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Road Construction is Good for Business

Road Construction is Good for Business Summer is the height of construction season and while those orange cones and signs can sometimes be a pain to navigate, the benefits of investment in transportation infrastructure is good for business. As we work toward the middle of summer and the upcoming Independence Day weekend, travel will be…

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Protecting Employees During Summer Heat

Protecting Employees During Summer Heat Temperatures remain, don’t forget to think about the impact that may have on your employees as they try to stay cool and productive. With temperatures in the area expected to break into the one-hundred-degree range this week, the threat of heat stress in the workplace will be very high. It’s…

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Compensation Transparency & Hiring

Compensation Transparency & Hiring Microsoft announced that they will start including salary ranges in all job postings starting no later than January 2023, will this start a trend for more transparency in compensation? Microsoft’s announcement last week that they will begin including salary ranges on all job postings both internal and external was largely seen…

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Returning to the Office

Returning to the Office Tesla is bringing everyone back to the office full-time. The question is, how will the employees respond and how can that response guide business planning for the future? Last week Elon Musk emailed the Tesla organization telling employees that they must start working at least 40 hours per week in the…

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Memorial Day & Veteran Employment

Memorial Day & Veteran Employment Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. While thinking about Veteran’s service and sacrifice today, I also think it’s important to remember the value that service men and women can bring to your business as employees. While…

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Summer is Here – You Need a Vacation!

Summer is Here – You Need a Vacation! This weekend is Memorial Day, the traditional Start of Summer, to boost business productivity and morale, make sure to include some vacation time in your summer schedule. With the kick-off of summer and the biggest season for vacation, many businesses and business owners are finding themselves stuck…

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The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking Building and maintaining a business support network is important for new businesses and veterans alike. Business networking and relationship building is a cornerstone activity for any new organization or member. Early in your career it’s important to get out and make new connections that can help you to grow both personally…

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Tips for Finding New Talent

Tips for Finding New Talent Competing to find new talent in an already tight labor market can be exhausting for business owners, manager and hiring professionals. As we move into the summer season with seasonal employment needs starting to compete for labor, helping your business stand out to candidates will be critical. Here are a…

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5 Ways to Make the Most of National Small Business Week

5 Ways to Make the Most of National Small Business Week More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. National Small Business week is a time to recognize and celebrate the role small business…

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Innovate SOMO

Innovate SOMO On Friday, April 8, the Codefi and efactory teams were joined by State and Federal officials in Cape Girardeau as the programs announced the launch of one of the largest regional workforce and economic development initiatives in Missouri’s history. According to a press release from Codefi, recent grant awards from the Missouri Technology…

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