Getting What You Pay For Money Alone Is Not Enough

[By Christine E. Branstad, J.D., 2010; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Insurance] Paying your insurance premiums doesn’t always mean that you’ll get a check if you have a loss. Insurance coverage is a legal “contract.” Your insurance company may refuse to pay you (ignore their contractual obligations) if you do not comply with the terms of… Read More »

When Disaster Strikes…Is Your Business Prepared?

[2010; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Disaster] Midwesterners often joke that if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. It seems like weather across Iowa and Nebraska is always changing. The winter months feature below-zero wind chills, blizzards and ice storms, while the warmer spring and summer months bring tornadoes, floods, flat line winds, hail… Read More »

Merchant Credit Card Processors Which One is Right for You?

[2011; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Credit Card] Looking for ways to cut business expenses? If so, one area that could potentially save you hundreds (perhaps thousands) of dollars each year is your merchant credit card program. The Association office regularly receives calls from companies all over the U.S. wanting us to switch to their program,… Read More »

Uniform/Linen Rental Contracts

[By Lance Formwalt, Jack Selzer and Heath Hoobing of Seigfried, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee, P.C., 2011; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Contract, Rental Contract] Has anyone ever advised you to read the fine print in a contract before you sign it? While this advice is always sound, if you are like most people, you don’t… Read More »

Seven Ways Your CPA Can Help Grow Your Business

[2012; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, CPA] As a business owner you already know that growing your business doesn’t just happen by accident. It takes hard work and patience, a bit of creativity, a little luck…and sound financial insights. This is where your CPA can help. The following are different ways CPAs can assist you in… Read More »