelion


       Samsung Electronics has revealed it is making chips designed specifically to harvest crypto-currency coins.The firm made the disclosure in its latest earnings report, where it said the activity should boost its profits.The report also confirmed that the South Korean company overtook Intel to become the biggest chipmaker last year.And it forecast strong demand for its forthcoming Galaxy...

Jan 30, 2018

Panera wants to help other brands clean up their menus — and it shows how the sandwich chain is doubling down on a key strategy in a new era by Kate Taylor


       Panera is creating a group of food experts that can advise brands on bringing natural ingredients to their menus.Called Clean Consultant, it's in line with Panera's goal of sustainability and using "clean" ingredients.The chain is also petitioning the US Food and Drug Administration to establish a definition of the word "egg."On Monday, Panera announced the formation of Clean Consultan...

Jan 29, 2018

Commission reassures ‘worried’ member states on Health Technology Assessment by Sarantis Michalopoulos


       The Commission’s upcoming proposal on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) will focus on clinical aspects and leave member states to decide on economic or ethical issues, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com.The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) measures the added value of a new health technology (i.e. medicinal products, medical equipment, diagnostic and treatment metho...

Jan 24, 2018

Never Waste A Good Transformation by David Michels


       Empirically it has been proven that companies shift their market position (up or down) more dramatically during times of significant economic turbulence. The same can be said for people.The next generation of leaders within an organization are often made in the fiery crucible of a business transformation. The lessons learned and relationships formed from the intensity and pace of a ful...

Jan 22, 2018

Giving New Life To Life Insurance by Antonio Rodrigues and Henrik Naujoks


       Life insurance companies are under pressure. Their traditional business model is stagnating. Since 2014, premiums for U.S. life insurers have fallen at an average annual rate of 4%, the industry’s return on equity has been flat, and persistently low interest rates continue to depress returns.Insurers have been slow to adjust to these new realities. Despite their efforts to trim expense...




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